Divorce Solutions: How to Make Any Divorce Better

Divorce Solutions: How to Make Any Divorce Better

by Ed Sherman, Ed Sherman

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Divorce Solutions: How to Make Any Divorce Better by Ed Sherman, Ed Sherman


In Divorce Solutions, Ed Sherman explores the full range of emotions that arise during this difficult time and offers sound strategies for dealing with them, including the crucial concept of keeping emotional and business issues separate. Worksheets are provided to help organize the business side of the divorce, so that every aspect is clear to both parties. This illustrated manual also includes an extensive section on negotiating tactics to work toward agreement and resources for mediation or counseling if necessary.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780944508466
Publisher: Nolo Press Occidental
Publication date: 03/15/2003
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 8.42(w) x 10.87(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

1How to Get the Best Possible Divorce9
The worst path and how to avoid it
Three keys to a better divorce
2The Divorce Roadmap--an overview15
Crossing the great divide
Finding your way
3The Real Divorce is Free21
Structured problem solving
From grief to growth
Healing
Psychological traps
Basic elements of a successful divorce
Rules of the road for getting through a tough time
4Take Care of Business37
Common traps
Keep business and emotional matters separate
Money management--two households on one income
5Get Organized47
Use the case worksheets
Decide what you want
Fill out the worksheets
Keep good records
6What the Legal Divorce is About55
How to learn about the law
Dissolving the bonds
Keeping the peace
Property, income and debts
Ten ways to divide property without a fight
Children: parenting arrangements
Support
Tax issues
7How to Beat the System69
Anatomy of a divorce
How the legal system works against you
How to beat the system
Advantages of an agreement
8How to Get an Agreement--overcoming disagreement and conflict79
The five obstacles to agreement
How to overcome the obstacles to agreement
How to reduce conflict
How to negotiate with your spouse
Mediation and counseling
Who can you go to for help?
What if you can't agree?
9How to Do Your Own Divorce--cases with no legal opposition97
How to keep an easy case easy
Doing your own divorce
Cases with agreements
Red tape and paperwork
Where to find help
10How to Win a Controlled Legal Battle103
How to deal with extreme conflict
Damage control
Protecting your children
Winning strategies--hardball or softball?
How to fight effectively at less expense
11How to Choose and Use a Lawyer115
A field guide to divorce lawyer types
Questions to ask a lawyer
Who to pick?
Fees and retainer agreements
How to use your lawyer
How to fire your lawyer (if you have to)
Appendixes125
A.Sample marital settlement agreement
B.Two parenting plans and some other ideas
C.Recommended reading
Worksheets139

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