Lawyer-assisted negotiation is the most common option used for settlement. Either in phone calls or written proposals, your lawyers will discuss each parties’ concerns and possible terms of the settlement.  They may also have an in-person meeting with their clients or sometimes just themselves to review information, narrow down issues and consider settlement options together. The aim is for each party to have all the information and financial disclosure needed to make an informed decision about parenting, child support, spousal support and property division with their respective lawyer’s advocacy and advice.