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Old 10-08-2008, 03:07 PM
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Check with your city's social services department. You will be able to find mediators there who may be able to provide subsidized (or free) services. This information should be available on your city's website.

Also, although mediation is a preferred step, it is not mandatory. We went to mediation for 2 years, with three different mediators, the last being a well-known high-conflict mediator. Nothing got resolved. We had some agreements drafted, but the bio-mom refused to sign on the dotted line, each time, because she'd all of a sudden change her mind on issues that were already agreed-upon, and want things her way, or no way at all. Finally, we went to court, and it was the best thing that could have happened.

Sometimes, mediation is more of a hassle than court.