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Women are still discovering-the hard way-just how difficult and unpredictable child custody cases can be. The first and most comprehensive book of its kind, this is a complete insider's guide filled with crucial advice from judges, lawyers, therapists, and mothers who have experienced this challenging legal process. It is designed for women at every stage of divorce and covers a wide range of legal strategies, as well as financial and psychological issues. This updated edition describes how to use technology advantageously and pitfalls to avoid, as well as changes in interstate custody laws and essential topics such as:
- Choosing a lawyer
- What to expect before and in court
- Blended families
- Domestic violence risk factors for women
- What makes a custody agreement good or bad
- Dealing with your emotions
- Parental kidnapping cases
- An appendix of recommended reading
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Edition description:||Revised Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||18 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Gayle Rosenwald Smith, JD, is a Philadelphia lawyer who specializes in family law. She has contributed to the Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Magazine, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and money.com. With Sally Abrahms, she wrote What Every Woman Should Know About Divorce and Custody.
Sally Abrahms is a writer whose areas of expertise are family caregiving, senior living and housing, and retirement. Her work has been featured in countless publications, most notably with the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Forbes, Newsweek, and AARP the Magazine. She is the author of Children in the Crossfire and coauthor of What Every Woman Should Know About Divorce and Custody.