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The Divorce Survival Guide: The Roadmap for Everything from Divorce Finance to Child Custody [Kindle Edition]

Calistoga Press
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Answer all your pressing divorce questions with The Divorce Survival Guide.

Facing a divorce can be overwhelming, as you confront complex questions about everything from finances to child custody to your emotional well-being. The Divorce Survival Guide walks you through every step of the divorce process with straightforward tips, techniques, and checklists. It outlines your legal, parental, and financial rights, and details common scenarios that may arise in the legal proceedings so that you can make informed and thoughtful decisions. Most important, The Divorce Survival Guide helps you through the complex emotional work of divorce, with tips on handling stress, and techniques for protecting and communicating with your children.

The Divorce Survival Guide will be your practical guide to the divorce process, with:

• An easy-to-follow guide to the initial divorce steps, including how to understand divorce laws and your legal rights
• Information on protecting your finances, such as how to divide your property fairly, protect your credit, and uncover hidden assets
• A helpful quiz to find out whether you should get an attorney, from the editors of The Divorce Survival Guide
• Essential information for understanding custody, child support, and how to give your child emotional security
• Practical techniques for reducing stress, understanding the emotional stages of divorce, and dealing with mutual relationships

With The Divorce Survival Guide: The Roadmap for Everything from Divorce Finance to Child Custody, you’ll have the invaluable tools you need to make the best financial, practical, and emotional choices throughout your divorce.

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  • File Size: 2632 KB
  • Print Length: 152 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1623153794
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Calistoga Press (March 20, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #273,319 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Mostly Helpful March 30, 2014
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*Note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book is a useful and straightforward guide to the divorce process. I found the step-by-step guides for dealing with finances, legal issues, and child custody (chapters one – four and chapter six) accessible and useful. I also thought the glossary and the appendix of divorce-related resources were very helpful.

As some have already pointed out, the book tends to repeat information. I also felt that chapters five, seven, eight and nine (the chapters dealing with emotional issues related to divorce) were perfunctory at best and largely unhelpful. Readers looking for information on this kind of subject matter should look elsewhere.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good tool March 25, 2014
The Divorce Survival Guide is a comprehensive tool for those unfortunate souls who find themselves in, or contemplating, this difficult situation. This book is practical, yet extensive. It includes online resources that take you beyond just the scope of what is covered in the text. At the same time, the content--which includes useful information regarding family, finances, the legal aspect of divorce, and much more--is so exhaustive, that the online resources actually supplement an already in-depth text. While divorce is not easy, The Divorce Survival Guide provides a roadmap to help you navigate the process.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Manageable April 25, 2014
By Lydia
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The content of this book can be a little overwhelming because there can be so much to do. I think that reflects the chaos and overwhelming nature of a divorce. The author doesn't picture the situation as something it's not. However, the author writes in a caring, nurturing manner. The sense is that a divorce can be hard, but you can get through it. This book is a very nice roadmap for how to get through. There is a lot of information and resources, but they are clearly organized. If anything, the book will help you know where to begin and provide structure for your course, which which is desperately needed during such a big life change.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well organized tool for navigating a divorce April 18, 2014
By Karen J
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The Divorce Survival Guide is an excellent reference guide for anyone thinking about divorce or already involved in the process. Separating from a spouse is a very sad, complicated, and confusing time. Having a resource guide like this at your fingertips can assist you in making the right decisions for you and your family.

The information is well organized and laid out in step-by-step chapters. The detailed glossary and reference pages at the back are very helpful if you need to gain additional information on a particular aspect of your divorce. Everyone's situation is going to be different but this excellent resource keeps you on top of exactly what areas you need to consider when navigating divorce.

Disclosure: I received this book free for the purpose of review.
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By Kara
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The Divorce Survival Guide is practical and informative, an all-you-need-to-know for anyone planning to navigate the U.S. court system for a divorce. It teaches you HOW to be an advocate for yourself and how to solve any problems that you might face, whether you're experiencing an amicable parting or a violent break.

