Circuit and appellate courts in Arkansas have the discretionary authority to order civil, probate, domestic relations, and juvenile cases to mediation. If you choose to order a case to mediation where the issues are custody, visitation, and support, you may refer the parties to the Access and Visitation Mediation Program. If eligible, the parties will receive free or reduced rate mediation services. The party's share is calculated from a sliding scale and based on their income and number of dependents. The Program Director will determine eligibility and costs.
More information about the program, program forms, as well as a sample order to mediation, are provided here as a resource.