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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.
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.