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Unfortunately, I do not believe that the signed document will have any legal enforceability, unless you gave your ex something in return for releasing your obligation. In other words, a contract is not formed unless both parties promise to give something. A one-sided promise is not a contract, and therefore, is not enforceable.
For example, if you promise to give me $10 for cutting your lawn, and I promise to cut your lawn for $10, then we have a contract. On the other hand, if you promise to give me $10, but I don’t promise anything in return, then there is no contract and I cannot legally force you to give me $10. Does that make sense?
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