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Divorce For Dummies Paperback – March 3, 2009
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Now updated your realistic, reassuring guide to surviving divorce
Getting divorced is almost never easy, but this practical, plain-English guide helps you get through the proceedings with a minimum of stress and expense. It shows you the latest changes in collaborative divorces, common law and same-sex marriages, and even custody law and how to work out the terms so you can begin building a fulfilling postdivorce life.
- Understand the divorce process review the key issues and decisions, get your finances in order, and file the petition
Decide whether divorce is the best option weigh the pros and cons of separation, consider marriage counseling, and learn about annulments
Put things in motion initiate the proceedings, break the news to your spouse and children, and deal with your emotions
Make important and difficult decisions divide your assets and debts, make a case for spousal support, and get the best custody arrangement for your children
Protect yourself plan for life after divorce, safeguard your money, and take action if things turn unfriendly or dangerous
Avoid a divorce trial negotiate your own divorce, seek help from an attorney, and work with a mediator
Handle postdivorce challenges meet your financial obligations, deal with visitation and child support problems, and get your personal life back on track
Open the book and find:
- What to do before you file for divorce
Tips for finding a competent, affordable divorce attorney
Help for managing your finances during and after divorce
Advice on helping children cope
Divorce blogs, Web sites, and support groups
Ways to rebuild your life after divorce
How to utilize mediation when negotiations get rough
Alternatives to divorce
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