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Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce [Paperback]

Emily Doskow Attorney
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September 5, 2010 1413312551 978-1413312553 3
The most practical -- and legal -- companion through divorce ever published.

Like most people who are going through a separation or divorce, you're probably wondering "What's next?" at every turn. Turn to Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce for clear answers that can help make your divorce simpler and reduce your expenses. You'll even learn how to successfully divorce with minimal help from an attorney.

With compassion and understanding, Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce will explain what you should expect

  • understand the divorce process
  • work with mediators or lawyers
  • avoid expensive and painful court battles
  • figure out alimony
  • establish child custody and visitation
  • determine child support
  • divide money and property fairly
  • draft a marital settlement agreement
  • deal with divorce emergencies
  • address post-divorce issues, and
  • negotiate and settle spousal support

    On every page, this book stresses the importance of minimizing conflict, explains complex legal problems concisely, and provides advice on how to protect your interests. Plus, easy-to-use charts make it simple to find the divorce laws in your state.

    While plenty of books out there claim to cover divorce thoroughly, only Nolo consistently delivers clear legal expertise and invaluable insights. Trust Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce to help you through every step.

    The updated 3rd edition includes new information on bankruptcy and foreclosure, and explains how both can affect divorce. While plenty of books out there claim to cover divorce thoroughly, only Nolo consistently delivers clear legal expertise and invaluable insights. Trust Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce, to help you through every step.

    Are you a California resident? Check out How to Do Your Own Divorce in California.

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    "A great basic reader" (Huffington Post 2011-02-22)

    "Your best bet is to read as many books on the subject that you can. Nolo has a great basic reader entitled, Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce" (Psychology Today 2010-11-14)

    About the Author

    Doskow is a practicing attorney and mediator who has worked with families in the Bay Area for more than 15 years. She specializes in family law, including adoption, parentage issues, domestic partnership formation and dissolution, and divorce. She is a graduate of the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley.

    Product Details

    • Series: Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce
    • Paperback: 512 pages
    • Publisher: NOLO; 3 edition (September 5, 2010)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1413312551
    • ISBN-13: 978-1413312553
    • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.9 x 8.9 inches
    • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
    • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #454,248 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

    More About the Author

    Emily Doskow is a practicing attorney and mediator who has worked with families in the Bay Area since 1989. She is the author of Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce, the co-author of Making It Legal: A Guide to Same-Sex Marriage, Domestic Partnership & Civil Unions and The Sharing Solution: How to Save Money, Simplify Your Life & Build Community, and the editor of many Nolo titles, including Divorce Without Court: A Guide to Mediation and Collaborative Divorce and the bestselling Neighbor Law: Fences, Trees Boundaries & Noise. She specializes in family law, including adoption, parentage issues, domestic partnership formation and dissolution, and divorce. She is a graduate of the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley.
    Emily blogs on the ever-changing laws that affect gays and lesbians at Queer Justice: Nolo's LGBT Law Blog. She also blogs on marriage, adoption, parenting, divorce, child custody and child support at Nolo's Divorce, Custody & Family Law Blog, and on practical tips for sharing everything from lawnmowers and land to time and information at The Sharing Solution.

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    43 of 46 people found the following review helpful
    Format:Paperback
    The Nolo Press is a 35-year leader in self-help legal books. Anyone facing a divorce needs to obtain a copy of this reference guide immediately, regardless of whether the divorce will be amicable, grudingly co-operative, or combative. This book will take you through the legal process of divorce as well discussing the social, emotional, and financial processes. It is a thorough guide in plain language and you'll want to keep a highlighter and some post-it flags handy for marking relevant passages.

    Nolo recommends mediation before litigation if at all possible, to save money and effort. The authors remind the reader that lawyers do not have the consumer's best interest at heart--their first priority is to protect themselves from malpractice lawsuits, and so they will be as thorough (and costly) as possible to meet that need. If both spouses read this book, it can provide an important wake-up call about saving as much money as possible for themselves and their children by pursuing divorce through mediation and co-operation. If your spouse is antagonistic, this book will tell you how to ensure that your best interests are covered when you hire a lawyer, and how to make the legal process work as smoothly as possible.

