The most practical -- and legal -- divorce guide ever publishedLike most people who are going through a separation or divorce, you're probably wondering "What's next?" Turn to Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce for clear answers that can help make your divorce simpler and reduce your expenses. You'll even learn how to complete the divorce with minimal help from an attorney.With compassion and understanding, Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce will explain what you should expect through each stage of divorce. This thorough guide will help you:. understand the divorce process. learn about different types of divorce, including mediated, collaborative, and contested. identify and divide property and assets fairly. work with mediators or lawyers. avoid expensive and painful court battles. establish child custody and visitation. handle child support issues, including how support is paid and enforced. draft a marital settlement agreement. deal with divorce emergencies. address post-divorce issues. negotiate and settle spousal supportOn every page, this book stresses the importance of minimizing conflict, explains complex legal problems concisely, and provides advice on how to protect your interests -- with your dignity and sanity intact. Plus, easy-to-use charts make it simple to find the divorce laws in your state.This edition includes new information on bankruptcy and foreclosure, and explains how both can affect divorce. While plenty of books out there claim to cover this topic, only Nolo consistently delivers clear legal expertise and invaluable insights. Trust Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce to help you at every step.