From personal experience, we know that our most important relationships can be upset or even broken because of a misunderstanding, miscommunication, or a lack of clarity over something we thought was “a given.” That’s why we develop books and agreements that help you take a sane approach in navigating some of life’s most personal and emotionally complicated issues by considering possible outcomes, asking the right questions, and providing smart guidelines in an easy-to-understand and user friendly format. We feel that just little bit of planning goes a long way to keeping our relationships sound.
For our series of Family and Friend Agreements, we teamed up with Judge Lynn Toler from FOX’s Divorce Court, for her plentiful first hand experience with the issues addressed in the book.
Deborah Hutchison holds a degree in Secondary Education from William Woods University and is the co-founder and CEO of Panther Productions Inc., a production company specializing in film, publishing, and product design. As a result of personal issues she experienced with her first husband, Hutchison created the Bill Your Ex system—an award-winning tool for collecting court-ordered support payments from spouses. Since 1992, Hutchison has been successfully using family and friend agreements and now is seeking to empower and inspire girls and women through Gutsy Gals Inspire Me, a company that profiles extraordinary women in history and showcases women of today to provide positive, female role models.
Lynn Toler earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. In 1994, she was elected Administrative Judge in Cleveland Heights Municipal Court, and during her eight-year tenure, she oversaw hundreds of small claims, domestic violence, assault, and stalking cases. After retiring from the bench in 2001, Toler served as an adjunct professor at Ursuline College. She is the author of My Mother’s Rules: A Practical Guide to Becoming an Emotional Genius. Toler is a contributor to NPR’s News and Notes show and is a frequent guest on national television. Since 2006, “Judge Lynn” has hosted Divorce Court, a nationally syndicated, relationship-oriented court show from Twentieth Century Television.
To find more information on Judge Lynn Toler, visit http://www.judgelynn.com.