One-on-one divorce settlement conversations with your spouse are doomed if either of you fails to demonstrate good listening skills.
You have the right to plead your case, but you do not have the right to make your partner listen. Continue reading How to Settle Out of Court, Our Non-Court Approach
It is important for divorcing couples to be able to communicate with one another. However, this is often difficult to accomplish, considering the emotional turmoil of the dissolution process. Continue reading Communicating with Your Soon-to-Be Ex
Effectively maintaining a line of communication during your divorce can be as simple as using the proper tone of voice. Concern and sincerity can be reflected through inflection and pitch–as can lack of concern and insincerity. Tone of voice can move you in the right direction or back you into a corner. Continue reading Tips for Keeping It Simple
When your spouse explodes, patiently wait for them to stop, and then acknowledge their reaction. By simply saying, “I can hear that you are upset,” you are establishing that you are listening and that you recognize your spouse’s right to such a reaction. Don’t say their opinion is wrong. Continue reading Handling an Angry Soon-to-Be Ex
By definition, perspective is how we see or understand something. It is what gives us our point of view.
Perspectives are the result of our life experiences. They run deep within us and are extremely difficult, if not impossible, to change. Continue reading Dealing with Your Spouse’s Stubbornness
In a successful divorce settlement, each partner will give up something they want in order to make the settlement attractive to the other side. To do this, it is critical that you: Continue reading How to Persuade Your Spouse to Settle Out of Court
Divorcing couples are more likely to reach a mutually amicable settlement if they agree in advance to set some “house rules” to govern their negotiation sessions. Continue reading Money Saving Divorce Negotiation Tips
You and your spouse have been discussing the terms of your divorce settlement. You have exchanged offers and counter-offers and cannot reach a mutually satisfactory agreement. You are close, but not close enough. Continue reading The Divorce Negotiation Tie-Breaker
The pain that divorcing spouses experience is impossible to suppress for very long. We wear it on our sleeves and express it through our language. It hinders our ability to think and interact constructively. How we communicate with our spouse has a direct effect on the outcome of our divorce. The language we use–wording, tone of voice and body language–is extremely important. Continue reading Tips for Negotiating Your Divorce
Many people are naturally overpowering when it comes to discussing who should get what in the divorce. Some of them qualify as “negotiation bullies.” Continue reading Specific Tips for Settling Your Own Divorce – Part Six