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What Is Included In An Agreement?
An agreement is a detailed description of when the children will be with each parent. Once the agreement is signed by the parents and the mediator, then signed by a judicial officer, it becomes a court order. Sometimes, parents may resolve all their parenting issues in mediation; sometimes parents may only be able to resolve a portion of their parenting plan. Parents are encouraged to resolve as many issues as they believe are appropriate. Mediators only draft agreements acceptable to both parents. Mediators will decline drafting an agreement that does not appear to be in the best interests of the children. Parents may return to mediation at a future date to discuss unresolved issues or modify agreements.
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