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Serving Cibola & Valencia Counties; includes Grants, Belen & Los Lunas

Thirteenth District Court [See “Programs” – “Mediation”]

Civil Mediation

Available for all civil cases

Civil Settlement Facilitation

Available for all civil cases

Special Foreclosure services (in Sandoval & Valencia Counties only)

Domestic Relations Mediation

Assists with development of Parenting Plans, division of debt & property

Family Law Docket Days

Once per month, people without attorneys receive a free mediation session to address the issues, above.

Advisory Consultations

Provides a brief assessment and written summary of the parenting situation, positions, and family relationships with suggestions for treatment plans and actions


Sonya K Duke
Phone: 505-867-2376 ext 1170
Email: berdskd@nmcourts.gov

Children’s Court Mediation Program

Child Abuse and Neglect Mediation

Assists with plans for family treatment & reunification (or termination of rights), child safety & wellbeing

Open Adoptions Mediation

Assists with plans for family transition, schedules for contact and child safety & wellbeing