Parents know that children can be natural negotiators. They try to get five more minutes of TV or one more snack before bed; they can make surprisingly convincing arguments when they want something like a new phone or a puppy.
On the other hand, negotiating may not come so easily to parents. And when parents are negotiating, the stakes can be high. For instance, you may need to negotiate changes to a child custody or support agreement, as parents often resolve these matters themselves outside of court. Below are some tips for how to get the outcome you want.