Building a Parenting Agreement That Works: Child Custody Agreements Step by Step [NOOK Book]

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Avoid custody battles -- save time, money and grief.



Working out a fair and realistic child-custody agreement is one of the most difficult tasks for parents going through a divorce or separation. Building a Parenting Agreement That ...
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Building a Parenting Agreement That Works: Child Custody Agreements Step by Step

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Overview

Avoid custody battles -- save time, money and grief.



Working out a fair and realistic child-custody agreement is one of the most difficult tasks for parents going through a divorce or separation. Building a Parenting Agreement That Works is the only book to show separating or divorcing parents how to overcome obstacles and create win-win custody agreements.



A professional mediator, author Mimi Lyster sets out 40 issues separating parents typically face, and presents all the options to resolving them. The book walks you through all the factors you must consider, including:



  • medical care

  • education

  • religious training

  • living arrangements

  • holidays

  • money issues

  • dealing with changes in an existing agreement

  • working with professionals



    The updated 7th edition includes checklists and worksheets to help you complete the included fill-in-the-blank custody agreement, and provides the current custody laws of your state. It also contains new information on "moveaway" laws.
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Editorial Reviews

New Orleans Times-Picayune
“The author draws on her experience as a professional mediator to give real-life solutions to some of the most common custody issues.” New Orleans Times-Picayune
Newsday
“A step-by-step guide meant to help even the most hostile couples work out terms for raising their children after the family splits.” Newsday
From the Publisher
“The author draws on her experience as a professional mediator to give real-life solutions to some of the most common custody issues.” New Orleans Times-Picayune
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781413314359
  • Publisher: NOLO
  • Publication date: 9/13/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 741,257
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Mimi Lyster Zemmelman has been active in dispute resolution and other facilitated decision-making processes for 25 years. She brings experiences as a mediator, trainer, facilitator, strategic planner, and court policy analyst to her work with families, businesses, nonprofits, and government organizations. Zemmelman has co-founded a community mediation program, served on the California Dispute Resolution Council, the State Bar's Committee and was appointed to the 2020 California Court futures Commission.
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Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I: Getting Started

1. Taking Stock of Your Situation

2. An Introduction to Parenting Agreements

3. Getting Organized

4. How to Negotiate a Parenting Agreement

Part II: Your Parenting Agreement

5. Building Your Agreement

6. Basic Elements

7. More Parenting Issues

8. Serious Situations

9. Special Challenges

Part III: Beyond Your Parenting Agreement

10. Child Support, Alimony, and Jointly Owned Property

11. Making Mediation and Arbitration Work for You

12. Making Changes

13. Understanding Your Children’s Needs

14. Multiracial, Multicultural, and International Families

15. Nontraditional Families

16. State and Federal Laws Affecting Child Custody

17. Help Beyond the Book

Appendix: Interactive Forms

Index

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