Divorce with Decency: The Complete How-To Handbook and Survivor’s Guide to the Legal, Emotional, Economic, and Social Issues
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Divorce with Decency: The Complete How-To Handbook and Survivor’s Guide to the Legal, Emotional, Economic, and Social Issues, Fifth Edition
Author: Coates, Bradley A.;
This completely revised and updated fifth edition of the award-winning Divorce with Decency includes the most current research, statistics, and insights on the effects of divorce on spouses, their children, and society over­all. Written by a prominent divorce lawyer with four decades of experience, it is the most comprehensive treatment of the legal, emotion­al, economic, psychological, and social aspects of romantic relationships, marriage and divorce available anywhere in a single volume.

Initial sections look at the dynamics of divorce: the causal factors, the common “stages” from initial separation onward, and the complications surrounding each stage for older and younger couples and children. Important information on spouse abuse is also included. The book dis­cusses key criteria in selecting an attorney and gives expert advice on directing and monitoring the course of a case efficiently and economical­ly. Detailed background on critical legal issues is given, followed by case histories highlighting key points of divorce law. Extensive new sec­tions have been added to this edition which provide key tips on preserving, improving, and possibly “saving” marriages. Key chapters focus on post-divorce issues of single parenthood and new relationships; as well as the rapidly changing nature of love, romance, “digital dating,” etc. in this modern New Millennium.

Informative yet highly readable (and occasionally amusing), Divorce with Decency has proven to be indispensable to anyone involved in a divorce, whether directly or indirectly.

"Jewelry stores should hand this book out with the purchase of every engagement ring." — Honolulu Magazine

"This is far more than just a divorce book. It’s an all encompassing survey of love, marriage, and romantic relationships in modern life." —Judge Michael Town, former Senior Judge of Hawai'i's First Circuit Family Court

Author: Coates, Bradley A.;

Bradley A. Coates, Esq.,
founder of Coates and Frey, Hawai‘i’slargest divorce law firm, now serves as Of Counsel to the firm. He is apopular author and lecturer on human and romantic relationships and the“Dynamics of Divorce.” Mr. Coates has been  named one of Hawai‘i’s“Super Lawyers” and selected as “Best Divorce Lawyer” by readers of Honolulu Weekly and Honolulu Magazine. He is a graduate of UCLA School of Law and a member of the Hawai‘i and California State Bars.