If you are already in Family Mediation, have finished Family Mediation, or are doing DIY negotiations, you may need legal advice as part of the process of reaching a final legally binding agreement.
During Mediation/DIY negotiations
During Mediation or DIY negotiations legal advice may help to clarify the situation and allow you to overcome areas of dispute e.g. you may need legal advice on a specific issue, such as the divorce process, pension sharing or how the courts treat inherited assets.
After Mediation or DIY negotiations – do you need a legal agreement too?
The outcome of a Family Mediation or DIY negotiations is not legally binding, but in our experience, because it is something you have both committed to and worked out together, it may be a strong enough commitment on its own.
If you do need a legally binding agreement you can convert the Family Mediation or DIY outcome into a legally binding agreement without going to court.
You may need a legally binding agreement in certain situations, for example:
- you wish to share your pensions
- you need to clarify the legal position if either of you wish to remarry
- you would like to make clear what the arrangements will be on your death
We can prepare your legally binding agreement for you or recommend experienced and cost effective legal advisers who can assist you with this.