Divorce For Dummies

Divorce For Dummies


By (author) Elizabeth Walsh, By (author) Thelma Fisher, By (author) Hilary Woodward, By (author) John Ventura, By (author) Mary Reed


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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 230mm x 24mm | 782g
  • Publication date: 31 March 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470741287
  • ISBN 13: 9780470741283
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 465,639

Product description

There's no such thing as an easy divorce. On top of the emotional turmoil, there are also numerous other concerns - from organising 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* Separation: A Healthy Breather or a Prelude to Divorce?* Helping Your Children Get Through Your Divorce* Pre-marital Agreements* Same-sex and DIY divorces 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.

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Author information

Elizabeth Walsh is a legal expert and Editor of Family Law, recently voted 'Legal Journal of the Year'. Thelma Fisher has, over the last 25 years, been a mediator, Chief Executive of National Family Mediation, and Chair of the UK College of Family Mediators. Hilary Woodward has over 25 years' experience as a lawyer and mediator, specialising in divorce and family matters.

Review quote

"...a great reference book...a comprehensive index of up-to-date social, legal and financial information of high relevance to mediators" (National Family Mediation Bulletin, January 2009) "...reads seamlessly and is well assisted by first-class presentational standards...it is a smashing book" (Family Law, March 2009)

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Trouble in Paradise. Chapter 1: Checking Out Your Divorce Roadmap. Chapter 2: Deciding What to Do First When Things Start to Go Wrong. Chapter 3: Wising Up to Your Family's Money Matters. Chapter 4: Finding Out about Family Law Basics. Chapter 5: Discovering the Basics of Divorce Law. Chapter 6: Considering Separation: A Healthy Breather or a Prelude to Divorce? Part II: Divorce Preliminaries. Chapter 7: Setting Your Divorce in Motion. Chapter 8: Helping Your Children Get Through Your Divorce. Chapter 9: Taking Care of Your Emotional Self. Part III: Decisions, Decisions. Chapter 10: Deciding Who Cares for Your Children. Chapter 11: Dividing Up What You Own. Chapter 12: Looking at Maintenance for You or Your Spouse. Chapter 13: Providing Financially for Your Children. Part IV: Working Out the Terms of Your Divorce Agreement. Chapter 14: Doing Some of the Negotiating Yourself. Chapter 15: Choosing a Family Solicitor. Chapter 16: Using a Mediator to Help You Work Things Out Together. Chapter 17: Helping Your Solicitor Get the Best Results Possible. Chapter 18: Putting the Decisions in the Hands of a Judge. Part V: After Your Divorce Is Finalised. Chapter 19: Handling the Practical Matters of Life after Your Divorce. Chapter 20: Solving the Toughest Post-divorce Problems. Chapter 21: Thinking Ahead: Pre-marital Agreements. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Help Make Everything Okay for Your Children. Chapter 23: Ten Tips for Putting Your Divorce Behind You and Moving On. Chapter 24: Ten Strategies for Next Time. Part VII: Appendixes. Appendix A: Glossary of Terms. Appendix B: Useful Divorce Websites. Index.