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Unfortunately, there is no case law that speaks to the issue of the MSA not being signed off on by the court being invalid. In fact, Rule 12.740(f)(1) of the Florida Family Law
Rules of Procedure provides in pertinent part that "if agreement is reached as to any matter or issue
. . . the agreement shall be reduced to writing, signed by the parties and their counsel." (Emphasis added) If the agreement is not one that requires prior court approval, and this one was not, it is binding on the parties under rule 12.740(f)(2) "upon filing" with the court.
Thus, it does not need to be signed, only filed with the court to be binding. This is why you had 15 days to object to it once it was filed and after that it became binding.
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