After We Agree On Divorce Terms – What’s Next?

In
 family law, you would each sign the agreement and file it
 with the court. If the judge approves it, then it will become
 part of the judgment of divorce, and may be enforced jus t
like any other court judgment.

Must
 a judge approve a marital settlement agreement?

A 
judge must approve a marital settlement agreement. The judge
 has the authority to reject it, but if the judge believes 
that you and your spouse understood what you were agreeing 
to, it is highly unlikely that she would reject the agreement. There is great deference given to the will and intent of the divorcing parties.

If
 there are children and the agreement fails to provide for
child support, then it is quite possible that the judge 
will not accept it.

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