This is a Georgia form that can be used for Office Of Dispute Resolution within Local County, 3rd District.
Last updated: 7/27/2006
IN THE _________________COURT OF ___________________ COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA ______________________________, : Plaintiff : : Vs. : Civil Action No. ______________ : ______________________________, : Defendant : MEDIATION ORDER The Court hereby directs the parties to seek between and/or among themselves an equitable settlement of the issues in this matter. If an agreement is reached, the undersigned Judge is to be notified immediately, and the settlement agreement shall be provided to the undersigned Judg e to become a part of the final decree. If no agreement is reached within five (5) days of the date of this order, the parties are hereby ordered to attend and participate in good faith in at least one mediation with a mediator registered with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. The official Third Judicial District Mediator List is located in the Office of Dispute Resolution and at www.odr3.net. The parties must agree on the chosen medi ator and select a date for mediation within ten (10) days of the date of this order. Your selection shall be submitted to the Office of Dispute Resolution within this ten (10) day period. If the parties have not notified the ODR of their selected mediator within the ten (10) day period, the Third Judicial Administrative District Office of Dispute Resolution will appoint a mediator. Regardless of the number of parties, the parties are to share equally the fees of the selected mediator unless otherwise agreed. The plaintiff or the plaintiffs attorney is directed to file promptly this order with the Clerk of the Superior Court and to provide promptly a copy of this order to the Office of Dispute Resolution with a completed MEDIATION REFERRAL FORM to schedule the me diation session. All parties are responsible for compliance with the general ADR rules and this order. Compliance requires good faith negotiation but does not require settlement. Although attorneys are not required to attend the mediation session, the court strongly encourages attorney attendance and participation. In domestic matters, all parties must bring a Dome stic Relations Financial Affidavit (pursuant to U.S.C.R. 24.2) and, if applicable, have attended the Seminar For Div orcing Parents prior to any mediation session. Each party must report to the undersigned Jud ge the terms of settlement. The Office of Dispute Resolution will report to the court any cases in which there has not been compliance with this order. In addition, the court may place any case on the next available trial cal endar even if mediation has not been completed. This order does not affect any scheduled hearings or other proceedings. The mediation process shall be completed within sixty (60) days unless extended by the Program Director or by order of the Court. SO ORDERED, this __________ day of _________________, 200____. _________________________________ Judge, Superior Court Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit Original: Clerk of Court cc: ______________________________________________________________, Attorney for Plaintiff _______________________________________, Attorney for Defendant Office of Dispute Resolution * 216 Tenth Street * Columbus, GA 31901 * 800-370-6435 * www.odr3.net Copies furnished: Plaintiff, Defendant, Judge and Office of Dispute Resolution