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The 10 Stupidest Mistakes Men Make When Facing Divorce: And How to Avoid Them Paperback – December 7, 2010

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Harmony; Original edition (December 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307589803
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307589804
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #84,669 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I felt the tone of the book was a little "bitter". Fortunately, I don't have any children from my 25 year marriage and most of the content of the book is geared toward retaining custody rights. We're trying to be "civil" in our divorce and these tactics are much more adversarial than I was interested in being. But, if you do have custody issues, it's probably worth a look.
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This book offers real-life experiences and mistakes that guys like me went through during divorce. I'm just starting to go through my second divorce, so I wanted to make sure I didn't have the same problems like the first time. This book is easy to read but still packed with solid information and is divided into 10 sections with each one addressing huge mistakes that men and dads (like me) have made. (Don't move out! Don't wait for your wife to file! Stay off Facebook!) The author is the head of a huge nationwide divorce firm that represents men and you can tell throughout the book that he has a lot of experience fighting for mens rights.

I really like when specific case examples are brought up as I could relate to most of them and there are pep talks throughout the book that really help to motivate you (as if you didn't have motivation enough!). Overall, a good purchase for anyone thinking about divorce or going through a divorce.
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I purchased this book immediately after my wife of 5 years informed me of her intentions to end our marriage. I have 2 small children 3 and 18 months. Even though my marriage was clearly over i refused to give up my relationship with my children. This book coupled with a great attorney were crucial to me winning 50/50 joint physical and legal custody. One advise to any father wishing to win 50/50 custody DO NOT MOVE OUT OF THE HOUSE, this was number 1 mistake that men make, and trust me it was critical to me staying involved and ultimately to my ex choosing to settle on custody. This $10 investment coupled with an aggressive attorney saved me thousands of dollars in future child support but more impoatantly won me custody. Remember guys divorce and a custody battle is NOT the time to be nice but a time for you to agressively fight for your interests!
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This is an excellent collection of tactics with immediate practical value for any man in the process of divorce, or even thinking about getting married. The real-world examples highlight the possible consequences, good or bad, of proper and improper preparation for family court. If you follow the guidelines and don't make the "stupid mistakes", you'll maximize your chances of a satisfactory outcome, or at least minimize the chance of catastrophe. Your freedom, finances, and family (children) are at stake!

While the book does promote the author's law practice, I don't think it distracts from the message. If anything, it should give the reader confidence that the author really knows what he's talking about. This book would probably be quite useful for women as well. So don't let your wife find it on your bookshelf!
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Cordell's book is an essential read for men going through divorce. I am in the process of a rough divorce, and I am very thankful I found this book early on. Another must-read is a book that tackles these issues from a different angle: poetry. The book is called "War For Love" by J. G. Everyman. Where Cordell's book is an essential road map for navagating a successful divorce, "War For Love" is an invaluable tool for dealing with the emotional detritus that builds up throughout the divorce process. Where Cordell's book makes you think,War For Love" will make you laugh and cry and rage, serving a much needed cathartic effect. Read them both, but read Cordell's first!
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This is some wonderful insight as to what is to be expected from a divorce and how to deal with it in order to protect one's interests. The book is written in a very easy to read way, it uses lot's of stories from real cases. The best thing for me is that this really gives you perspective. If your'e in the middle of a divorce or about to embark in one you should really read this book. As a man, once usually tries to avoid conflict and make stupid asumptions and this book is a great warning and strategy guide to focus on what really happens and on what is really important for a man and his childern before and during a divorce.
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Definitely has some helpful tips and things to think about. However, it really sets you up for an adversarial divorce. Many couples start the process amicably and in many of those cases it degrades to a fight so it's good to be prepared for that. But I certainly know people who kept it collaborative all the way through and to read this book you would think that is impossible. For example, the book never once mentions that filing jointly is an option, and why that may or may not be a good option. I think most divorce lawyers rarely see an amicable divorce because, even without trying, they make it more combative.
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Let's face it men, they says its a mans world UNTIL you get to the subject of divorce. Because whether we like it or not the courts favor the woman in the majority of divorce proceedings. This book helps explain the how to and whys of getting a FAIR divorce.

If you are looking for a volume on "getting even" this isn't the book for you. If you are looking at help in getting as fair and equitable divorce as possible then you should read this. Read this before you make you move and things will go more smoothly. I can say from personal experience that the methods in this book helped me protect my assets and get a FAIR divorce. My ex was trying to take me to the cleaners but in the end we wound up with an uncontested divorce. Which helped us to become friends.

Personally think making the marriage work is the best alternative. But in the real world that doesn't always happen. If you think you want a divorce or if you think she is preparing to get one READ THIS BOOK.
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