"Avoid the expense and stress of divorce court. Ending a marriage is always difficult, but you don't have to be financially or emotionally overwhelmed. Through mediation or a collaborative divorce, you can avoid the huge legal bills and debilitating conflict with your ex. The book guides you through all the steps of negotiating a divorce settlement, using mediation or collaborative law. Encouraging, straightforward, and inspiring, Divorce Without Court explains mediation and collaborative divorce and shows you to choose the right method for your family ; maximize opportunities for settlement ; get an agreement in writing ; find mediators, attorneys, and advisers, and protect your children first, last, and always."--Back cover.