Divorce for Dummies

Divorce for Dummies

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"Dispenses useful, timely advice to people at all stages of divorce." - Diana Shepherd, Divorce magazine What to do, where to go, who to trust! Break up without breaking the bank Are you wondering how to serve divorce papers? Afraid you'll have to sell your house just to cover legal costs? Heading for trial? Let this friendly guide take some of the grief out of your ordeal. Filled with sound, practical advice, it shows you how you can work out the terms of your divorce agreement without losing your shirt or your mind! Praise for Divorce For Dummies "Reed and Ventura walk us through some of the toughest decisions many of us will ever make with sensitivity and expert advice." - Ellen G. Sanchez, MEd, family life educator Discover how to Assess whether you're ready for divorce; Understand your legal rights; Cut costs by negotiating terms yourself; Work with an attorney; Avoid going to trial; Help your kids get through it
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  • Paperback | 354 pages
  • 187.2 x 232.9 x 23.4mm | 625.97g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764550586
  • 9780764550584

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Table of contents

Introduction. PART I: Trouble in Paradise. Chapter 1: What to Do First When Things Start to Go Wrong. Chapter 2: Getting Smart about Your Familys Money Matters. Chapter 3: Family Law Basics. Chapter 4: Divorce Law Basics. Chapter 5: Separation: A Healthy Breather or a Prelude to Divorce? PART II: Divorce Preliminaries. Chapter 6: Putting Your Divorce in Motion. Chapter 7: Helping Your Kids Get through Your Divorce. Chapter 8: Taking Care of Your Emotional Self. PART III: Decisions, Decisions. Chapter 9: Yours, Mine, or Ours? Dividing Up What You Own. Chapter 10: Alimony: Determining When and How Its Paid. Chapter 11: Custody: Deciding in Your Childrens Best Interests. Chapter 12: Child Support: Providing Your Kids with the Necessities. PART IV: Working Out the Terms of Your Divorce Agreement. Chapter 13: Doing (Some of) the Negotiating Yourself. Chapter 14: Hiring a Divorce Attorney. Chapter 15: Helping Your Attorney to Get the Best Results Possible. Chapter 16: Using Mediation to Avoid a Divorce Trial. Chapter 17: The Divorce Trial: Putting the Decisions in the Hands of a Judge. PART V: After Your Divorce Is Finalized. Chapter 18: Handling the Practical Matters of Life after Divorce. Chapter 19: The Toughest Post-Divorce Problems (And How to Solve Them). Chapter 20: Thinking Ahead: Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements. PART VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 21: Ten Great Divorce Web Sites. Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Help Make Everything Okay for Your Kids. Chapter 23: Ten Tips for Putting Your Divorce behind You and Moving On. Chapter 24: Ten Strategies for Next Time to Keep Divorce at Bay. Glossary of Terms. Index. Book Registration Information.
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About John Ventura

John Ventura, author of Law For Dummies, is an attorney specializing in consumer law who has frequently collaborated with Mary Reed, founder of Mary Reed Public Relations.
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