Yeah, that's what I would have thought. Except State Superior court local rule CR2A states that agreement must be confirmed by signature of attorney OR confirmation in open court OR entry in the court minutes. Since she was pro se I became concerned.
I presume your opinion stems from being able to show the agreement has all the elements of a contract: consideration, timliness, free will (witnesses, including a well-respected mediator and guardian ad litem), and a meeting of minds -- this last part evidenced by subsequent SMS messages.
I remain apprehensive, though, as any time I have to return to court to enforce an agreement it becomes a costly affair. She has been found in contempt once on a tangentially related issue (obstructing my power of sale over the marital home), and there is strong evidence that she may have perjured herself when claiming to not have received child support when she had custody where her signatures on cancelled checks is quite clear. (I must have the record for shortest interval between service of a Notice of Demand and Withdrawal of Service from the state: two days.)
Her general tactic appears to be non-cooperation, requring me to decide whether to seek enforcement of a particular order, or extortion: threatening
to allege abuse if I do not yield on some issue.
Thanks for your opinion. As you should have noted, I have approved payment.