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Hello, I'd like to find out how the mediation process works for a child who has been wrongfully retained by the father. This is an internaitonal issue but one country is not governed by hague

Lawyer's Assistant: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?

The child and father are in new york

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

Yes, but it will cost 6-10 thousand dollars, which is not possible based on our $200 to 1US dollar exchange rate

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I would like to find someone who could offer mediation services but need to know the process, how to prepare and the cost

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Family Lawyer: Maverick, Lawyer replied 8 months ago

Since settling a case during mediation is voluntary, even if it is ordered by the court, you are not likely to get anywhere with that process. The father knows that he has leverage here and if you believe your child has been kidnapped, it is best to report it to the authorities. Need more facts as to why the child is "wrongfully retained" to better assist you...

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