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Is a child custody decree legally binding if both partys did

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is a child custody decree legally binding if both partys did not sign it
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Samuel II replied 2 years ago.
HelloThis is Samuel and I will discuss this and provide you information in this regardPlease tell meDo you mean a Court order?Or is this a private agreement between the parents?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
court order
Expert:  Samuel II replied 2 years ago.
HelloYes, the Court's Order is always binding.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
the judge only approved it was never finalized with both partys
Expert:  Samuel II replied 2 years ago.
Ok. So it was not a court order, it was a recommendation approved by the court. In that care no. Both parties would need to sign off and then presented to the court for final order. Thank you for the clarification
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
so does that make the paperwork null and void? As to where the parties don't necessarily have to abide by it?
Expert:  Samuel II replied 2 years ago.
If there is no Court Order, yes. the agreement could be voidable. It depends on what the agreement was verbally. If there has been a verbal agreement and a party decides they want to have it changed, and can show good cause then they need to go back to the court to request the amendment.