About the Author
Ed Sherman was born in Hannibal, Missouri in 1938, graduated from Boalt Hall School of Law in 1964 and was admitted to the California Bar in 1965. He founded Nolo Press and the entire legal self-help movement. His books include How to Do Your Own Divorce in California, Practical Divorce Solutions, How To Do Your Own Contested Divorce in California (the title was later to changed to How to Solve Divorce Problems in California), Legal Essentials for California Couples, Make any Divorce Better, and The Couples Contract for a Lasting Relationship.
In 1989 he founded the Divorce Helpline and through these guidebooks is able to share his secrets and lessons learned from over 40 years of experience with more than 45,000 successful cases. He lives in San Luis Obispo, CA.