Not all couples try to keep their financial settlements amicable. Just the sane ones.
Even though you aren’t happy with each other, you’ll end up with better results – financially and emotionally – if you do everything you can to keep your settlement negotiations amicable.
That means you need to try to:
That's easier said than done...
Many people want to behave and communicate this way, but very often it’s hard to keep calm.
That’s why it’s smart to use an experienced neutral party who can help the two of you get to a result with as little stress as possible.
Using our neutral services will help you keep the process as amicable as possible... and still get a "deal" done.
Whether you are poles apart, or you already have a rough agreement on a “deal”, we can help you get to a finalised, sensible outcome – quickly and inexpensively.
Lawyers simply can’t keep things amicable, because the legal system itself is adversarial.
Adversarial behaviour simply drives up costs - chewing up 10% to 40% of average household wealth by the time you get to a judgment. It takes 1 to 3 years to get a result and simply destroys any chance of maintaining any amicable relationship.
So not only does the legal system produces worse financial outcomes, it severely damages your quality of life (and your kids' quality of life, too).
If you want to keep things amicable, choose the least stressful, non-adversarial path: a neutral mediator.
So, yes, amicable settlements are possible
We invite you to work with us to make your quality of life over the next 2-3 years many times better than it will be if you instead battle each other through the legal system.
Make contact with us to learn about our range of low-stress services will help preserve civility and achieve sensible outcomes for both of you.