I just wanted to thank those of you who answered my plea for help.
It helped to know that attorneys are not involved in court ordered mediation.
I went to the orientation/co-parenting session, and the actual mediation is soon. I feel there is probably a 10% chance that we could settle in mediation. Not very good I’d say.
I’m still working on getting an attorney that I can afford, which isn’t much. Legal Aid says they won’t take a custody case. I’m still looking, but I am likely to wait until mediation fails before I hire one. I can’t afford it to begin with, and if by some chance it does get settled during mediation, I will have wasted money I don’t have.
Thank you very much again.