LITIGATION

I am a great believer in negotiated settlements resolving all the issues arising from the parties’ separation or divorce.  Settlements create less stress in the lives of the parties and their children, do not escalate conflict, tend to be better tailored to parties’ needs, are confidential, can be reached much faster than court decisions, and are less expensive.  Unfortunately, they are not always possible.  When one of the parties displays bad faith by not being entirely forthcoming about his or her financial situation, trying to hide income or dissipate assets, or simply taking unreasonable positions unjustified by the law, litigation can be the only option, no matter how unwelcome it is. 

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