The Divorce Handbook: Your Basic Guide to Divorce (Revised and Updated)
Random House Publishing Group, Feb 23, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 256 pages
Since its first publication in 1982, The Divorce Handbook has sold over 200,000 copies. In this new and fully revised edition, specialist in family law James T. Friedman covers, in an easy-to-use question-and-answer format, all the issues involved in negotiating a separation and divorce--how to choose a lawyer; how to arrange child custody, support, and visitation; how to prevent financial hide-and-seek; what to expect of the divorce proceedings themselves; and what to do if the divorce goes to trial.
This revised edition addresses current trends in such areas as divorce law, alimony, property division, shared parenting, and visitation; it includes an expanded section of checklists, schedules, and guides for reconciliation and child support, as well as attorney retainer agreements, asset/liability worksheets, and more.
The American Bar Association has called The Divorce Handbook "a welcome breath of fresh air in an otherwise stifling atmosphere created by a virtual avalanche of books about divorce." The revised edition of The Divorce Handbook is your best guide through the traumatic and painful business of divorce, and will be an essential resource for years to come.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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CHAPTER IWho Needs This Handbook? How to Use It
CHAPTER IIDivorce at Your Doorstep
CHAPTER IIIChoosing a Lawyer
CHAPTER IVLawyers Fees and Court Costs
CHAPTER VChild Custody
CHAPTER VIChild Support and Visitation
CHAPTER VIIAlimony and Property Division
CHAPTER XIDiscovery Procedures
Negotiation Strategies and Techniques
Settlement Conferences and Pretrial Hearings
CHAPTER XIVPreparing for Trial
CHAPTER XVThe Trial
Checklists Schedules Guides and Court Documents
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