Civil & Family Division
Seminole County Courthouse
301 N. Park Avenue
Sanford, FL 32771
The mediation conferences are conducted at the Seminole County Downtown Civil Courthouse, 301 North Park Avenue, Second Floor, Sanford, Florida. Depending on the combined income of the parties and/or if the combined income exceeds the statutory limit, a private mediator will conduct the mediation. Mediation can take place over several meetings. This can be because documents or other evidence are required for the mediator to fully understand the issues of the case. Once all the facts are determined and parties have acknowledged the legal concepts applicable to their case, negotiations take place to attempt to resolve all issues. There are unusual circumstances where some cases are not suited for mediation and are generally recognized by the Court upon Motion. Cases that involved spousal abuse, child abuse or serious child custody issues can be mediated through our mediation program. Consequently, security is provided if required and/or needed.
Family Mediation sessions are scheduled for a maximum of three hours per session. All mediation sessions are required to end no later than 4:30 p.m. daily. All parties are required to exit the facility by 5:00 p.m.