Mediation for divorce with child is scheduled 7 days after husband/fathers revocation hearing for absconding felony probation and 2 days after his court date for multiple 3rd degree felonies. I believe he is looking at some prison time, or at mini...
First, if you do not have a qualified family law attorney, get one. From the little you have said, you have some complicated issues to resolve. You need proper legal counsel. Second, if there is a court ordered mediation, you must attend whether or not the father attends. The mediator will handle the reporting to the court on attendance.See question
Do I file contempt on her attorney or her or both or is that even the proper procedure.
I concur with Jeffrey's answer. A motion to compel is the better choice.See question
I was attending a mediation with the defendant.... At the moment of arrival...the defendant was taken to a separate room to discuss with the other party. I stated clearly to the mediator that I was NOT part of the mediation just attending as supp...
First, seek legal representation. You signed a document and I don't know what you committed yourself to. You need to have a lawyer review it and address it. Second, as to the behavior of the mediator. If the mediator is certified by the Florida Supreme Court, you may file an ethics complaint. If you go to www.flcourts.org, you can search the mediator's name and you can reach out to the Alternative Dispute Resolution Center to provide more information and questions.See question
What is the attorney's role at time share mediation? Are they suppose to put much dialogue into the session? Are they only suppose to consult with their client during mediation? At any point should an attorney be doing the majority of the talking,...
The attorney's role is as the legal adviser to the client. The ultimate decision making responsibility is with the parties (in this case, the parents). The amount of dialogue by the lawyers will depend on the relationship to their client, the client's wishes and how the mediator handles the mediation. You can expect that the attorney may try to take lead...it's not uncommon. If you are unrepresented and the other party has a lawyer, you may need to seek the assistance from the mediator to direct the conversation away from the lawyer. You may also want to have a lawyer who can advise you (not a requirement, but advisable). At the end of the day, the mediation provides you with an opportunity to speak your peace. The best I can offer is BE PREPARED. Put your list of needs and wants on a piece of paper and be prepared to discuss your reasoning. Remember, it's the best interest of the children that is paramount. Also, remember you will be co-parenting for a long time to come. Mediation will provide you with an opportunity to set the ground work for a good co-parenting relationship.See question
My ex Atty wants to use her Atty and try to mediate. And her Atty wants us to split the cost of her fee. Is that reasonable? She didn't want to continue with the GAL or court
Mediation is always a preferred method to resolve any dispute. It is less expensive, faster and allows for more flexibility. With that said, the mediator should be a NEUTRAL to the situation. In Florida, the current attorney for one of the disputing parties would fail to satisfy the Ethics Rules governing Mediators as unbiased. You are not required to have a lawyer represent you in a mediation, but it's advisable. As for the mediator's fee, it is customary in Florida for the parties to split the fee.See question