Phyllis Miller Palombi, LMFT, and Jennifer A. Bradley, J.D.
Two divorce attorneys walk into a bar. They’re given a set of facts relating to the dissolution of a marriage, without being assigned representation to either party, and they reach a mutually agreed upon settlement in less than an hour.
If only our jobs were that simple. Instead, a couple’s emotional and psychological vulnerabilities generally control the settlement negotiation process, in conjunction with the attorneys’ egos, making it much less efficient than it otherwise could be.