Based on 35 years of experience with thousands of cases, attorney Ed Sherman knows exactly what you can do to make any divorce better. The results prove it!
Drawn from our award-winning book, Make Any Divorce Better, and highly condensed, here are four keys to a better divorce.
Be informed and prepared
The best thing you can do is to become informed and prepared before you do anything or say another word to your spouse and especially before you see a lawyer. This will definitely save you a lot of trouble and money. In fact, if you follow our advice, you will probably find that you don’t need a lawyer. Studies show that people who know what’s going on get better, cheaper, easier divorces than those who do not. Start by reading one of the books described on this page. It will be the best money you ever spent!
Avoid the legal system
One of the first things you learn is that the legal system is based on conflict, where both sides compete to win, and very few divorces have significant legal issues. Most divorce problems are personal, not legal, and lawyers do not have tools that can solve your problems—in fact, they tend to make things worse. The best thing you can do is to keep your case out of courts and laywers’ offices. We show you how.
Control your case
Studies show that client control of the case is the single best predictor of a good outcome, meaning better compliance with terms, less chance of post divorce litigation, increased goodwill, better co-parenting, faster healing. If you control your case, you will save money, reduce conflict and feel better faster. We show you how.
Keep business and personal matters separate
The legal aspects of divorce are about business—money, property, procedures, paperwork, negotiation, and so on. Business and emotional matters do not mix well, so the best way to reduce conflict and confusion is to keep business matters as separate as possible from emotional issues. This doesn’t mean you don’t need to deal with emotional matters—just not when you are taking care of business. In Chapters 3 and 4, Make Any Divorce Better shows you how to deal with emotional issues and keep them separate from the business of divorce.
We show you how!
The things you can do yourself are far more effective than anything any lawyer can do for you. Our award-winning book is only 160 pages long, easy to read, and contains many specific steps you can take to make things a lot better and forms to help you organize your facts and your thinking. This information is effective in every state and worldwide.
Do Your Own Divorce. Most people can do their own divorces entirely without an attorney and are much better off for it. Millions have already done this by using our famous books and saved themselves a lot of money and trouble. These are complete kits with legal information, practical advice, step-by-step instructions, all the forms you need, and they are ridiculously cheap!