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Top Ten Divorce Books

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Want to be prepared? What better way than to read all you can about divorce, the divorce process and what to expect during this life transition. Check out this list of the top ten books on divorce.

1. A Judge's Guide to Divorce

A Judge's Guide to Divorce shows you how to reach your own agreements outside the courtroom, in the most civil manner possible. But if court is unavoidable, this book will help you at every step.

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2. The Smart Divorce

Practical, savvy, and wide-ranging, this resource shows men and women how to avoid the pitfalls that turn a straightforward divorce into a nightmare. Drawing on her own personal experience, the author also brings together the best advice from a wide range of experts that include divorce attorneys, mental-health professionals, and financial gurus.

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3. The Collaborative Way to Divorce

The revolutionary method that results in less stress, lower costs, and happier kids--without going to court

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4. Defusing The High Conflict of Divorce

Defusing The High Conflict of Divorce is a practical guide for therapists and others who work with angry divorcing couples. The book offers a unique set of proven programs for quelling the hostility in high-conflict co-parenting couples, and "defusing" their prolonged, bitter and emotional struggles.

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5. The Divorce Sourcebook

The Divorce Sourcebook addresses every divorce-related topic imaginable to help you navigate through this emotionally, economically, and legally challenging process.

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6. Divorce Wars

Jeffery Leving provides essential advice on everything from picking the right lawyer and devising a winning settlement strategy to getting the most from your day in court and dealing with an ex-spouse. Divorce Wars will help ensure you are acting wisely and effectively at every stage of the process, and will help you and your children survive even the most painful and difffiicult divorce.

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7. Divorce & Money

An essential purchase for anyone contemplating a split, because financial decisions made during divorce can have such huge repercussions for both parties.

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8. Divorce And Its Tax Impact

Designed to clarify the relationship between tax and divorce in a methodical and authoritative manner, this guidebook helps divorcing partners reduce the trauma associated with navigating federal tax laws. Important regulations are discussed, including information related to filing separate returns, alimony payments, child dependency, and property settlement and disclosure. Instructions and explanations of important forms such as the Request for Innocent Spouse Relief (Form 8857) are also included.

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9. Divorce by Mediation

With over 30 years experience as a divorce lawyer Meredith Cohen gives the reader an inside view of divorce lawyers, how they set their fees, why mediation is better and much less expensive than fighting in court with two attorneys.

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10. The Complete Guide to Divorce Law

Attorney Nihara K. Choudhri explains the divorce laws in all fifty states, gives helpful checklists and sample settlement agreements. The glossary of divorce law terminology is extensive. If you think marriage itself is complex, divorce is extremely complex.

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