A request such as this must be done by motion. So you need to make a compelling reason for the court to argue. You also may be required to pay for all or a portion of the cost to do it as well.
This is just my opinion and not a comprehensive answer. You assume the risk because this answer may not apply to your situation depending on the facts.
Mandatory mediation is generally assigned for parties that have children.
Your focus should be on the health, safety, and general welfare of your children. Any decision pertaining to your ex spouse should start from a place of concern for your children-
If you need help or guidance on your case, try the family law facilitator's office. They will help you.
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There are 2 ways but one is more detailed than the other. The first is to demand an independent psycological evaluation under the Discovery Act. In that case the requesting party arranges for the psychologist to do the examination at his/her expense, serves the demand upon the opposing party and waits for the report. This evaluation is generally fairly succinct for a number of reasons but mostly due to time and prodedural constraints of the discovery act.
The second is to file a motion with the family court requesting a 730 evaluation, but typically that evaluation includes the entire immediate family (mom, dad, kids). However, it is also typically very thorough and generally well received by the Courts. On the other hand, they are quite expensive.
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