Overcoming Roadblocks to Reaching Settlement in Family Law Cases

5 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2018

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John Lande

University of Missouri School of Law

Date Written: January 23, 2018

Abstract

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 common roadblocks to negotiation and ways to overcome them to reach good settlements. Although some dynamics described in this article are specific to family law cases, most apply in virtually any type of litigation.

Keywords: litigation, negotiation, settlement, family

Suggested Citation

Lande, John, Overcoming Roadblocks to Reaching Settlement in Family Law Cases (January 23, 2018). 40 Family Advocate 26 (Winter 2018); University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-09. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3107758

John Lande (Contact Author)

University of Missouri School of Law ( email )

Hulston Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
United States

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