Mediation

Mediation staff may hold scheduled mediations remotely, VIA Telephone or Video Conference. Please e-mail CAD-MediationRef@pbcgov.org or call 561-355-2739 to be connected to your mediator.


MEDIATION WEEK 2022

Chief Justice Muñiz issued a proclamation recognizing Mediation Week, October 16-22, 2022. The proclamation notes the important role mediation plays in our justice system and represents a significant honor for the mediation community throughout the state.  More info


New: Pay Fees Online

County and Family Mediation fees may now be paid online through the Clerk of Courts at PayItClerkPBC.


Alternative Dispute Resolution Office (ADR)

The Fifteenth Judicial Circuit's Alternative Dispute Resolution Office  (ADR) utilizes Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediators, who assist the parties to reach a mutually acceptable agreement. The court program's mediators mediate Family, Juvenile Dependency, and County Court matters.

Mediation is a process whereby a neutral and impartial third person (the mediator) acts to encourage and facilitate the resolution of a dispute without prescribing the resolution.

In Family Cases (DR) mediation is conducted by Staff Mediators for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit in Dissolution, Paternity, and Custody cases where the parties’ combined incomes are up to $100,000.
For Juvenile Dependency cases (DP), mediations are provided by the ADR Office Mediators, without cost to the litigants.
The Court provides mediation services for Small Claims cases (SC), $8,000 or less and County Civil (CC) over $8,000 and, not to exceed $15,000.

Schedule Mediation

Paying Mediation Fees

Zoom Instructions

Link to Mediation Calendar

HOW to ZOOM: instructions for attorneys and litigants regarding remote hearings.

Other ADR Services

Arbitration
Parent Coordination

Courthouse Locations

Main Courthouse

205 North Dixie Hwy.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
See map

North County Courthouse

3188 PGA Blvd.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
See map

South County Courthouse

200 West Atlantic Ave.,
Delray Beach, FL 33444
See map

West County Courthouse

2950 State Rd 15
Belle Glade, FL 33430
See map

Helpful Links

  Clerk of Courts
  Court Interpreters
  Family Case Inquiry
  Information and Tips for Attending Mediation in Florida
  Mediator Search
  Self-Service Center

Resources

Designation of Current Address and Email Address
  Florida Rural Legal Services
  Legal Aid

Related Administrative Orders

pdf 2.801 Alternative Dispute Resolution Office
pdf 2.802 Arbitrators
pdf 2.803 County Court Civil Mediation Program
pdf 2.804 Circuit Court Civil Mediation
pdf 2.805 Juvenile Dependency Mediation Program
pdf 2.807 Fee Schedule for Family Court Mediation
pdf 5.208 Family Mediation

Related Florida Statutes:

Ch 39.01, 39.307, 39.4075, 39.521, 39.601
Ch 44.1011, 44.102, 44.104, 44.106, 44.107, 44.108
Ch 61.16, 61.183

Danni Hoefling
Alternative Dispute Resolution Director
Phone
(561) 355-2739
Room
6.2100

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm