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Product Details

  • Series: For Dummies (Computer/Tech)
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (May 4, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764550586
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764550584
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,492,914 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"&an excellent investment&" -- Daily Mirror, 28 April 2004 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover

"Dispenses useful, timely advice to people at all stages of divorce."
—Diana Shepherd, Divorce magazine

What to do, where to go, who to trust!

Break up without breaking the bank

Are you wondering how to serve divorce papers? Afraid you’ll have to sell your house just to cover legal costs? Heading for trial? Let this friendly guide take some of the grief out of your ordeal. Filled with sound, practical advice, it shows you how you can work out the terms of your divorce agreement without losing your shirt -- or your mind!

Praise for Divorce For Dummies

"Reed and Ventura walk us through some of the toughest decisions many of us will ever make -- with sensitivity and expert advice."
— Ellen G. Sanchez, MEd, family life educator

Discover how to

  • Assess whether you’re ready for divorce
  • Understand your legal rights
  • Cut costs by negotiating terms yourself
  • Work with an attorney
  • Avoid going to trial
  • Help your kids get through it

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Customer Reviews

Very easy to use and look up different topics.
HCS
Guided me through a very difficult divorce and helped me build a strategy that turned out to be very effective.
Vicki from N.C.
One more caveat -- make sure you get the 2nd edition of this book, which is the most recent!
Gerri Detweiler

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Gerri Detweiler on September 17, 2005
Format: Paperback
Divorce for Dummies is a thorough overview of the divorce process and ways to make it easier and less expensive. I know the authors from interviewing them for my Internet radio show, [...] and other articles, and I know they are very careful in the resources and information they present. I also believe they really do have the consumer's best interest at heart.

As a consumer educator myself, I know some of the information -- especially related to finances -- is crucial. I've talked with so many people over the years who have been burned because they thought everything was taken care of with the divorce decree. Unfortunately, that's not the final word on how things will work out! That is especially true with regard to credit. If you have joint accounts PLEASE read their warnings or you may likely get stuck with your ex's bad credit for years.

Even if you have a great divorce attorney, he or she won't have time to cover all the topics in this book with you, so I recommend it to make sure you're well-informed. One more caveat -- make sure you get the 2nd edition of this book, which is the most recent!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Abbey Grace on April 18, 2006
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This book hit on many topics and is a good reference book to use throughout the various stages of your divorce. Touches on a wide variety of things and generally answers some questions you might have. Some advice in this book I did not see in other divorce books such as what to do about debt in both of your names. Outlines what to do about credit card debt in both names as well as mortgage debt in both names. Mortgage debt is harder to get out of your name even if your spouse is awarded the asset. You are both still liable for mortgage debt until it is paid off or refinanced. Even if your divorce decree says that your former spouse is responsible for paying it. Book tells you how to communicate with credit card companies in regard to protecting your credit.

This book is worth reading because you will probably learn at least a few things you did not previously know.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 24, 2003
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Overall this book covers a lot of important topics with regards to the whole divorce process with good explanations and definitions. While some areas could have gone into more detail and perhaps provided some worksheets or step by steps guides, I don't think any (critical) issues were left out. While some other books I've seen stated the obvious and left you thinking "well duh"...this book had good information throughout.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By frugal fashionista on February 2, 2013
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I thought this would be a step by step guide for those in pro se cases.representing them selves. It is not like that at all! This book is geared to those with a lawyer. It was useless to me i left it at.a starbucks because it would have cost more to return it :-(
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Casey on May 4, 2013
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Very informative and straight forward. I also really liked that the authors focused on keeping things civil and working things out in the cleanest possible way. It's very refreshing. My philosophy with dealing with my divorce has been "We started this together, we can end it together." There is no rule anywhere that says a divorce has to be nasty, so why make it that way if it doesn't have to be?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Elisabeth Power on June 2, 2013
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I bought this book to get insight into the legal process of divorce but was disappointed. It spent a lot of time on life adjustments during and after leaving the marriage, but I didn't really need that, I used friends family and counselors for that. Overall, this book wasn't worth the investment.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Curly Q Link on April 24, 2009
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I got this book for a college course on divorce and find it to be an easy and interesting read that clearly and concisely explains information that might otherwise be cloudy and confusing to anyone without a law degree. It also gives good advice to anyone who is contemplating or is in the early stages of getting a divorce.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Jeffries on November 18, 2012
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This book helped me get ahold of my thoughts and emotions to get on with my life and to help me get aholdof what is to come.
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