Sometimes there simply is no way to avoid this result. In the event your case goes to trial, RS Law is battle tested and will advocate for your rights and for the outcome your family deserves. However, prior to every trial mediation is required by most Kansas Courts.
Mediation is an individual oriented, safe, and confidential alternative to allowing the judge to decide your child’s fate. Mediation allows you and your child’s other parent to control the outcome of the court process by coming to solutions for your child’s needs. Mediation provides the means necessary to for you and your child’s other parent to work through the various issues such as legal custody, parenting time, child support, and the many other issues which will be a part of your parenting plan.
During mediation you and your child’s other parent will work face-to-face with a neutral third party, the mediator, to resolve your disputes. The mediator may be an attorney familiar with the law and often times may be a retired or former judge. The mediator facilitates the resolution of your disputes by supervising and contributing to the bargaining process. The mediator helps to keep things on track and to ensure a safe environment. Additionally, the mediator will often times help the parties by introducing creative solutions.
The largest benefit to mediation is that you and your child’s other parent will decide how to raise your child. This way, you are not left with the judge, who just met you and your family, imposing a decision upon you and your child.