Mediating Divorce

A Step-by-Step Manual
Author: Marilyn S. McKnight,Stephen K. Erickson
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787958497
Category: Psychology
Page: 224
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Mediating Divorce: A Step-by-Step Manual is written for family law attorneys and therapists who need a comprehensive resource for facilitating the divorce mediation process. Written by Marilyn S. McKnight and Stephen K. Erickson, two widely known pioneers in the field of divorce mediation, this useful guide will show how to implement the techniques needed to be an effective divorce mediator. It includes helpful information for understanding and working through the emotions experienced by people going through a divorce.

Collaborative Divorce Handbook

Helping Families Without Going to Court
Author: Forrest S. Mosten
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470528563
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 280
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Forrest S. Mosten Collaborative Divorce Handbook Helping families without going to court Praise for Collaborative Divorce Handbook "There are many roads to peace. Whether you engage in collaborative practice, which by definition includes the provision that professionals will not represent the parties in litigation, or some other process for respectful conflict resolution, you will find Collaborative Divorce Handbook to be an invaluable resource for deepening your understanding and enhancing your skills as a peacemaker." —Talia L. Katz, JD, executive director, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals "Collaborative lawyering is a promising new way of resolving disputes through joint problem solving rather than adversary litigation that has particular appeal for divorce cases. Whether you are a client who seeks to learn more about it or a lawyer using it who desires a wise guiding hand, this book is an invaluable resource." —Frank E. A. Sander, Bussey Professor Emeritus, Harvard Law School "Written by one of the innovative thinkers in the field, Collaborative Divorce Handbook is a treasure of information for all professionals interested in collaborative divorce. Easy to read, expansive, and chock-full of resources, it is bound to become a classic." —Constance Ahrons, PhD, author, The Good Divorce and We're Still Family, and professor emerita, University of Southern California "Family law is changing. As more people realize that the adversarial process is expensive, degrading, and stressful, they look for alternatives and find it in various forms of alternative dispute resolution. Woody Mosten is the nationally recognized leader of this movement, and his book on collaborative practice literally will be 'The Handbook' we will all follow." —Garrett C. Dailey, Esq., CFLS, AAML, president, Attorney's BriefCase, Inc.

