PRAISE FOR EARLIER EDITIONS OF Surviving Your Divorce In an eminently readable way, Cochrane tackles and demystifies topics ranging from the emotional stages of marriage breakdown and domestic violence to hiring and firing lawyers, the family-law court system, division of family property, support, custody and access, common-law spouses and alternatives to the courtroom...The book is not intended to convince you to go it alone, with-out a lawyer; it's designed , rather, to help you know what to expect when you do go. This is a book full of common-sense advice delivered in plain talk. --Montreal Gazette This readable, informative book is packed with all the information necessary to make informed decisions about marriage and divorce agreements. Cochrane has taken pains to describe just about every legal pitfall and divorce experience imaginable, and in great detail. --Calgary Herald Divorce is tough. It's hard for couples to understand and deal with the legal and financial consequences of a break-up during such an emotionally charged time. Many questions plague those going through a divorce or relationship breakdown: Am I eleigible for spousal support? Will I get custody of my children? ow can I find and hire a good lawyer? What are other alternatives to a lengthy and messy court battle? How will this divorce affect my income tax and my personal finances? The list goes on...Surviving Your Divorce is a highly readable guide that answers these and other questions while explaining the legal issues and options available to married and common-law couples going through divorce or separation. Harness all the knowledge this vital resource has to offer: New to this 3rd edition: Current issues in the area of spousal support, revised guidelines for calculating child support, recent changes to property division laws, a new section called, What Will We Tell the Children? and more. Written in non-legal language, this easy-to-read guide provides clear and candid advice on the entire process. Covers every aspect of relationship breakdown, divorce, and separation, including the emotional stages of marriage breakdown, child custody, domestic violence, the rights of common-law spouses, wills, and more. Provides crucial tips and strategies that may help you save thousands of dollars in legal fees. Includes samples of key legal and financial documents, and a glossary of legal terms.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Michael G. Cochrane
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Edition: 5th Revised edition
Dimensions: Width: 15.00cm , Height: 1.50cm , Length: 25.00cm
ISBN 10: 1118083962
Publication Date: 18 April 2013
Audience: General/trade , General
Publisher's Status: Active
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Michael Cochrane , LL.B., has been practicing law in Ontario for over 30 years. He is the author of numerous books on family law, including Do We Need a Marriage Contract? and Do We Need a Cohabitation Agreement? He has hosted Strictly Legal , a legal affairs program on BNN, and has been a guest legal expert on programs such as Canada A.M., Counterspin, and As It Happens. For his speaking schedule and further information, visit www.michaelcochrane.ca.
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