Child Custody


#1

I attended scheduled child custody mediation and agreed on me (mother) being primary custodian/caregiver with joint decision making. The only visitation that the father wanted was after school Mon-Fri 3:15-4:45. The mediator offered more but father chose the after school visitation. Received a call from the mediator 2 days later stating the father had called to inform her that he had changed his mind and now wanted 7 days on 7 days off. I will not agree to this as the father has never kept child for a full 24 hour period. The child is 12 and has not stayed with his father for more than a 4 hour period over the last 4 months with no overnight stays. I know this is all about alimony and not the best interest of my child. I guess my question would be is does the mediator ever make recommendations to the judge based on the mediation session?


#2

No, the mediator will not make recommendations to the court. Statements made in the course of negotiations/mediations about settlement are not admissible in court.