Emily Doskow is a practicing attorney and mediator who has worked with families in the Bay Area since 1989. She is the author of Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce, the co-author of Making It Legal: A Guide to Same-Sex Marriage, Domestic Partnership & Civil Unions and The Sharing Solution: How to Save Money, Simplify Your Life & Build Community, and the editor of many Nolo titles, including Divorce Without Court: A Guide to Mediation and Collaborative Divorce and the bestselling Neighbor Law: Fences, Trees Boundaries & Noise. She specializes in family law, including adoption, parentage issues, domestic partnership formation and dissolution, and divorce. She is a graduate of the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley.
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Learn what judges look for when they're deciding which parenting arrangements would be in the children's best interests.
If you're in a contested custody trial, the judge may order a custody evaluation. Continue reading to learn more about the experts that prepare these reports.
How to decide whether mediation or collaborative divorce is right for you.
If a child custody evaluation is part of your divorce, make sure you handle it well.
One of the options you have to deal with the house during divorce is to sell it and divide the proceeds.
You can avoid court if you negotiate alimony with your spouse. The court will approve your agreement if you make one.
If you sell the family home during or after a divorce, you probably won't have to pay capital gains tax. There are exceptions.
What are the different types of spousal support, and how long do they last?
An arbitrator can make decisions in your divorce and keep you out of divorce court.
Want to try mediation or collaborative divorce, but not sure your spouse will go for it? Here's how to ask for the best chance of getting the answer you want.