Whilst it is not mandatory for you to see a solicitor before a mediation it is very important that you obtain legal advice prior to attending any type of mediation whether it is an informal mediation between you and your former spouse or a formal mediation organised through your solicitors or a mediation or ‘Conciliation Conference’ which occurs through the court process.
In the absence of legal advice, you are entering into negotiations without:
If you are due to attend mediation through:
We encourage you to obtain independent legal advice at least one to two weeks prior to the proposed mediation.
Pearsons offers a free first appointment.
Written by Pearsons Family Law.