There's no such thing as an easy divorce. On top of the emotional turmoil, there are also numerous other concerns - from organising finances and splitting property, to breaking the news to children, and picking the best lawyer.
There's no such thing as an easy divorce. On top of the emotional turmoil, there are also numerous other concerns - from organising finances and splitting property, to breaking the news to children, and picking the best lawyer. This comprehensive guide shows that, with a clear-head and straight-talking advice, divorce can be swifter and easier than expected, letting you make a clean break and move on with confidence. Divorce For Dummies includes the most up-to-date information on:* What to Do First When Things Start to Go Wrong* Separation: A Healthy Breather or a Prelude to Divorce?* Helping Your Children Get Through Your Divorce* Pre-marital Agreements* Same-sex and DIY divorces About the author Elizabeth Walsh is a legal expert and the Editor of Family Law, recently voted 'Legal Journal of the Year'. Thelma Fisher is a former chair of the UK College of Family Mediators and has been involved in mediation for over twenty years.
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About Elizabeth Walsh
Elizabeth Walsh is a legal expert and Editor of Family Law, recently voted 'Legal Journal of the Year'. Thelma Fisher has, over the last 25 years, been a mediator, Chief Executive of National Family Mediation, and Chair of the UK College of Family Mediators. Hilary Woodward has over 25 years' experience as a lawyer and mediator, specialising in divorce and family matters.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Part I: Trouble in Paradise. Chapter 1: Checking Out Your Divorce Roadmap. Chapter 2: Deciding What to Do First When Things Start to Go Wrong. Chapter 3: Wising Up to Your Family's Money Matters. Chapter 4: Finding Out about Family Law Basics. Chapter 5: Discovering the Basics of Divorce Law. Chapter 6: Considering Separation: A Healthy Breather or a Prelude to Divorce? Part II: Divorce Preliminaries. Chapter 7: Setting Your Divorce in Motion. Chapter 8: Helping Your Children Get Through Your Divorce. Chapter 9: Taking Care of Your Emotional Self. Part III: Decisions, Decisions. Chapter 10: Deciding Who Cares for Your Children. Chapter 11: Dividing Up What You Own. Chapter 12: Looking at Maintenance for You or Your Spouse. Chapter 13: Providing Financially for Your Children. Part IV: Working Out the Terms of Your Divorce Agreement. Chapter 14: Doing Some of the Negotiating Yourself. Chapter 15: Choosing a Family Solicitor. Chapter 16: Using a Mediator to Help You Work Things Out Together. Chapter 17: Helping Your Solicitor Get the Best Results Possible. Chapter 18: Putting the Decisions in the Hands of a Judge. Part V: After Your Divorce Is Finalised. Chapter 19: Handling the Practical Matters of Life after Your Divorce. Chapter 20: Solving the Toughest Post-divorce Problems. Chapter 21: Thinking Ahead: Pre-marital Agreements. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Help Make Everything Okay for Your Children. Chapter 23: Ten Tips for Putting Your Divorce Behind You and Moving On. Chapter 24: Ten Strategies for Next Time. Part VII: Appendixes. Appendix A: Glossary of Terms. Appendix B: Useful Divorce Websites. Index.
Divorce For Dummies by Elizabeth Walsh
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