As Explained by an Experienced Evaluator:
When parents cannot come to agreements about their children and/or a parenting schedule, one or both may file a “Request for Order” in family court. Unless they have agreed to use a private recommending counselor, their first stop is with a court mediator or recommending counselor. Meetings with the mediator last for approximately 45–60 minutes. Parents express their positions and concerns and negotiate on an agreement on issues concerning their children. The intention is for the parents to agree on timeshare, schools, holiday schedule and other topics that involve the children.
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