In or Out of Court. (Formerly titled How to Solve Divorce Problems in California)
PLEASE NOTE: Although this book has not been updated with current laws or forms, it is still relevant because readers learn to define strategies, protect themselves, negotiate a fair settlement, and handle their case in court. Anyone enduring a California divorce that is not going smoothly needs this book. Whether problems are minor or huge, this book shows readers how to overcome them and move their case forward. This indispensable guide includes instructions on how to plan and prepare a case, work both with and against an attorney, and on how to get the information you need. If a case ends up in court, the book shows readers what to do at trial. The section on how to prepare and behave at trial alone is more than worth the price of the book.
15th Edition (2017) • CD included,
Three expert family law attorneys help you take charge of your own case, all the way through the court system, even against lawyers. Most people can now take their cases to court, use legal means to resolve problems, and either negotiate a settlement or get a judge to decide unresolved issues. You might decide to get some legal advice or support, but the case stays in your hands where it belongs. If you want to have an attorney take over your case, you will now be able to select and supervise your attorney, know if your case is being handled competently, and know how to fire an attorney who is not giving good service. The Bar has now been raised (pun intended).
Plus! Get the Companion CD at no extra cost!
- Contains all the forms in the book for use on your PC or Mac
- Typed pleadings in word processor files
- California Codes and Rules of Court
- Court Addresses
- Demo version of CalSupport software
- Links to useful sites on the internet
[Note: This video was made before the title was changed to How to Manage a Contested Divorce in California, but the information is still correct.]
The Advantage of Doing it Yourself.
Studies show that people who participate in and control their own cases invariably get better results in terms of post-dissolution compliance with agreements, better co-parenting, faster recovery. There are things you can do to help yourself that no lawyer can do for you—these pages are full of examples. Wth this book, most people will be able to handle their own cases competently, even in court. Get some legal advice, some coaching, maybe some paperwork service, and there’s not much you can’t accomplish.
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