Negotiation involves interaction of spouses with each other to resolve the legal issues arising from separation or divorce.
Negotiation can be done in many ways like meeting in person, speaking over the phone, speaking over voice, video, message or email.
Consider having an experienced lawyer by your side, as only lawyers can give you independent legal advice. The lawyer can help in negotiating on your behalf and interacting with your spouse’s lawyer to exchange information as needed.
Why Consider Negotiation?
Negotiation is one of the out-of-court settlement options available before litigation is opted for by the spouses.
Spouses can mutually control the process and results of negotiation and save their time and cost as the process is cheaper than litigation or mediation.
When is Negotiation not Suitable?
Negotiation is not suitable in certain situations:
- Where one partner has a history of abusive behaviour
- Where one partner believes that the other may try to hide any critical information
- When one spouse needs a court order in an emergency as they are worried that the other spouse may leave the country with their child