LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE UPDATE
*2013 GENERAL ASSEMBLY PROPOSED AMENDMENTS*
HB (House Bill) 1975 has been proposed to amend the Code of Virginia, Chapter 20.2, Court-Referred Dispute Resolution Proceedings: § 8.01-576.10 "Scope and Definitions" to eliminate two provisions requiring the disclosure of financial information obtained for the purposes of completing a child support guidelines worksheet in the course of mediation to the court even when an agreement has not been reached by the parties. Under current law, these provisions conflict with a mediator's duty of confidentiality. This bill is a recommendation of the Committee on District Courts.
Click Here to review the proposed legislative amendments to the Code of Virginia, Chapter 20.2, Court-Referred Dispute Resolution Proceedings: § 8.01-576.10 "Scope and Definitions".
Please visit the links below to review the documents that highlight amendments to Virginia statutes and the mediator governing documents that become effective July 1, 2011. If these statutory or guideline amendments affect any of your mediation templates, documents, or processes, please incorporate the appropriate changes into your practice as of July 1, 2011.
Dispute Resolution Services will also be posting updated forms and applications that reflect the revised guidelines requirements on the DRS website
(http://www.courts.state.va.us/courtadmin/aoc/djs/programs/drs/mediation/home.html) on July 1, 2011.