The Blue Earth County District Court recently held a training session for individuals interested in becoming court appointed mediators. The participants in the training were expected to learn skills helpful in resolving parental disputes. These individuals are turned to when court intervention is not desirable or a court order is ambiguous.
For instance, enforcing a child custody order may be straight forward when it comes to school night versus weekends. Things may get less clear, however, during a holiday. While parental rights are determined by a Minnesota court, a mediator may be able to help parents resolve more minor issues like visitation rights on a specific day or night.