M.A.R.C.H. is a pilot project now bringing free mediation services to residents of eight Missouri Judicial Circuits-which amounts to about one-third of the state's population. The project is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Social Services, Division of Child Support Enforcement, in these participating Circuit Courts.
M.A.R.C.H. is in the middle of a
three-year pilot project (funded by state and federal funds) with
the following goal: to measure the potential benefits of using
mediation to help divorced and never-married, separated parents
resolve visitation, custody, child support and other disputes
cooperatively and in the best interest of their children.
If you believe you have a situation that might qualify, call the number given above. The folks at M.A.R.C.H. will take care of the rest. Your case will be screened to make sure it qualifies, and if so, they will alert a project mediator. If two parties are willing to sit down with a mediator to work out their differences and issues, mediation can help guide towards an agreement that will hopefully result in an improvement in the way the child support order is honored.