What You Need to Know About Getting a Divorce in Connecticut
A great how-to book for people who are going through a divorce. Whether you work with an attorney or a mediator or choose to do your divorce yourself, this guidebook will answer your questions about divorce. Friendly Divorce Guidebook for Connecticut helps you understand your options and emotions, leading you through the decision making process, the legal system, negotiations, separation, finances, paperwork, and dealing with issues such as children, homes, and taxes.
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Getting a divorce may seem overwhelming. But the Friendly Divorce Guidebook for Connecticut cuts through the chaos of divorce to put you in control.
This book will help you understand:
Your emotions. Emotions run high during a divorce and this book tells you what to expect, how to handle the stress, and when to get extra support or help. Your soon-to-be ex-spouse. This book encourages you to work with-not against-your spouse. Understanding each other's needs and desire now make it less likely that there will be problems in the future. Checklists and other exercises make it easy to figure out what is important to each of you.
Your children. This book includes tips on how to tell your kids about the divorce, how to be a good parent throughout the divorce process, and how to include your kids in making decisions. There's also a section on figuring child support and the Connecticut child support guidelines.
The options. There are sections on different ways to divide property, decide custody and visiting rights, calculate alimony, and even a chapter on how your divorce will affect your income tax payments. Examples make it easy to see how different arrangements might or might not work for you.
The paperwork. This book includes sample forms and step-by-step instructions for filling out these forms.
The process. This book will walk you through the steps necessary to get a legal divorce, from making the decision to enforcing your agreement after the divorce has been approved.
If you've hired a lawyer, this book will give you the knowledge you need to be active and involved in your divorce process. If using a mediator, this book will guide you through a friendly and educated decision-making process. This book also contains all the forms and information needed to approach the divorce process on your own. Whatever your plan, this book will give you the understanding to get through your divorce and move toward a better future.About the Author:
Barbara Kahn Stark, MLA, JD
Barbara Kahn Stark is a divorce mediator and certified divorce planner in private practice in New Haven and Norwalk, Connecticut. A fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Ms. Stark is also co-author of The Divorce Practice Handbook: Skills and Strategies for the Family Lawyer (Michie, 1994). She is the past president and founding member of the Connecticut Council for Divorce Mediation and a founding member of the Connecticut Collaborative Divorce Law Group. A nationally recognized speaker, Ms. Stark frequently lectures to professional and lay audiences on topics related to the financial aspects of divorce.
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Book Description Law First Publishing, a division of the Connecticut Bar Association, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0974006939