I had filed mutual consent divorce petition 5 months back. Today was first hearing in court. After reaching court, I got to know that other party is not present and lawyer asked for the next hearing date, and i was informed that now both of us need to present in mediation centre as court procedure is changed now and after that only court will decide abt the granting the divorce. But I am a bit skeptical here, as it was a mutual consent divorce case, and we have already gone through reconciliation process.
So i just want to know, whether mediation has really become a integral part of divorce cases(in mutual consent divorce too!!) or my lawyer is doing sthing behind the curtain and is cheating me as we have a common lawyer for this mutual consent divorce.
Thanks in advance.