Divorce Lawyers: What Happens in America's Courts

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Divorce Lawyers tells you what you must know: How the legal system works, and what to expect from it. Through ten revealing case studies, you'll learn about the experiences of people like yourself, and about the pitfalls and minefields of divorce court.
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Overview

Divorce Lawyers tells you what you must know: How the legal system works, and what to expect from it. Through ten revealing case studies, you'll learn about the experiences of people like yourself, and about the pitfalls and minefields of divorce court.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780641032134
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 6/15/1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 398

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 Prenuptial Agreements: Planning on Divorce Before Marriage: Shirley Warnack v. A. C. Warnack 9
2 Joint Custody: A Quest for Shared Parenting: Ingrid M. Nicholas v. George Nicholas 39
3 Equitable Distribution: Who Owns What?: Felice Dubin v. Paul Dubin 69
4 Fighting Over the Business: How Much Is It Worth?: Gayle L. Wilder v. Howard L. Wilder 100
5 Child Snatching: Running from the Law: A Story of International Abduction 132
6 Tracing Assets: Separating Marital from Nonmarital Property: Irene Frances Nations v. Danny Jack Nations 164
7 Relocation: When the Custodial Parent Moves Away: Robert Jordan v. Linda Jordan 195
8 Stepparents in Divorce: Fighting for Their Rights: Patricia Stockwell v. Dan Stockwell 228
9 Violence in Divorce: Protecting the Innocent: Kathleen O'Guin and William O'Guin v. Joseph Pikul 260
10 Divorce and the Elderly: Trauma in Old Age: Ruth Lebeson v. Harry Lebeson 291
11 Hiring a Divorce Lawyer 319
Author's Postscript 333
Appendix: A Directory of the Members of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 336
Case Source Materials 368
Support Groups and Resources 380
Glossary 384
Index 391
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