Experienced Cooperative Settlement Attorneys in NJ and NY
Cooperative settlement is a peaceful approach in which each party finds an attorney who will work directly with the other party’s attorney to reach an agreement and resolve the dispute.
In this scenario, the parties never speak with each other or the other’s attorney. The attorneys are there as the sole advocates for their clients.
This approach is used by those parties who find it easier to speak up for their needs and interests using an attorney advocate to work with their spouse’s attorney advocate in the context of constructive settlement negotiations. Unlike traditional negotiation in which each side views the other as an “adversary” to conquer, constructive settlement negotiation consists of joint problem-solving and respects for each side’s needs, interests and priorities above “winning”.