The Unofficial Guide to Divorce

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9780028624556: The Unofficial Guide to Divorce

The statistics are no secret: the U.S. Census Bureau reports that 50% of marriages end in divorce. This means that each year, 2.5 million people go through the divorce process -- many of them without a clear-cut understanding of their options. That's where The Unofficial Guide to Divorce comes into play.While most books on divorce are either personal sagas or dry, technical guides, this book is written with the aid of both a therapist and an attorney. It sensitively explains the process and offers unbiased advice on selecting an attorney, evaluating agreement options, dealing with a high-conflict divorce, helping families cope with stress, getting emotional support, using the Internet as a valuable resource, and so much more. The Unofficial Guide to Divorce will allow readers to survive the ordeal and come up winners both emotionally and financially.

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Divorce is usually a highly emotional, painful process, which is all the more reason why a factual, candid guide, a resource of divorce information and advice, is so very vital. The Unofficial Guide covers the big questions, whether you need an attorney and information about how to choose one if you decide that you do; what the actual legal processes, the filing and court actions, are all about; as well as the legal issues of assets, alimony, and custody. But it also broaches the equally important but often less talked-about issues of survival, how to deal with your emotions, your ex, your children, and your parents. There's advice on discord resolution, problem solving, and where to go for help. And there's a chapter devoted to post-divorce issues, like the legal, financial, and insurance circumstances that often arise from a split. There's a glossary of legal terms, an appendix of resources (including Internet sites), sample divorce documents, and a checklist to help keep you on track while you're a bit less well organized than is your wont. There's factual information that allays the anxiety of the unknown, warnings to help you avoid common pitfalls, important suggestions on how to protect yourself and win your case in court, and personal anecdotes that keep you from feeling so isolated and lost. A remarkably practical and reassuring book, the Unofficial Guide is a big help during a difficult time. --Stephanie Gold

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