Whenever a lawsuit is filed to establish custody, or a motion is filed to modify an existing custody order, the parties are ordered to attend Child Custody Mediation. There are certain circumstances which may exempt the parties from mediation; however, generally speaking, custody mediation is mandatory. Court ordered mediation is scheduled through the court system and is conducted at the courthouse. Mediation is intended to facilitate a conversation between the parties, with the help of a professional mediator, and with the goal of settling the pending custody dispute. Attorneys for the parties do not attend this court-ordered mediation. Custody mediation does not address child support; however, the outcome of mediation may have an effect on child support. The attorneys at Perry, Bundy, Plyler & Long, LLP will assist you with all stages of your custody case. We will prepare you for mediation as well as review any parenting agreements which may result from mediation.
Call us at 704-289-2519 and we can assist you with any of your needs throughout your custody case. .