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Forms, Checklists, and Procedures for the Family Lawyer
Our Price: $69.95

By Mark A. Chinn

This hands-on manual provides forms, checklists and procedures for every aspect of family law practice, in print and on CD-Rom in Word and PDF formats, ready to be downloaded and customized for your own practice.

The book is organized according to the typical progress of a case, and includes client questionnaires; five sample contracts with different billing options; a screening script; a non-representation letter; motions; file audits; settlement checklists and letters; mediation checklists, letters and tracking sheets; discovery checklists and attorney and client letters; multiple litigation checklists, letters, and notices; an expert engagement letter; four different trial checklists; plus file closing and post-closing checklists; exit interview and warnings forms; letters to clients and to the file; and much more.

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One volume, softbound, 240 pages, plus CD-Rom.
The Divorce Trial Manual: From Initial Interview to Closing Argument
Our Price: $119.95

By Lynne Z. Gold-Bikin and Stephen Kolodny

Organize and present your case to achieve the optimum outcome for your clients! Clearly written and well organized, this practical volume is filled with advice, useful tips, checklists, sample Q and A's, and helpful guidelines for handling the diverse circumstances of a trial. Based on the many lessons taught in the 17-year history of the Trial Advocacy Institute for matrimonial lawyers, it’s a complete roadmap and tells you how to conduct effective discovery; select and prepare lay witnesses; develop and present a theory of the case; use opening statement and closing argument; organize material to prepare for trial; cross-examine appraisers, custody evaluators and others; make evidentiary objections; and much more. A companion CD-ROM contains practical forms plus an invaluable, 67-page client manual.

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The Military Divorce Handbook: A Practical Guide to Representing Military Personnel and Their Families, Second Edition
Our Price: $179.95

By Mark E. Sullivan

This exhaustive book covers all aspects of representing servicemembers and their spouses in divorce, including the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, military tax issues, division of military retirement benefits, custody issues, and domestic violence involving servicemembers. The explanations are clear, current and concise, and there are numerous practice tips throughout the text. There’s also a glossary, a comprehensive index, and a CD-Rom with forms and additional background material.

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One volume, softbound, 863 pages plus CD-Rom. Published in 2011.
How to Build and Manage a Family Law Practice
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Mark A. Chinn

Here’s no-nonsense, nuts-and-bolts guidance for starting and growing a family law practice. You’ll get real-world advice tailored to divorce lawyers on marketing, dealing with clients, billing, staff, trial preparation, time management, financial management, and handling the natural stresses of a family law practice. This book is chock-full of practical ideas you can put to work for you, and includes a CD-Rom with forms and supporting materials.
The Family Lawyer's Guide to Stock Options
Our Price: $69.95

By Lester Barenbaum, Walter Schubert and Robert D. Feder

More than 14 million Americans now receive stock options, and 79% of them earn less than $75,000 a year. Every family lawyer can anticipate dealing with them, and here’s the first book to explain this complex field in plain English. You’ll get state-by-state rules on options in property division, alimony and child support; approaches to dividing options and the benefits of each; valuation methods in clear language; an in-depth discussion of the tax ramifications; sample provisions for divorce agreements; a discovery checklist; a glossary; and much more. CD-Rom included.

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One volume, softbound, 154 pages plus CD-Rom.
Forensic Psychology Consultation in Child Custody Litigation
Our Price: $89.95

By Philip M. Stahl, Ph.D. and Robert A. Simon, Ph.D.

Here’s the first comprehensive book on the role of forensic psychologists in child custody litigation. The book shows you the difference between forensic and clinical psychologists, and the important uses of both consulting and testifying experts. Most important, it shows you how to evaluate, critique, and if necessary attack the opinions of experts, including subtle biases, weaknesses of psychological testing, and more. You’ll get detailed discussions of developmental needs of children, relocation, domestic violence, and alienation issues, plus direct and cross-examination of experts.

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One volume, softbound, 235 pages plus CD-Rom. Published in 2013.
Creating Effective Parenting Plans
Our Price: $64.95

By John Hartson and Brenda Payne

The old days of cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all custody arrangements are ending. This book will show you how to create parenting plans that work – that are geared to children’s developmental stages, and that adapt over time as the needs of the children change. The result is happier families and more satisfied clients. The book also considers special situations such as parental relocation, siblings at widely different ages, high-conflict parents, children with special needs, etc. Includes a CD-Rom with forms and materials to use with clients.

One volume, softbound, 237 pages plus CD-Rom.
Confronting Mental Health Evidence
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By John Zervopoulos, J.D., Ph.D.

Finally, here’s a book that will show you how to understand and effectively challenge mental health evidence in divorce cases.

