Negotiated Settlements

Negotiated Settlements

One option for a “court-less” divorce is for you and your spouse to negotiate all of the terms of your divorce without involving a judge in your decision-making. This can be done, for example, by having “four-way” meetings with both parties and their attorneys, where you discuss the issues of your case. If your first four-way meeting is productive, you may decide to have additional four-way meetings until you have resolved all the issues.

Sometimes parties are too uncomfortable to sit at the table with their spouse and would prefer to negotiate through their attorneys. If that method works better for you, Linda Miller can assist you in putting together a proposal for your spouse to consider.

You and your spouse may find that you can work out many, if not all, of the divorce issues by talking to each other without attorneys. That approach works for some people, but there is some risk to that approach because you may make uninformed decisions that you might later regret. If you want to negotiate directly with your spouse, considering consulting with Linda Miller first. She can help you identify all the decisions you will need to make and provide you with feedback on some of the ideas you are considering before you present those to your spouse