Parties were bound by the divorce settlement agreement that required ex-husband to maintain health insurance for ex-wife, which parties affirmed in open court. Ex-husband’s attorney recited the terms of the parties’ agreement to the trial justice in open court, each party then assented to those terms, and at no time did either party object or voice any disagreement with the health insurance coverage provisions in agreement. At the later nominal hearing, the transcript was admitted as a written exhibit, evidencing the parties’ agreement, and as such, ex-husband’s argument that the parties’ agreement was unenforceable because it was not drafted and signed by the parties was meritless.
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