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I am the petitioner in custody hearing. Filed request for order and respondent responded. We had mediation but no agreement was reached. I wanted to include a step-up plan for the judge to see in our hearing. Should I file a supplemental declaration?

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You can file a supplemental declaration that states that as mediation failed and there does not appear to be hope of mediation curing the differences, you are filing the supplemental step up plan to modify your custody motion in an effort to resolve the dispute. You have a right to supplement your motion based on the change in the circumstances with the failed mediation.
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