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The Divorce Planner: Self-defense for Women When They Need It Most Spiral-bound – January 1, 2006
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About the Author
Janet Greek has worked as a writer and director in Hollywood for 25 years. After experiencing two disastrous divorces herself and watching many smart, capable women lose everything in their own divorces, she began talking to women about what happened and why. Gradually, she developed a set of guidelines for divorce that became the concept for this book. Currently she speaks to womens groups and divides her time between Los Angeles and Southern Oregon, where she lives with her daughter and an ever-expanding menagerie of animals.
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Greek's approach to assisting with this process offers a checks and balance list for women finding themselves in the eye of this storm and not prepared or versed in how to deal with the turbulence, high gusting winds, and flaying debris. Too often the only advice given to a woman during this time period is from someone not qualified. The Divorce Planner offers check items or a to-do list, a big picture approach from the start of the process--visiting a lawyer-- to after the final papers are signed, Hiring a lawyer, understanding the importance of your accountant, and working with a therapist are noted as the big three, and tips and advice on the best way to plan your divorce becomes a clear path not a fatal vision.
Chapter by chapter, the planner walks you through each major step: for example, telling the family and children, what to do when things get ugly, and how to survive the signing of the final papers. Greek offers loads of helpful advice, such as recommending that you celebrate your new beginning "Divorce Ceremony" where families, children, and individuals can rededicate themselves to loving and affirming the newly structured unit. This powerful ceremony identifies the group that becomes the support circle for the future. Each chapter also includes her down-to-earth answers to commonly asked questions. With all of its tips, advice, and organizers, The Divorce Planner may just be, the best way for women to ensure their divorce is as smooth as possible under the emotional rollercoaster ride experienced during such a discombobulated time period.