Family Court Services Mediation

The Family Court Services (Mediation and Child Custody Recommending Counseling) department is providing LIMITED SERVICES.

  • Appointments will only be set when there is a court order to attend mediation. To get a court order to attend FCS Mediation, please contact the Self-Help Center Self Help Center or speak to an attorney.
  • At the mediator’s discretion mediation may be conducted in separate sessions.
  • Due to a current staffing shortage, there may be interruptions or delays in answering or responding to calls and voicemails. For immediate assistance call: 831-647-5800
  • We may need to reschedule your appointment or give you instructions for participation by telephone or videoconference. Currently, in-person attendance is only available when parties cannot connect to the session via remote means or do not have email access to sign their mediation agreement. Please contact FCS to arrange to appear in person, as needed. Masks are required to enter the building and attend your session.
  • If you already have an appointment; were ordered to set an appointment; or you have questions or concerns, please contact FCS at:
  • PLEASE include the case number(s), each parties’ full name, and all contact information (mailing address, cell phone number, email address, etc.) for each party in your email.

Thank you for your understanding.

El departamento de Servicios de la Corte Familiar (Mediación y Consejería de Recomendaciones de Custodia de los Hijos) brinda SERVICIOS LIMITADOS.

  • Las citas solo se establecerán cuando haya una orden judicial para asistir a la Mediación. Para obtener una orden judicial para asistir a la Mediación de FCS, comuníquese con el Centro de Autoayuda o hable con un abogado.
  • A discreción del mediador, la mediación puede realizarse en sesiones separadas.
  • Debido a la escasez actual de personal, puede haber interrupciones o demoras en devolver o responder a llamadas y correos de voz a nuestra oficina. Para asistencia inmediata, llame al número de la corte principal: 831-647-5800
  • Es posible que necesitemos reprogramar su cita o darle instrucciones para participar por teléfono o videoconferencia. Todavía no tenemos la capacidad de acomodar sesiones en persona.
  • Si ya tiene una cita, se le ordenó programar una cita, o si tiene preguntas o inquietudes, comuníquese con FCS en nuestra dirección de correo electrónico:
  • POR FAVOR incluya el/los número/s de caso, el nombre completo de cada parte interesada y toda la información de contacto (dirección postal, número de teléfono celular, dirección de correo electrónico, etc.) que tiene para cada parte en su correo electrónico a FCS.

Gracias por su comprensión.

Have you recently moved or have a change of address? Please update your information by filling out formMC-040. Please submit to the court through an e-filing service provider (Attorneys are mandated electronic filers) or US mail.

Family Court Services

Third Floor of Monterey Courthouse
1200 Aguajito Road, Room 303
Monterey, CA 93940

Hours: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Phone: (831) 647-5891
Fax: (831) 647-5899

Family Court Services is a department of the Monterey County Superior Court that assists families with child custody, parenting time, and co-parenting. Neutral professionals help with creating custody and visitation plans or reporting facts that are important to the case.