Getting Apart Together

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Guess which couple got more of what they wanted: Charles and Charlotte, who worked out a negotiated settlement together? Or John and Joyce, who let the court settle their differences? Couples who want to negotiate their own divorce settlements now have a comprehensive self-help guide, complete with ground rules, agendas for discussion, sample forms, and options for divorce mediation without "bloodshed." Not quite a "do-it-yourself" manual you'll still need an attorney but packed with real—couple examples of ...
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Overview

Guess which couple got more of what they wanted: Charles and Charlotte, who worked out a negotiated settlement together? Or John and Joyce, who let the court settle their differences? Couples who want to negotiate their own divorce settlements now have a comprehensive self-help guide, complete with ground rules, agendas for discussion, sample forms, and options for divorce mediation without "bloodshed." Not quite a "do-it-yourself" manual you'll still need an attorney but packed with real—couple examples of successful agreements on Co-Parenting, Custody, Financial Support, College Planning, Property, Insurance, Taxes. An organized, thorough guide to the important issues for every separating couple, and an effective aid for those who seek professional mediation. "Your chances of getting the outcome you want are best when you take control of the decision-making process," says Martin Kranitz, Director of the National Center for Mediation Education in Annapolis, Maryland. "Couples can work out their own decisions, if they know what to talk about."

Getting Apart Together is for couples considering divorce, divorcing couples, divorce mediators, marriage and family therapists, court custody evaluators.

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Martin Kranitz is the Director of the National Center for Mediation Education, and the National Institute for Conflict Resolution. In Getting Apart Together: The Couple's Guide To A Fair Divorce Or Separation, Kranitz offers practical, experienced, and authoritative advice and guidance drawing upon his many years as an expert divorce mediator. Kranitz provides the reader with a wealth of practical, helpful exercises, charts and worksheets enabling him or her to develop an effective, strategy for amicable separation and/or dissolution to the marriage. Getting Apart Together is very highly recommended for the non-specialist general reader seeking to avoid the exorbitant costs of attorney fees while establishing fair and equitable ground rules and agendas for co-parenting, custody, financial support, property division, taxes, and all the other aspects that must be attended to in the dissolution of the marriage.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886230217
  • Publisher: Impact Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/1/2000
  • Series: Rebuilding Books Series
  • Edition description: 2 ED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 810,348
  • Product dimensions: 0.44 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Introduction for Mediators 1
1. Ground Rules: First, You Lay the Foundation 3
2. Co-Parenting I: The Basics 11
3. Co-Parenting II: "Fine Tuning" 35
4. Co-Parenting III: Custody and Other Key Decisions 55
5. Division of Property: Whose Teapot Is That, Anyway? 69
6. Support: Budgets and Other Money Matters 97
7. Insurance: It's a Matter of Policy 119
8. Will There Be College? 137
9. Income Taxes: The Other Sure Thing 147
10. Putting It All Together: (Don't sign Anything Yet!) 157
Appendices
A. Agendas for Discussion 165
B. Selected Bibliography 171
C. Monthly Expense Budget Worksheet 173
D. Financial Information and Income Statement 177
E. Resources for Finding a Professional Mediator 181
F. Children's Data Sheet 183
Index 185
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