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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.
|Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce
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Author: Emily Doskow
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
Avoid custody battles -- save time, money and grief
Working out a fair and realistic child custody agreement is one of the most difficult tasks for parents going through a divorce or separation. Building a Parenting Agreement That Works is the only book to show separating or divorcing parents how to overcome obstacles and create win-win custody agreements.
A professional mediator, author Mimi Lyster sets out 40 issues separating parents typically face, and presents all the options to resolving them. The book walks you through all the factors you must consider, including:
medical care education religious training living arrangements holidays money issues dealing with changes in an existing agreement how to handle new partners working with professionals
The updated 7th edition includes checklists and worksheets to help you complete the included fill-in-the-blank custody agreement, and provides the current custody laws of your state. It also contains new information on ""moveaway"" laws.
|Living Together: A Legal Guide for Unmarried Couples
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Author: Ralph Warner
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.
-- Download forms for book at nolo.com
|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)
- The Divorce Organizer & Planner
- The Complete Guide to Divorce Practice
|Divorce After 50: Your Guide to the Unique Legal & Financial Challenges
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Author: Janice Green
Legal information and practical advice for older Americans dealing with divorce.
Divorce rates are soaring among seniors, but the legal and emotional challenges you face as an older adult are different from those that apply to younger divorcees. That's why you need Divorce After 50, the only guide around that addresses the challenges unique to your age group.
Written by an attorney who specializes in divorce among the over-50 age group, Divorce After 50 covers these subjects and much more:
. how to get guidance from friends, family, and, as needed, lawyers
. ways to divorce -- collaborative, mediated, contested, etc.
. marital property: what it is, what you do with it, and how to divide assets and liabilities
. how to survive financially during and after divorce
. how health care and estate planning are impacted by divorce
. alternatives to divorce, including post-nuptial agreements
You'll get all the information you need to decide whether and how to divorce, plus plenty of divorce survival stories that help you determine your options -- and show you that there is, indeed, life after divorce, no matter what your age.
|How to Do Your Own Divorce in Texas 2013–2015: An Essential Guide for Every Kind of Divorce
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Author: Ed Sherman
Texans have saved over $400 million by doing their own divorces with this book. The first part explains how the laws work, how to divide the marital property, settle issues of child custody and support, and generally helps you make the necessary decisions along the way and reach agreement with your spouse (thus keeping the divorce uncontested). The second part shows you 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 web links to all the Texas county courthouses; and relevant portions of the Texas Family Code. This is a complete kit with everything you need for an uncontested Texas divorce. It includes step-by-step instructions, worksheets, advice on where to get help if you need it, and practical advice about important decisions.
|It Doesn't Have to Be That Way: How to Divorce Without Destroying Your Family or Bankrupting Yourself
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Author: Laura Wasser
Maria Shriver, Kim Kardashian, Stevie Wonder, Britney Spears . . . Who do they have in common? Top LA divorce lawyer Laura Wasser.
If anyone ever had a platform to write a divorce book for today's generation, it's Laura Wasser. She has been practicing in her field for nearly twenty years, represented many of the country’s top celebrities and has been celebrated for her unique style, her empathy and her expertise. Wasser’s personal and professional life have been profiled by publications like the Los Angeles Times, Vogue and Interview. Most important, her approach is different from almost any other and she articulates it in a simple manner.
Laura Wasser addresses an entire generation who want—and need—to handle their breakups differently. It’s no secret that the divorce rate in America is more than half the marriage rate. Yet the means for dissolving a relationship often seem hopelessly mired in an outdated perception of how it’s supposed to be done. Wasser acknowledges that this generation's realities have evolved greatly since the previous generation's in almost every way, and that they want to get divorced cheaply and efficiently and maintain control of the process themselves. The daughter and partner of a prominent Los Angeles Family Law attorney, she has a deep history in the field, and she knows the available roads to resolution like nobody else. At times psychologist, at times strategist, and distinctly of this generation, Laura and her book will offer readers safer passage through what can be a devastating time, emotionally and financially.
|How to Do Your Own Divorce in California in 2014: An Essential Guide for Every Kind of Divorce
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Author: Ed Sherman
With How to Do Your Own Divorce in California in 2014, Californians can obtain an uncontested divorce without hiring an attorney. Even if the couple wants to use an attorney, this book is still an essential guide to make things go smoother including 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 CDROM features demo versions of Nolo's CalSupport™ child and spousal support calculation software and Nolo's DealMaker Settlement Agreement software, along with several other bonus items.
|Divorce & Money: How to Make the Best Financial Decisions During Divorce
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Author: Violet Woodhouse CFP Attorney
Divorcing? Get everything you need to split assets and debts as fairly as possible. decide whether to keep or sell the house protect yourself against misuse of joint accounts and credit cards avoid tax problems handle alimony and child support divide debts fairly avoid hasty decisions that could hurt you financially reduce risks to your investments understand how a court evaluates assets gain financial stability as a single person
When you're going through divorce, you have to make an overwhelming number of financial decisions. Should you sell the house? What happens to retirement benefits? How will you handle taxes?
Full of sensitive and practical advice, Divorce & Money guides you through the process of making these important, and sometimes life-altering decisions. It covers how to:
The fully updated 10th edition provides the latest tax figures and data, plus new information on dealing with credit problems, bankruptcy, foreclosure, and the other varied effects of divorcing in a down economy.
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
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