Is mediation legally binding?

Short answer: no.

Agreements reached in mediation are not legally binding. They rely on you both holding up your end of the agreement.

You can make mediated agreements legally binding by completing a Consent Orders application form and lodging with the court. It costs about $165. You could do the application yourself, but it’s fairly complicated and you might find the assistance of a solicitor helpful.

We strongly advise getting independent legal advice before signing a Consent Orders application for parenting or financial.

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