Book Title:

Divorce Without Court: A Guide to Mediation & Collaborative Divorce (Paperback)
by Katherine Stoner (Author)

Editorial Reviews:

Gary Friedman, author of A Guide to Divorce Mediation

“Finally a realistic and balanced approach to getting divorced without costly court battles. This accessible book takes divorcing couples through the entire process.”

Chip Rose, author of Collaborative Family Law Practice

“A comprehensive, step-by-step guide through the process for people who want to avoid the expense and damage of litigation.”

Book Description

The all-in-one guide that shows couples 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.

The book guides you through a negotiated divorce, using divorce mediation or a new approach called “collaborative divorce.” Encouraging and straightforward, Divorce Without Court explains:

  • how mediation works
  • how collaborative divorce works
  • how to use either to end a marriage
  • how to maximize opportunities for settlement
  • how to get an agreement in writing
  • how to find and use advisors

Divorce Without Court provides the latest resources, contact information for state offices, national and regional organizations, and clear examples of what you can expect.

About the Author

Katherine E. Stoner is an attorney/mediator in private practice with the firm of Stoner, Welsh & Schmidt in Pacific Grove, California. In addition to mediation, her practice includes consulting attorney services for clients who are in mediation. Ms. Stoner is a Certified Family Law Specialist, who teaches community property at Monterey College of Law and is on the training staff of the Center for Mediation and Law in Mill Valley, California. She has lectured extensively on family law and mediation.