How do I prepare for custody mediation? Are there certain things that I need to know or should review before showing up? Should I bring any records or paperwork with me? These questions and more are likely circulating in your head if you have an upcoming child custody mediation session in California.
- Come prepared
- Have the child’s best interest in mind
- Do not pressure yourself to agree
- Be reasonable
One of the most important things you can do before a child custody mediation is to prepare yourself. You should review any active court orders for modification cases to ensure that you’re familiar with it. This also includes any exhibits included in the paperwork, you should review those as well. The good news is if you have an attorney like Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP they will prepare for you and ensure that you are both prepared for the child custody mediation.
When going into child custody mediation it is also important to have your child’s best interest at heart. It doesn’t matter what relationship you have with your child’s parent. It matters what is in the best interest of the child. The best way to do that is to make the other parent irrelevant in your decision-making thought process.
Be sure to remember that there is no obligation to come to an agreement in custody mediation. Do not pressure yourself to come to an agreement if you do not believe it is in your child’s best interest. If things aren’t heading in the right direction, you can always take your case in front of a judge.
You also need to be reasonable when entering into child custody mediation. Mediation is a good faith negotiation. This means that you need to go into it with an open mind, remain willing to listen, and remain reasonable throughout the entire child custody mediation process. However, keep in mind that being reasonable doesn’t mean that you have to agree to something that isn’t right for your child.
Contact Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP with your child custody needs in California.
When you are going through mediation for your divorce, it is still important to have an experienced attorney on your side like Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP. Since 1994, we’ve have been providing quality and reliable family law services and we would be happy to help you out as well. At Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP, we fight for our client’s rights and work tirelessly to ensure that they get a fair settlement. When it comes to your children, we understand that nothing is more important. Give us a call today at 909-482-1422 to request a consultation with our experienced family law attorneys.
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