What is the name of your state?MO
I'm considering a civil law suit for psychiatric malpractice - sexual misconduct. However, I'd rather settle privately to avoid hurting innocent people. If I say, "I would not puruse legal action for X amount" is that considered illegal? The $ would hurt him, and give me back a lot of what was lost due to his mishandling of the situation. Proving it is not a problem at all. It seems fair, but it sounds wrong. But if I don't take legal action and he refuses to pay me what I really feel is fair, then do I just walk away while he has lost nothing, and I have lost my marriage, time with my children, and a lot of lost income/financial stability?