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The Mediation Directive 2008/52/EC has been transposed into Estonian law by means of the Conciliation Act.
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A request that the content of a written agreement resulting from mediation be made enforceable must be submitted to the county court in whose jurisdiction the mediation took place. In some cases, a notary may validate an agreement resulting from the mediation process, at which point it becomes enforceable. You can find the contact details for notaries by clicking on the link ‘Find a notary’.
If the parties are disputing matters involving children, they may apply to the local authorities, who will refer the parties to family mediation services financed by the local authorities, on condition that there is a need for those services. http://www.sm.ee/sites/default/files/content-editors/eesmargid_ja_tegevused/Sotsiaalhoolekanne/Muud_toetused_ja_teenused/sotsiaalministeerium_perelepitusteenus.pdf
Under the Conciliation Act, mediation is not free of charge; the fee set for mediation is subject to agreement between the mediator and the parties involved. According to the data on the website of the Association of Mediators, in 2013 family mediation cost EUR 60 per session. The cost of mediation is split equally between the parties.
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