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Divorce For Dummies

Divorce For Dummies
Thelma Fisher
New 2nd edition (9th Jan 2009)
John Wiley & Sons

There's no such thing as an easy divorce. On top of the emotional turmoil, there are also numerous other concerns - from organizing finances and splitting property, to breaking the news to children, and picking the best lawyer. This comprehensive guide shows that, with a clear-head and straight-talking advice, divorce can be swifter and easier than expected, letting you make a clean break and move on with confidence. "Divorce For Dummies" includes the most up-to-date information on: what to do first when things start to go wrong.

About the author Elizabeth Walsh is a legal expert and the Editor of "Family Law", recently voted 'Legal Journal of the Year'. Thelma Fisher is a former chair of the UK College of Family Mediators and has been involved in mediation for over twenty years.

From the Publisher
Expert authors will guide you through divorce
DIVORCE FOR DUMMIES helps couples more effectively work through the separation process, from the beginning decision to split up through the complex steps and moving forward into a new life. The book covers a full range of topics, such as: What to do before filing for a divorce; the difference between fault and no-fault divorce; family law basics and differences between the states' divorce laws; how to deal with custody, alimony, child support and division of property; how to help the kids get through it all; costly mistakes to avoid and how to find a competent and affordable attorney Like all ...For Dummies books, DIVORCE FOR DUMMIES has straightforward, clear writing that avoids confusing terms, and it is a valuable resource for couples who are separating. In addition, it contains real-life anecdotes that illustrate key survival techniques and dozens of extra resources, from support groups to publications and Internet sites. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover
Includes advice on handling life after divorce

Your rights and responsibilities explained in easy steps

Do you wonder if divorce is really the only option left? Worrying about legal costs? Let this book help you get through it all. Filled with sound, practical advice for dealing with the legal, financial and emotional aspects of divorce, this unique resource shows you how you can work it all out with the minimum of expense, stress and emotional upheaval.

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • ‘Get in, get out’ information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear–out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humour and fun

Discover how to:

  • Know if divorce is what you need
  • Understand your legal rights and responsibilities
  • Understand the role of lawyers and mediators
  • Work your way through the divorce process
  • Start afresh and get on with your life

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Informative and useful, written in a down to earth accessible style. Worth getting.
Definitely cheaper than having solicitor explain things.

The modern, convenient and affordable way to divorce.

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