9781413325324 (electronic book) 1413325327 (electronic book) 9781413325317 1413325319
"Divorce is never easy, but with the information in Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce, you can make the process as simple, inexpensive, and conflict-free as possible. With compassion and expertise, family law attorney Emily Doskow explains how to make divorce less painful by helping you: understand the divorce process; minimize day-to-day conflict with your spouse; work with lawyers or mediators without breaking the bank; avoid costly, exhausting court battles, and stay calm and make good decisions. You'll learn about your legal rights and options for resolving tough divorce-related issues, including:: child support and custody, alimony, property division, and drafting a marital settlement agreement. The 7th edition is completely updated with the latest state rules on divorce, such as property division and grounds for divorce"--Back cover.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction: Your divorce companion Getting oriented First steps after you decide to divorce When you can agree : uncontested divorce Working it out : divorce mediation When you can't agree : contested divorce and trial Custody decisions and parenting Custody disputes Child support Yours, mine, and ours : basics of marital property Yours, mine, and Uncle Sam's : dividing property Spousal support and health insurance Military divorce : special issues Getting it in writing : preparing your marital settlement agreement Critical care : when things really go wrong After the divorce Getting help, finding information, and looking stuff up.
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