Conventional wisdom has always warned against being the one to make the first offer during divorce negotiations, strongly advising us to wait for the other side to go first. This point of view insists that the party making the first offer rings a bell that can never be un-rung, that it shortens the playing field, and that it sets a limit on the best deal the offer-making party can ever expect to receive. Continue reading Getting Your Spouse to Settle Out of Court – Should You Make the First Offer?
When divorcing couples begin settlement negotiations, many legal professionals believe their clients gain an advantage if the other party makes the first offer. The rationale for this point of view is that the first offer sets a limit on the best deal that the party making the offer can ever expect to receive. Continue reading Who Should Make the First Offer?