Monthly Archives: January 2015

Anatomy of a Settlement Agreement

Divorce and Business Mediator, Sandy Balick, of Consensus Point Mediation LLC, explains how mediation and the settlement agreement work.[Time to Read: 2.9 mins]  Most marital mediations are started with the view of obtaining an uncontested divorce as expeditiously as possible. The marital Settlement Agreement is the vital bridge between the mediation process and the filing for an uncontested divorce.

All the give-and-take agreements reached in mediation, to be enforceable, must be detailed in a Settlement Agreement. This will become the primary vehicle by which the court will satisfy itself that important issues regarding children (if any, in the marriage or relationship) and property issues are satisfactorily dealt with. It will remain the document to which former spouses refer in order to confirm important details in the years ahead.

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