The Mediated Settlement Agreement or MSA

Once you have negotiated agreements, your Detente attorney-mediator will put your terms in writing.

In Texas, a written agreement made in family or divorce mediation is legally binding if it:

  • Is signed by each party (and attorneys if present)
  • States in boldfaced, capitalized or underlined letters that it cannot be revoked (taken back)

Because it is very difficult to get out of a binding mediation agreement, we always advise each party to ask a family lawyer and a CPA familiar with divorce rules to review it before signing. Yes, we will be happy to refer you.