Experienced family law lawyers should always strive for a reasonable settlement of a disputed family law matter. In fact, the problem is not usually whether to try and settle a family law case, but rather when to do so. Considerations include but are not limited to, the party’s finances and the cost of litigation, as well as the emotional advantages to the litigants and their children in reaching a resolution. Settlement agreements should be carefully drafted and attempt to resolve all of the issues in dispute. Once achieved, the court, generally will adopt the agreement and enter a judgment incorporating its terms and conditions as its own.