Mediation is only available for issues of custody and placement where a family court case exists. Mediation is NOT available on other issues, for example, support or property, if no court case has been filed.
Mediation is started by a court order and can be requested by letter if the final divorce judgment provides for mediation, or if both parties agree to mediation. The letter should be addressed to:
Michael J Bruch, Commissioner
901 N. 9th St.
Courthouse - Room 707
Milwaukee, WI 53233
The letter should include the current addresses and telephone numbers for both parties, the court case number and the name(s) and date(s) of birth of the minor child(ren).
There is a $200.00 fee per couple charged for mediation. Mediation does not commence until the fee is paid.
If mediation is ordered, the parties are assigned a mediator who will schedule one or more sessions with them. There is no additional charge for the additional sessions.