Divorce Decisions

Practical Ways to Protect Yourself, Your Children, and Your Wallet

Marjorie Just

Date Published :
August 2009
Publisher :
Capital Books
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ISBN : 9781933102849

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When you face a difficult situation or a tough fight, it helps to have a wise coach and an understanding friend in your corner. Family lawyer Marjorie Just, author of Divorce Decisions: Practical Ways to Protect Yourself, Your Career, Your Children and Your Wallet, offers both to anyone going through a divorce or termination of a domestic partnership. During her more than 15 years in practice, the author has seen it all, from the most acrimonious courtroom battles to the most amicable settlements--and everything in between.But what makes this book so authentic is that the author has been through it herself. "After watching my clients go through the pain and upheaval of divorce, I went through it myself, and made many of the same mistakes they did. Even though I should have known better,” says Marjorie Just of the Maryland-based firm, Offit Kurman. Ms. Just explains that the decision to divorce is just the beginning of a series of important decisions for you and your family. Making these decisions with forethought and deliberation can help you avoid the pitfalls. Ms. Just offers legal insight and practical guidance.


Divorce Decisions provides a guidebook to the process including: * Choosing a divorce process: negotiation or litigation, mediation or collaborative practice. * Selecting a lawyer or representative. * Minimizing emotional trauma for yourself and your children * Saving money on legal fees * Keeping the costs and the process from spiraling out of control * Forming a support system * How modern technology can play a role in divorce * Preventing this from happening again. "Reliable guidance about locating the skillful, reasonable lawyer who will aim toward durable long term solutions that benefit all members of the post-divorce family rather than the gladiator who fights without regard to financial, relational, and emotional costs is hard to find--or rather, has been hard to find, until Marjorie Just wrote this book.

- Pauline H. Tesler, Certified Specialist in Family Law, San Francisco, CA Co-Author, Collaborative Divorce: The Revolutionary New Way to Restructure Your Family, Resolve Legal Issues, and Move on with Your Life and Co-Founder and first President, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, June 2016

This is a useful and informative book. … Having the knowledge gleaned from a reading of this book equips that person with the tools necessary to navigate the often dangerous waters of separation and divorce. … The author has, with this book, provided a useful service and considerable help to an ever-increasing number of people.

- Aaron Satloff, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, U. of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association, June 2016

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