Child custody, visitation, and support cases; referral to mediation for appropriate cases. (SB1019)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Referral to mediation in child custody, visitation, and support cases; appropriate cases. Requires a court, in assessing whether a case regarding child custody, visitation, or support is appropriate for referral to mediation, to consider whether such case can be heard by the court within 120 days of the filing of an initial petition. The bill provides that if a case cannot be heard by the court within 120 days and is otherwise deemed appropriate for referral, such case shall be referred. Amends § 20-124.2, § 20-124.4, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


09/17/2018: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee


09/17/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100426D
09/17/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

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