Children's mother contravening family court orders regularly but now won't allow children to visit (4 months). Father initiated family law mediation (no lawyers permitted) 6 weeks ago. Ex still has 2 weeks to accept. On Friday, father received invitation to mediate - legal aid funded from children's mother (lawyers can be present). Father has until tomorrow to accept. Option 1 - Father terminates his mediation and accepts Legal Aid mediation. If mediation is not successful, does a judge view mother in a better light for initiating the mediation process? Option 2 - Father advises Legal Aid that his mediation process has commenced and he is awaiting acceptance from the children's mother. Is the father frowned upon for not accepting mediation from Legal Aid?