Work & Divorce: Vocational Evaluation
in Family Law
Betty Kohlenberg, M.S., CRC, ABVE-D
The first book outlining the essentials of how vocational evaluations are conducted in family law, to set spousal support and help divorcing spouses with career decisions.
How much support will I get or have to pay after my divorce? This helpful and unbiased guide to the use of vocational evaluations in family laws helps divorcing couples and their attorneys answer this question.
Vocational evaluations clarify what a person can earn, so that they can realistically decide the amount of spousal and child support.
The author, a vocational expert who has conducted more than 1000 vocational evaluations of divorcing parties, describes the vocational evaluation process and addresses special issues such as health, disability, age, childcare, and cultural differences. She discusses controversial topics such as motivation and interests,and addresses the approach to collaborative divorce and the assessment of self-employment and job search.
Contents of Work & Divorce
ONE What a Vocational Evaluation Is, and What It Can Do
TWO The Vocational Evaluator
THREE Starting the Vocational Evaluation
FOUR The Vocational Evaluation Process
FIVE Assessing Earning Capacity
SIX Assessing Ability to Work – Special Issues I
(Ability to work - health and disability)
SEVEN Assessing Ability to Work – Special Issues II
(Age, working and childcare, childcare costs, cultural
EIGHT Demonstrating Opportunity to Work
NINE Motivation and Cooperation
TEN Vocational Services in Collaborative Divorces
Betty Kohlenberg has been conducting family law evaluations for almost 35 years and is often called upon by both sides of the case and the Superior Court judges to function as their accepted expert. As an expert witness, Betty Kohlenberg has testified in the Superior Courts in nine California counties and for Federal courts.
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