Once you and the other person have agreed on all the issues, your mediator locks your arrangements so the paragraphs can’t be changed. You need to download the PDF and print a copy.

  1. Go to the Files area in the sidebar on the left. Your PDF is there.
  2. Download the PDF by clicking the filename.

Finalize your arrangements

Once you download your arrangements, take some time to think about them before you sign anything. You need to make sure you’re comfortable with what you’ve decided. Don’t sign anything if you feel any pressure to do so.

At least one other adult should witness the signature. The same person can witness both signatures.

Have a lawyer look at your arrangements

It’s a very good idea to have a lawyer look at your arrangements before you sign them. Check other resources for information about where to get legal help.

If a mediator helped you draft your arrangements, you need to add a signature page. Download the PDF and sign it.

To make your arrangements legally binding, you both need to sign the document and have your signatures witnessed. You can also include the arrangements in an order or agreement that deals with other family law issues, such as parenting, child support, division of property and debt, or spousal support.