Long Beach, MS asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Family Law and Small Claims for Mississippi

Q: Is a verbal agreement binding if specifics are not read into the record?

Both attorneys for each party verbally agreed to specifics in my custody modification, but when my attorney read it into the record she left out many details stating they would be in the paperwork. A month later those details were not included, my attorney made the corrections when I insisted I would not sign until it was changed, and then the other party refuses to agree to sign now stating the transcript did not reflect it.

2 Lawyer Answers
Stephanie E. Emanuel
Stephanie E. Emanuel
Answered

A: Typical litigation case. You should consult with your lawyer to see what he wants to do. If you want a second opinion on a case or change your lawyers to better manage your case than don't hesitate to reach out for a free consultation with an attorney.

Stephanie E. Emanuel
Stephanie E. Emanuel
Answered

A: And, no verbal agreement is not binding, even if it was agreed verbally in court. For anything to be binding, has to be entered into a written agreement, signed by both parties, if possible entered in the court.

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