Divorce Settlement Case

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Divorce Settlement

1. Demographics (People Involved)
Wife
Ex-Husband
2 Children
Joni (age 11)
James (age 9)

2. Key Findings

Wife
New Job: 50+Hours/week; Yearly Salary $ 40,000
Resides Close to Parents, and Sister (unmarried)

Ex-Husband
New Position: 15 Years Tenure; Yearly Salary $ 65,000; Substantial Vacation and Leave time; Flexible Hours.
Resides an hour drive; Close to Parent.

Children: James & Joni
Active in Sports & Church

Currently Residing with the Mother
Emotional Distraught

3. Goals Joint Custody: Wife being the primary custodial parent Visitation: Every other full weekend Alternating holiday schedule (switching holidays from year to year as well) Six weeks during the summer and every other school break time Equal responsibility for transporting to/from Insurance & Child Support: Husband Provides Insurance and Pay a significant Child Support Payment

4. Objectives Deciding on the basis of will is costly:

Situation: Make sure to put the children’s needs first, not what you personally want. The case for using objective criteria:

Make a decision based on a principle, not pressure. There’s no way that someone can say you took advantage of them if your argument is based on facts instead of wants. “No one backed down; no one appeared weak - just reasonable.” (Fisher, Ury, &, Patton, 85).

Situation: Concession and Offer: Example; you can have the kids on Christmas if you pay me double the child support for the month. Developing objective criteria:
Principle negotiations = two questions. “How do you develop objective criteria, and how do you use them in negotiating?” (Fisher, Ury, & Patton, 86).
Situation: Involves: equal treatment, moral standards, what a court would decide, and maybe costs. Divorce specifically, both parents should decide on visitation rights together,…...

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