Mediation agreements are legally binding, like any contract that two people sign and that obligates them to comply with the conditions they have agreed upon. But in addition the law recognizes the possibility of reinforcing that value:
Before the court: If it is in the midst of a lawsuit that is in process, the mediation agreement is communicated to the court and the judge delivers a document of approval (auto), which ends the procedure.
If the mediation occurs in a family process, initiated or not, a regulatory agreement for its approval by judgment is presented in court.
Before a notary: When the agreement takes place in a matter that has not reached the court it is possible to approve it before a notary. These approvals suppose to equate what was agreed by the parties in mediation to a judicial decision (in the first case) or to a public deed (in the second), and may be executed directly by the court if they were not complied with. To carry out the elevation to public deed of the mediation agreement, the notary will verify the fulfilment of the requirements demanded in the law of mediation and its content is not contrary to law and this agreement does not affect minors or disabled persons.