2011 Regular Session


File Code: Family Law
Sponsored By:
Senators Brochin and Raskin
Family Law - Divorce - Required Mediation


Requiring a circuit court, in divorce actions involving disputes over child custody or visitation, spousal or child support, or property disposition, to issue an order requiring the parties to participate in mediation; prohibiting the court from ordering mediation under specified circumstances; requiring the court to select a specified mediator if the parties do not agree on a mediator; providing for the payment of costs; and authorizing the Court of Appeals to adopt rules to implement the Act.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
Senate Action
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Hearing 3/1 at 1:00 p.m.
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Senator James Brochin, District 42
Senator Jamie Raskin, District 20

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Child Custody
Circuit Courts
Court of Appeals
Divorce -see also- Annulment
Family Law -see also- Adoption; Annulment; Divorce; etc
Mediation -see also- Arbitration
Rules and Regulations
Support of Dependents -see also- Alimony

Bill affects the following Statute:

Family Law
( 7-108 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered