A Judge's Guide to Divorce: Uncommon Advice from the Bench

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9781413305685: A Judge's Guide to Divorce: Uncommon Advice from the Bench

The inside scoop on divorce, from the judge who's seen it all!

"Whatever you do, try to keep your case out of divorce court." These key words set the stage for A Judge's Guide to Divorce, which exposes a system in which everyone loses -- especially the kids.

Fortunately, there's hope: A Judge's Guide to Divorceshows you how to reach your own agreements outside the courtroom, in the most civil manner possible. But if court is unavoidable, this book will help you at every step. Find out about:

  • the alternatives to divorce court
  • courtroom etiquette
  • how and where to get legal help
  • dividing property fairly
  • determining alimony and child support
  • settling custody and visitation issues
  • enforcing court orders
  • getting on with your life

    Plus, the book comes with a CD-ROM that features an interview with Judge Duncan and audio scenarios that can help you get through divorce without court. (Note: Audio files are not included with the eBook)

    A Judge's Guide to Divorcedelivers straight talk from someone who has witnessed the war zone of divorce court firsthand. Find out how to avoid it -- and what to do if you can't.
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    About the Author:

    Roderic Duncan was appointed to the California Municipal Court in 1975, and he was elected to the California Superior Court bench in 1987. Over the years, he has been a lecturer and faculty member at two dozen educational programs for judges. In 1990, he was chosen the Judicial Officer of the Year by the California State Bar, Family Law Section. Since retiring from the bench in 1995, he has been doing private judging and mediation.

    Review:

    Highly recommended for all couples contemplating divorce... (Judith Wallerstein, Ph.D 2009-01-01)

    Judge Duncan's advice parallels my own years sitting on the bench. (Leonard Edwards California Administrative Office of the Courts 2009-01-01)

    Offers three alternatives to court: The 'kitchen table divorce,' mediation or the collaborative law divorce. (Oakland Tribune 2009-01-01)

    Anyone who is thinking about a divorce should read Judge Duncan's book. (Herma Hill Kay 2009-01-01)

    Judge Duncan brings enormous experience, candor and wisdom to his theme -- no one should let a judge make decisions during a divorce unless there is absolutely no better alternative... (Pauline H. Tesler 2009-01-01)

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