5.2 - Formalizing Your Agreements
After you’ve written your agreement,
- It’s a good idea to see a lawyer before you sign it, to make sure that you have protected your rights. For this reason, you should each see a different lawyer.
- When you are ready, make sure both of you sign the agreement.
- Make copies and file the original with the court. If there are problems later, the judge will see what you both agreed to. Judges take these agreements very seriously.
- You can also make your agreement into what is called a ―stipulated court order, which is a formal order that a judge makes in court to confirm the agreement between the two of you.