I have been contacted by a client I worked for with my previous company with a job offer. However, I have a 1 year No Compete clause and with 6 months more to go I'm in a tough situation. The two things I do not want to do are the legal side of this - challenge the contract or break it. The client is in Florida, where (meaningless considering my desired approach) no compete clauses are regularly enforced in court.
Instead, I wonder how, or if there is much precedent, to contact my previous employer and nullify this part of the contract. I left on good terms and feel like this is my best, perhaps only, course of action. Obviously there are legal aspects to consider even with this approach, but on this site I'm asking: What sort of precedent is there for this kind of request and if so is there a convention to follow?