You’ll learn how mental health concepts are typically applied in the divorce context, and how to analyze them from a Daubert perspective. You’ll understand qualifications and methodology, and how experts draw conclusions and form opinions in these cases. Even better, you’ll learn how to expose analytical gaps, overly abstract concepts, ipse dixit assertions, unsupported claims, misapplied research, and confirmatory bias. Special attention is paid to claims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Finally, the author considers problems of patient confidentiality, HIPAA and psychotherapist-patient privilege.

One volume, softbound, 216 pages.

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The Special Needs Child and Divorce
Our Price: $99.95

By Margaret Price

Divorce cases involving special needs children are becoming much more common, and these cases require special care because ordinary child support and parenting plans are usually inadequate. This unique, practical book guides you through handling these cases, from dealing with clients through handling child support, visitation, property division, guardianships, special needs trusts, and other issues. With helpful checklists, extensive lists of additional specific resources and forms on CD-Rom.

One volume, softbound, 343 pages, plus CD-Rom.

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The Business Tax Return Handbook, Third Edition
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Here’s everything a divorce lawyer needs to know to understand a spouse’s business tax return, and determine discretionary cash flow and salary, evaluate fair market value, locate missing information, spot reporting irregularities, and develop a list of questions to ask. You’ll get sample schedules for sole practitioners, unincorporated businesses, business partnerships, limited partnerships, C corporations, S corporations and more. You’ll also get a plain-English explanation of every single line, along with what it means and how to use the numbers to your advantage. A must for every family lawyer!

One volume, softbound, 8.5" x 11", 194 pages, 203 pages.
The Complete Guide to Divorce Practice: Forms and Procedures for the Lawyer, Fourth Edition
Our Price: $149.95

Here’s a treasure trove of more than 420 documents, in print and on CD, that you can easily adapt for your needs!

Whether you're just starting out or want to build up your document library, this proven system is a winning strategy for your family law practice. The book is easy to use and is arranged in the natural order of a divorce case. You’ll get forms, checklists, worksheets, motions, orders, pleadings, agreements, and letters covering everything from office management and client interviews to complaints, discovery, mediation, trial, and pre and post-marital agreements.

One volume, softbound, 929 pages plus CD-Rom. Published in 2012.
Working With Emotional Clients (2-DVD Set)
Our Price: $299.95

This phenomenal two-DVD set will show you the best ways to deal with clients who are angry, stressed, fearful, or otherwise caught up in emotions and unable to listen to you or follow your directions. And it qualifies for three hours of general CLE credit!*

You’ll save time and energy and learn how to better help your clients resolve their issues. You’ll discover specific strategies for client interviews, negotiations, depositions, paperwork, and dealing with emotional clients inside and outside the courtroom.

In addition, you’ll be armed with techniques for preventing emotions from getting so high in the first place, preventing opposing counsel from manipulating an emotional witness, and dealing with opposing parties who are angry or emotional.

The presenter, Andra Medea, is a professor at the University of Chicago who has published several books on conflict management.

* Sorry, CLE credit is not available in New York.

Two-DVD set plus study guide. Published in 2010.
Assessment of Earning Capacity, Fourth Edition
Our Price: $99.00

Use this book to gain insight into how earning capacity is determined, give it to your expert to show him or her how to present testimony more effectively in court, and consult it as a goldmine for attacking the opposing expert’s opinion by undermining its assumptions and methodology!

The most comprehensive and helpful text ever written on earning capacity expert testimony, this is an invaluable reference work that provides real insight into not only the techniques of assessment (including detailed case studies), but also the realities of presenting testimony in court in real life.

One volume, casebound, 304 pages. Published in 2011.

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The Forensic Accounting Deskbook: A Practical Guide to Financial Investigation and Analysis for Family Lawyers
Our Price: $159.95

By Miles Mason, Sr., J.D., CPA

Here’s the ultimate guide for family lawyers to understanding the other side’s claimed income and expenses, so you can leverage the best settlement or win decisively at trial. You’ll learn basic accounting for non-experts; how to use CPAs to best advantage; how to track down and find lies and hidden assets; how to use discovery (and what most lawyers do wrong); how to value assets such as stock options, deferred compensation, pensions and benefits; how to determine real income from a cash business; how to do a lifestyle analysis; how to challenge claimed needs and expenses; and how to prepare for and dominate at trial.

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One volume, softbound, 374 pages plus CD-Rom. Published in 2011.
Premarital Agreements: Drafting and Negotiation
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By Linda J. Ravdin

Here’s everything you need to handle premarital agreements! You’ll get model documents with alternative provisions and detailed commentary as to each provision. Plus you’ll get a complete analysis of the law of premarital agreements, how to make sure an agreement is valid, and strategy for negotiating these agreements for parties in various situations. And you’ll even get a detailed discussion of all the post-marital considerations: rescission, misconduct, estoppel, ratification, commingling, retitling, post-marital agreements, etc. Includes a CD with lots more information. A truly invaluable resource.

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One volume, softbound, 492 pages plus CD-Rom. Published in 2011.