Overcoming Roadblocks to Reaching Settlement in Family Law Cases
40 Family Advocate 26 (Winter 2018)
5 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2018
Date Written: January 23, 2018
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
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