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Help with court agreement 3 years 9 months ago #69627

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Hi guys hoping someone can give me an answer. Does anyone know if an agreement drafted outside of court offers the same protection as a court order that's been issued after a final hearing?

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Help with court agreement 3 years 9 months ago #69629

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Hi there

Only court orders are legally binding I'm afraid....sorry.
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Mum and Grandmother, supporting my son who has residency of his son.
I want to see a much fairer system in place, where Dads and their children have a voice that can be heard.
There are many groups of people that have equal rights within our society and its about time Dads were given equal rights too.

Help with court agreement 3 years 9 months ago #69630

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Thank you for that. What a shame that they aren't recognised. Could save a lot of hassle.

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Help with court agreement 3 years 9 months ago #69635

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As NJ says, this type of agreement would not be legally binding, only a court order will offer that protection.

Attempting mediation is mandatory before an application to court can be made, if you present the court with an agreement between the two of you, it's likely they could make a 'no order' which will leave you where you started. In some cases it is possible to achieve an 'order made by consent'.

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I have several years experience supporting parents in family proceedings as a McKenzie Friend. I am, however, not a lawyer or barrister and my responses are based on my own opinions or experiences of the family court.
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