Mediation has not been successful in 2 sessions and the court still wants to continue with 2 more sessions. This costs money and the mother of the child is not taking care of the child. She is fighting for custody for her own personal gain-food stamps, child support and medicaid. She does not want the child and has not been providing for her. Her family and the father's family want to testify in court so she does not get custody. They want to support the father who wants the child.
All of the rules governing your case are included in the Idaho Rules of Family Law Procedure, Idaho Rules of Civil Procedure, and Idaho Rules of Evidence. You have every right to represent yourself, but the law is clear that you are held to the same knowledge of and compliance with the Court's Rules as are licensed counsel. Obtain copies of the Rules. Read them. Then read them again.
And, by the way, the opinions of lay (non-expert) witnesses as to custody, or any other subject, are not admissible at trial.
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Idaho Rule of Family Law Procedure 711 governs issuing subpoenas. it states how a subpoena is issues and provides a form to be used for a subpoena. your local courthouse probably has some self-help forms as well. I have included a link to the family law rules for your review. Best wishes.
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