Divorce Without Court: A Guide to Mediation & Collaborative Divorce

Divorce Without Court: A Guide to Mediation & Collaborative Divorce

by Katherine Stoner
     
 

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

Can you really have a civilized divorce? Ending a marriage is always difficult, but it need not be defined by financial or emotional conflict. Avoid huge legal bills and jockeying lawyers while protecting your kids -- turn to Divorce Without Court for help.
 

Overview

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

Can you really have a civilized divorce? Ending a marriage is always difficult, but it need not be defined by financial or emotional conflict. Avoid huge legal bills and jockeying lawyers while protecting your kids -- turn to Divorce Without Court for help.
 
The 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 use either to end a marriage
. 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. This edition has been revised to reflect the most current trends in mediation, collaborative practice, and divorce law.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"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 

"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 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413317138
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
07/31/2012
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.00(d)

What People are saying about this

Chip Rose
"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."
author of Collaborative Family Law Practice
Gary Friedman
"Finally-a realistic and balanced approach to getting divorced without costly court battles. This accessible book takes divorcing couples through the entire process."
author of A Guide to Divorce Mediation
From the Publisher

"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 

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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