Q: Lawyer.told.temp.order.hearing.Judge I passed.on.hearing,but.both.parties. want.mediation.I did neither.is this.legal?
open Cust/pat. 6 months.moms withholding all contact. 3 weeks ago I insisted no more offers, time, no mediation its been 6 months. I need my kids.He filed. Medically i was not ble to be there. I asked him if we can continue it, said he will.he Emailed me: we got the continuance, but.judge.ordered mediation within 30 days.
Next day I got the court docket minutes, my lawyer told the Judge I passed on the hearing, and that both parties agreeded to mediation within 30 days, with a mediator they found already.
Then as agreed they requested to set new court date a week after mediation.
same day i got the minutes, my lawyer emailed me he was told by court clerk I was asking for the minutes, and if the mediation was court ordered. he said he is withdrawing. The same judge signed for his withdraw 3 days later. Paper says I have 30 days to find legal or I rep. myself at the next hearing. Sep.28.
Do I have any options here. I have limited funds and time, did I do something wrong ?
A: Many courts REQUIRE Mediation before a case is set for trial. This is a good opportunity for you to settle the case. Try to hire an attorney to advise you a" the mediation. Hopefully you can settle your case then. Good luck.
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