This is the working title of the book I am putting together primarily for divorcing parties in California, but there will be general application for those outside of California. I am targeting a release at the end of the month and want to be able to help the widest audience.
The topic will include: what to do and think about when you’re thinking of divorce, the initial process, the overall process, emotions involved, hiring a lawyer, the things they don’t tell you that you need to know, finances, child custody and visitation, child and spousal support, property division, debt, negotiation strategies, settlement conferences, trial, specific issues that come up frequently (substance abuse, moving away, for example), completing your case, post-divorce considerations, and where/how to get help. Each topic will include the “hard” law and strategy as well as the emotional and logistical, common sense aspects and the things no one tells you but you need to know.
I’ve been thinking about doing this for a while, and this blog is one way of getting the information out there. But now, I don’t see that there is another publication that combines everything: law, strategy, emotions and all the little things you don’t expect. Many publications have some of these, but none have all of them together. I think it’s time to give access to the divorce process to everyone who needs it, and not just those wealthy enough to spend tens of thousands of dollars on attorneys.
What do you think? Is there a topic you would like me to include?