Getting Divorced Without Ruining Your Life: A Reasoned, Practical Guide to the Legal, Emotional and Financial Ins and Outs of Negotiating a Divorce Settlement

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 4, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 368 pages
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As a leading divorce negotiator and mediator, Sam Margulies has helped thousands of couples reach fair and amicable settlements. In this compassionate guide, now updated with vital information on changes in divorce law and norms, Margulies covers the legal, financial, and emotional realities of divorce in a straightforward, reassuring style. He takes readers through every step, from making the initial decision to finalizing the agreement, including:
  • Why mediation is now the preferred way to divorce
  • How to avoid the conflicts that often occur after the divorce is over
  • How to negotiate successfully even when you are angry
  • How to manage step-family conflict in the aftermath of divorce

With examples drawn from real-life cases, Getting Divorced Without Ruining Your Life explains how to protect one's own interests and negotiate a stress-free, enduring agreement that allows both partners to embark on a new life.
  

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While there is some good advice here, The author seems biased to longer term marriages where the woman has not worked...What makes a woman who has never known the stress of raising children and holding down a job more ENTITLED to alimony...I say as a working female who has worked and raised children and been a homemaker... that she should walk away from the marriage and say thank you to the one that took care of her all of those years and now go see what it is like to go out of the home and work. This seems like another attorney perpetuating the alimony scam 

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Contents

eight
137
nine
160
Assessing Your Needs
186
eleven
214
Negotiating Alimony
236
thirteen
264
Pulling the Agreement Together
288
fifteen
303
sixteen
332
seventeen
348
Index
355
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Sam Margulies, Ph.D., J.D., teaches and practices mediation in Montclair, New Jersey, and Greensboro, North Carolina.

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