Divorce Bootcamp for Low- and Moderate Income Women

A Step by Step Guide to Navigating Divorce
Author: Anna T. Merrill, Esq.
Publisher: Seraphim Press
ISBN: 1943036012
Category: Reference
Page: N.A
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THERE IS A NEW EDITION OF THIS BOOK AVAILABLE!!! . According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average woman's family income drops by 37% after divorce. Do you know what assets or how much alimony or child support you are entitled to receive? Has your spouse threatened to leave you penniless? Have you spoken to an attorney and gotten sticker-shock? Do you earn too much money to qualify for free legal aid? Are you unable to decipher the scary-looking legal forms your spouse keeps sending you in the mail? This book was written to help the low- and moderate-income women the legal system has abandoned by walking a hypothetical self-represented woman step-by-step through the divorce process. Including: 1. How to prepare financially to stand on your own two feet; 2. What the court can, and cannot do for you; 3. 'Legwork' that can save you money on legal fees and help you get a better outcome; 4. How much child support and alimony you might be entitled to receive; 5. How to show a judge that your spouse is lying about his assets and income; 6. What property you are entitled to receive … and should ask for; 7. Ways vindictive ex-spouses can screw you over; 8. Real life dirty tricks, traps, and pitfalls highlighted so you can avoid them; 9. How to find a good attorney, save legal fees, or piece together legal services if you can't afford a full-service attorney; 10. Mediation … benefits and pitfalls; 11. How to dig up information your spouse doesn't want you to know (discovery) like an attorney does; 12. Common court forms and how to fill them out; 13. Separation Agreements dissected and clarified (including a sample boilerplate); 14. Sample discovery requests and motions; 15. Sample hearing scripts for common court hearings (including Temporary Orders and Trial); 16. Restraining orders … how to get one … how to keep one; 17. Custody disputes … 'fatal flaws' and how you can fix them. Everything you NEVER wanted to know about divorce … but need to come up to speed … FAST!!! This is the only self-help legal book written by someone who was once in your shoes who later went back to school to become an attorney! 550 pages + bonus printable Separation Agreement forms Legal Disclaimer: This book is not meant to constitute legal advice. Please consult with a local attorney before making any decisions which might affect your legal rights. The author is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and uses Massachusetts examples in the text. Kirkus Review: "Attorney Merrill leads women through the complicated process of divorce while warning against common mistakes, including how to document assets, estimate child support and alimony, and even, if necessary, obtain restraining orders. She discusses many topics related to asset division and child custody, including marital debt and visitation rights. The book is aimed at the broadest possible audience, but it also discusses variations in state laws. A solid, informative self-help divorce guide." Cape Cod Times: "Here is a book that will be indispensable to a certain segment of the reading public. Attorney Anna Merrill has spent the past decade working with a variety of nonprofits ... I think one can say that she has seen up close the effect on women of bad relationships and divorce. Now that experience has been set down in a sizable reference work of text, worksheets, graphics and more that will help women fortify themselves for divorce and protect their interests." Note: due to the extensive use of charts and tables, this book is only available in a .pdf format. Mid-sized e-reading devices can best read this book by turning your e-reader horizontally, but if you generally read on a Smart Phone, the text will become too small for you to read. In that case, we suggest you purchase the PRINT edition. * Keywords: women and divorce, women's divorce, battered women, spousal abuse, restraining orders, how to get a restraining order, divorce, divorce law, womens divorce, self-help legal guide, legal self-help, divorce law, divorce self-help, do it yourself divorce, d.i.y. divorce, separation agreement, how to file your own divorce, divorce for low-income women, child custody, child custody law, child custody & support, custody dispute, how to win a custody dispute, contempt, contempt of court, what to do when your husband doesn't pay child support, alimony, how to collect alimony, what do I do when my husband refuses to pay alimony, child support, how to collect child support, self-employed husband, self-employed husbands, what do I do if my husband is hiding money, custody disputes, father's rights movement, divorce without lawyers, how do I get a divorce without a lawyer, divorce self-help, child custody law, women's issues, women's rights, essential guide to divorce, legal help for women, legal advice for women, divorce after 50, divorce without court, mediation, mediators, working with mediators, how to work with a mediator, how to work with a lawyer, save money on legal bills, low cost divorce, Massachusetts divorce, Massachusetts law, Massachusetts divorce law, Massachusetts custody dispute, Massachusetts courts, bitter custody dispute, child support, property division

The Handbook of Divorce Mediation


Author: L. Marlow,S.R. Sauber
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1489924957
Category: Psychology
Page: 508
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Mediation, as a procedure to assist couples in dealing with the problems incident to their separation and divorce, is still relatively new in the United States. For the would-be practitioner, that poses certain problems. Divorce mediation cannot provide a long history of generally accepted procedures. Nor is there even a body of information to which would-be practitioners can turn for instruction or guidance. And, of course, there are no established schools that can train or prepare a practitioner to do this work. To make matters worse, the situation is likely to remain in this state for some time to come. Given this fact, it was felt that it would be useful for practitioners (even for those already engaged in divorce mediation) to have a handbook which would trace a typical mediation from its inception to its conclusion and which would provide them with the substantive informa tion they need to know in order to do divorce mediation. It is hoped that this handbook will fill this need. Having said that, however, it must be acknowledged that the purpose of this book is very much beyond that. Until now, divorce mediation in the United States has been shaped principally by such books as O. J. Coogler's Structured Mediation in Divorce Settlements: A Handbook for Marital Mediators, 1 and John Haynes' Divorce Mediation: 2 A Practical Guide for Therapists and Counselors.

