From Kirkus Reviews
According to Sewell, divorce is a game, but its players shouldn't be spouses opposing one another; rather, the author contends, divorcing couples must view themselves as a team taking on the costly and soulless divorce industry. The book begins with an outline of current divorce models, from those negotiated entirely without lawyers to those dragged through the overburdened family law courts. Sewell outlines the basic structures and drawbacks of each, and she's particularly against taking divorce to court, telling court-bound couples to "open your wallet, hug your kids, and hold on.You're about to enter one of the worst legal processes we've created." Though the author acknowledges that court or other standard methods of divorce may be the best choices for some couples, her central argument is that, for most people, there's a better way: fair negotiation through financial planning.Of the financial counseling business she runs, Sewell writes: "We strongly encourage you to do something radical and get your complete financial analysis and several scenarios before going to see an attorney." Through a series of examples and anecdotes, she builds a convincing case for making professional financial planning the centerpiece of a successful divorce.
About the Author
Bonnie A. Sewell, CFP®, CDFA™, AIF® has been a Certified Financial Planner for families since 1992. As a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst designation, CDFA™, she also works with divorcing couples. She currently serves as President on the Board of Directors for the non-profit Loudoun Therapeutic Riding (www.ltrf.org). Bonnie believes divorce is not a gender issue, it's a family issue ~ she helps divorced clients (both men and women) keep and grow their settlements.