Divorce Survival Guide: The Roadmap for Everything from Divorce Finance to Child Custody

Divorce Survival Guide: The Roadmap for Everything from Divorce Finance to Child Custody

by Calistoga Press


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Divorce Survival Guide: The Roadmap for Everything from Divorce Finance to Child Custody by Calistoga Press

Answer all your pressing divorce questions with The Divorce Recovery Roadmap. Facing a divorce can be overwhelming, as you confront complex questions about everything from finances to child custody to your emotional well-being. The Divorce Recovery Roadmap walks you through every step of the divorce process with straightforward tips, techniques, and checklists. It outlines your legal, parental, and financial rights, and details common scenarios that may arise in the legal proceedings so that you can make informed and thoughtful decisions. Most important, The Divorce Recovery Roadmap helps you through the complex emotional work of divorce, with tips on handling stress, and techniques for protecting and communicating with your children. The Divorce Recovery Roadmap will be your practical guide to the divorce process, with: An easy-to-follow guide to the initial divorce steps, including how to understand divorce laws and your legal rights Information on protecting your finances, such as how to divide your property fairly, protect your credit, and uncover hidden assets A helpful quiz to find out whether you should get an attorney, from the editors of The Divorce Recovery Roadmap Essential information for understanding custody, child support, and how to give your child emotional security Practical techniques for reducing stress, understanding the emotional stages of divorce, and dealing with mutual relationships With The Divorce Recovery Roadmap: The Practical Guide for Your First Steps Toward Divorce Recovery, you'll have the invaluable tools you need to make the best financial, practical, and emotional choices throughout your divorce.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623153793
Publisher: Callisto Media
Publication date: 03/06/2014
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 690,658
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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The Divorce Survival Guide: The Roadmap for Everything from Divorce Finance to Child Custody 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
LydiaPape More than 1 year ago
I think this book will be a very great resource for anyone going through or considering a divorce. The book really lays out what the changes and consequences are divorce may include and how to prepare for them. The author mentions a variety of circumstances, so hopefully you can see where you are and what you'll need. This can help save your time, emotions, and resources from going to something unnecessary. I'd recommend this book. It helps you see what you might not have considered.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish that I had a copy of this book back when I got divorced. There is so much to take care of during this time. This well organized book makes sure that you do not forget anything important. There are even indexes at the end of each chapter that link you to additional resources on each specific topic, if you need additional information. No one should even consider getting a divorce without reading this book first.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The DIVORCE SURVIVAL GUIDE breaks down the complexities of divorce laws and also teaches you how to look out after yourself (and your children if you have them). No matter what kind of divorce you are going through, you will learn which type fits your situation, how to take the steps to secure your financial position, and what decisions you have to make. The second half of the book, dealing mainly with emotional aspects of divorce, is fine but not the strongest resource for people looking for guidance in these areas. A book about people’s experiences of divorce and/or that goes deeper into the grieving process, and especially the help of a therapist, would in my opinion be better options for meeting emotional needs, post-divorce. Disclaimer: I received this book for free for reviewing purposes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This handy little book will get you through all of the phases of a divorce, includes information on how to maintain your physical and mental health. Full of resources to help you get through your divorce.
JRackow-85 More than 1 year ago
The Divorce Survival Guide, published by Calistoga Press, provides and in-depth look at the decision to divorce, and all that comes after. This book will help you with things such as: causes for divorce, types of divorce, child custody arrangements, and child support. In addition to the divorce itself this guide will help you with how to tell the children, and help them through this difficult life change as well. The guide wraps up with three chapters on helping you to maintain mental and emotional stability moving forward, and to survive the divorce. 
Charlie321 More than 1 year ago
I purchased this for a family member currently going through a divorce, and am glad I did. This book not only served as a great resource for them, but also gave me a much better understanding of what they were going through. The book is written in a no nonsense manner, and while it doesn’t pull its punches, it provides a clear insight that can be lost during a trying emotional time. It considers every angle of a divorce: financial, emotional, legal, child custody in a easy to navigate, intelligent format.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where was a book like this 30 years ago when I needed it?  The Divorce Survival Guide by Calistoga Press is one valuable little resource  that  could save you a ton of time and hurt.The table of contents makes it quick and easy to look up a subject you want to know more  about.  The appendix gives you online resources to help you through this important step in life. Some commonsense tips like “don¿t move out right away, and make copies of important papers” are things we don¿t always think about when emotions run high. The info on  varying state laws is also important because laws vary from state to state. I read this book for free, but I would spend much more to buy  this book today knowing what I know now. Our story ended with divorce and years of healing. Save yourself some grief and get the book  first.
JRG89 More than 1 year ago
Great Resource! Divorce is a difficult and confusing time and this book makes it easier to navigate. Great explanations of divorce laws and all of your rights. Covers topics of finances, child custody and support, assets, and even contains a section on things to consider post-divorce. 
solvigbirch More than 1 year ago
      When a relationship is folding, those involved need support and direction. This book offers just that and more.  Chapter by chapter it provides, literally, a guide that allows the reader to navigate  the  hurdles that are found on the road to separation or divorce in clear, concise language.  The overall  message is: you can do this.  Solid information is offered on finding a lawyer, dealing with property, giving full consideration to the children affected by divorce, and  checklists to make sure nothing's overlooked.
HelenMorgan More than 1 year ago
