Emily Doskow

Attorney · UC Berkeley Law

Emily Doskow is a practicing attorney and mediator who has worked with families in the Bay Area since 1989.

Emily 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.

Emily specializes in family law, including adoption, parentage issues, domestic partnership formation and dissolution, and divorce. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

Articles By Emily Doskow

Parental Child Abduction: What Is It and How Can You Prevent It?
Are you worried that your ex-spouse might kidnap your child? Learn what to do and how to take steps to prevent kidnapping.
The Best Interests of the Child: Factors Judges Consider in Deciding Custody
Learn what judges look for when they're deciding which parenting arrangements would be in the children's best interests.
Child Custody Evaluations
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.
Mediation vs. Collaboration: Factors to Consider in Choosing the Right Approach for You
How to decide whether mediation or collaborative divorce is right for you.
Capital Gains Tax When You Sell Your House at Divorce
If you sell the family home during or after a divorce, you probably won't have to pay capital gains tax. There are exceptions.
Negotiating Alimony With Your Spouse
You can avoid court if you negotiate alimony with your spouse. The court will approve your agreement if you make one.
Child Custody Evaluations: Do’s and Don’ts for Parents
If a child custody evaluation is part of your divorce, make sure you handle it well.
Basics of Divorce Arbitration
An arbitrator can make decisions in your divorce and keep you out of divorce court.
How to Propose Mediation or Collaborative Divorce to Your Spouse
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.
Selling the House When You Divorce
One of the options you have to deal with the house during divorce is to sell it and divide the proceeds.