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05 Aug 12 #347460 by Joe2020
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Is it possible to use something discussed in mediation in court if you have proof of a particular point agreed?

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05 Aug 12 #347463 by zonked
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I think the scope to do so would be very limited. The ex might dispute your recollection or say she felt under pressure at the time but on reflection has changed her mind.

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05 Aug 12 #347464 by khan72
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Joe2020, Use any moral means necessary to get to see ur kids. Yes. Do it. Best of luck.

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05 Aug 12 #347470 by missguided
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I went for mediation assessment session last week and they told me that anything discussed in mediation couldnt be used in court?

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05 Aug 12 #347474 by Joe2020
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zonked wrote:

I think the scope to do so would be very limited. The ex might dispute your recollection or say she felt under pressure at the time but on reflection has changed her mind.


I have it in writing a specific agreement
to allow midweek staying contact.
I appreciate she could say she felt under pressure however surely it would weaken her argument against midweek contact in court if she already agreed it?

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06 Aug 12 #347480 by DrDaddy
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Ok, but anyone can change their mind, right?

What are you going to use it for - to show that she has changed her mind? And so what outcome will that support?

Just because she agreed to something, then changed her mind, it doesn''t mean that the original agreement was in the best interest of the children. If it was me, I would be focussing on showing that mid-week staying contact was in in the best interest of the children - whether she agrees now, agreed before, neither, or both, is actually incidental. But that''s just my opinion.

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06 Aug 12 #347499 by MrsMathsisfun
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Is the evidence you have a written agreement between both parties and the mediator which was going to be used to form the bases of a court order.

If it is a written agreement then I dont think its unreasonable to use as long as you use it to show that previously she thought that midweek contact was beneficial and all your asking is why she has changed her mind.

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