How to Do Your Own Divorce in California in 2013

Author: Ed Sherman
Publisher: Nolo PressOccidental
ISBN: 9780944508886
Format: PDF
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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.

Divorce After 50

Author: Janice Green
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413322271
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Today, 1 in 4 people going through a divorce are over 50. Over-50 divorces can be more financially burdensome because they usually involve alimony, retirement, health insurance, and Social Security benefits – this book covers all these issues and more.

Nolo s Essential Guide to Divorce

Author: Emily Doskow
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413325327
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce provides clear answers that can help make divorce simpler and reduce its financial and emotional cost. Readers will even learn how to complete the divorce with minimal help from an attorney. With compassion and understanding, Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce explains what to expect through each stage of divorce. It helps readers: 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 arrangements handle child support issues, including how support is paid and enforced draft a marital settlement agreement deal with divorce emergencies address post-divorce issues, and negotiate and settle spousal support.

Make Any Divorce Better

Author: Ed Sherman
Publisher: Ed Sherman
ISBN: 094450874X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Divorce is a difficult passage, but there are practical things any couple can do, individually or together, to make the transition as painless as possible. Every divorcing couple needs the guidance in this book because, without it, the process will not go smoothly. Author Ed Sherman, an attorney with 35 years of experience and over 45,000 successful cases, shows how most divorces fit one of five profiles. He helps readers discover their profile then leads them through the process, step by step, of overcoming what can otherwise turn into major mental and monetary roadblocks. Through its communication, organizational, and negotiation tools, Make Any Divorce Better! not only saves readers money, but puts them - not lawyers or the courts - in charge of the process, allowing them to get it done faster, with a minimum of emotional and financial expense, and move on with their lives.

How to Do Your Own Divorce in California in 2017

Author: Ed Sherman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780996198325
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With "How to Do Your Own Divorce in California in 2017," Californians can obtain an uncontested divorce without hiring an attorney. Even for couples using an attorney, this book is an essential guide to making things go smoother and includes new and revised court forms for readers. The first part of the book explains in detail how to divide property and settle custody, visitation, and child support issues. The second part is a step-by-step guide through the court process, including how to complete important forms, when to file them, and how to get through a court appearance or even avoid it altogether. The included CDROM features demo versions of Nolo's CalSupport child and spousal support calculation software, Nolo's DealMaker Settlement Agreement software, and several other bonus items.

How to Do Your Own Divorce in Texas 2009 2011

Author: Ed Sherman
Publisher: Nolo Press Occidental
ISBN: 0944508707
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Divorce is difficult enough without facing the prospect of financial catastrophe through excessive lawyer's fees. This clear guide shows those in the Lone Star State how to complete their own divorce for $200 or less. The first part explains how the laws work, how to divide the marital property, and how to settle issues of child custody and support, and generally helps readers 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. A CD-ROM contains 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.

A Guide to Divorce Mediation

Author: Gary J. Friedman
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9781563052453
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Describes the divorce mediator's unique mix of legal, psychological, and spiritual perspectives and discusses the ground rules and legal ramifications

Contemplating Divorce

Author: Susan Pease Gadoua
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1572245247
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Just as there are right and wrong reasons to marry, there are good and bad reasons to divorce. Some couples are quick to split because they are unwilling to devote the necessary effort to fixing their relationships or to understanding their partners, while others miss out on personal fulfillment by staying too long in unhealthy marriages. This insightful and practical guide, written by a therapist with nearly a decade of experience counseling those considering divorce, will help you evaluate your marriage to determine whether you should stay or go. Without bias toward or against the option of divorce, Contemplating Divorce includes helpful tools to guide you to the right decision. Use the tests and relationship evaluations to assess your level of fulfillment in your marriage Learn about the five types of needs happy marriages satisfy Find out how to fix 'problem areas' in your relationship Plan for the future, whether you decide to stay or move on This is a much-needed book. The anxiety in making a life-changing decision is sometimes overwhelming. It is of immense help to have a coach like Susan Pease Gadoua! -John Bradshaw, best-selling author of Homecoming and Creating Love Better than therapy! Pease Gadoua allows the reader who is contemplating any great change to process the pros and cons in the confines of his or her own heart and mind, leaving no chance for those on the fence to skip out on the truth. A must-read for any transition. -Joan Anderson, bestselling author of A Year by the Sea, An Unfinished Marriage, A Walk on the Beach, and The Second Journey Making an appointment to see a divorce lawyer doesn't mean that the person I am advising necessarily needs or wants a divorce. With Pease Gadoua's wise, thorough, and accessible book, Contemplating Divorce, at last there is a resource I can give to confused and unhappy clients who think the marriage may be over but can't decide whether the embers are truly dead or not. -Pauline H. Tesler, author of Collaborative Divorce and Collaborative Law An exceptional and outstanding book for all those considering making the life-altering decision to divorce. Pease Gadoua offers profound personal insight and practical guidance that empowers adults to find clarity, overcome hurdles, and make the best choices for the future of their relationships. I wholeheartedly recommend Contemplating Divorce to men and women alike. -Helene Taylor, Esq., president and founder of TheModernWomansDivorceGuide.com

Divorce Without Court

Author: Katherine Stoner
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 141332164X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book guides you through a negotiated divorce, using divorce mediation, or an increasingly popular approach called collaborative divorce.

Divorce Money

Author: Violet Woodhouse
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413323308
Format: PDF, Docs
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All the information you need to split assets, easily and fairly. Especially in uncertain economic times, divorce isn’t simple. Turn to Divorce & Money, the acclaimed guide to evaluating and dividing assets during divorce, to avoid making financial mistakes that could affect you for the rest of your life. Learn how to: understand how a court evaluates assets determine the value of real estate and other assets negotiate a comprehensive settlement decide whether to keep or sell the house agree on fair child support understand how much, if any, alimony is appropriate divide debts fairly divide retirement benefits,and achieve financial stability after divorce. Divorce & Money shows you how to take control of your financial life during and after divorce—and avoid costly court fights.