Emily Doskow has been practicing family law in the Bay Area since 1989. She specializes in collaborative and mediated divorce and in family formation matters including adoptions, surrogacy agreements, prenuptial agreements, donor agreements, and parentage. She is the author or co-author of numerous books published by Nolo, including Nolo’s Essential Guide to Divorce; Nolo’s Essential Guide to Child Custody & Support, and The Legal Guide for Lesbian & Gay Couples. Emily is a frequent speaker on LGBTI family issues. She is a member of the Boards of Directors of the Women Lawyers of Alameda County and the National Center for Lesbian Rights, where she currently sits on the National Family Law Advisory Council. Emily has been practicing mindfulness meditation for over 20 years and has taught mindfulness to attorneys at, among others, JFK University Law School, Continuing Education of the Bar, the Alameda County Bar Association, and Spirit Rock Meditation Center.