A well respected, award winning social enterprise
Volunteer run - Government and charity funded
We help 50,000 people a year through divorce

01202 805020

Lines open: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Call for FREE expert advice & service info


  • Adgjl
  • Adgjl's Avatar Posted by
  • Junior Member
  • Junior Member
23 Mar 21 #516173 by Adgjl
Topic started by Adgjl
I have instigated mediation to see my son during the holidays. As I am getting refusals and conditions attached to me seeing him. My ex has responded by asking that financial matters are also included.

If I choose not to discuss financial matters at the mediation session will this count as a refusal and can they then go to court stating I refused. Which I know could mean I end up paying for costs?

  • wikivorce team
  • wikivorce team's Avatar
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
25 Mar 21 #516217 by wikivorce team
Reply from wikivorce team
Mediation is voluntary.

So you can choose to mediate on children only or both matters.

If you do not agree to mediate on finances then they may try to negotiate by letter or they may proceed to court.

You are not penalised for not wishing to mediate.

If they go to court for finances - you will each pay your own costs.

Moderators: wikivorce teamrubytuesdaydukeyhadenoughnowTetsSheziLinda SheridanForsetiMitchumWhiteRoseLostboy67WYSPECIALBubblegum11