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Why so many family law cases are difficult to settle

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 @ 9:25 AM | By Lorne Wolfson

There are a number of reasons family law cases are hard to settle. Here are some of the main impediments.

The relationship between the parties  

In most family law cases, the parties have had a lengthy history. They have had an intimate relationship and they continue to have an emotional relationship. The parties know each other’s personality (including wishes, desires, fears and styles of conflict resolution).  

Unresolved emotional issues often stand in the way of addressing legal issues. In most cases, they will need to...