Is it necessary that as part of CR2 A agreement you sign hold harmless provision or can you leave that option open? Also if you are signing this as part of divorce proceedings where there is accusation of DV, would this provision preclude a party from asking for future DVPO or obtaining it based on past incidences covered by this Cr2A?
This is a question that belongs in Divorce and Separation not contracts.
Any agreement which is voluntary may or may not contain any provision provided the parties have agreed to the language in the agreement.
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A "hold harmless" provision isn't necessary in an agreement, but for financial matters and other liability issues it is highly recommended.
Any well-drafted agreement should not prohibit a party from pursuing a new cause of action that arises after the agreement is signed, especially in a domestic violence situation. The document can specifically state something like, "this agreement shall not prohibit petitioner/respondent from pursuing domestic violence protections in the future through any means available."
Domestic violence is far too important an issue to complicate with an ambiguous written document. Be sure to protect yourself always. Good luck.
Please schedule an appointment with a family law attorney and take a copy of the agreement to him or her to review. In cases where there is an attorney on one side and an unrepresented party on the other side, the attorney may try to slip in a lot of unnecessarily broad language that could hurt the unrepresented party.
This is too important to take chances with. Good luck.
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