This completely revised and updated fifth edition of the award-winning Divorce with Decency includes the most current research, statistics, and insights on the effects of divorce on spouses, their children, and society overall. Written by a prominent divorce lawyer with four decades of experience, it is the most comprehensive treatment of the legal, emotional, economic, psychological, and social aspects of romantic relationships, marriage, and divorce available anywhere in a single volume. Initial sections look at the dynamics of divorce: the causal factors, the common "stages" from initial separation onward, and the complications surrounding each stage for older and younger couples and children. Important information on spouse abuse is also included. The book discusses key criteria in selecting an attorney and gives expert advice on directing and monitoring the course of a case efficiently and economically. Detailed background on critical legal issues is given, followed by case histories highlighting key points of divorce law. Extensive new sections have been added to this edition, which provide key tips on preserving, improving, and possibly "saving" marriages. Other special chapters focus on post-divorce issues of single parenthood and new relationships, as well as the evolving laws on same-sex marriage and the rapidly changing nature of love, romance, "digital dating," and other topics in this modern New Millennium. Informative yet highly readable (and occasionally amusing) Divorce with Decency has proven to be indispensable to anyone involved in a divorce, whether directly or indirectly.
|Publisher:||University of Hawaii Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Bradley A. Coates, Esq., founder of Coates and Frey, Hawai'i's largest divorce law firm, now serves as Of Counsel to the firm. He is a popular author and lecturer on human and romantic relationships and the "Dynamics of Divorce." Mr. Coates has been named one of Hawai'i's "Super Lawyers" and selected as "Best Divorce Lawyer" by readers of Honolulu Weekly and Honolulu Magazine. He is a graduate of UCLA School of Law and a member of the Hawai'i and California State Bars.