Table of Contents

"Divorce 101: A Woman's Guide"
Everything You Need To Know About Divorce

I. Introduction

II. Preparing for Your Divorce

  • The Emotions of Divorce
  • Preparing Yourself for Divorce
  • Financial Precautions
  • Dirty Divorce Tricks
  • Separating Before Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Dating During Divorce

III. Getting Your Information Together

  • Documents to Have on Hand
  • Personal Information Worksheet
  • Income Worksheet
  • Calculating Your Living Expenses

IV. Getting Legal Help

  • Do You Need a Divorce Lawyer?
  • Finding the Right Lawyer
  • Lawyer Interview Worksheet
  • Retaining and Working With Your Lawyer
  • Changing Lawyers
  • Collaborative Divorce

V. Understanding the Legal Aspects of Divorce

  • The Divorce Process
  • Separation and Residency Requirements
  • Grounds for Divorce
  • Contested, Uncontested, And Default Divorce
  • Temporary Rules/Interim Orders
  • Bifurcated Divorce
  • Military Divorce
  • The Discovery Process
  • What Is Decided in A Divorce Settlement?
  • Negotiating You Divorce Settlement
  • Using Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • The Divorce Trial

VI. Splitting the Assets and Debts

  • Marital vs. Separate Property
  • Community Property vs. Equitable Distribution
  • The Family Home
  • Pensions and Retirement Accounts
  • Business Assets and Professional Degrees
  • Asset Worksheets
  • Debt Worksheets
  • Dividing Assets and Debts
  • Bankruptcy and Divorce

VII. Making Decisions about the Children

  • Deciding Child Custody
  • Types of Custody
  • The "Best Interests of The Child"
  • Child Custody Mediation
  • Preparing for a Custody Battle
  • Child Custody Trial
  • Other Custody Issues
  • Custody Modification
  • Visitation Overview
  • Visitation Schedule
  • Parenting Plans

VIII. Financial Support

  • Child Support
  • Child Support Enforcement
  • Alimony
  • Alimony Payments & Modification

IX. Wrapping Things Up

  • Changing Your Name
  • Tax Consequences of Divorce
  • Divorce Agreement Checklist
  • Finalizing Your Divorce
  • Modification and Enforcement
  • After the Divorce

X. Conclusion

XI. Recommended Resources

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