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|How to Do Your Own Divorce in California in 2013: An Essential Guide for Every Kind of Divorce
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Author: Ed Sherman
For over 40 years this is THE book Californians turn to when facing divorce. Because of this book, about 60% of all California divorces go through the court system without the help (not to mention the expense and contentiousness) of lawyers, and over the years have saved untold BILLIONS of dollars in legal fees.
This book shows you how to:
Understand the rules and standards for a California divorce
Decide what's fair and you want in your settlement agreement
File a Petition or a Response
Make a Settlement Agreement
Get your Judgment
It also includes practical advice, step-by-step instructions, forms and free help with local forms. The first part explains in detail how the law says you can divide your property and settle issues of custody, visitation and child support. It discusses the implications of doing your own divorce, how to start a divorce, how to serve divorce papers, California residency requirements, mandatory disclosure, the difference between retaining and just using an attorney, how to solve problems that come up, when you should get some help,how much your divorce will cost, and much more.
The second part guides readers through the court process step by step — how to complete each of the forms and file them with the court.
|The Military Divorce Handbook: A Practical Guide to Representing Military Personnel and Their Families
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Author: Mark E. Sullivan
Handling divorce and family law cases involving service members has never been more timely, and the unique factors involved in representing these cases will affect nearly all family and general practice lawyers. This practical resource covers all aspects of representing service members and their spouses in divorce in an accessible, easy-to-use format, and includes numerous Practice Tips, forms and appendices. Topics include the Service members Civil Relief Act, custody, domestic violence, tax issues, and the division of military retirement benefits. Includes forms CD-ROM.
- Military Divorce Tips: Health Care, CHCBP, USFSPA, SBP, Retirement Benefits, and Law Answers for Service Members and Former Spouses
- The Complete QDRO Handbook: Dividing ERISA, Military, and Civil Service Pensions and Collecting Child Support from Employee Benefor Plans (Complete ... Dividing Erisa, Military, Civil Service)
- Divorce and the Military II (A Comprehensive Guide for Service Members, Spouses and Attorneys)
- Microsoft Word 2010 Introduction Quick Reference Guide (Cheat Sheet of Instructions, Tips & Shortcuts - Laminated Card)
- Strategies for Military Family Law: Leading Lawyers on Navigating Family Law in the Armed Forces (Inside the Minds)
|Divorce & Money: How to Make the Best Financial Decisions During Divorce
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Author: Violet Woodhouse Attorney
Divorce & Money guides readers through the complicated, often sticky process of sorting out finances during divorce. It covers how to:determine the real value of the house, investments and other property, divide debts, set alimony and child support, negotiate a settlement that's fair to both sides.Bursting with practical strategies for surviving a divorce without going broke, the book provides worksheets, charts, formulas and tables.
Anger and hurt tend to figure strongly in divorce, hand-in-hand with resentment, sadness, and fear about your future. And more often than not, these emotional woes all coalesce under the banner of money. Nolo Press is known for its thorough research and user-friendly approach to legal matters, and its book on Divorce and Money is up to its usual high standards of quality. "Think financially--act legally," the folks at Nolo say, and they explain how to do so, in detailed and practical terms, for joint accounts and hidden assets, gifts and insurance, alimony and retirement benefits, marital property and the IRS, net worth and what to do about the house. They also discuss where to seek professional help, how to keep proper records and assemble the facts, why the financial issues are so sticky, in what ways you're at risk, and how to reduce the stress and avoid the bad scenes, when possible. A life-saver of a reference book for when you're at your most vulnerable and disorganized, Divorce & Money offers practical and proactive advice to help you protect yourself and safeguard your financial future. --Stephanie Gold
|Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce
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Author: Emily Doskow Attorney
The most practical -- and legal -- divorce guide ever published
Like most people who are going through a separation or divorce, you're probably wondering "What's next?" Turn to Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce for clear answers that can help make your divorce simpler and reduce your expenses. You'll even learn how to complete the divorce with minimal help from an attorney.
With compassion and understanding, Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce will explain what you should expect through each stage of divorce. This thorough guide will help you:.
understand the divorce process.
learn about different types of divorce, including mediated, collaborative, and contested.
identify and divide property and assets fairly.
work with mediators or lawyers.
avoid expensive and painful court battles.
establish child custody and visitation.
handle child support issues, including how support is paid and enforced.
draft a marital settlement agreement.
deal with divorce emergencies.
address post-divorce issues.
negotiate and settle spousal support
On every page, this book stresses the importance of minimizing conflict, explains complex legal problems concisely, and provides advice on how to protect your interests -- with your dignity and sanity intact. Plus, easy-to-use charts make it simple to find the divorce laws in your state.
