Nathaline Frener
Program Supervisor

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



Office Hours by Appointment Only
Focus on Children 

What:  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) or by mail 
Cost: $60 per person*

This class helps parents respond to children’s needs and minimize the negative impact of parental separation and litigation. We will discuss the creation and modification of parenting plans and address family adjustments to new or proposed living arrangements. Classes are held weekly, and there is a fee to attend.

Attendance at Focus on Children is required by the Court if you are the parent of a minor and you are a party in a Lane County dissolution (divorce), legal separation, legal action to establish custody and/or parenting time, or post-judgment litigation to modify custody and/or parenting time. This class fulfills the Court’s education and mediation requirements.


Attending this class allows access to free parenting plan mediation, even if you don’t have an active court case.


Parties must register within 15 days of receiving notice to attend.

Please note that you will be charged a small processing fee for online registration.


BY MAIL: Mail completed registration form along with payment by check or money order.

CLASS SCHEDULE: Classes are held on Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Registration closes the Tuesday before class at 8:00 a.m.)

RESCHEDULING: The $60 fee is valid only for the date purchased. If you reschedule, cancel, or are unable to attend the class for which you originally registered, you will need to pay in full to attend class on another date.  

FEE REDUCTION: If you participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), you may qualify for a 25% fee reduction. Please call the Family Mediation Program at (541) 682-3962 before registering.

If you live more than 100 miles from Eugene, contact us for approved alternatives.



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