Building a Parenting Agreement That Works

Author: Mimi Lyster Zemmelman
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413320686
Format: PDF, Docs
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Avoid custody battles -- save time, money and grief Working out a fair and realistic child custody agreement is one of the most difficult tasks for parents going through a divorce or separation. Building a Parenting Agreement That Works is the only book to show separating or divorcing parents how to overcome obstacles and create win-win custody agreements. A professional mediator, author Mimi Lyster sets out 40 issues separating parents typically face, and presents all the options to resolving them. The book walks you through all the factors you must consider, including: medical care education religious training living arrangements holidays money issues dealing with changes in an existing agreement how to handle new partners working with professionals The updated edition includes checklists and worksheets to help you complete the custody agreement, and provides the current custody laws of your state. It also contains new information on "moveaway" laws. All forms are now downloadable at nolo.com

Child Custody

Author: Mimi E. Lyster
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9780873379205
Format: PDF
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Offers guidelines for minimizing conflict and negotiating a fair and realistic custody agreement, discusses how to modify an existing agreement, and addresses the special needs of multicultural and nontraditional families.

Divorce Without Court

Author: Katherine Stoner
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413325289
Format: PDF, Docs
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Learn how to end a marriage fairly and inexpensively. This book guides you through a negotiated divorce, using mediation or an increasingly popular approach called collaborative divorce. Encouraging and straightforward, Divorce Without Court explains: how divorce 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 Courtt provides the latest resources, contact information for state offices, national and regional organizations, and clear examples of what you can expect. Includes downloadable worksheets and checklists to help you through the process.

Legal Answer Book for Families The

Author: Emily Doskow
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413319750
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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At one time or another, the law will touch your family's life, and it's important that you have swift access to the most up-to-date information available so that your family's interests are protected. From the rights of kids, to inheritance rules, find everything you need to deal with everyday legal issues in The Legal Answer Book for Families. With this legal reference, you'll get: a clear overview of the laws that affect personal relationships and families of all kinds quick, accurate answers to everyday legal questions discussions of various legal documents relevant to your family, from marriage licenses to parenting agreements a collection of Family Law Rules & Resources, with details for all 50 states Easy-to-use, concise, and clear, The Legal Answer Book for Families is the perfect addition to any family's collection of practical reference books.

Represent Yourself in Court

Author: Paul Bergman
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 141332309X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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How to prepare and present a winning civil court case Many disputes are too big for small claims court but too small to justify a lawyer’s fee. Fortunately, if you are willing to learn the courtroom ropes, you can successfully handle your own case from start to finish. Represent Yourself in Court breaks the pretrial and trial process down into easy-to-understand steps. Armed with these clear and thorough instructions, you’ll be well prepared to: file court papers present an opening statement deal with pretrial issues cross-examine hostile witnesses handle depositions make and respond to objections pick a jury if necessary get help from an attorney or legal coach discover, obtain and prepare your evidence deal with the court clerk and judge line up and prepare witnesses Whether you are a plaintiff or a defendant, this book will help you handle a bankruptcy, divorce, landlord-tenant dispute, breach of contract case, small business dispute—or any other civil lawsuit. This new edition is completely updated to include the latest rules and court procedures.

Mom s House Dad s House

Author: Isolina Ricci
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476747229
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Internationally renowned therapist, family expert and mediator Isolina Ricci, Ph.D. presents this definitive and newly updated guide to divorce and making shared custody work for parents and children. The ground-breaking classic, Mom’s House, Dad’s House, has become the standard for two generations of divorcing parents, and includes examples, self-tests, checklists, tools, and guidelines to help separated moms and dads with the legal, emotional, and financial issues they will encounter as they work to create happy and stable homes. This comprehensive guide looks anew at the needs of all family members with creative options and common-sense advice, including: * The map to a “decent divorce” and two happy homes * Helping children of divorce with age-specific advice * Negotiating Parental Agreements and custody arrangements * Breaking away from “negative intimacy” with a difficult ex-husband or ex-wife * Sidestepping destructive myths about divorce (and marriage) * Handling long-distance parenting and parenting alone With Mom’s House, Dad’s House, parents will learn how to help their children heal and find a sense of continuity, security, and stability throughout the divorce process and in any custody situation.

The joint custody handbook

Author: Miriam Galper Cohen
Publisher: Running Pr Book Pub
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Provides information on setting up joint custody arrangements that benefit the child and parents, and offers advice on dealing with such issues as helping your child adjust, managing schedules, school, and money, and remarriage

Nolo s Essential Guide to Child Custody and Support

Author: Emily Doskow
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413321968
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Custody and Support: Get the Answers You Need When you’re getting divorced, you can make a tough time easier for your children (and yourself) if you work with the other parent to draw up a custody plan and agree on child support. If you can’t work out custody and support, you’ll have to head to court and ask a judge to step in. Either way, Nolo’s Essential Guide to Child Custody & Support can help. You’ll learn: how negotiation and mediation can keep costs down, ease the transition for kids, and improve future dealings with your exwhere to find your state’s child support guidelineshow judges make custody decisionshow to enforce and change custody and support ordershow court trials workwhat military families need to knowwhen you need a lawyer and how to work with one You’ll also find specifics about each state’s laws, including what factors courts consider when they rule on custody arrangements, what happens when one parent wants to move away with the children, and how you can change custody or support orders.

Renegotiating Family Relationships

Author: Robert E. Emery
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1609189817
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Long recognized as the authoritative guide for clinicians working with divorcing families, this book presents crucial concepts, strategies, and intervention techniques. Robert E. Emery describes how to help parents navigate the emotional and legal hurdles of this painful family transition while protecting their children's well-being. The book is grounded in cutting-edge research on family relationships, parenting, and children's adjustment, including Emery's groundbreaking longitudinal study of the impact of divorce mediation versus litigation. It provides a detailed treatment manual for mediating custody and other disputes, developing collaborative parenting plans, and fostering positive postdivorce family relationships. New to This Edition *Reflects the latest psychological research, as well as divorce and custody law. *Chapters on understanding and addressing divorcing partners' anger and grief. *Treatment manual chapters have been extensively revised. *Incorporates the author's 12-year follow-up study.