Thursday, January 18, 2007

Settle or litigate?

"Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough."

-- Abraham Lincoln

Courts are vested with broad discretion in family law matters. Litigating family law issues, such as custody, support and equitable distribution, can produce varying and sometimes surprising results. Negotiating a comprehensive settlement can remove some of the variables from the equations.