Can I refuse 2nd property mediation?


#1

My stbx and I went to property mediation about 2 months ago…and nothing was determined after 3 hours (just a huge mediation bill). Just got a letter from the mediator stating when our next mediation session will be. Can I refuse to go? I know that NOTHING is going to get settled during mediation (ex agrees also), and I am just ready for this to be tried in court. The first property mediation was ordered by the court (which I think is pretty standard), but what about future mediations? Can they make you go to endless mediation sessions that is just costing us more money while nothing gets resolved?? IF I HAVE to go, can I go in and mediate for ONE hour…and if nothing is resolved during that time, can I request to leave? I cannot afford to keep throwing my money away to mediators when nothing is getting resolved.


#2

If the court orders you to mediation then you have to go, but you could tell the mediator you don’t want to go again. You could file a request to waive mediation based on the fact you already tried an failed to cover yourself.