Step-by-step, you learn 1)the legal grounds for a divorce, 2) alternatives to divorce (i.e. legal separation, annulment, etc), 3) types of divorce (at-fault, uncontested). It even has a quiz to help you decide whether you should get an attorney, which is very helpful when you are unfamiliar with all the different decision-making components that go into filing for a divorce. The first part of the book, dealing with legal issues and finances, I found to be most practical, for the average person who just don't know the ins and outs of the legal system. The second half does deal with children/custody (also very useful) but also emotions, etc. For people looking for guidance in those areas, this may not be the place to get it--therapy or a book more specific to grieving and/or experiences with divorce would probably be more therapeutic and rich. Overall, the strength of this book was in teaching the things to watch out for when you are going through a divorce.

Disclaimer: I received this book free for the purpose of review.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Everything you need to survive a divorce April 8, 2014
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This book covers every stage and aspect of the divorce process, from deciding that divorce is the right choice, and what your options are - through the financial entanglements and how to best deal with child custody, support and visitation. It even has a section on how to move on when it is time.

Important resource information is included throughout the book as well as an additional list of resources and references for material included at the back.

This book is a must-have for anyone who is considering, just starting, or in the middle of a divorce. It makes an unpleasant experience bearable as it guides you through each step.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great tool for walking someone through divorce. April 5, 2014
By JRackow
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Calistoga Press' The Divorce Survival Guide is a fairly comprehensive guide to assist one through this painful process. The book covers topics such as whether or not you will need actual legal counsel or just legal advice, the different types of divorce and how to figure out where your situation may fall in that spectrum, and includes advice on how to break the news to your children. It also has information to help you understand how well your children may, or may not, be handling the news. Divorce is more than just ending a relationship between two people, and this guide helps to make you aware of all the details. This book will help to insure nothing is overlooked. This guide also tackles the large issues, such as child custody. The author explains the custody process, including the different types of custody. Additionally, there is a section on child support and the ramifications of that agreement. The final section focuses on helping you with your emotional and mental well being. With tips on stress, relationships, and moving on, the final three chapters are arguably the most important in accomplishing what the title suggests, successfully living life after the divorce.
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4.0 out of 5 stars All bridal couples should read this before getting married and ...
All bridal couples should read this before getting married and check out the different laws for their state. Quite an eye opener.
Published 8 months ago by Roscoe's mama
5.0 out of 5 stars A Solid Resource
I purchased this for a family member currently going through a divorce, and am glad I did. This book not only served as a great resource for them, but also gave me a much better... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Fred Beebe
5.0 out of 5 stars I wish I had read this book 30 years ago
I wish I had read a book like this 30 years ago. As the book explains, divorce is such an emotional issue, you really need to step back and take a little time to understand it all... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Stephanie Launiu
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Resource
This book is a great resource for a very difficult time in someone's life. The book is very informative and talks about everything that may happen during the process. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Joe
5.0 out of 5 stars Real roadmap simplifies the divorce process.
I thought this was a clearly written, practical guide that helps reduce the reader's anxiety while
building confidence in regards to the priorities that need to be made when... Read more
Published 13 months ago by bj
4.0 out of 5 stars No-nonsense guide to divorce
This book is no-nonsense guide to the unfortunate process of divorce. What I liked about it was that it was unemotional – although sometimes a little brutal in the way it lays out... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Sadie Marie
4.0 out of 5 stars Truly a helpful roadmap for a difficult life change
*Note: I received this book for free for review purposes.

This book starts off like a sobering slap in the face. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Kristin Bryce
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource and guidance
I just went through a divorce- it was finalized in the last 3 months. This book touches on EVERYTHING that a newly separated person needs to think about. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Jennifer Williams
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Calistoga Press is a trusted global publisher of self help titles. The experts at Calistoga are dedicated to providing readers the support and real-life strategies the need to overcome personal and emotional challenges, from divorce, to grief and loss, to a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Frequently praised for non-judgmental tone and practical information, Calistoga books allow readers to find comfort, solace and direction, even in the most challenging of times.

The Calistoga catalogue includes the Wall Street Journal Best Seller, Memory Tips & Tricks, and the #1 Amazon Best Seller, Understand Alzheimer's: A First-Time Caregiver's Plan to Understand & Prepare for Alzheimer's & Dementia. Calistoga Press is located in Berkeley, California.


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