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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Family Mediation provides a wide range of services to prevent, reduce, and resolve family conflict and to promote healthy family interactions.

Mediation
Mediation is an informal and confidential way for participants to discuss differences and resolve disputes with the help of a neutral professional. The mediator does not decide who is right or wrong. Instead, the mediator helps particpants reach their own agreements.

Custody & Parenting Time Mediation for Parents with Court Actions

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*

Custody & Parenting Time Mediation for Parents without Court Actions
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*

Domestic Relations Financial Mediation (Limited)
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 completion of 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* 

Other Services

Focus on Children

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 (click here), in person, or by mail 
Cost: $60 per person*

Family Check-Up

What: Evidence- and strength-based family assessment to look at family functioning.
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

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 

 Custody and Parenting Time Evaluations

What:  Custody and parenting time studies include joint and individual interviews, parent-child and home observations, child interviews, background checks, reference reviews, and other collateral contacts 
Who:  Residents of Lane County with a court order for a custody study 
How:  Both parents first attend separate orientations before the study begins 
Cost:  $1200* 

Information and Referral
FMP provides information and referral to parents involved in domestic relations matters. Parents can telephone or drop by our office to learn more 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.

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 on surrounding streets and in the Hult Center Parking Garage (located at W. 7th Avenue & Olive Street).

Parking for Focus on Children Class:
Tuesday morning class: You CANNOT park on the north side of the building or use the metered street parking. There is a two-hour time limit for those spaces and the class is three hours long. You are not allowed to leave class to move your vehicle or refill the meter. Allow time to find parking in the Hult Center Parking Garage (located at the corner of W. 7th Avenue & Olive Street).

Wednesday evening class: Parking is allowed in the Health & Human Services client parking lot and in the metered spaces on surrounding streets since the limitations are only in effect until 6:00 p.m.