Before starting a family law case with the court, it is critical to choose the resolution option that you feel is best for your case. This book provides in-depth explanations of the various resolution options available to resolve family law cases, including mediation and collaborative law. Additionally, this book provides a multitude of practical and money-saving tips, such as an explanation of retainers, considerations when interviewing and hiring a family law attorney or mediator, and tools to help reduce costs and to proceed through your case efficiently.
Some of the most critical decisions in a family law matter are those that are made prior to anything being filed with the court. These early decisions will impact the flow of the rest of your family law case. Therefore, it is imperative to become educated early to make informed decisions from the outset. This book helps ensure the family law case starts out correctly and serves as a helpful guide to reduce costs along the way.
Typically, information found in this book is discussed during a consultation with a family law attorney, which can cost hundreds of dollars. For a fraction of the cost of a consultation with an attorney, the same information can be obtained by listening to this book anywhere you wish.
This book applies to most family law actions, including divorce, legal separation, child custody, paternity, child support, and spousal support. Although this book contains legal references that are specific to California, many of the principals apply no matter where you live. Regardless of your location, you should always consult with a family law attorney in your area before taking any legal action.