How to negotiate during a divorce

Many Florida couples do end up negotiating with each other when they are going through a divorce. In fact, some individuals can be successful at getting what they want without having to fight with their ex. This is how to properly negotiate a settlement agreement.

Offer them something that they want

When negotiating, it’s imperative that people know what they want. They are far more likely to get an asset that they are after if they are willing to give their ex something that they want as well. It’s a good idea to know what they want ahead of time, so they can use it as leverage during negotiations.

Don’t bring emotions into it

Divorce is tough, and many couples have a hard time negotiating with one another because they are too emotional about it. It’s a good idea to leave emotions out of it. Don’t bring up things that hurt you even if the other party does. Stick to the facts about what you are negotiating so that you can try to find an amicable resolution as quickly as possible.

Know what you are willing to compromise on before you start negotiating

You probably won’t be able to get everything that you want out of your divorce. However, you do need to know what it is that you absolutely have to have and what you are willing to compromise on. If the other party sees that you will make some compromises, they may be willing to as well.

Not everyone wants to negotiate with their ex, and they’d rather leave it up to their attorneys. However, many individuals do find that they are able to talk to the other party and thus end up with an acceptable agreement without having to go through a divisive court proceeding.