When disputing parties come to an agreement, Family Arbitration and Mediation Center, as an arbitration service, can enforce those agreements just as if they had been produced through the court system. As an arbitrator, Shelly Grossman has the ability to make a legally binding decision regarding the agreements of disputing parties. This means that after an agreement has been reached, the parties are legally obligated to abide by it.
When disputing parties sign a family law agreement, they are signing a contract which creates obligations to do, or not do, certain things. This contract is notarized, and can be enforced by the courts when one party does not uphold their part of the agreement. While Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) occurs outside of the court, the agreements reached are still legally binding, as they are facilitated and decided upon by an arbitrator. These agreements are filed with the court, and are enforced as if they had been reached in court.
Agreements for child custody, child support, alimony, and other orders were based on the facts and circumstances at the time they were agreed upon. Sometimes the facts and circumstances of your situation will change. When this occurs, you can make another appointment with Shelly Grossman to modify the agreements and adjust them for changes in your circumstances.
For more information about enforcement of agreement in the Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania, area and to make an appointment with Shelly Grossman, please call Family Arbitration and Mediation Center today at 610-209-1858.