Mediated settlement agreements are a common way for couples to come to a resolution in divorce and child custody matters. However, it’s important to understand that once you sign a mediated settlement agreement, it is generally considered binding and irrevocable. It can be very difficult to get a judge to declare a mediated settlement agreement void or to revoke it.
There are a few exceptions to this rule, however. In order to have a mediated settlement agreement overturned, you would have to show the judge that there is some extreme reason for it to be thrown out. This could include the presence of something illegal in the agreement, being under duress when signing the agreement, or experiencing fraud or domestic violence in the relationship. However, even in these cases, it can be difficult to convince a judge to revoke the agreement.
It’s important to carefully consider any mediated settlement agreement before signing, as it can be difficult to change your mind once it has been finalized. If you have any questions about mediated settlement agreements or other divorce and child custody matters, it’s a good idea to speak with an experienced attorney.