Platte County Juvenile Office

March Mediation

(Mediation Achieving Results for Children)


Program Description:
Parents who are divorced or who were never married to each other and are separated are offered up to four hours of free mediation services with a trained mediator for the purpose of resolving disputes about visitation, custody, child support and other issues related to their children.

Mediation Achieving Results for Children: M.A.R.C.H. is an effort currently supported by many Missouri judicial circuits (Platte County is one of them) and the Missouri Division of Child Support Enforcement. M.A.R.C.H. is a bridge to a future in Missouri when mediation and other dispute resolution alternatives will be the first choice considered in domestic relations cases.

Services Provided:
Parents who are divorced or who were never married to each other and are separated are offered up to four hours of free mediation services with a trained mediator for the purpose of resolving disputes about parenting time, custody, child support, transportation responsibilities, health insurance coverage, and other issues related to their children.

Additional free hours may be offered to parents under certain circumstances with prior approval of M.A.R.C.H.

Because mediated agreements are not binding on the parents until approved by the courts, M.A.R.C.H. directs parents to resources to assist them in presenting their agreements for court approval.