19 STEP 5 Reaching Agreement in Principle

If men would consider not so much wherein they differ, as wherein they agree, there would be far less of uncharitableness and angry feeling in the world.

Joseph Addison

It’s happened hundreds of times. One side of the anticipated battle calls, fearing the worst—thinking of hiding assets, who will win, who will lose, and what will be the consequences of a battle. They are amazed to discover that, aside from the emotion of transition, the process can be relatively painless. Once you establish an agreement in principle, it can be easy.

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