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Do I understand the agreement completely?

Produced by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute with assistance from legal services offices in Massachusetts
Created May 2017

Do I understand the agreement completely?

Before you sign an agreement, read all of it. If you do not understand something, ask the mediator or the other side to write it in a way you can understand.

Make sure you understand the terms in the agreement and you can do all the things you have agreed to do. Once you sign the agreement, it becomes a court order. And it may be impossible to change. Before you leave court, get a copy of the agreement.


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