Can anyone advise - mediation has failed, now we are supposed to be negotiating between solicitors but I don't hold out much hope while these negations are going on (or not!!)can I still apply to court? Thank you
Short answer is yes. Either party (or solicitors on their behalf) can apply to court to resolve a dispute. However apart from the costs court proceedings can take 9 months or longer and damage long term family relationships more than necessary to the detriment of children's well being. Ultimately even most court cases are resolved by negotiation and agreement.