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Why does the court system treat mediation as a divorce case?

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Answer #1 | 30/12 2013 06:03
I'm not understanding what you mean when you say treat mediation as a divorce case. Mediation is the norm when it comes to parents trying to co-parent kids in different locations. The courts just want to make sure there's some sort of agreement in place in case all breaks down. My husband and his daughter's mom went through the same thing. Even though they never go by the agreement it's there in case they have a big falling out.
Answer #2 | 30/12 2013 06:34
Mediation services apply to custody and visitation issues between two parents that are no longer together - whether by divorce or not married to begin with. Why do the parties in this situation have to go back again? Because they didn't come up with a suitable agreement. That's pretty clear...until they do agree they will continue to repeat the process as needed.
Answer #3 | 30/12 2013 08:14
Mediation is mediation. I'm not sure why you think marital status has anything to do with mediation. Mediation, by definition, is a negotiation. Mediation is not restricted to family law situations. Parents mediated issues between their children. Bosses mediate... etc.. Good grief.. no, things were NOT set in stone. If they were, they would have been ENACTING the agreement.. They aren't.. So the judge is making them go back and do it again.. This is what is SUPPOSED to happen. Parents are SUPPOSED to agree on how to raise a child. If they don't go back to mediation, WTF do you think should happen?

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