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Are agreements in mediation usually followed by the parties?

A marital settlement agreement (MSA) will be filed with the court and become your divorce judgment. The final order filed after mediation is as enforceable as a court order that must be followed by the parties. Since you and your spouse are involved in the process of creating your agreement, agreements made via mediation are more likely to be followed. If a party does not follow the MSA, you can come back to mediation to talk out your issues with the agreement or a motion can be filed in court.