Does a Divorcing Couple Have to Go to Court to Settle Their Differences?

Many settlement proposals are works in progress, often multiple counter-offers that go back and forth between the parties before a final agreement is agreed upon. Sometimes, if it seems that they're just at a stop-gap, you can utilize a mediator and maybe get some other ideas of how to resolve the outstanding issues. A mediator could be an attorney mediator. There's some mediators who are retired judges that will also work with the parties. Sometimes, that third party can also provide some creative options to try and get the deal finalized.