Q: FL Family Law Case. Im the Respondent. My ex re-opened our case requesting to hold me in contempt
He says I speak "bad" about him to our 10yo son. We were referred to mediation which we can decline to attend. I prefer to proceed in front of the judge with our son as my witness. How may I respond to the Order Referring to Mediation and what's the proper way to present my case and witness?
A: If the judge has ordered mediation it would not be a good idea for you to fail to appear. Go to the mediation; if you can't agree it will be decided by the judge.
Bruce Alexander Minnick agrees with this answer
A: You do not get to choose whether you go to mediation or to the judge. Do whatever the judge ordered you to do.
You really should consult with and retain a family law attorney to assist you with your case. Most JUSTIA attorneys offer a free initial consultation. Contact one of us today and mention you found us on JUSTIA. Good luck.
B. Elaine Jones, Esq.
A: Typically, the judges require mediation before you can go in front of the judge. You will likely not be allowed to bypass mediation. For more information, call us for a free consultation at 407-878-5942
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