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Yes. Unless the court has invalidated the settlement agreement, you are bound by its terms and if you do not comply, you could be found in contempt of court. You need to file a motion to invalidate the agreement if you want to ask the court to release you from your responsibility to abide by the agreement.
When you say you "reneged," what exactly did you do? Did you file any document canceling the agreement? Or did you just inform the other party that you no longer agreed to the settlement agreement?
I never returned a signed original, just an electronic copy. I informed her attorney that I would not abide by the agreement. The agreement has not been filed with the court. I have offered to negotiate a new agreement.
Yes it had a signature. I know that a person who does not keep promises is reviled but I want you to assume that under these circumstances what I did was justified. I certainly believe that it was. The electronic copy did have a notarized signature. I did not provide the original signature, which seems to really be a problem for the plaintiff's attorney, and the agreement has not been filed with the court. As I mentioned before, he filed a motion indicating that an agreement had been signed. I am aware that I may be asking for more advice than I have paid for. Your guidance in that regard will also be appreciated.
To be concise, I have two questions:
1. Do I need to do anything now or just wait for her attorney to act? and
2. Can I compel discovery and mediation at this point?
I have now received a copy of a Motion To Enforce Settlement filed by her lawyer. Do I need to take action like filing a reply explaining my side of the argument?
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