Custody and Visitation

San Diego Custody and Visitation Mediation Services for Parents

Navigating custody and visitation arrangements can be challenging for parents. At San Diego Family Mediation Center, we offer a compassionate and effective process to create a custody and visitation plan (parenting plan) that works for both parents and children. Our expert mediators are here to help you craft a parenting plan that prioritizes your family’s well-being.

What is Custody and Visitation Mediation?

Custody and visitation mediation is a process where parents work with a neutral third-party mediator to develop a mutually agreeable parenting plan. This approach encourages cooperation and communication, helping parents reach an agreement without the need for a lengthy and stressful court battle. In San Diego, mediation is often a preferred method for resolving custody disputes due to its emphasis on amicable solutions and its ability to minimize the emotional toll on children.

Benefits of Mediation for Custody and Visitation Plans

Child-Focused Solutions

Mediation prioritizes the best interests of your children, ensuring that the custody and visitation arrangements support their needs and well-being, while also supporting the parents to be the best parents they can be with the time and tools they have available to them.


Compared to traditional litigation, mediation is a more affordable option. It helps parents save on legal fees and court costs.


Mediation can significantly reduce the time it takes to finalize a custody and visitation plan, allowing families to move forward more quickly.

Confidential and Private

Mediation sessions are confidential, providing a private setting for parents to discuss and resolve their issues without public scrutiny.

Improved Communication

The mediation process fosters better communication between parents, which can lead to more effective co-parenting in the future.

How Our San Diego Mediation Services Work

Initial Consultation

We begin with an initial consultation to understand your family’s unique situation and to explain the mediation process.

Mediation Sessions

During the sessions, our experienced mediators facilitate discussions between both parents, helping you work through disagreements and find common ground.

Drafting the Agreement

: Once an agreement is reached, our mediators assist in drafting a detailed custody and visitation plan that outlines the terms and arrangements.

Review and Finalization

The drafted plan is reviewed by both parents and their respective attorneys (if applicable) before being finalized and submitted to the court for approval.

Why Choose Our Mediation Services in San Diego?

  • Experienced Mediators: Our team consists of certified mediators with extensive experience in family law and custody issues.
  • Personalized Approach: We understand that every family is unique, and we tailor our mediation services to meet your specific needs and circumstances.
  • Supportive Environment: Our mediators create a supportive and non-judgmental space where both parents can openly discuss their concerns and preferences.
  • Proven Track Record: We have successfully helped numerous families in San Diego create effective and sustainable custody and visitation plans through mediation.

Contact Us Today

Ready to start your mediation process? Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are here to answer any questions and guide you through each step. Let us help you create a custody and visitation plan that ensures the best possible future for your children.