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Signed "contract" between DH and BM valid? ***ETA

Anonymous
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Dh and BM are working out visitation for this year without involving court (BM refuses to go to court and says she is willing to work something out out of court). He is getting everything in writing and is making her sign it. Is it valid? We are in BM's town for the day and drive back to ours tomorrow (8 hour drive one way). There are no notaries open today. If BM violates the written agreement, will it still hold up in court, even without being notarized? 


Eta- thanks for all the replies. This is e new plan: he's going over there to get something in writing at the very least, so we know BM is willing to work with him. If you know our BM you would know that this is a huge step for her, she has flat-out told him no the past 14 years! He's coming back in the spring, with a better idea of his schedule for the summer, and they're gonna make appropriate changes to the paper they draft up today. Then they will go together to a notary. He will then hand the notarized form to a lawyer to be filed in court...this way court is still involved without freaking BM out.

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 1, 2013 at 1:07 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 1, 2013 at 1:08 PM
No it doesn't count
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jan. 1, 2013 at 1:08 PM
Not in SC. A judge could consider it, but wouldn't have to uphold it.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 1, 2013 at 1:08 PM
I have no idea.
kjbennett26
by Gold Member on Jan. 1, 2013 at 1:08 PM
No unless a judge signs off on it it is useless
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jessimicuh
by Gold Member on Jan. 1, 2013 at 1:09 PM
Nope. has to be notarized.
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MrsCountryMama
by Beth on Jan. 1, 2013 at 1:09 PM
No
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fallenstars
by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 1:09 PM
No not unless it is signed by a notary of judge etc. Not a legal binding document
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3earthangels
by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 1:09 PM
Not without it being notarized and submitted in the court.
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sthflachk
by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 1:09 PM
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Nope, not even notarized. You MUST file it with the court.
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Luv_my_hubby
by Silver Member on Jan. 1, 2013 at 1:10 PM
Who has primary or residential custody?
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