Child Custody Modification


#1

I recently filed a motion to modify my child custody order. Mediation is scheduled for July 3rd at the courthouse. I was wondering what the process is if the defendant doesn’t show up for mediation. Thanks!


#2

Usually, the mediation will attempt to reset mediation a couple of times before considering the mediation process to have failed. I would still attempt to proceed with a hearing on the issue if he doesn’t show up, but some judges will still have you go to mediation before they have a hearing, even if the mediation occurs on the same day.