Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Courts

Serving the Citizens of Brevard and Seminole Counties

Mediation Programs

Mediation is a form of dispute resolution that allows the parties to directly discuss issues and negotiate settlement directly with one another with the help of a court-appointed mediator. Depending on the type of case, appearance at mediation may be voluntary or mandatory.

F.A.Q

Answers to frequently asked questions and helpful links.

Spanish (español)

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Creole (Kreyòl)

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Family Mediation

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Family mediation allows parties to directly discuss issues and negotiate settlement with the help of a court-appointed mediator on divorce, time-sharing, parenting plan modification, and child support.



To schedule a family mediation 
choose your county below:

Brevard Attorneys Only

Currently, family mediations are conducted online via video conference.

Civil Mediation

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Civil mediation allows parties to directly discuss issues and negotiate settlement with the help of a court-appointed mediator on small claims cases (damages less than $8,000.00) and civil cases (damages up to $15,000.00).



To schedule a small claims
or civil mediation

choose your county below:

Online Dispute Resolution

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ODR is a free online platform for small claims and debt collection cases that assists parties in negotiating settlement with one another via instant messaging. Parties have the option to appoint a mediator for additional assistance.



To participate in Online Dispute Resolution create an account:
choose your county below:

Have questions or need help with ODR? Contact your county below:

Cost of Mediation

All prices are for the combined income of both parties, except ODR. There is no charge for ODR.

Family

Low Income

Qualified Indigents

No Charge*

  • To apply for eligibility for indigent status, fill out the application and file it with the Clerk of Court.

Income Under $50,000

$60.00*

  • Fee shall be per party for one session.
  • Combined gross income of the two parties is no more than $50,000.

Income Between $50k -100k

$120.00*

  • Fee shall be per party for one session.
  • Combined gross income of the parties is more than $50,000, but less than $100,000.

Income Over $100,000

Ineligible

  • If the combined income is more than $100,000 you are not eligible for the Court Mediation program. You must schedule a private mediation.

Small Claims

Free

Damages less than $8,000.00

No Charge

County Civil

Damages $15,000 or Less

$60.00*

  • Per party for one hour and thirty minute session. (1.5 hours)
  • If damages are over $15,000 then you must search for a mediator to schedule a private mediation.

Florida Courts Help available at the touch of a screen:

For constituents, customers, or callers seeking help with family law cases – divorce, adoption, name change, custody, order of protection, and much more – there is now a one-stop source for lots of information aimed at self-represented people. Florida Courts Help is available at app stores as well as online at help.flcourts.gov.

View Case Management Administrative Orders, video tutorial on how to properly complete and submit Case Management Plan/Orders, and more. Please ensure you are utilizing the most recent Case Management Plan and Case Management Order. Click here to view Civil Case Management Orders & Forms (Updated on 4/16/2024)
Case Management Plan/Orders