Divorce For Dummies

Divorce For Dummies

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Since "Divorce For Dummies, Second Edition" published in 2005, there have been considerable changes in collaborative divorces, common law marriages, same sex marriages, visitation, and even custody laws (from children to pets). "Divorce For Dummies, Third Edition" includes 25 percent new, revised, and refreshed material covering all of the above.show more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 185.42 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 544.31g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Wiley-Blackwell
  • Hoboken, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • ill
  • 0470411511
  • 9780470411513

About John Ventura

John Ventura is a small business owner, bestselling author, and board-certified bankruptcy attorney. He is also a national authority on consumer and small business financial and legal problems. Mary Reed is an author and journalist who has ghostwritten and coauthored several books on consumer law and money matters. She has also written for numerous publications.show more

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Now updated -- your realistic, reassuring guide to surviving divorce Getting divorced is almost never easy, but this practical, plain-English guide helps you get through the proceedings with a minimum of stress and expense. It shows you the latest changes in collaborative divorces, common law and same-sex marriages, and even custody law -- and how to work out the terms so you can begin building a fulfilling postdivorce life. Understand the divorce process -- review the key issues and decisions, get your finances in order, and file the petition Decide whether divorce is the best option -- weigh the pros and cons of separation, consider marriage counseling, and learn about annulments Put things in motion -- initiate the proceedings, break the news to your spouse and children, and deal with your emotions Make important and difficult decisions -- divide your assets and debts, make a case for spousal support, and get the best custody arrangement for your children Protect yourself -- plan for life after divorce, safeguard your money, and take action if things turn unfriendly or dangerous Avoid a divorce trial -- negotiate your own divorce, seek help from an attorney, and work with a mediator Handle postdivorce challenges -- meet your financial obligations, deal with visitation and child support problems, and get your personal life back on track Open the book and find: What to do before you file for divorce Tips for finding a competent, affordable divorce attorney Help for managing your finances during and after divorce Advice on helping children cope Divorce blogs, Web sites, and support groups Ways to rebuild your life after divorce How to utilize mediation when negotiations get rough Alternatives to divorceshow more

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