The Supreme Court has approved Family Financial Mediation program rule amendments which require that next year, all District Court Family Financial Settlement mediators, whether selected by the parties or appointed by the court, must be trained, certified mediators.
If you have:
been mediating family cases,
have not completed the 40-hour training for certification but
want to continue mediating,
you will need to become certified in the next year.
To become certified under the new rules’ one-year grandfathering clause, if you have mediated ten FFS cases in the last five years, you will only need to complete a 16-hour course about the Family Financial Settlement program to meet the training requirements.