how to appeal a mediation agreement that was not fully understood

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how to appeal a mediation agreement that was not fully understood

I did not understand the consequences of the agreement I signed I
simply trusted my attorney because I thought she knew my needs.
I have been ordered to pay for a Tahoe that I cannot afford to pay
for. what am I to do?

Asked on July 30, 2019 under Family Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

You can't appeal based on the reasons you describe. First, it is not grounds to appeal that you did not understand the agreement--the law presumes (that is, requires) you to read, understand, and agree to anything you sign. If you signed it, you are held to have understood it and held to it. Second, not being able to afford what you agreed to pay for it not grounds for an appeal. And finally, if your attorney did not explain matters properly to you, you may be able to sue her for malpractice--but that is not grounds to get out of the agreement.


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