9781413325317 (paperback) 1413325319 (paperback)
"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.
"Learn your legal rights and options. Divide property fairly, protect your children, avoid expensive court battles."--Cover.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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.