What happens at a divorce settlement hearing?
A divorce settlement conference is a meeting where the spouses and attorneys work on the terms and conditions of property division, alimony, child support, and custody and visitation. They negotiate and find compromises on these issues because through compromise and negotiation the parties attempt to avoid a trial.
What is a settlement offer in divorce?
Marital Settlement Agreement (MSA). The purpose of a divorce settlement agreement is to memorialize any agreements reached between divorcing (or separating) spouses as to child custody, child support, alimony (also referred to as “spousal support” or “maintenance”), and the division of property.
How do you propose a settlement offer?
If you’re considering trying it on your own, here’s a rough guide to the steps you may want to take:Assess your situation. Research your creditors. Start a settlement fund. Make the creditor an offer. Review a written settlement agreement. Pay the agreed-upon settlement amount.