There are three different outcomes that can happen at the end of a family law mediation. The first outcome is that no settlement is reached, and that is called an impasse. The second outcome is a partial settlement and that means that you were able to resolve some of the issues in your family law case, but not all of the issues.
When that happens, the issues that you weren't able to resolve will go to the court and the court will resolve those issues for you. The third outcome is that all issues were resolved, and that's a full settlement agreement. At that point, the settlement agreement is given to the court for the court to sign off on and that would be the resolution to your case.