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Hi I have a question about a custody agreement. We were divorced when my son was 5 is now 11 and my ex is not willing to make arrangements based on his different social needs. He will not mediate nor talk to me. I have emailed him and he said to stop emailing. My son is becoming depressed and angry... what legally can I do?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

New Jersey

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I have spent over 40,000 on lawyers

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There is to ,I have to write. Lol Much

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Family Lawyer: FamilyAnswer, Lawyer replied 8 months ago

Good afternoon. Does the agreement require mediation, if there is a change or dispute between the parties?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
but he says he is sticking to the agreement
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
How can I get him to go to mediation
Family Lawyer: FamilyAnswer, Lawyer replied 8 months ago

Thank you for the reply. If the agreement requires mediation and he is refusing, you need to take him back to court and ask the Judge to hold him in contempt and/or compel him to go to mediation. If he refuses or nothing can be worked out, it would then be up to the Judge to decide, based upon the best interest of the child. If he is refusing to cooperate or work with you, you need to bring this issue back in front of the Judge and ask the Judge to order/compel him to attend or hold him in contempt.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Would that be filing a motion
Family Lawyer: FamilyAnswer, Lawyer replied 8 months ago

Yes, it would. The Judge needs to be informed of his failure to cooperate and comply with the requirement of mediation and how he refuses to do anything and is acting in bad faith. Once the Judge knows about this, I have reason to believe they will compel him to act and attend. Now, mediation is not binding, so he can not be forced to agree to anything but once you attend and it is known that this is his position, you can then address it with the Judge.

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