This edition includes new information on bankruptcy and foreclosure, and explains how both can affect divorce. While plenty of books out there claim to cover this topic, only Nolo consistently delivers clear legal expertise and invaluable insights. Trust Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce to help you at every step.
|Building a Parenting Agreement That Works: Child Custody Agreements Step by Step
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Author: Mimi Lyster Zemmelman
Dealing with custody and visitation issues during separation or divorce doesn't have to feel overwhelming! Child Custody presents a stepbystep method for overcoming the obstacles and putting together a parenting agreement that everyone especially the children can live with. Readers learn how to:minimize conflic; tidentify a child's needs and concerns; use strategies that will help them negotiate effectively; accommodate the special needs of nontraditional families; use state by state charts to get an overview of custody laws and much more; includes checklists and worksheets to make it easy to put together a comprehensive agreement It also covers custody law in all 50 states and includes fillin the blank custody agreement.
|Living Together: A Legal Guide for Unmarried Couples
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Author: Ralph Warner Attorney
Living together out of wedlock can mean anything, especially in court -- unlike married couples, most unmarried couples don't automatically inherit or receive protection under the law. Consequently, you must document everything from property ownership and children to wills and other estate plans.
An essential resource for any unmarried couple, Living Together explains:
. the legality of living together
. having and raising children
. the many types of ownership agreements
. relationships with a prior family
. getting authorization to make medical decisions for an ill or injured partner
Living Together includes:
. a complete overview of important legal documents, including a living together contract
. instructions to filling out these documents
. sample forms
. legal agreements
This edition provides the latest law in readable 50-state charts. It also discusses the laws covering same-sex marriages and civil unions, which are often so broad, they affect unmarried heterosexual couples as well.This book is completely updated for 2013, with the latest laws affecting unmarried people in a wide variety of areas--family law, debt and credit, real estate, taxes, medical care, insurance, estate planning, and more.
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|Collaborative Divorce: The Revolutionary New Way to Restructure Your Family, Resolve Legal Issues, and Move on with Your Life
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Author: Pauline H. Tesler
About half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce, and most of these divorces result in unnecessary collateral damage. Now there is a better way.
In Collaborative Divorce, Pauline Tesler and Peggy Thompson, two pioneers in the field who train collaborative professionals around the world, present the first complete, step-by-step explanation of the groundbreaking method that is revolutionizing the way couples end their marriages. Working with a team of caring specialists that includes two lawyers, two coaches, a financial consultant, and a child specialist (if necessary), you and your spouse focus on building a consensus that addresses the needs of everyone who will be directly affected by the divorce. This exciting new paradigm empowers you—not lawyers or a judge—to shape the outcome of your divorce, as you:
- Stay out of court and save time
- Create long-term financial and parenting plans that work
- Play an active role in designing your life after the divorce
- Understand and address your children's needs
- Conserve emotional and financial resources
Collaborative Divorce is essential reading that will inspire you to approach divorce as a vehicle for conflict resolution, healing, and positive, long-term change.
|A Judge's Guide to Divorce: Uncommon Advice from the Bench
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Author: Judge Roderic Duncan
Whether your divorce is civil or not, this insider's guide will help you get the best result possible.
|The Collaborative Way to Divorce: The Revolutionary Method That Results in Less Stress, LowerCosts, and Happier Kids--Without Going to Court
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Author: Stuart G. Webb
Stressing cooperation over confrontation and resolution over revenge, Collaborative divorce is a nationally acclaimed approach that is transforming how couples divide their assets and reinvent their post-divorce relationships, particularly when they share custody of children. Based on the concept that both spouses hire legal representation yet agree to resolve their differences without going to court, Collaborative divorce is generally less expensive and quicker than litigation, gives the couple greater control over the outcome of their divorce, and keeps children out of the controversy. Clear, compassionate, and comprehensive, The Collaborative Way to Divorce offers a dignified, effective solution to one of life?s most difficult situations.
|How to Do Your Own Divorce in Texas 2011 - 2013
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Author: Ed Sherman
The first part explains how the laws work, how to divide the marital property, settle issues of child custody and support, and generally helps readers make the necessary decisions along the way and reach agreement with the other spouse (thus keeping the divorce uncontested). The second part tells how to complete all the forms and file them with the court. At the back of the book is a complete set of tear-out forms. The book includes a CD-ROM disc containing all the forms, schedules and worksheets in the printed book for completion on computer; the Citations by Publication and by Posting kits; a marital settlement agreement and DealMaker software to create one; addresses and weblinks of all the Texas county courthouses; and relevant portions of the Texas Family Code.
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