The Fundamentals of Family Mediation


Author: John Michael Haynes
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791420355
Category: Psychology
Page: 256
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Although there are a number of mediation books, none provide a step-by-step description of each stage in the process. This book, designed as a mediator's handbook, can be used by the practicing mediator to solve almost any problem. It can also be used by trainers to provide more basic information to trainee mediators, thus allowing them more time for practicing the skill in training. The book will also be of interest to students and practitioners of family therapy, to social workers, and counselors.

Therapeutic Family Mediation

Helping Families Resolve Conflict
Author: Howard H. Irving,Michael Benjamin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761923138
Category: Medical
Page: 407
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Therapeutic Family Mediation is a practice-based book grounded in a therapeutic family mediation (TFM) model created by the authors. TFM, unlike other practice models for family mediation, devotes special attention to family and emotional dynamics, and therefore can be used in a wider variety of cases. The text not only focuses on TFM, but also surveys the contemporary practice field to make readers aware of other models. In addition to the TFM model, the text includes topics such as creating parenting plans, working with patterns of conflict and money, drafting a contract, working with high-conflict couples and culturally diverse couples.

The Mediation Process

Practical Strategies for Resolving Conflict
Author: Christopher W. Moore
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118421523
Category: Law
Page: 704
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The Fourth Edition of a seminal work in the field ofmediation and conflict resolution For almost thirty years, conflict resolution practitioners,faculty, and students have depended on The Mediation Processas the all-inclusive guide to the discipline. The mostcomprehensive book written on mediation, this text is perfect fornew and experienced conflict managers working in any area ofdispute resolution—family, community, employment, business,environmental, public policy multicultural, or international. Thisis the expert's guide, and the Fourth Edition has beenexpanded and revised to keep pace with developments in the field.It includes new resources that will promote excellence in mediationand help disputants reach durable agreements and enhance theirworking relationships. Includes expanded information on the latest approaches forproviding mediation assistance Features comprehensive guidelines for selecting the rightstrategy for both common and unique problems Utilizes updated, contemporary case studies of all types ofdisputes Offers expanded coverage of the growing field and practice ofintercultural and international mediation

Divorce Mediation in Oregon


Author: Julie Gentili Armbrust
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781682223369
Category: Law
Page: 88
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Julie Armbrust is a practicing attorney and a private mediator and facilitator. In her newest guide, Divorce Mediation in Oregon, Ms. Armbrust offers a handbook to persons or couples facing a divorce and the roller-coaster "year of chaos" that follows. In Divorce Mediation in Oregon, you'll be shown step-by-step methods for the valuing and dividing of assets and the handling of child and spousal support, as well as be given tips on addressing retirement accounts, the custody of children, and even the ways one can achieve a divorce in the first place. Ms. Armbrust also shares online tools to make calculations easier and advice for dealing with the aspects of a divorce that other manuals and other attorneys won't mention. When it comes to dealing with a divorce, the options are these: Choose the terms and the path of your new life, or have them imposed upon you by others. To get started making the best choices for you and your family, you'll want to read Divorce Mediation in Oregon. (Oh...and bring a cupcake.)

Handbook for Boomers

Successful Strategies for the Middle Years of Life
Author: Franklin Ross Jones
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450248519
Category: Self-Help
Page: 400
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The helpful information in the Handbook for Boomers comes from author Franklin Ross Jones’s personal experience, original research, and teaching on human development that is relevant to the lives of the baby boomer generation. The Boomer designation encompasses anyone born in the United States between 1946 and 1964, a group that has seventy-seven million members living today! The most salient features of Handbook for Boomers are those that most Boomers are likely to need at some time in their lives. Whether it’s advice about marriage, health, divorce, work, or caring for our parents, Boomers who may not have the time, wherewithal, or knowledge of where to turn for assistance in resolving these problems can find their answers here. Jones offers a discussion of the current status of the Boomer generation by reviewing their cultural circumstances, longevity prospects, societal expectations, and developmental tasks. Addressing stress, health, love, sex, recreation, caring for parents, second marriages, second careers, and how to live the good life, this guidebook offers a comprehensive overview of the issues facing Boomers today. Help is now within your reach; the best is yet to come!

