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Building a Parenting Agreement That Works: Child Custody Agreements Step by Step
     

Building a Parenting Agreement That Works: Child Custody Agreements Step by Step

by Mimi Lyster Zemmelman
 

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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 Works is the only book to show separating or divorcing parents how to overcome obstacles and create win-win custody

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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 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
  • how to handle new partners
  • working with professionals

    The updated edition includes checklists and worksheets to help you complete the custody agreement, and provides the current custody laws of your state. It also contains new information on "moveaway" laws. All forms are now downloadable at nolo.com

  • Editorial Reviews

    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

    "Zemmelman, who works with parents and others to come to mutually beneficial agreements, offers a guide that helps separating or divorcing parents (married or unmarried) work out a child custody agreement. She addresses how to take stock of the situation, get organized, and negotiate an agreement; build the agreement, its basic elements, parenting issues to address, serious situations like domestic violence and alcohol or drug abuse, and special challenges like moving, military service, and when homes are far apart; and aspects beyond the agreement, including child support, alimony, held property, mediation and arbitration, making changes, understanding the child's needs, multiracial, multicultural, international, and nontraditional families, and state and federal laws affecting child custody. A sample agreement is included." Eithne O'Leyne, Editor Ringgold, Inc. ProtoView

    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

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781413320671
    Publisher:
    NOLO
    Publication date:
    09/30/2014
    Edition description:
    Eighth
    Pages:
    352
    Sales rank:
    358,990
    Product dimensions:
    8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.80(d)

    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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