Is mediation binding?

Family mediation is a voluntary process that a couple going through a separation or divorce can utilise to help them reach an amicable resolution in a non-confrontational, safe and supported way. Mediation is non-binding, which means that anything discussed at mediation or any arrangements agreed will not be imposed on the parties at the end of the mediation process. Mediation is also confidential, and information discussed at mediation should not be disclosed to anyone without both parties consenting.

If a resolution is reached during the mediation process, it is possible to incorporate that into a legally binding agreement. You would need independent legal advice before putting into a binding document arrangements discussed at mediation.

For more information about mediation, to organise a free initial no obligation appointment or to obtain independent legal advice on a mediation arrangements, telephone Rowlinsons Solicitors on 01928 735333 and ask to speak with the family department.

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