after mediation and we still disagree, and before we appear in court can i still have a chance to agree?
State/Country relating to question: California
we're done with the mediation and we still disagree on terms of child custody. but now i want to agree on the terms my spouse wants.
Thank you for your question.Yes, at any time before the court issues an order on the issues, the parties can come to their own agreement. As long as your spouse is still agreeable to her proposed child custody terms, you may agree to them as well. She is free to rescind her offer from mediation, and if you cannot come to a mutual agreement now, the matter may have to go to trial. Otherwise, you can certainly agree to the terms that she had proposed.
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i have a lawyer now, the mediator told us that our lawyers will meet us 2 days before the courtdate.can i tell to my lawyer that i want to agre on the terms that my spouse wants?
Yes, certainly, and the sooner the better. The more time the attorney takes in preparing the case for trial, the more likely it may be that they will want to proceed and let the court make the determination. Of course, the judge's decision may be more favorable to you than the agreement, but that is always a gamble.
after mediation, will the lawyer on both parties will ask their clients if we have to agree on each other terms one more time before the courtdate?
The lawyers won't necessarily try to force an agreement if the mediation was unsuccessful, although they may. It depends entirely on the circumstances. If you want to go by the terms your spouse has suggested, you should contact your attorney.
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