Legal disputes can often be resolved by coming to an agreement instead of by a trial in court. But achieving a good agreement between parties at odds with each other can be a challenge. If you approach the dispute like it’s a problem to be solved, rather than as a battle to be fought, it is usually much easier to achieve a good agreement resolving the dispute.
That is easier said than done. It can be very difficult for disputing parties to constructively engage with each other to work through their dispute. But their lawyers can be very helpful to them in accomplishing that. I’ve written an article for lawyers describing how we can help our clients work through their legal dispute toward a good agreed resolution. It was published in the February, 2015 issue of the Kansas Bar Association Journal.
While the article is written for lawyers, I think anyone could benefit from it. You can find it at this link: A Problem-Solving Approach to Legal Disputes.
It’s an approach that has usually worked well for me. I hope it does for you also.