With regard to international conflicts involving parents and children, mediation proceedings usually aim at an agreement which is legally binding. For this purpose, knowledge of the law and its application is an indispensable prerequisite. This information is communicated as part of partisan advice given by consulting lawyers outside the mediation.
Especially in international proceedings involving parents and children, it is indispensable to involve lawyers, as this is the only way to ensure an adequate implementation of the parents’ agreement in both parents’ home countries. Undertakings, safe harbor orders and mirror orders can only be carried out with the support of consulting lawyers.
With regard to international conflicts involving parents and children, this means parents need to ensure the availability of their lawyer during the mediation, e.g. even in the evenings or on weekends. This is the only way to guarantee that a legally binding agreement can be worked out by the child’s parents.