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File Your Own Divorce Everything You Need for a Fresh Start

ISBN-10: 1572486279

ISBN-13: 9781572486270

Edition: 7th 2007

Authors: Edward A. Haman

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A divorce can be the most painful and expensive experience of your life. Whether you use a lawyer or not, protect yourself by getting all the information you need about divorce laws and your legal rights. Let File Your Own Divorce help you get control over this stressful time of your life. Learn how to: -File an Uncontested or Contested Divorce -Protect Your Assets, Yourself and Your Children -Save Money when Working with a Lawyer -Negotiate Child Support and Visitation Agreements Ready-to-Go forms with step-by-step instructions Essential documents you need to: -End the Marriage and Start Fresh -Resolve Property Disputes -Calculate Child Support -Develop a Visitation Schedule -And much more . . . "Their legal survival guides are dynamite and very readable."-Small Business Opportunities "Explaining the way the law works."-Daily Herald "Sphinx [legal guides] are staples of legal how-to collections."-Library Journal "Takes you step-by-step through the process of divorce."-Money World
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/2007
Binding: CD-ROM 
Pages: 320
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Edward A. Haman earned his Bachelor's Degree from Western Michigan University and his law degree from the University of Toledo. Haman has served as a Michigan Circuit Court domestic relations hearing officer and has practiced law in Florida, Michigan, and Hawaii. Drawing on his knowledge of the law, Haman has authored close to two dozen self-help law books, including How to Write Your Own Living Will, How to File Your Own Divorce, and The Power of Attorney Handbook. In his book The Complete Guide to Filing Your Own Bankruptcy, Haman simplifies and thoroughly explains everything you need to know to prepare for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

Introduction
Marriage Ins and Outs
Marriage
Divorce
Annulment
Legal Separation
Deciding if You Really Want a Divorce
Preliminary Matters
The Legal System
Theory vs. Reality
Divorce Law and Procedure
Legal Research
Lawyers
Do You Want a Lawyer?
Selecting a Lawyer
Working with a Lawyer
Types of Divorce Procedures
Proving Grounds for Divorce
Consent Divorce
Uncontested Divorce
Contested Divorce
Military Considerations
Property and Debts
Gathering Information
Property
Debts
Tax Considerations
Alimony
Types of Alimony
Qualifications for Obtaining Alimony
Duration of Alimony
Calculating Alimony
Tax Considerations
Child Custody and Visitation
Custody
Child Custody and Visitation
Visitation
Child Support
Gathering Information
Calculating Child Support
Tax Considerations
Filing for Divorce
The Complaint or Petition
Supporting Documents
Marital Settlement Agreement
Negotiating
Filing with the Clerk
Counseling, Mediation, and Parenting Classes
Collecting Information about Your Spouse
Emergency Procedures
Protecting Yourself
Protecting Your Children
Protecting Your Property
Temporary Alimony, Child Support, and Custody
Notifying Your Spouse
Notice of Filing the Complaint
Certificate of Service
Notice of Hearing
When You Cannot Find Your Spouse
How Your Spouse Responds
Answering a Complaint for Divorce
Contested Divorce
Procedural Differences between a Contested Divorce and an Uncontested Divorce
Property and Debts
Alimony
Child Support
Child Custody and Visitation
The Court Hearing
Setting a Court Date
Witnesses
Courtroom Manners
Your Hearing Presentation
The Judgment or Decree
The Future
Glossary
State Law Information
Sample Case with Completed Forms
Worksheets
Blank Forms
Index