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Do Your Divorce Right - Straight Talk From Family Court Judges

Publication Year: 2011   Publication Type: Book


This book is written for people who aren''t lawyers and who are thinking about going to family court, who are already involved with a family law case, or who have a family member or friend involved in a pending or active family law case.

As judges, the authors have presided over more than 10,000 trials or other courtroom events in family law cases. Law firms may find this book helpful for their clients to understand the divorce process.

Divorce is one of the most significant life-changing experiences a person will ever live through. However, it is a process, not an event. The process goes on long after the legal aspects of the divorce are complete. The process operates on at least four levels - legal, emotional, financial, spiritual. This book attempts to address all of these levels in an interrelated manner.


Hon. Andrew Horton, Hon. John David Kennedy

Testimonial :

“I am not sure what I was expecting when I read this book, but I certainly was not expecting to read it cover to cover. I did. This is a book I wish I had written and it is certainly a book that every client that walks into my office should read at the very beginning of their divorce process. Frankly, if all clients read this book, it will make the job of the divorce attorney that much easier. It is written in a manner that is easy to digest and will be an invaluable tool for anyone who goes through this difficult process. The 'war stories' that are interspersed throughout the book are entertaining and provide an enlightening glimpse into the court system.” 
-Michael P. Asen, Esq., MittelAsen, LLC; Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Table of Contents:

 Cover Page
 Chapter 1 Assessing Your Situation
 Chapter 2 Separating (or Not)
 Chapter 3 Finances, Property and Support
 Chapter 4 If You Have Children Together
 Chapter 5 Working With Lawyers
 Chapter 6 Starting a Court Case
 Chapter 7 Avoiding Court Battles
 Chapter 8 How Family Courts Work
 Chapter 9 The Dark Side
 Chapter 10 While Your Case is Pending in Court
 Chapter 11 How to Present Your Case at Trial
 Chapter 12 After a Court Hearing
 Chapter 13 Round Two
 Chapter 14 Round Three
 Chapter 15 Starting Over, Achieving Peace
 Author Biographies