How do I prepare for custody mediation? What should I review, what should I say and what really happens? These are all questions parents with a California child custody case ask before they walk into a custody mediation.
What is a child custody mediation?
The child custody mediation to which we refer is the mandatory mediation at court. The court sets this mediation date when a parent files a request for child custody order. This is not a private mediation with a privately paid mediator, where the parents get to choose a retired judge or lawyer to be the mediator. This is the mediation to which Family Code 3170 refers and which states: [Read more…]