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Choosing Mediation

A Guide to Divorce Mediation: How to Reach a Fair, Legal Settlement at a Fraction of the Cost

Gary J. Friedman, Workman Publishing. Written for divorcing couples, this book presents a truly inside view of the mediation process, to help couples make the decision to mediation, to understand the ground rules and context, and to learn to select a good mediator.

Getting Apart Together: A Couples Guide to a Fair Divorce or Separation

Martin A. Kranitz and Philip M. Stahl; Impact Publishers Inc. An organized thorough guide to the important issues for every separating couple, and an effective aid for those who seek professional mediation. “Your chances of getting the outcome you want are best when you take control of the decision-making process,” says Martin Kranitz, Director of the National Center for Mediation Education.

Divorcing With Dignity: Mediation the Sensible Alternative

Time Emerick-Cayton, and Carl D. Schneider; Westminster John Knox Press. This practical guide provides an alternative to the standard methods of arbitration and litigation used by divorcing couples – and shows how mediation can be used instead.

Mediate, Don’t Litigate

Peter Lovenheim and Lisa Guerin; Nolo. This book provides detailed information on settling divorce, business and employment disputes, as well as sample mediation rules, contact information for state, national and regional mediation organizations, and the standards of conduct for mediators.