Usher and his soon-to-be ex-wife Tameka Foster were going through a nasty, bitter divorce, duking it out in court for custody of their two sons before a tragic accident shook things up. In light of Tameka’s son (from a previous relationship) being in critical condition after being hit by a jet ski, Usher has decided it’d be best to just settle. Details below.

Marisa Mendez

Sources connected with the couple tell TMZ … Usher spoke with Tameka over the weekend and suggested that they settle up, but he did not significantly change his offer — 50/50 custody with a very slight increase in child support. Tameka said no way.

But apparently Usher softened after the conversation, because our sources say he met with his lawyers earlier this week and instructed them to craft a new proposal that would give Tameka “a majority” of custody, though the sources did not specify the exact breakdown. We’re told Usher is also raising his child support offer “significantly.”

As for Usher’s motivation … we’re told he’s very conscious that Tameka is suffering and it’s not a good move to continue the fight under the circumstances.

We’re told the offer has not been presented to Tameka yet, but our sources say she’s open to a “reasonable settlement.”

Calls to lawyers on both sides have not been returned.