I have 50/50 custody of my daughter, and I am wanting primary placement of her. I filed with the courts for mediation and my ex did not show. She then had a court date for not attending mediation, however, if she paid the missed "mediation fee" then court would be canceled. Well she ended up not showing up to court either, so they gave her one last chance to appear in court and tell the judge why he should not hold her in contempt. They ended up getting a hold of her and she paid the fee so court was canceled. They are now telling me that to receive another mediation date, I have to send a letter to them and copy my ex stating that I would like to proceed. We also have to pay for mediation before hand. Can I ask for a hearing and not go through the process of attempting mediation again?
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