January 01, 2018 Negotiation

Overcoming Roadblocks to Reaching Settlement in Family Law Cases

By: John Lande

Although most cases eventually settle without trial, the negotiation process often is not pretty. In “litigation as usual,” settlement often comes only after adversarial posturing, the original conflict escalates, the relationships deteriorate, the process takes too long and costs too much, and nobody is really happy with the resolution. This article describes roadblocks to negotiation and ways to overcome them to reach good settlements in family law cases.

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