    If you live in California and are fortunate enough to have an uncontested divorce, you can save thousands of dollars in legal fees by using the Nolo book and CD-ROM How to Do Your Own Divorce in California.
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    15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Good book for a difficult situation October 4, 2006
    Format:Paperback
    While going through a divorce can be difficult, this book shows that there are real, concrete ways to make it less so. The book is well organized. Written in plain English, it's also easy to understand. It offers good tips and links to other valuable resources. The book provides important guidelines for managing finances, preparing and filing legal papers, dividing property and more. The author continually stresses the importance of taking the high road, which helps keep the flame low on a potentially volatile situation. When both parties are in respectful relationship to each other, she writes, it helps ease the process and make for a smoother transition after the divorce, which is especially important when there are children to consider.
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    13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Public libraries in particular must have this. December 11, 2006
    Format:Paperback
    Anyone faced with divorce needs to run, not walk, to Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce, an updated legal resource which covers everything from the process and working with mediators and lawyers to how alimony, child support, and division of money and property are calculated. Also learn how to avoid court battles and draft a marital settlement agreement on your own - and learn common post-divorce issues which threaten such arrangements - in a guide written by an attorney-mediator in private practice who surveys everything from religion to property division laws. Public libraries in particular must have this.

    Diane C. Donovan

    California Bookwatch
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good Divorce Overview September 15, 2010
    Format:Paperback
    This book is what I expected from Nolo: good, concise information about divorce without delving into a ton of detail about any one topic. I would give it four and half stars if that was possible. My only criticism was that I found that it fell short when it comes to the particular requirements of certain states. I am a California resident, and I simply needed more information about community property law and how the process works here. Having said that, Emily Doskow is a very good writer, and she makes it all quite digestible.

    As I noted in another book review, if I had to pick two books for California residents to read, this would be one of them. The other book would be Divorce for Grownups: A Comprehensive Guide to Divorce in California by David Magnuson. While Nolo's general approach to divorce in the United States is helpful, I wanted more information about the process I face in California and the particular laws of my state. The author of Divorce for Grownups closed that gap for me. To summarize, I recommend that readers who live in California considering purchasing both books. One is a good general primer. The other is a helpful guide to divorcing in California.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Nolo Never Fails! September 20, 2010
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    The latest edition of Nolo's divorce guide is full of relevant, useful and relevant information in the unfortunate event one finds themself going through a divorce. Not only is the information practical, but one of the hallmarks of any Nolo publication -- and this book is no exception -- is that all the information provided is accurate.

    While divorce law can be very complex, Nolo makes it for the most part easy to understand and, should you find your divorce to be of the very simple variety, you can probably do it yourself and save a lot of money just by using this book. If you go engage the services of an attorney, reading this book will give you the knowledge you need to not only understand your lawyer, but enable you to ask meaningful and relevant questions about the divorce process as it relates to your personal case and to participate fully.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive! September 26, 2011
    By LittleK
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    Soup to nuts of divorce. The author walks the reader through the steps without speaking down to you or over your head in 'legalese'. Multiple situations and their solutions are explored, explained and pros and cons given. I would absolutely recommend, and have already, this book to anyone considering a separation and/or a divorce. Job well done!
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    4.0 out of 5 stars It tells you what you need to know
    Sad to say I needed this but I did. It gives a clear national overview of what to expect. Since the law varies from state to state, there's only so much it could do to help
    Published 14 months ago by Jp
    3.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't Meet Usual Nolo Standards
    Nolo does put out some excellent work in the self-help field. Even though it decently covers the concepts its structure has pif-falls for the unweary. Read more
    Published 17 months ago by Robert
    4.0 out of 5 stars Save some money.
    This book was useful for getting my divorce paperwork started. I ended up using this book and I also used an online website to actually print up documents. Read more
    Published 20 months ago by Sasha Amentila
    3.0 out of 5 stars I use it as a reference
    I use it as a reference when dealing with my divorce and an aid for the custody issues. Just to get a basic understanding of what I'm getting into. Read more
    Published on March 29, 2012 by Mark
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great book on where to expect if you want to file for divorce
    This book is a practical starting point for couples who are heading toward divorce or separating while looking at their options. Read more
    Published on January 24, 2012 by Sandra Trolinger
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    This book was received within a few days of ordering, excellent condition and excellent service by seller. Read more
    Published on October 23, 2011 by DD
    5.0 out of 5 stars Nolo essential guide to Divorce
    I gave this to my daughter, who was thinking of divorce. She said she found the Nolo Guide to Divorce informative and after reading the book changed her mind.
    Published on September 3, 2011 by S. J Parker
    4.0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful
    Never going through a divorce before, this became a great tool! Even though I did hire a lawyer, it was good going in knowing what to expect.
    Published on July 25, 2011 by melk
    4.0 out of 5 stars Singed Phoenix's Review: Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce
    I chose this book to gain some insight in how to deal with raising my sons after the breakup of a twelve year relationship. Read more
    Published on March 23, 2011 by Daniel Aberle
    5.0 out of 5 stars A way to help you think through things when you might not be thinking...
    This book covers all the bases. What to think about. How to approach things. What has to be done. How to do it. Read more
    Published on March 11, 2011 by J. Villeneuve
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