Using Divorce Mediation

Save Your Money & Your Sanity
Author: Katherine E. Stoner
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9780873375115
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 250
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A comprehensive manual to the divorce mediation process covers selecting a mediator, going to court, negotiation, financial settlements, and judgements in contested and uncontested divorce situations

The Task Planner

An Intervention Resource for Human Service Professionals
Author: William J. Reid
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231506198
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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A comprehensive, A-to-Z set of task planners for more than one hundred psychosocial problems from alcoholism and anxiety to domestic violence and sexual abuse. Each entry includes a menu of actions the client can undertake to affect resolution, a guide to the practitioner's role in facilitating these actions, and a reference list. An accompanying disk allows social workers to update the task planners they are working with and enables keyword searches for specific topics.

The SAGE handbook of conflict communication

integrating theory, research, and practice
Author: John G. Oetzel,Stella Ting-Toomey
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 792
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The SAGE Handbook of Conflict Communication: Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice is the first resource to synthesize key theories, research, and practices of conflict communication in a variety of contexts. Editors John Oetzel and Stella Ting-Toomey, as well as expert researchers in the field, emphasize constructive conflict management from a communication perspective which places primacy in the message as the focus of conflict research and practice.

Family Justice

The Work of Family Judges in Uncertain Times
Author: John Eekelaar,Mavis Maclean
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782253491
Category: Law
Page: 238
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This book is about the delivery of family justice in England and Wales, focusing on the work of the family judiciary in the lower courts. The policy context is moving so rapidly that the authors have gone beyond presenting their empirical findings to offer a broader consideration of the nature and role of the family justice system, as these are in danger of being lost amid present reform proposals. The first four chapters are historical and comparative, examining assumptions about family justice and offering a defence of the role of legal rights in family life, and the importance of good policy-making balancing outcome- and behaviour-focused approaches to family justice. Comparative examples from the US and Australia show how new approaches to family justice can be successfully deployed. The next three chapters are empirical, including a typology of the roles played and tasks addressed by the judges, overturning the commonly held assumption that the central judicial role is adjudication, emphasising the extent to which judges integrate outcome- and behaviour-focused approaches to family justice, and giving a detailed account of the daily work of circuit and district judges and legal advisers. The conclusion is that there is a trend across jurisdictions, driven by technological innovation and by economic constraints, to reduce the role of courts and lawyers in favour of individual choices based on private or government-funded information sources. While these developments can be beneficial, they also have dangers and limitations. The final chapter argues that despite the move to privatised forms of dispute resolution, family justice still demands a sound judicial structure.

Pastoral Mediation: An Innovative Practice: Second Edition


Author: Mary Kendall Hope
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1312060123
Category: Religion
Page: 174
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Pastoral Mediation: Second Edition is a training manual for pastors, church leaders, and counselors of any faith to provide mediation. This step-by-step process is edited & updated with new forms. The mediation theory and practice in this book establishes the specialty of Pastoral Mediation within the larger field of professional mediation. This second edition continues to provide the best set of specific instructions to mediators to date on how to provide mediation service that truly serves individuals' needs in times of crisis. Dr. Hope's in depth insights to mediation practice are a must for any professional pastoral counselor or mediator's reference.

Problem Solving Mediation Training: Participant's Guide


Author: Sharmon Monagan,Eshanda James
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557287456
Category: Conflict management
Page: 139
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This problem-solving mediation training guide provides a comprehensive step-by-step walk through mediation using Christopher Moore's problem-solving model. Included in the manual is a case study, a role play, and activities.