Getting Apart Together
Getting Apart Together was written in a very down to earth style. It addresses the practical issues which arise when people decide they can no longer live together. The second edition, written in 2000, covers parenting, property, support (child support and spousal support), insurance (health insurance, life insurance, automobile insurance, disability insurance), future education for the children and of course tax issues.
The book takes the format of discussing a topic, by laying out the issues and considerations, then providing examples (options) which other families have chosen, when they have had to deal with similar issues.
The book is used by mediators, therapists, lawyers and even as a college textbook. The author, Martin Kranitz is a mediator with 25 years experience. Martin makes use of his experience by pointing out to separating partners how to talk to each other, what to talk about, what order of topics to use in some of the common (and not so common) ways that other families have dealt with these issues in the past.
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Martin maintains a private mediation practice in Annapolis, Maryland. He is a nationally known presenter and trainer of mediators. Since his practice began in 1980, Martin has presented mediation training programs in most of the major cities in the United States and several in Canada. Martin is the director of the National Center for Mediation Education, a nonprofit training organization and co-director of the National Institute for Conflict Resolution, a private for-profit conflict resolution consulting firm http://www.NICR.ws.
Available at online and local bookstores, or directly from Impact Publishers, P.O. Box 6016, Atascadero, CA 93423-6016, www.impactpublishers.com, or phone 1-800-246-7228. A link to Amazon/Borders, and Barnes & Noble is provided for your convenience.
From Getting Apart Together: The Couple's Guide to a Fair Divorce or Separation © 2000 by Martin A. Kranitz, M.A.. Reproduced by permission of Impact Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 6016, Atascadero CA 93423, USA. Further reproduction prohibited.
Starting Your Own Mediation Practice: A Workbook
This workbook was originally written in 1984. It is currently in its third edition, just released in 2004. The book is designed to help new mediators establish a new, private practice. It has been written for people who have never been in private practice or self-employed in business in the past. The goal of the book is to provide enough information for an individual who wishes to establish a private mediation practice to begin putting together a business plan.
The authors start by asking the reader to do a self-evaluation, to look at their own strengths, weaknesses, desires and fears. This self-scored, rating scale helps the reader establish whether they are cut out for self-employment in a private professional practice. The remainder of the book spells out, step-by-step, which issues need to be considered and in what order.
The book is designed, as the title suggests, as a place where the new mediator can keep track of the information they gather and the decisions they make. The table of contents is listed below, to give you an idea of what is covered in the book.
One of the major strengths of this book, are 27 forms which the mediator/reader is given permission to use (and of course modify) as a springboard to get the administrative portion of their practice under way.
This book is currently available only through the publisher; CASAMAR Enterprises, 1160 Spa Rd., 1-B, Annapolis, MD 21403, Phone 800 781-7500 or contact Martin Kranitz, Ma. Makranitz@aol.com. A CD of the forms may be purchased separately as well. The cost of the Workbook is $39.95 Plus S/H. The CD is $25.00 (S/H included). Payment may be make by check or thru PayPal.
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