DID YOU KNOW BY ATTORNEY F.M. ZAVALA
ENFORCING AN AGREEMENT IN FAMILY COURT
Pursuant to CA Code of Civil Procedure 664.6.
(a) If parties to a pending family law litigation stipulate, in a writing signed by the parties outside of the presence of the court or orally before the court, for settlement of the case, or part thereof, the court, upon motion, may enter judgment pursuant to the terms of the settlement. If requested by the parties, the court may retain jurisdiction over the parties to enforce the settlement until performance in full of the terms of the settlement.
The writing must be signed by both the party and the party's attorney.
An attorney who signs a writing on behalf of a party shall be subject to professional discipline, in addition to any available civil remedies.