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How to Convince your Stubborn Spouse to Settle Out of Court

As divorce lawyers in DuPage County, we find that most clients are driven to engage in one-on-one settlement conversations with their soon-to-be ex-spouses prior to and during their divorces. This is something we are all inclined to do; it seems to be part of our natural healing process. Continue reading How to Convince your Stubborn Spouse to Settle Out of Court

Get a Flat Fee Divorce – Part One

Your divorce does not have to be expensive.

If you and your spouse believe you can work things out on your own, then our flat fee divorce allows you to contain the expense of processing your settlement through the legal system. Continue reading Get a Flat Fee Divorce – Part One

Negotiating One-on-One with Your Spouse

Most friendly divorces are more than luck and usually require some restraint and diplomacy.

Anticipate that the two of you will not see eye-to-eye on many issues and prepare yourself to be patient. Settlements rarely happen on the first try. Continue reading Negotiating One-on-One with Your Spouse

Handling an Angry Soon-to-Be Ex

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

How to Persuade Your Spouse to Settle Out of Court

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

Using Persuasion to Disarm Your Spouse

Negotiation is the process of persuading others to give us what we want in exchange for something they want. When a couple’s problems lead to divorce, knowing what to say during settlement conversations with your soon-to-be ex can save you months of frustration and thousands of dollars. Continue reading Using Persuasion to Disarm Your Spouse