Building a Parenting Agreement That Works: Child Custody Agreements Step by Step

Building a Parenting Agreement That Works: Child Custody Agreements Step by Step

by Mimi Lyster Zemmelman Ph.D

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Avoid child custody battles and save money, time, and grief

Working out a fair and realistic custody agreement is often crucial in protecting children’s best interests, but it may seem impossible for divorcing parents. That’s where Building a Parenting Agreement
That Works
comes in. This comprehensive guide will show you how to overcome all kinds of obstacles and build a win-win custody agreement that allows everyone—especially your children—to thrive.
Find out how to:

  • minimize conflict, even in tense situations
  • create a workable agreement together, and
  • modify or renegotiate an existing agreement.

Take advantage of practical solutions and sample language to resolve important issues like:

  • health care, education, and religion
  • living arrangements and moving
  • new partners and surnames
  • holidays, travel, and grandparent visits
  • different approaches to discipline, and
  • alcohol and drug use.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781413325560
Publisher: NOLO
Publication date: 09/30/2018
Edition description: Ninth Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 284,335
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Mimi Lyster Zemmelman has been active in dispute resolution and other facilitated decision-making processes for 25 years. She brings experiences as a mediator, trainer, facilitator, strategic planner, and court policy analyst to her work with families, businesses, nonprofits, and government organizations. Zemmelman has co-founded a community mediation program, served on the California Dispute Resolution Council, the State Bar's Committee and was appointed to the 2020 California Court futures Commission.

Table of Contents

Part I: Getting Started
1. Taking Stock of Your Situation
2. An Introduction to Parenting Agreements
3. Getting Organized
4. How to Negotiate a Parenting Agreement
Part II: Your Parenting Agreement
5. Building Your Agreement
6. Basic Elements
7. More Parenting Issues
8. Serious Situations
9. Special Challenges
Part III: Beyond Your Parenting Agreement
10. Child Support, Alimony, and Jointly Owned Property
11. Making Mediation and Arbitration Work for You
12. Making Changes
13. Understanding Your Children’s Needs
14. Multiracial, Multicultural, and International Families
15. Nontraditional Families
16. State and Federal Laws Affecting Child Custody
17. Help Beyond the Book
Appendix A:Interactive Forms
Appendix B: Forms

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