Texas Family Code - Section 6.604. Informal Settlement Conference
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§ 6.604. INFORMAL SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE. (a) The parties
to a suit for dissolution of a marriage may agree to one or more
informal settlement conferences and may agree that the settlement
conferences may be conducted with or without the presence of the
parties' attorneys, if any.
(b) A written settlement agreement reached at an informal
settlement conference is binding on the parties if the agreement:
(1) provides, in a prominently displayed statement
that is in boldfaced type or in capital letters or underlined, that
the agreement is not subject to revocation;
(2) is signed by each party to the agreement; and
(3) is signed by the party's attorney, if any, who is
present at the time the agreement is signed.
(c) If a written settlement agreement meets the
requirements of Subsection (b), a party is entitled to judgment on
the settlement agreement notwithstanding Rule 11, Texas Rules of
Civil Procedure, or another rule of law.
(d) If the court finds that the terms of the written
informal settlement agreement are just and right, those terms are
binding on the court. If the court approves the agreement, the
court may set forth the agreement in full or incorporate the
agreement by reference in the final decree.
(e) If the court finds that the terms of the written
informal settlement agreement are not just and right, the court may
request the parties to submit a revised agreement or set the case
for a contested hearing.
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., ch. 477, § 3, eff. Sept. 1, 2005.
Last modified: August 11, 2007