Settling your case by mediation or collaborative law is not bad and does not mean that you are weak or that your attorney isn't aggressive enough. Settling your case rather than going to trial can often mean that you can gain more of what is important to you. You can decide what property you really want and what property is not as important to you. When you compromise, you are in charge of how the outcome of your case will be. Settlement, mediation and collaborative law are not bad words.