There is a local rule that recently went into effect requiring mediation before you can confirm the trial. Without being able to confirm the trial you can't go to trial. The local rule doesn't address the situation where 1 party is willing to mediate and the other refuses. My suggestion would be to file a motion before the presiding judge to require mediation and if your spouse refuses to mediate by a specific date then ask that the Court strike his pleadings and provide you with the relief you seek.
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