I am sorry that you are going through this. It is a great thing you are doing with the mediation, however if it is not court ordered and you do want to speed things up,then yes you may file motions in court for what you are seeking. take care and I hope that things work out.
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The first thing you should do is consult with and hire an experienced family law attorney. Navigating the court system alone without counsel is a BIG mistake and may have serious negative consequences for you and your children. In order to have a Motion for Temporary Relief heard in Hillsborough County you must file a Motion and attend mediation. The Court will not schedule a hearing on your Motion until mediation has taken place. An attorney can usually get a mediation date sooner and then you can have your Motion heard. If you would like to schedule a free initial consultation with me you can contact my office at 813-374-0353.
The court usually requires mediation prior to any hearings being set however you should file a motion for temp relief now and set it right after the mediation date. Contact my office for free consultation 727-446-7659.