Many states are now requiring parents to attend mediation when dissolution of marriage involves child custody decisions. The goal of mediation is to help parents discuss issues in order to reach an agreement on custody and visitation. This mandatory mediation is designed to hopefully save children from controversial legal battles that last for months on end.
When preparing for child custody mediation, it is imperative to bring documentation of your claims. Our legal team will assist you in gathering evidence and detailed financial information to support your case. If an agreement cannot be reached, the mediator will make recommendations to the court based on the information presented in the mediation session, from the parents and occasionally the minor children.
Recommendations of the mediator often set the tone and create momentum that can influence the parental responsibility and time-sharing decisions of the Court. It is unlikely that repeated changes to the custody arrangements will be made, as the Court encourages a stable and consistent environment for the children.
Call Fulmer Law, PA today and get prepared for your child custody mediation. Never go into mediation without preparation and solid documentation that furthers your case for what you believe is in the best interests of your children.