Is a Mediation Agreement Legally Binding?
A mediation agreement signed at the end of a mediation is a binding legal contract between parties and therefore can be enforceable in court. It is usually used as the basis of your preparing (or an attorney preparing) and finalizing an agreed decree of divorce.
Remember, not all successful mediation leads to a signed mediation agreement. Sometimes a mediation agreement is reached but the parties defer signing a mediation agreement at mediation. Instead, they take their agreement to an attorney to write up an agreed decree of divorce.
Mary Sanger is a trained mediator in divorce and family mediation.