What are the limited options when sending a case to mediation just prior to a trial?

  • The State learns new information to could cause them to withdraw a petition to terminate parental rights and give parties more time to complete their treatment plan.
  • Parents and all parties agree to a Guardianship.
  • Parents decide to relinquish their parental rights, which may include conversations on possible future contact.
  • Parents decide to proceed to jury trial. The group can discuss options available if parental rights are voluntarily terminated or involuntarily terminated.