Emily Doskow

Attorney

Emily Doskow is a practicing attorney and mediator who has worked with families in the Bay Area since 1989. She is the author of Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce, the co-author of Making It Legal: A Guide to Same-Sex Marriage, Domestic Partnership & Civil Unions and The Sharing Solution: How to Save Money, Simplify Your Life & Build Community, and the editor of many Nolo titles, including Divorce Without Court: A Guide to Mediation and Collaborative Divorce and the bestselling Neighbor Law: Fences, Trees Boundaries & Noise. She specializes in family law, including adoption, parentage issues, domestic partnership formation and dissolution, and divorce. She is a graduate of the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley.  

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Articles By Emily Doskow

Adverse Possession: When Trespassers Become Property Owners
A trespasser can sometimes gain legal ownership of land just by occupying it. Here's how.
Changing Your Name in California
Whether you are changing your name after getting married or divorced, changing a child's name, or hoping to change your name for some other reason, as long as you're not committing fraud, there's probably a legal method to achieve it. But, you'll need to follow your state's rules. Continue reading to learn more.
Defamation Law Made Simple
Learn the basics of slander and libel -- the rules about who can say what without getting into legal hot water.
Florida Laws on Property Disputes Between Neighbors
Florida Tree Damage Laws In Florida, if someone damages your tree, you can recover your actual damages (usually, what you paid for the tree or what it would cost to replace the tree).
Illinois Laws on Property Disputes Between Neighbors
Illinois Tree Damage Laws In Illinois, if someone damages your tree, you can recover your actual damages (usually, what you paid for the tree or what it would cost to replace the tree).
Massachusetts Laws on Property Disputes Between Neighbors
Massachusetts Tree Damage Laws In Massachusetts, if someone damages your tree, you can recover your actual damages (usually, what you paid for the tree or what it would cost to replace the
California Laws on Property Disputes Between Neighbors
California Tree Damage Laws In California, if someone damages your tree, you can recover your actual damages (usually, what you paid for the tree or what it would cost to replace the tree).
Pennsylvania Laws on Property Disputes Between Neighbors
Pennsylvania Tree Damage Laws In Pennsylvania, if someone damages your tree, you can recover your actual damages (usually, what you paid for the tree or what it would cost to replace the tr
Tennessee Laws on Property Disputes Between Neighbors
Tennessee Tree Damage Laws In Tennessee, if someone damages your tree, you can recover your actual damages (usually, what you paid for the tree or what it would cost to replace the tre
Virginia Laws on Property Disputes Between Neighbors
Virginia Tree Damage Laws In Virginia, if someone damages your tree, you can recover your actual damages (usually, what you paid for the tree or what it would cost to replace the tree).