Long Long Battle

Submitted by mtman899 on Tue, 09/14/2010 - 22:53

Going through my second court battle with my X.

I managed to get her held accountable for a month of custody contempt recently and got make up time with my son although it took a few months and 3 hearings.

The Judge has now ordered mediation which is tommorow, I have no attorney again and know she is not going to agree to increase my visitation because she has never worked and desperatley needs every dime she can get out of me.

Does anyone know what the process is if parents cannot come to a agreement at mediation?

Do we have another hearing with testimony in front of the judge or does the mediator make a suggestion and the judge make his own judgement?

Bottom line is that if the mediation session does not come with an agreeable solution by both parties - it will go back to the court with the mediators notes.  The court/judge will then decide whether or not to have a short list session or a hearing.  Remind you that visitation is different than support issues.  Dont bring up finances during your custody/mediation session and with the judge.  Whether or not she works is irrevelant to visitation / your custody time.