This Article begins by providing an overview of the family mediation process. It then proposes that all legislatures mandating family mediation allow exemption from mediation when participant screeners determine that, because of the level of domestic abuse, mediation is inappropriate. Next, this Article argues that legislatures also must mandate that all participants screen for domestic violence. To implement the required screening, participants must receive training about domestic violence. The Article concludes by discussing the multi-tiered screening process and the roles of the various participants in screening for domestic abuse.
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