[quote]You could be correct on this Goodmom, maybe W wanted this and that, Jeff ok'ed it and that was that. Mediator didn't really have to be a neutral party and mediate because Jeff agreed to what she first suggested.
MY question is at mediation do they give you the CS guidelines? I would assume they HAVE to. I mean there has to be a foundation. I guess Jeff didn't consider he shouldn't have to pay FULL CS when he has teh children EQUAL time. [/quote]
Given how much he is making, I doubt he is paying full child support. But he is paying the higher percentage, which is common when you make more than the other party.
It's not the mediators job to give the parties the child support guidelines. Their job is to get an agreement.
Anybody who goes into mediation without first learning what the child support guidelines are is just plain stupid. As soon as my ex and I had a 4 way scheduled with our lawyers to try and come up with an agreement, I read the child support guidelines. Because child support is pretty much going to be what the guidelines state unless both parties agree otherwise. It's not as negotiable as some people like to think it is.