Agreement experts Deborah Hutchison and Judge Lynn Toler, judge of FOX’s Divorce Court, are the co-authors of the book Put It in Writing!: Creating Agreements Between Family and Friends and have created easy, effective, family-friendly and actionable agreements that you can use to help improve and preserve important relationships with loved ones, when navigating some of life's more sensitive matters.

Take A Sane Approach

Did you ever lose a friend over an unpaid debt? Get stuck with a houseguest who has no intention of moving out? Quarrel with a relative over use of the family car?

For those who follow Toler and Hutchison’s wise counsel, these common disputes need never happen. Through dozens of true stories, they show how “putting it in writing”—creating a clear written agreement—prevents the kinds of bitter misunderstandings that can destroy relationships and devastate families. There’s detailed advice on how to choose the right words—and enforce them, too. To make it really easy, they provide professional-yet-friendly forms with model agreements for lending money or property, adult children moving home, sharing a pet, taking care of aging parents, and more.

"Buy this book today! Use the agreements or use the book as a resource. Promote clarity and stop problems before they start! The book contains extra supporting and anecdotal material to help you work your way through each agreement.
— Deborah & Lynn