Hi, My husband and I have been having issues with my mother threatening us, saying she is taking us to court for visitation right of our 3 children. My understanding was nothing can go to family court until family mediation has been tried? Can a judge order her the grandparents rights to visitations without even involving us in the proceedings? It's hard because my mother is a compulsive liar and we never know what is the truth with her. I don't have a good relationship with my mother. The only contact we have is her constantly messaging, ringing and coming to my house to abuse and threaten me. Is she likely to get visitation rights under Family Law? She has a past history of drug use and trafficking, has an assault conviction and has been in the mental hospital 3 times in the last year for PTSD, depression and attempted suicide. I really don't want this woman around my children.