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What is the likelihood that the mediator will suggest 50/50 custody? We live about 10 minutes apart.

Hemet, CA |

He has not completed his 52 week parenting classes and individual therapy ordered in juvenile dependancy court in 2011. He currently has supervised visits. He requested a tro without evidence and lied in writing and it was granted. I have not yet been served. With the restraining order, he requested a change in custody to every other weekend. What will the mediator suggest?

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You should bring the issues to the attention of the mediator. Their goal is to provide a parenting plan that is in the best interests of the child. The mediator should be made aware of the current parenting plan so they can then see if a change from supervised visits to unsupervised visits is warranted and if so to what extent. mention the classes that he has not completed so the mediator take take that into consideration. Remember, it is the judge who makes the ultimate decision.

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No one can second guess the mediator. However, bring all of this to the mediator's attention. If you have copies of the Dependency Court orders bring them as well. Good luck.

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Mediation is a process in which the two parents discuss issues in order to reach an agreement; the discussion is facilitated by the mediator. The mediator will delineate the issues to be discussed by talking with each party, but the mediator does not tell the clients what the outcome is.

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