Divorce Without Court: A Guide to Mediation and Collaborative Divorce

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Get essential information on how to end a marriage fairly and inexpensively.

This book guides you through a negotiated divorce, using divorce mediation, or an increasingly popular approach called collaborative divorce. Encouraging and straightforward, Divorce Without Court...

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Overview

Get essential information on how to end a marriage fairly and inexpensively.

This book guides you through a negotiated divorce, using divorce mediation, or an increasingly popular approach called collaborative divorce. Encouraging and straightforward, Divorce Without Court explains:

  • how mediation works.
  • how collaborative divorce works.
  • how to maximize opportunities for settlement.
  • how to get an agreement in writing.
  • how to find and use advisors.

Divorce Without Court provides the latest resources, contact information for state offices, national and regional organizations, and clear examples of what you can expect. With downloadable worksheets and checklists.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Divorce is never emotionally easy to get through, but with useful resources such as... Divorce Without Court, it does not have to be financially devastating." American Reference Books Annual

“Finally—a realistic and balanced approach to getting divorced without costly court battles. This accessible book takes divorcing couples through the entire process.” Gary Friedman, Author of a Guide to Divorce Mediation

“A person considering divorce could not have a more valuable resource than Divorce Without Court. A comprehensive step-by-step guide through the process for people who want to avoid the expense and damage of litigation.” Chip Rose, Author of Collaborative Family Law Practice

American Reference Books Annual
Divorce is never emotionally easy to get through, but with useful resources such as... Divorce Without Court, it does not have to be financially devastating.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781413321647
  • Publisher: NOLO
  • Publication date: 7/30/2015
  • Edition description: Fourth
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,568,590
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Katherine E. Stoner is an attorney/mediator in private practice with the firm of Stoner, Welsh & Schmidt in Pacific Grove, California. In addition to mediation, her practice includes consulting attorney services for clients who are in mediation. Ms. Stoner is a Certified Family Law Specialist, who teaches community property at Monterey College of Law and is on the training staff of the Center for Mediation and Law in Mill Valley, California. She has lectured extensively on family law and mediation and has been interviewed by major media including NBC's Today Show.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

1.The Role of Mediation and Collaborative Law in the Divorce Process

2.What Happens in Mediation

3.What Happens in a Collaborative Divorce

4.Deciding to Mediate or Collaborate

5.Proposing Mediation or Collaboration

6.Finding a Mediator

7.Finding a Collaborative Attorney

8.Using Advisers and Doing Legal Research

9.Getting Started on Information-Gathering

10.Preparing for and Making the Most of the First Session

11.Evaluating Your Progress in Mediation or Collaborative Divorce

12.Communicating in Mediation or Collaborative Divorce

13.Negotiating in Mediation or Collaborative Divorce

14.Court-Sponsored Mediation

15.Encountering Difficulties in Mediation and Collaboration

16.Writing Up the Agreement

17.Women and Men in Mediation and Collaborative Divorce

18.Unmarried Couples in Mediation and Collaboration

19.Mediation and Collaboration After Divorce

Appendix

Index

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