You think you have an understanding. So you prepare and sign an agreement with all the key points, and send it to the other side for signature. You even add a provision, asking that the document be signed and returned by a particular date. What if it isn’t; do you still have a deal?
Florida courts have consistently held that a settlement agreement resulting from a mediation will not be enforced without the signatures of both the attorney and the client. The fact that an attorney may have signed on behalf of his client or in the presence of his client is not sufficient to overcome the legal requirement that such an agreement also have the client’s signature.