We went to a mediation meeting and could not come to an agreement. We agreed to do a cfi but now I have changed my mind on wanting to do a cfi and am willing to meet a previous agreement mentioned in the mediation meeting. There are 3 kids involved and after recent actions I have decided that one of the scenarios brought up in mediation would be best. I just received the letter yesterday saying a cfi was approved to the case.
If you did not sign a Memorandum of Understanding, there were no agreements reached in mediation that are enforceable in court. If the other party is still willing, you could contact him/her and see if the deal you walked away from is still open. If so, and the deal eliminates the need for a CFI, you would sign an agreement and ask the court to dismiss the order appointing the CFI. If this seems overwhelming, consider using a lawyer for unbundled legal services to pull all these loose ends together for you. Good luck to you.
You need to contact your ex or their attorney and see if they are still interested in the proposal from mediation.
If you can actually agree and write up your agreement, you can submit a stipulation of the Court for approval which can include an agreement to terminate the CFI appointment.
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The parties can always come to a voluntary resolution (assuming it is something that the Family Court Judge does not find offensive). Contact the other party (or attorney if they have one) and see if they are willing to accept that proposal.
That is one of the advantages of mediation in Family Court matters. If the parties both agree that is the best thing to do, they are more likely to abide by it.
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