A parenting agreement reached at a court ordered mediation and signed by both parents should have a judge’s signature and a file stamp. The judge’s signature and the file stamp are usually on a separate page which is stapled to the parenting agreement and is titled Order Approving Parenting Agreement. It is highly unusual for any document to have a file stamp crossed out and “n/a” written where the judge should sign. You might want to check with the clerk’s office to see what the issue is with your document.
If you do not have a valid court order, then you have a contract with the other parent assuming you both signed the written agreement. If you were to move out of state and the father missed his visitation time, then he could sue you for breach of contract assuming he suddenly wanted to being exercising visitation again. Otherwise, you can enter into an amendment of the contract/agreement. But since you have had a court case involving custody in the past, all of your agreements, orders, or consent orders, need to be kept with the courts.
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