Thinking about divorce? Already in the process of divorce? You need this book. Divorce is complex, and complications are not what you need when you are facing its emotional and financial pressures.InIts Splitsville: Surviving Your Divorce, veteranMoreThinking about divorce? Already in the process of divorce? You need this book. Divorce is complex, and complications are not what you need when you are facing its emotional and financial pressures.InIts Splitsville: Surviving Your Divorce, veteran divorce attorney James J.
Gross breaks down the divorce process for nonlawyers in easy-to-understand steps. He explains the legal system in plain and simple language, and he describes the process of obtaining a fair separation agreement and navigating family law and the legal system. Just as important, it explains the emotional hazards of divorce and how to withstand the myriad pressures you will face.
Its Splitsville: Surviving Your Divorce:Explains divorce laws in easy-to-understand words. Guides you through the steps for obtaining a separation agreement. Provides a friendly users manual for divorce court. Helps you and your spouse decide whats best for the children. Shows you how to protect your assets to the legal extent possible. Explains when and how to play hardball. Nearly a million people get divorced each year in the United States.
Many, if not most, could be handled far better for all parties involved.Its Splitsville: Surviving Your Divorce will guide you safely through the hazards of divorce, show you how to understand and survive the complicated legal process, explain underhanded tactics and how to combat them, and help emerge on the other side as a stronger, wiser, and better person. What youll learn If youre buying this book, youre probably beyond stay vs. go. Go! Gain control of the emotional hazards of divorce Take the first steps toward separation and divorce When tohandle the divorce yourself, and when to get a lawyer Agree on a parenting plan for the children Understand the laws about alimony, child support, the house, pensions, and other property Explains how to come up withfair agreements thatenable you to avoid court How to navigate the legal system and divorce court Who this book is forSurviving Your Divorce: A Legal Guide is for anyone in the process of separation or divorce, and those thinking about it.
Table of Contents Timing Things to Do Now Research and Documents Can You Do It Yourself? Finding a Lawyer First Meeting with Lawyer and Beyond Custody in General Physical Custody Timesharing Child Support Alimony Property and Debt The House: A Play in Three Acts Pensions, Retirement Plans, Deferred Pay, and Social Security Business Investments Bank Accounts, Stock and Other Liquid Assets Taxes Prenuptial Agreements Separation Agreements Different Ways to Get a Separation Agreement Tactics and Strategies for Negotiating Your Own Separation Agreement Pleadings Evidence Trial Procedure Same-Sex Marriage and Divorce Postdivorce Sample Forms Glossary