Clients have questions about mediation, and the process and what happens. But one thing that you really need to know is what happens if you sign a mediated agreement. I always tell my clients once you reach and sign a mediated agreement, it is binding just as if it were a court order. It is very hard to undo a mediated agreement. There may be limited circumstances where you can do that, or something may change immediately and that agreement’s no longer in the best interest of your children.
However, there are very few and limited circumstances where you can back out of a mediated agreement. You can’t just, the next day, say, “I don’t like the agreement I reached, and I don’t want to be bound by it anymore.” The purpose, and why mediation a lot of times is so successful, is because it reaches an end result to the litigation.
If you find yourself in a situation where you’re going through a process, and you’ve either reached a mediated agreement you may not be pleased with or you’re wanting someone to help you through the mediation process, we will be happy to help you with those situations at Banks & Jones.