Arkansas Divorce Mediation

Divorce Papers > Divorce Mediation > Arkansas Divorce Mediation

Arkansas Divorce Mediation standards for Domestic relations

Training: The applicant must have attended -

  • A family mediation course; if it is completed out of the state, then the applicant must have completed the Commission's course on Arkansas Law for Mediators, or
  • 40 hours of basic mediation training and 20 hours of family mediation training dedicated completely to parenting or family mediation that is endorsed by the Commission, or
  • At least 40 hours in a family mediation training program that has been endorsed by the Commission

Education: The applicant must possess -

  • Considerable, demonstrated and satisfactory experience, abilities, skills and knowledge as a mediator, or
  • A juris doctorate or equivalent, or
  • Bachelor's degree and a graduate level certificate in conflict resolution from a law school, university or accredited college which has been endorsed by the Commission, or
  • A Master's Degree or higher, or
  • A Bachelor's degree along with minimum 2 years work experience in marriage and family issues

Practical Experience:

  • The applicant must have co-mediated, mediated or observed 2 domestic relations mediations
    • The co-mediations and observations must be done in this state along with an Arkansas ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution ) Commission certified mediator

Ethics: The applicant must -

  • Accept and adhere to the Requirements for the Conduct of Mediation and Mediators of the Arkansas ADR Commission
  • Be of good moral demeanor

Arkansas Divorce Mediation basic 40 hour training program

In the basic 40 hour training program, the following areas of information are covered -

  • Historical perspective of mediation
  • Important aspects of legislation that are relevant to the mediation practice
  • Difference between mediation and other types of dispute resolution
  • Theory of mediation inclusive of topics like definition, characteristics, benefits, types of mediators and mediation, difference in the role of arbitrators, mediators and judges
  • The court process involved in mediation, inclusive of
    • Pre-filing and post-filing mediation
    • Different disputes that may emerge in a specific variety of mediation program
    • Local procedures, laws and rules that govern a mediation program
    • Effects of mediation agreement and failure to reach an agreement
  • Mediation Process and techniques
  • Self awareness
  • Ethics
  • Basic knowledge of Arkansas legal system and procedures

Action against mediators

If a mediator contained in the Commission's Roster of Certified Mediators is found guilty of the following, then the Commission might take an adverse, disciplinary or other action against such a mediator or applicant -

  • Violation of the procedures or policies of a program overseen by the Commission
  • Violation of the "Requirements for the Conduct of Mediations and Mediators"
  • Violation of the "Requirements for the Certification of Mediators for Circuit Courts" of the Commission
  • Moral turpitude or threatened violence or violence or felony or any misdemeanor adversely affecting mediation
  • Gross misconduct, incompetence or negligence in the practice of mediation
  • Omission, material misrepresentation, deceit or fraud in any information offered to the Commission like the application to the Commission's Roster of Mediators

Divorce Papers

How To File For Divorce
Divorce lawyers
Divorce Laws
Divorce Mediation
Divorce Statistics
Uncontested Divorce
No Fault Divorce
Divorce Procedures
Divorce Questions
Divorce Tips
Divorce Steps
Children And Divorce
Do It Yourself Divorce
Divorce Support
Divorce Settlement
Divorce Rights
Collaborative Divorce
Marriage And Divorce
Divorce Alimony
Divorce Proceedings
Contested Divorce
Divorce Counseling
Divorce Petition
Divorce Custody
Divorce Legal Advice
Divorce Adultery
Divorce In America
Divorce Child Support
International Divorce
Divorce Orders
Post Divorce
Property Divorce
Low Cost Divorce
How to Stop a Divorce
Quick Divorce