Rita Costrini-Norgal, Director
Monday - Friday Hours
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bilingual & Hearing-Impaired
with advance notice.
Rock County Courthouse
51 S Main Street
Floor 4R, Suite 477
Janesville, WI 53545-3951
Mediation is the best option to resolve child related issues when parents do not live together. In a confidential cooperative problem solving process, mediation is designed specifically to assist with re-organizing the child’s family as he/she transitions between Mom’s house and Dad’s house.
Our staff includes the Director/Mediator, a Secretary, and contractor mediators. All mediators have completed mediation training, had prior experience with families, and continue to participate in additional studies in the developmental needs of children.
Rock County Mediation and Family Court Services (MFCS) provides mandated services to separated, divorced, and never married parents of Rock County, WI who may need assistance in developing a mutually acceptable plan concerning physical placement (time) and legal custody (decisions) related to co-parenting the child/ren.
WI State Statute 767 mandates mediation on issues of legal custody (decisions) and physical placement
(time; previously called ‘visitation’). The Court requires the following in writing:
Mediation focuses on child-centered needs when parents do not live together