Nathaline Freener Program Supervisor
Nathaline Frener
Program Supervisor

Address
151 W. 7th Ave.
Suite 360
Eugene, OR 97401

Phone
541-682-3962

Fax
541-682-3025

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 5:00pm
(closed for the lunch hour)

Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Family Mediation Program 

 



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Information and Referrals

FMP provides information and referrals to parents involved in domestic relations matters. Parents can telephone our office or walk in to find out about our services, register for mediation and education classes, apply for financial assistance to attend the Focus on Children class, and learn about other agencies and resources dealing with domestic relations matters.

Court-Required Custody and Parenting Time Mediation

What: Parenting plan mediation (custody, parenting time, parenting guidelines)
Who: Parents who have a pending domestic relations case in Lane County
How: Prior to mediating, both parents attend the Focus on Children class (see below)
Cost: No charge for one, three-hour appointment; additional 90-minute sessions at $150*

Voluntary Custody and Parenting Time Mediation
What: Parenting plan mediation (custody, parenting time, parenting guidelines)
Who: Parents who do not have a pending domestic relations case
How: Prior to mediating, both parents attend the Focus on Children class (see below)
Cost: No charge for one, 90-minute appointment; additional 90-minute sessions at $150*

Limited Financial Domestic Relations Mediation
What: Support (child, spousal) and property (personal, primary residence, debts)
Who: Parties with or without a pending domestic relations case in Lane County
How: If minor children are involved, parents may schedule financial mediation upon completionof custody and parenting time mediation. If no minor children are involved, contact our office for scheduling
Cost: $150 per 90-minute session*

Open Adoption Mediation
What:  Contact between an adopted child and birth parent(s) 
Who:  Birth parent(s) and adoptive parent(s) 
How:  If parties have an active, DHS, child welfare case, a request is made to DHS. If DHS is not involved, parties contact our office directly 
Cost:  $150 per 90-minute session* 

Probate Mediation
What:  Estates, guardianships (adult and minor), conservatorships (adult and minor), trusts 
Who:  Lane County residents 
How:  If there is an active Lane County Court case, then by court order. If the court is not involved, parties contact our office directly 
Cost:  $150 per 90-minute session* 


Focus on Children (click here to register online)
What:  One-time, three-hour class required by Lane County Circuit Court for all parents in domestic relations court cases. Class attendance satisfies court requirement to attend mediation orientation. To mediate a parenting plan with Family Mediation, parents must attend this class. 
Who: Parties with or without a pending domestic relations case in Lane County 
How:  Register online (www.lanecounty.org/familymediation), in person, or by mail 
Cost: $60 per person*

Supervised Parenting Time
What:       Court-ordered, face-to-face contact between a parent and child. All sessions take place within sight and sound of a qualified staff member
Who:        Parents with a Lane County Circuit Court order for supervised parenting time
How:        Both parents first attend separate, in-person orientations
Cost:        $50 for the supervised parent’s orientation and for each parenting time session.* The residential parent pays no fees

Family Check-Up
What:       Evidence- and strength-based family assessment to look at family functioning, support parenting strengths, and identify areas in need of attention
Who:        Trillium Community Health members
How:        Three, 90-minute sessions. Children attend the 2nd session only. Parents contact our office directly
Cost:        Parents receive $150 in gift cards for attending all three sessions

Resources
Parenting Plans
AFCC Planning for Shared Parenting, A Guide for Parents Living Apart
Planning for Parenting Time
Guidebook for Parents Wishing to Reunite with their Children
Children's Jobs & Needs: What Parents Can Do

Oregon Links

OJD Family Law
Oregon State Bar Custody and Parenting Time
OJD Words I Need to Know
Oregon Child Support Program

Lane County Resources
Family Court Assistance Office
Family Court Assistance Office - Approved Forms for Lane County
8 Step Roadmap to Dissolution (Divorce)
Parenting Now! Resource Poster (English)
Parenting Now! Resource Poster (Spanish)
Two Families Now Worksheets

 

Office Location and Parking Options (click here for map)
Free two-hour parking is available on the north side of the building. Metered parking is available in the Hult Center Parking Garage (located at 7th & Olive) and on surrounding streets.

Parking for Focus on Children Class:
Tuesday morning class: You CANNOT park on the north side of the building for the Tuesday morning class as the class is three-hours long and you cannot leave the class to move your vehicle.  You will need to park in the Hult Center Parking Garage (located at the corner of 7th & Olive).

Wednesday evening class: You CAN park on the north side of the building. For the evening class, it is fine to park there for more than the two hour stated.