Divorce Handbook for California: How to Dissolve Your Marriage without Disaster

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Judge Stewart wrote this book to help couples survive the dissolution of their marriage without the financial ruin most people face. His no-holds-barred guidance shows readers how to:
  • Establish realistic expectations about divorce
  • Protect children during the difficult times
  • Use mediation and/or arbitration...
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Overview

Judge Stewart wrote this book to help couples survive the dissolution of their marriage without the financial ruin most people face. His no-holds-barred guidance shows readers how to:
  • Establish realistic expectations about divorce
  • Protect children during the difficult times
  • Use mediation and/or arbitration effectively
  • Find and hire a good attorney
  • Handle child and spousal support

This updated fifth edition builds on Judge Stewart's reputation of excellent advice to tens of thousands of Californians going through one of life's most difficult experiences.

Features include:

  • Authoritative guidance from an experienced family court judge
  • Practical, helpful exercises, "Do's and Don'ts"
  • Realistic, objective perspective (not "do it yourself" -- not "lawyer bashing")

Divorce Handbook For California (Fifth Edition) will be especially helpful to:

  • Individuals who are considering divorce or separation
  • California couples going through divorce
  • Attorneys, divorce counselors, marriage and family therapists

About the Author:

James W. Stewart has dedicated his career as a Superior Court judge to families and children involved in the divorce process. With almost twenty years on the bench, Stewart has served four years as the supervising judge of the Family Court Division of the Santa Clara County Superior Court and two years as a supervising judge of the Palo Alto Division. He has been a member of the California Fair Political Practices Commission and the Family Law Advisory Committee to the Judicial Council. He has taught family law to attorneys on behalf of the Rutter Group and Continuing Education of the Bar, and is currently engaged as a private family law judge and mediator, hearing cases that, at the request of the parties, have been assigned to him from public courts. He also occasionally sits on assignment to the public courts by the Judicial Council of California. He is a graduate of Stanford University.

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Editorial Reviews

San Jose Mercury News
This is a brave book, one that clearly steps outside the smugly self-protective rhetoric that too often cloaks the law and other professions. A genuine social contribution.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886230521
  • Publisher: Impact Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/15/2002
  • Series: Rebuilding Books, for Divorce and Beyond
  • Edition description: 5TH
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 788,385
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 0.47 (d)

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