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Sometimes, the agreement or court ruling concerning the custody, living arrangements or right of access of a child is not implemented. In this case, the child’s guardian or the parent meeting the child can apply to a court for enforcement. The court usually rules that enforcement mediation take place.
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Sometimes the agreement or court ruling concerning the care, housing or visitation rights related to the child is not realised. In this case, the guardian or meeting parent of the child can appeal to a court for enforcement, which usually leads to enforcement mediation. It aims to get the parties to observe the agreement or ruling voluntarily or to investigate why they are not being observed. The enforcement mediator works when requested by a court, but they are appointed by social services.
Enforcement mediation is governed by the Act on the Enforcement of Decisions on Child Custody and Right of Access (619/1996).