Many cases can get settled simply by getting the parties together to talk.  This type of informal meeting is called a "settlement conference."  The following steps can help you prepare for a settlement conference and improve the chances of its success:

  1. Identify the issues in your case.
  2. Understand how the law affects your case.
  3. Know the estimated costs of trial.
  4. Remain open to unique opportunities.
  5. Keep a few secrets.   
  6. Be determined.   
  7. Be ready for a little give and take.
  8. Be patient.
  9. Get it in writing.

You can read much more about each of these steps by clicking here.

Source:  "Settlement Conference Success" by Helene Taylor, published at The Modern Woman’s Divorce Guide.
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