Divorce For Dummies, UK Edition

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There's no such thing as an easy divorce. On top of the emotional turmoil, there are also numerous other concerns – from organising finances and splitting property, to breaking the news to children, and picking the best lawyer. This comprehensive guide shows that, with a clear-head and straight-talking advice, divorce can be swifter and easier than expected, letting you make a clean break and move on with ...
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Overview

There's no such thing as an easy divorce. On top of the emotional turmoil, there are also numerous other concerns – from organising finances and splitting property, to breaking the news to children, and picking the best lawyer. This comprehensive guide shows that, with a clear-head and straight-talking advice, divorce can be swifter and easier than expected, letting you make a clean break and move on with confidence.

Divorce For Dummies includes the most up-to-date information on:

  • What to Do First When Things Start to Go Wrong
  • Separation: A Healthy Breather or a Prelude to Divorce?
  • Helping Your Children Get Through Your Divorce
  • Pre-marital Agreements
  • Same-sex and DIY divorces

About the author

Elizabeth Walsh is a legal expert and the Editor of Family Law, recently voted ‘Legal Journal of the Year’.

Thelma Fisher is a former chair of the UK College of Family Mediators and has been involved in mediation for over twenty years.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470741283
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/31/2009
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Walsh is a legal expert and Editor of Family Law, recently voted 'Legal Journal of the Year'.

Thelma Fisher has, over the last 25 years, been a mediator, Chief Executive of National Family Mediation, and Chair of the UK College of Family Mediators.

Hilary Woodward has over 25 years' experience as a lawyer and mediator, specialising in divorce and family matters.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Trouble in Paradise.

Chapter 1: Checking Out Your Divorce Roadmap.

Chapter 2: Deciding What to Do First When Things Start to Go Wrong.

Chapter 3: Wising Up to Your Family's Money Matters.

Chapter 4: Finding Out about Family Law Basics.

Chapter 5: Discovering the Basics of Divorce Law.

Chapter 6: Considering Separation: A Healthy Breather or a Prelude to Divorce?

Part II: Divorce Preliminaries.

Chapter 7: Setting Your Divorce in Motion.

Chapter 8: Helping Your Children Get Through Your Divorce.

Chapter 9: Taking Care of Your Emotional Self.

Part III: Decisions, Decisions.

Chapter 10: Deciding Who Cares for Your Children.

Chapter 11: Dividing Up What You Own.

Chapter 12: Looking at Maintenance for You or Your Spouse.

Chapter 13: Providing Financially for Your Children.

Part IV: Working Out the Terms of Your Divorce Agreement.

Chapter 14: Doing Some of the Negotiating Yourself.

Chapter 15: Choosing a Family Solicitor.

Chapter 16: Using a Mediator to Help You Work Things Out Together.

Chapter 17: Helping Your Solicitor Get the Best Results Possible.

Chapter 18: Putting the Decisions in the Hands of a Judge.

Part V: After Your Divorce Is Finalised.

Chapter 19: Handling the Practical Matters of Life after Your Divorce.

Chapter 20: Solving the Toughest Post-divorce Problems.

Chapter 21: Thinking Ahead: Pre-marital Agreements.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Help Make Everything Okay for Your Children.

Chapter 23: Ten Tips for Putting Your Divorce Behind You and Moving On.

Chapter 24: Ten Strategies for Next Time.

Part VII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Glossary of Terms.

Appendix B: Useful Divorce Websites.

Index.

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