The New York Law Journal, on Monday, July 30, 2018, published Chaim Steinberger’s article on Divorce Without Destruction, showing how lawyers can get their clients better results by being strategic rather than aggressive.
In the article, Mr. Steinberger points out that cooperative lawyering achieves better results than aggressive, confrontational lawyering would.
Game theory teaches that by collaborating, both parties can achieve more than they each could if they had to protect themselves from the other. Using sophisticated negotiation skills like listening to an adversary with empathy, allows the lawyers and clients to develop “the seemingly impossible ‘win-win’ resolution in which both competing sides win at the same time.” These techniques, instead of further damaging the parties’ relationship with one another, allows them to rebuild a modicum of trust, so that they can move on to co-parent their children cooperatively. Though it requires a lot of preparation, knowledge and patience, it pays off for both the clients and the lawyers with better, constructive rather than destructive, results. The parties will then be able to give their children the greatest gift of all–permission to love the other parent and willingness to work together to raise their children in a loving, cooperative manner.
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