Divorce Without Court: A Guide to Mediation & Collaborative Divorce [NOOK Book]

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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.

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Divorce Without Court: A Guide to Mediation & Collaborative Divorce

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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.
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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 
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781413317268
  • Publisher: NOLO
  • Publication date: 7/16/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 920,370
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Katherine 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

Introduction1.The Role of Mediation and Collaborative Law in the Divorce Process2.What Happens in Mediation3.What Happens in a Collaborative Divorce4.Deciding to Mediate or Collaborate5.Proposing Mediation or Collaboration6.Finding a Mediator7.Finding a Collaborative Attorney8.Using Advisers and Doing Legal Research9.Getting Started on Information-Gathering10.Preparing for and Making the Most of the First Session11.Evaluating Your Progress in Mediation or Collaborative Divorce12.Communicating in Mediation or Collaborative Divorce13.Negotiating in Mediation or Collaborative Divorce14.Court-Sponsored Mediation15.Encountering Difficulties in Mediation and Collaboration16.Writing Up the Agreement17.Women and Men in Mediation and Collaborative Divorce18.Unmarried Couples in Mediation and Collaboration19.Mediation and Collaboration After DivorceAppendixIndex

 

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