Don't Settle for Less: A Woman's Guide to Getting a Fair Divorce and Custody Settlement

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Don't Settle for Less will alert you to the pitfalls of a hasty decision "just to get it over with." Pekala begins by advising you on your choice of attorney, telling you how to utilize counsel to your fullest advantage. She describes the types of husbands who are likely to cause the most problems during and after a divorce, and alerts you to choices that could sabotage your chances for an equitable settlement. In addition, her sound suggestions for life after divorce or breakup -- remuneration for unseen ...
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Overview

Don't Settle for Less will alert you to the pitfalls of a hasty decision "just to get it over with." Pekala begins by advising you on your choice of attorney, telling you how to utilize counsel to your fullest advantage. She describes the types of husbands who are likely to cause the most problems during and after a divorce, and alerts you to choices that could sabotage your chances for an equitable settlement. In addition, her sound suggestions for life after divorce or breakup -- remuneration for unseen illness, remarriage, growing children, and grandparents' rights -- are invaluable.

A straightforward, all-incisive guide that alerts women to the pitfalls of a hasty decision "just to get it over with, " this book teaches women how to work within and around the system to improve the outcome of their divorce settlements. Divorced men have a higher standard of living than divorced women, this book helps women balance that inequity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385482110
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/28/1998
  • Pages: 292
  • Sales rank: 1,450,377
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Take This Woman: The Unfair Male Advantage 3
2 Are You the Last One to Know You're Getting a Divorce? 14
3 Women and Lawyers: Choosing a Legal Relationship That Will Give You an Edge 25
4 Domestic Violence 45
5 Filing for Divorce - Strategies and Considerations 60
6 Getting What You Want and Not What He Wants You to Have 77
7 In Their Best Interests: Child Support, Custody, and Visitation 104
8 To Trial or Not to Trial 133
9 Prenuptial Agreements - Do They Hold Up? Sign One and You Might Find Out 149
10 Living Together, Living Apart - Strategies for Cohabitation in the 1990s 159
11 And Baby Makes Two - Paternity in the 1990s 175
12 It's Not Over - Postdecree Court 191
13 Knowledge Is Power: Ten Questions Your Husband Probably Can't Answer But You Can 206
14 The Future of Family Law 215
Appendix A: Women's Bar Associations 227
Appendix B: Income and Expense Affidavit 237
Appendix C: Battered Women's Shelters 243
Appendix D: Typical Real Estate Provision 254
Appendix E: Typical Visitation Provision 259
Index 261
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