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Family Mediation Program


Utah Dispute Resolution (UDR) provides mediation services for families in conflict. Disputes range from divorce and paternity to estate probate and end-of-life decisions. Examples of disputes that are addressed through mediation include relationships involving:
  • Parents and children
  • Friends and roommates
  • Separated and divorced parents
  • Divorcing couples
  • Parents who have never married
  • Siblings in dispute over an elderly parent's care
  • Beneficiaries in dispute over probate issues

To Open a Family Mediation Case

There are two options for opening a family mediation case:

OPTION ONE: Print, scan, and return the Intake Questionnaire as an attachment by email
  1. Complete the Family_Intake_Questionnaire (click to open) then print.
  2. Scan the completed questionnaire, attach it to an email, and send it to the appropriate office using one of the email addresses below. 
  3. Click here to pay the $25 nonrefundable administration fee online.

OPTION TWO: Print and mail or fax the Intake Questionnaire
  1. Complete the Family_Intake_Questionnaire (click to open) then print and mail or fax. 
  2. Attach the one-time $25 nonrefundable administration fee, or click here to pay online.
  3. Return the completed forms and payment to UDR at the appropriate office.

Utah Dispute Resolution
645 South 200 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

Fax: 801-531-0660
Email: udr@utahbar.org

Utah Dispute Resolution North/YCC
2261 Adams Avenue
Ogden, Utah 84401

Fax: 801-689-1753
Email: evie.brinkerhoff@utahbar.org

Fees

Utah Dispute Resolution (UDR) charges each party in the dispute a one-time, non-refundable $25 administration fee to open a family mediation case. In addition, UDR assesses hourly mediation fees based on one of these client options:

  • Accept an assigned mediator using UDR's Reduced Fee Program, or
  • Select a mediator from UDR's Professional Roster.

Reduced Fee Program

Clients with financial need may request consideration for a reduced mediation fee by submitting an Income Survey (part of the Intake Questionnaire). Each party's income will be considered separately, and the mediation fee will be assessed according to UDR's Sliding Fee Scale.

Clients whose income falls at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) qualify for a fee waiver for up to five hours of mediation. Clients whose income exceeds this level are assessed a reduced fee. Individually assessed fees may range from $40/hour, $60/hour, or $80/hour per person.

Clients who choose the Reduced Fee Program must accept a qualified mediator who is assigned on a rotational basis from UDR's Pro Bono or Domestic Practicum Rosters. Clients in the Reduced Fee Program may not select a specific mediator.

Professional Roster Program

Clients who choose to select their mediator may choose from among UDR's Professional Roster of experienced family mediators. The mediation fee will be assessed at a flat rate of $160 per hour, regardless of income levels. This fee is typically split equally between the parties in dispute. By selecting their mediator, clients will not be considered for reduced fees. Click this link to view the Professional Roster Brochure.

Protective Orders & Stalking Injunctions

If there is an existing protective order or stalking injunction involving you and another party in the dispute, you will need to provide a copy of this document to Utah Dispute Resolution.

Unless the protective order allows you to meet in mediation with the other party, you will need to modify the order before UDR can schedule the mediation. The modification will not change the terms of the protective order other than allow you to participate in mediation.

Main Office:
Law & Justice Center
645 South 200 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: (801) 532-4841
Fax: (801) 531-0660
Northern Utah Office:
YCC Center
2261 Adams Avenue
Ogden, Utah 84401
Phone: (801) 689-1720
Fax: (801) 689-1753
Toll Free Phone: (877) 697-7175   •   Email: info@utahdisputeresolution.org