Mediation – Can one Party DEMAND it !!!!

I have really been brain dead at this point. And I really am not sure what to do – My ex refused to agree to mediation because of one stupid person’s opinion.

NOW it will be more than the children that will suffer. So here is what I want to know I need to know – In the State of Rhode Island Can I demand that mediation be used even if we have our own attorney’s ?

This is more than serious and quite frankly more than a cry for help.