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Since its first publication in 1982, The Divorce Handbook has sold over 200,000 copies. In this new and fully revised edition, specialist in family law James T. Friedman covers, in an easy-to-use question-and-answer format, all the issues involved in negotiating a separation and divorce--how to choose a lawyer; how to arrange child custody, support, and visitation; how to prevent financial hide-and-seek; what to expect of the divorce proceedings themselves; and what to do if the divorce goes to trial.
This revised edition addresses current trends in such areas as divorce law, alimony, property division, shared parenting, and visitation; it includes an expanded section of checklists, schedules, and guides for reconciliation and child support, as well as attorney retainer agreements, asset/liability worksheets, and more.
The American Bar Association has called The Divorce Handbook "a welcome breath of fresh air in an otherwise stifling atmosphere created by a virtual avalanche of books about divorce." The revised edition of The Divorce Handbook is your best guide through the traumatic and painful business of divorce, and will be an essential resource for years to come.

About the Author

James T. Friedman practices with the firm of Davis, Friedman, Zavett, Kane & MacRae in Chicago. He is past president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and has written many articles for legal journals on divorce, child custody, and related matters. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Carolyn.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Random House; 2nd Revised ed. edition (June 7, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679771301
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679771302
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #851,589 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
I'm a family law attorney in California. This book really is great. It answers a lot of questions that I get asked everyday. It has great advice on custody, visitation, court procedure, and how to pick (and fire) and attorney. Great for those who are doing it on their own, or for those who have an attorney. A great book to read prior to interviewing a divorce attorney. Good Job!
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The Divorce Handbook has been updated 3 times since 1984. It continues to be a basic guide, but you must talk to a lawyer before entering into a divorce proceeding so you know what to expect and after to remember his or her advice. Laws in the 50 states change from time to time and a lawyer will bring you up to date and guide you.
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By A Customer on October 21, 2000
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This is a nice point-by-point reference. Good to have for getting started.
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Out of date but there are still some good points
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I was disappointed when I found that the latest publication date fot the Divorce Handbook was 1984. Imagine Amazon touting a 27-year-old book! Thank God I only lost about six bucks.
Material very, very basic.

The delivery was timely and item received in good order.
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