Divorce Protect Yourself, Your Kids, and Your Future

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-11-07
  • Publisher: American Bar Association
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A divorce may be the most important business and personal transaction that someone will go through in their lifetime. Divorce: Protect Yourself, Your Kids, and Your Future is a user-friendly guide that offers a roadmap to the often confusing and complicated divorce process. In clear, plain English language, author Randy Kessler helps explain the process to laypersons or clients who are unfamiliar with what to expect throughout the course of a divorce case. At the same time, he clears up some of the most common concerns and misconceptions that people have when they begin the process of separation and divorce.

This guide helps you be fully prepared at the beginning of this journey, offering an easy-to-understand guide to the overwhelming process of divorce. It explains, step-by-step, the entire process of divorce, including:

• How to select an attorney
• The right questions to ask in order to help get the necessary answers
• Preparing for trial
• Child custody and child support issues
• Alimony and division of property
• What mediation is and how it works
• And much more

Randy Kessler, a nationally known family lawyer who is often called upon by major television networks, newspapers, and magazines to explain and comment on family law cases in the news. This book is the result of more than twenty-five years of practical experience and reflects Randy’s passion for explaining divorce in a straightforward manner.

Author Biography

Randall Kessler has been practicing divorce and family law since 1980. The firm he founded, Kessler & Solomiany, LLC, in Atlanta, GA, is one of the most respected family law firms in the country. He is often called upon by major television networks and publications to comment on family law cases and issues in the news.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The First Step: Find the Right Lawyer
Chapter 2: Before You File for Divorce: Preliminary Decisions
Chapter 3: The Pretrial Stage: Discovery and the Deposition
Chapter 4: Mediation: Reaching an Amicable Settlement Without a Judge
Chapter 5: The Trial: The Last Resort
Chapter 6: Issues Related to Child Custody
Chapter 7: Child Support
Chapter 8: Alimony
Chapter 9: Division of Property: Who Gets What and Why?
Appendix A: Suggested Information Contained in a Domestic Relations Financial Affidavit
Appendix B: Key Issues in Separation or Divorce Agreements
Appendix C: The Parenting Plan

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