If I was not notified about a mediation meeting, can a judge rule in favor of the father to have sole custody of our child?

I am 9 months pregnant and due within a week. I was prepared for the upcoming court date that was schedule a week from today but was then told that he has sole custody of our child?

Asked on November 8, 2012 under Family Law, California


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

First, a mediation for all intents and purposes is a settlement conference where the parties are free to accept or reject any suggestions by the mediator. The mediator makes no ruling at the mediation. Rather, it is a process where the parties agree to try and resolve their dispute.

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