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Does family mediation remove the need court or solicitor involvement?

Family mediation does not totally remove the need for solicitors.

The process can work well in various circumstances. And this includes where each person wants to use a solicitor to give relevant advice between mediation sessions.  

When agreement is reached in family mediation a solicitor can look at what you’ve agreed. Then they can put this into a binding legal document called a Consent Order.

The Consent Order will then need to be ratified by a family court. 

If you do not use a solicitor the Court will help finalise your agreements in a Consent Order. 

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