Nolo PressDivorcing? 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.Divorce Without Court
provides the latest resources, contact information for state offices, national and regional organizations, and clear examples of what you can expect. The 2nd edition has been revised to reflect the most current trends in mediation, collaborative practice, and divorce law.Baker & Taylor
Presents a guide to the divorce mediation process, discussing how to select a mediator, going to court, negotiation, financial settlements, and judgements in contested and uncontested divorce situations.Ingram Publishing Services
Thanks to highprofile celebrity separations, TV talk shows and the personal experience of many, divorce means battle, plain and simple. But does it have to be a bloodletting that ends up in court? Not if a couple chooses mediation.Mediation is the quick, fair and low stress way to resolve all kinds of disputes, including divorce. It takes place in a quiet room without a judge or a jury and leaves the final decision to the parties involved, not a fleetfooted lawyer. Consequently, more and more divorcing couples are choosing to mediate rather than step inside the contentious courtroom. Attorney Mediator Katherine Stoner sheds light on the role of mediation in divorce and then explains how to:find a mediatorprepare for mediationanticipate what will happen in mediationconduct oneself in the mediationget an agreement in writingfind and use legal and other types of advisorsresearch state divorce laws. Keeping divorce out of court not only saves people money and time, it lessens the impact of the separation on children and other family members involved. (Who ever heard of a bloody mediation?) With Stoner’s encouraging, straightforward book in hand, couples have the antidote to frayed nerves, miserable families and protracted battles includes reams of worksheets and checklists.Nolo
An easy to understand guide to divorce mediation and collaborative divorce -- two ways that divorcing couples can avoid conflict and stay away from the courtroom!
Half of all marriages end in divorce and 70 to 80% of divorcing spouses are without lawyers, while most states now have mandatory mediation programs for divorcing couples with children.Keeping divorce out of court not only saves people money and time, it lessens the impact of the separation on children and other family members involved. Divorce Without Court is the guide that shows couples how to end a marriage fairly and inexpensively. Couples ending their marriage can save money, time and heartache by skipping court and using mediation or “collaborative divorce”, a new approach to divorce. In this book, Attorney-Mediator Katherine Stoner clearly explains: • how mediation works • how collaborative divorce works • how to talk to your spouse about coming to mediation • how to find a mediator • how to prepare and get the most out of the process Divorce Without Court also provides contact information for state offices, national and regional organizations, and the standards of conduct for mediators.The second edition has been revised to reflect the most current trends in mediation, collaborative practice, and divorce law.