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Why do family law cases settle when they do?

Monday, July 10, 2017 @ 9:31 AM | By Lorne Wolfson

More than 99 per cent of family law cases settle without a trial. The majority settle prior to the commencement of any litigation. Even when litigation has been commenced, a settlement may occur after questioning, an interim motion or a settlement conference. Since most family law clients enter the process seeking an early settlement of the case, it is worth considering why more cases do not settle without the need for intervention of a third party in the form of a mediator or a court....