Book Title:

Child Custody: Building Parenting Agreements That Work (Paperback)
by Mimi E. Lyster

Editorial Reviews:

Book Description

Working out a fair and realistic custody agreement is one of the most difficult tasks for parents going through a divorce or separation. Child Custody is the only book to show separating or divorcing parents how to overcome obstacles and build their own 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.

Child Custody 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

Child Custody includes checklists and worksheets to make it easy to put together a comprehensive agreement. It also covers custody law in all 50 states and includes fill-in-the-blank custody agreement.

The updated 4th edition is completely reorganized – making a parenting agreement is even easier with step-by-step instructions and easy-to-understand information.

New York Daily News

Clear, practical advice on identifying everyone’s concerns, and strategies for effective negotiations.

Dallas Morning News

Ms. Lyster… has isolated 40 common issues and battlefield-tested suggestions for resolving them.

American Baby

Takes you through the nitty-gritty of arranging custody.

About the Author

Mimi E. Lyster draws on her 18 years of experience resolving child custody and other types of disputes to help families build parenting agreements that make sense and work well.

Author of Child Custody, Ms. Lyster is currently a policy analyst with the California Statewide Office of Family Court Services and a Practitioner member of the Academy of Family Mediators. She provides both entry and advanced level training programs for mediators, attorneys and other divorce support professionals, and maintains a limited private practice in mediation, meeting facilitation, and strategic planning. Previously, she has served as a member of the California Dispute Resolution Council, the State Bar’s Committee on Legal Services for Middle Income Persons, the Judicial Council’s Commission on the Future of the Courts, and as the executive director of mediation programs in both urban and rural areas of California.