The court never referred to mediation, the court doesn't know anything about the mediation. lol Nothing to do with the courts, they said maybe the ex is just filing through a mediator on her own? Do I have to attend that? I don't want to pay money on what I assume she wants to mediate, we aren't going to reach an agreement. Not trying to be difficult it's a small thing (braces) for a 12 year old... I want to wait until he's older. Court order says that I am suppose to keep ortho insurance on I do, but doesn't say that I have to pay for the braces. I don't have a problem with the braces, just at a later date. My insurance only pays 1 time for braces, if he needs them later it's 100% out of pocket. Step kids have braces and so ex say's it's not "fair", that's what this is about, I'm assuming.