Breaking Up: A Self-Help Guide to the Courts and the Law: A Self-Help Guide to the Courts and the Law

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Penguin Random House Australia, Jun 27, 2011 - Law - 400 pages
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The break-up of a relationship is one of the hardest things you can go through. And during the confusion that accompanies it, you're supposed to make sensible decisions about the fair division of money, and possibly the future of your children.
Breaking Up gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the family law system so you'll know your legal rights. It will arm you with information on:
how to choose a lawyer to represent you how to represent yourself, including preparing your own documents and how to cross-examine how to get the most favourable division of property and a good result for your kids how to save costs and/or access alternative ways to resolve your dispute You'll also learn about important new laws, such as those dealing with financial rights for de facto couples, pre-nups, shared parenting and much more. You'll even find a section on lawyers' negotiating tricks.
Breaking Up will equip you to get the result you want at the right cost.

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About the author (2011)

Robert Larkins lives in Melbourne. He has been a barrister for over twenty years with a practice specializing in cases of domestic violence. He is a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia. He has a practical relationship experience having been twice married and, as he says, thrown out on both occasions! He lives alone but is on exceptionally good terms with both exes - indeed this book is dedicated to one of them.

He is the author of Funeral Rights and Breaking Up.

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