During hard economic times, the rigors of divorce can strip unprepared people of money and dignity. That's the message of this new book from four of the state's most acclaimed family attorneys.The 336-page book details the financial issues that can complicate a modern divorce. Besides telling how to divorce successfully in good times and bad, the authors explain ...How to organize a winning caseHow to calculate child supportHow to get the most from a family businessWho gets retirement accounts, stock optionsHow to get the most from the marital residenceWhen to choose a collaborative law divorceHow to use mediationHow to enforce a decreeIn the book, the authors list 10 ways to control legal fees, 12 steps to a more productive divorce and 14 financial planning suggestions for a better life after divorce.Since the first edition of this book was published in 2005, a deep recession with high unemployment has made divorce more difficult and forced attorneys to think more creatively. The authors say that no one would go into another type of business deal without preparation, so participants should take every opportunity to acquaint themselves with the divorce process.From the PublisherFor most people who go through a divorce, it not only is the most emotional phase of their lives, but it’s also the most complex business deal they will ever undertake. Some people are shocked at the large number of marital assets they have and have never really totaled before. Others are shocked at how little they have after a near-lifetime of wedded life.Divorce is shocking to the senses, and these authors have seen the extent of that shock over a total of more than 80 years of experience as divorce lawyers. With Protecting Your Assets From A Texas Divorce, they wanted to lay out the basic elements of a marital dissolution so that anyone with the price of this book can gain rudimentary knowledge and go into divorce with eyes wide open.These authors didn’t go into this exercise in an attempt to dazzle readers, either with their clever prose or their legal pomposity. This book is basic education about a process that is a moving target. They say “should” and “might” more often than “will.” Every case is different, with facts that fit only that case. Add to that different judges, juries and jurisdictions and it’s impossible to predict the outcome of a divorce.But if you purchase and read Protecting Your Assets From A Texas Divorce before making many of the major decisions you will save in divorce court, you will be far ahead of the game.