Tex. Est. Code Section 1055.152
Mediated Settlement Agreements


A mediated settlement agreement is binding on the parties if the agreement:


provides, in a prominently displayed statement that is in boldfaced type, in capital letters, or underlined, that the agreement is not subject to revocation by the parties;


is signed by each party to the agreement; and


is signed by the party’s attorney, if any, who is present at the time the agreement is signed.


If a mediated settlement agreement meets the requirements of this section, a party is entitled to judgment on the mediated settlement agreement notwithstanding Rule 11, Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, or another rule or law.


Notwithstanding Subsections (a) and (b), a court may decline to enter a judgment on a mediated settlement agreement if the court finds that the agreement is not in the ward’s or proposed ward’s best interests.
Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 982 (H.B. 2080), Sec. 7, eff. January 1, 2014.
Amended by:
Acts 2021, 87th Leg., R.S., Ch. 382 (S.B. 1129), Sec. 4, eff. September 1, 2021.

Source: Section 1055.152 — Mediated Settlement Agreements, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/ES/htm/ES.­1055.­htm#1055.­152 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 1055.152’s source at texas​.gov