It's Splitsville

Surviving Your Divorce

By James J. Gross

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It's Splitsville: Surviving Your Divorce is for people who are thinking about getting divorced, or already in the process of separation and divorce. It contains all the information you need to survive your divorce emotionally, financially, and legally, and to come out the other side with your skin and dignity intact.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-5716-5
  • 320 Pages
  • User Level: Beginner to Advanced
  • Publication Date: September 29, 2013
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $24.99
  • eBook Price: $17.99
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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.



In It's 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. It's 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 user’s manual for divorce court.
  • Helps you and your spouse decide what’s 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. It's 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 you’ll learn

  • If you're buying this book, you're probably beyond stay vs. go. Go!
  • Gain control of the emotional hazards of divorce
  • Take the first steps toward separation and divorce
  • When to handle 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 with fair agreements that enable you to avoid court
  • How to navigate the legal system and divorce court

Who this book is for

Surviving Your Divorce: A Legal Guide is for anyone in the process of separation or divorce, and those thinking about it.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Timing
  2. Things to Do Now
  3. Research and Documents
  4. Can You Do It Yourself?
  5. Finding a Lawyer
  6. First Meeting with Lawyer and Beyond
  7. Custody in General
  8. Physical Custody
  9. Timesharing
  10. Child Support
  11. Alimony
  12. Property and Debt
  13. The House: A Play in Three Acts
  14. Pensions, Retirement Plans, Deferred Pay, and Social Security
  15. Business Investments
  16. Bank Accounts, Stock and Other Liquid Assets
  17. Taxes
  18. Prenuptial Agreements
  19. Separation Agreements
  20. Different Ways to Get a Separation Agreement
  21. Tactics and Strategies for Negotiating Your Own Separation Agreement
  22. Pleadings
  23. Evidence
  24. Trial Procedure
  25. Same-Sex Marriage and Divorce
  26. Postdivorce
  27. Sample Forms
  28. Glossary
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