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4 Things You Should Know Before You Attend Custody or Visitation Mediation

1.  You May Not Need To Go.

Local Rules in Cuyahoga County state that all new Applications to Determine the Custody of a Child or Motions for Parenting Time or Motions to Modify the Allocation of Parental Rights and Responsibilities must be referred to mediation.  However, a party can request to be exempted from mediation in any of the following situations:

  • Cases where one party has been convicted or pled guilty to domestic violence within the past two years or when a civil protection order is in effect;
  • Cases in which the physical distance between the parties is so great that it isn’t practical for
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