– written by Mary Krauel, published in Divorce Magazine Blog
In this post I emphasize how divorcing spouses can be their own worst enemy through self-sabotage. Nothing can kill a settlement faster than reneging on terms agreed to during a mediation or settlement negotiation.
Recanting Terms in Unsigned Divorce Settlements is a Perceived Breach
It really doesn’t matter that the negotiated and agreed upon term has not been executed in a final agreement. As far as the other party is concerned you broke the agreement. Just ask union/management about terms that are taken back or off the table once presented and accepted. Mistrust ensues and often parties “lawyer up”. If you do this, expect your ex-spouse to beat a path to their divorce lawyer.
Five simple divorce rules can be applied to mitigate the risk of a settlement falling apart.
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Mary Krauel, Senior Negotiator/Mediator – PRM Mediation –
Divorce, Corporate, and Elder Care Issues – Serving Southwestern Ontario from Mississauga and London.