I totally understand your anger and frustration.
My STBX's attorney made the first MSA offer. It took me a bit by surprise because STBXH and I had already agreed to terms verbally, and their MSA was not what we had talked about. So I'm having my attorney counter with our end position (basically what we had agreed on via email). It is also less than what I could reasonably expect at trial.
I don't want to waste time and fees going back and forth. If DipShit lets his lawyer run up fees by trying to renegotiate, I'm gonna play hardball. I will not give anything on future offers, and just ask for more, starting with attorney's fees. If he wants to take it to trial, fine. I'll probably end up with more than we're proposing, but I just want to be finished with it.
Yeah, it's business. Still doesn't mean it can't piss you off. Just let the attorney be the bad guy. Edited to correct stupid typos.
Two steps forward and one step backwards, is still progress.