Why Attorneys are the Worst Thing for Divorce
Doing Your Own Divorce Can Save Money, Time and Suffering
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIAWhile divorce is never pleasant, much of the cost and pain is
unnecessary, and can even be avoided, says attorney Ed Sherman, who has made it his life's work
to keep family problems out of the adversarial court system by making the legal process affordable
and accessible. Sherman explains the methods for obtaining the best possible divorce in
How to Do Your Own Divorce in California; A Guide for Petitioners and Respondents.
"The dysfunctional adversarial legal system and lawyers who work in it tend to make divorces worse
rather than better," says Sherman, adding, "They have no tools for solving divorce problems.
The things people can do for themselves are far more effective than anything a lawyer can do
How to Do Your Own Divorce in California is a complete kit for an out-of-court divorce
or dissolution of a domestic partnership that provides the practical legal advice, court forms
and step-by-step instructions required to make an uncontested divorce as easy and painless as
Specifically, How to Do Your Own Divorce in California covers:
Now in its 30th edition, How to Do Your Own Divorce in California has helped Californians
save billions of dollars in legal fees since the first edition was published more than 30 years
ago. This latest edition, updated for 2007, contains current court forms and reveals the
answers to the following five questions you must ask if you want your divorce to go as
smoothly and easily as possible:
- the basics of divorce
- dividing property and bills
- child custody and visitation
- support payments
- how to fill out the included forms
- how to file the papers
- how to handle court procedures
- what to do at the hearing
Ed Sherman, divorce specialist attorney, award-winning author, and founder of Nolo Press Occidental, explains how to obtain a divorce in an easy-to-understand format. Since 1971, his firm has directly guided thousands of couples each year, one on one, through Divorce Helpline services, operated by his law mediation firm of Sherman Williams Lober and Thompson, which declines to represent anyone or go to court.
- Can you do your own divorce?
- Should you do your own divorce?
- What does it mean to do your own divorce?
- What does it mean to retain an attorney?
- What are the advantages of doing your own divorce?
How to Do Your Own Divorce in California
Author: Ed Sherman
Publication Date: January 2007
Pages: 173, plus legal forms
Publisher: Nolo Press Occidental