While unemotional and blunt, this is a needed approach to the ugly process of divorce. It covers how to protect yourself financially, the importance of maintaining a routine if children are involved, and what kind of legal counsel you should hire. This is not a touchy-feely book, if that’s what you’re looking for. Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book to review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone in or overcoming a rocky relationship will benefit from reading The Divorce Survival Guide.  The book focuses on financial details and child custody schedules first, defines the different types of divorce and ways to proceed, and gives a short test to see if hiring a divorce attorney is necessary or not.  It then deals with the emotional portion with tips to keep or dissolve mutual friendships, contacting in-laws, and finally moving on with your life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a great source for anyone considering divorce or separation. This book covers each aspect of the divorce process and gives matter of fact advice on each part. This allows the reader to use the book as a resource for making decisions.  It would be especially helpful for the partner who did not necessarily manage the "business" of being married and running a household. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  This book operates under the two premises that: 1) no matter who originally instigated divorce proceedings, both spouses are active participants in the decision to get a divorce, and 2) tackling legal and financial issues in a methodical manner will make dealing with the emotional fallout of the divorce process easier. Worth buying for the guides to financial, legal, and child custody matters, but skip it if you’re looking for help navigating emotional issues related to yourself or your children. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Note: I received this book at no cost for purposes of this review. A helpful guide if you are going through, or considering a divorce. The legal, financial and emotional aspects of divorce are thoroughly covered, compete with footnotes, a glossary and listing of Divorce Resources. The easy to digest “Lists of 10” steps throughout the book are a quick way to access information.
Pirate_Lawyer More than 1 year ago
*I received this book at no cost for purposes of this review* “The Divorce Survival Guide" ably clarifies the divorce process. The undoubtedly emotional reader learns to protect his or her interests under the best and worst of circumstances. It pleasantly stresses children’s primary importance and advises on how to guide them through a major life event over which they have no control. Finally, it explains personal emotional recovery, how to handle an ex’s family and joint friends (whether they tend to shy away or remain active in the reader’s life), and even shows a light at the end of such a dark tunnel. Each chapter ends with a list of ten “take-away” points which serves as both summary and quick-reference guide. While some more careful editing would have tightened the book and fixed a few formatting and grammatical errors, this is easily overshadowed by the quality of information and advice the reader takes away.
Chatstar More than 1 year ago
Your New Life During Divorce Bible How do you hold onto your self-esteem after Divorce? By having a friend guide you every step of the way. “The Divorce Survival Guide” is that friend. Though Divorce or the mere thought of can be a tough pill to swallow, begin your journey as a refreshing new adventure. Have a talk with your family with a healthy and positive attitude. This well written book will answer all those emotional and legal questions that are pressing to you during your hardship. Before you turn the last page of this Guide, you can expect a new you to emerge, in time ready to forgive, forget & create new life experiences.
BookGeekJRC More than 1 year ago
This is a very good guide to help you through the process of divorce. The author gives you practical tips such as getting your finances in order and gathering all of your important documents and papers...and keeping them away from your spouse. There is also a good overview of the divorce process and lot of links to resources along the way. While much is focused on going through divorce, there is also helpful information about coping with the aftermath.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be an excellent source of information not just for people approaching or going through a divorce, but for most other situations too. It got me thinking about dating, marriage, and children in ways I had not before. As a single person with no children and having never dated anyone over a year, this book has still helped me tremendously in expanding how I think about assets, romance, responsibility in a household, joint assets, etc. This is a definite must-have for those going through divorce, but also as a form of preventative for those approaching marriage.
Rachels_Reviews More than 1 year ago
This book has helpful information and tips for navigating the divorce process. The first part of the book provides information about divorce laws and knowing your rights, which is something you’ll find in other books. What I like about this book is that it also discusses divorce in terms of children and their emotional well-being, in addition to custody and child support. Finally, the last section of the book covers the emotional impact of divorce, which is not something you’ll find in every book on the topic. I thought this section was particularly helpful.
1200 More than 1 year ago
This book is the best tool to have if you find yourself faced with putting yourself and your family through a divorce. Don’t sign anything until you have read this book first. It will guide you through each step you need to take. You will be able to make better decisions and avoid costly mistakes.
Rcreone More than 1 year ago
I think this is a good read for anyone traveling the road of divorce. The Divorce Survival Guide is an essential book to have because divorce can be messy. The book guides you through and helps you focus your energy on the more important issues that occur during the process.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a meticulous overview of the divorce process and the complicated territory people are taken through when ending a marriage. Not only does it guide the reader through the A to Zs of legalities which includes a reference section of divorce laws in all 50 states, it examines issues people are sometimes unprepared for, such as the adverse impact on one's financial status or a profound blow to self-esteem. It takes a practical look at how to keep oneself as grounded as possible while contending with the legal, financial and emotional fallout from divorce.
jasperjewell0 More than 1 year ago
This book is a handy reference guide to takes you through the entire divorce process and beyond. The easy to read guide gives you a basic understanding of the court system and what you need to know about division of property and custody. You will have access to many web pages that will help you with more specific needs.
JuliePgh More than 1 year ago
This was a well-written guide to the before, during and after phases of divorce.  The information covered spanned both the legal and emotional, and included all aspects of a person’s life, whether they have been married a long time/short time, working/not working, have children/no children and so on.  I especially liked how thoughtful the advice  was for dealing with children before, during and after divorce.  The checklists provided, especially the ones for legal matters, should be helpful to anyone in a divorce situation.  The book really makes a person think before taking action, which can really help a person ‘survive’ divorce.  I believe the author(s) covered all the likely scenarios for divorce, whether you are the one initiating the divorce or not, and they did so without being judgmental to either party.  There’s no fluff in this book, but constant, practical advice covering all aspects of divorce.  
Jeris1949 More than 1 year ago
This is an ideal reference book for those that are considering divorce. Step by step instructions are given to ensure that all bases are covered both emotionally and financially. From property division to how regulations differ from state to state to how child custody is determined - this book has everything!