If Primary Parent (Mother) is a no show to the first custody mediation appointment, what happens? Is a new date set with another waiting period or by default will Father receive his request of Parenting Schedule? The biggest concern here for father is being able to see the child more often than he currently is. If Mother finds loopholes to prolong the process, does the father have any rights during the waiting period until the next hearing. Please advise. Thank you.
Make a note of it and bring it to the court's attention. The court will want to know why the other parent was a no show and may penalize them if the reason is not justifiable.
It depends on the court. Some will reset the mediation. Some will consider it done and move forward to the hearing. Mediation is a process where the two parties try and reach an agreement. No decision is made then. So no, the court will not just grant your request.
Usually nothing happens. Sometimes the Judge will make you mediate on the spot and come back to the court later in the day. Sometimes the court will reset the hearing entirely.
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