My husband and his ex wife had a mediation session today to determine her visitation with their daughter (3), who lives with us. (her boyfriend hit my SD, that's one of the maaaaany reasons she only gets visitation)
When we went to court, the judge said her visitation is to be supervised, then he set up the mediation date so they could work it all out. That seemed like a great idea. But, today, the mediator said the visits don't have to be supervised. And now my SD has to have 6 weeks of psych evaluation. At the end of that evaluation, there will be another mediation session, in which they will further determine the visitation. Until then, my SD's mom can pick her up 2 days a week. What if they boyfriend is there? What about all the other very valid reasons my SD is not safe there? (drugs, neglect, etc...) What's going on? Can the mediator over rule the judge?
No, the mediator can not rule over the judge. Go back to court and file a petition for the mother to have supervised visitation. If the mediator was court appointed, request another mediator or find another one yourself.
Answer by legalmommy101 at 5:31 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
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Answer by mama_moonsong at 5:33 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
Yes because what the mediator set up is now what the game plan is and what the court will acknowledge. Go back to court and file the petition again to make sure mother only gets supervised visitation until a home study or whatever the judge sees fit to prove that she's in a safe environment. Bring all proof you have, written and witnesses. I can't imagine why a mediator would decide that she's allowed to have unsupervised visits and put your SD through therapy. That seems really odd to me. Is there more to the story than you've shared here?
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