- 2.5 million people divorce each year; wives begin those proceedings 85 percent of the time- Author is a child of divorce, has been divorced twice herself, and has been handling divorce cases for twenty years- Written by the matrimonial counsel to New York City's chapter of the National Organization of Women (NOW)Eighty-five percent of the time, women are the ones who initiate the divorce. They want out, and to get out they often bend over backward to make nice with their soon-to-be exes. The result: They get screwed. How screwed? Consider this: - The average woman experiences a 45 percent drop in her standard of living after divorce- 85.1 percent of custodial parents are mothers- 45 percent of children living with a divorced mother live at or near the poverty line- Only one-half of custodial parents are awarded child support- Only about 45 percent of custodial parents due child support payments receive the full amount In Hit Him Where It Hurts, acclaimed matrimonial attorney Sherri Donovan shows women how to take the offensive in the bloody game we call divorce. With her take-no-prisoners approach, women everywhere can ensure that they gain their freedom without sacrificing their health, their wealth, or their well-being--not to mention that of their children.