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
. 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.