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Surviving Divorce, Fourth Edition by Terry Hillman, Pamela Weintraub

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CHAPTER6

The Art of the Deal

In This Chapter

  • The “no-fault” divorce
  • When to pursue a quick divorce and when to avoid it
  • Constructive approaches to bargaining and compromise
  • The cost of a quick divorce
  • Your lawyer’s role in a quick divorce

After months or even years of negotiating, most spouses reach divorce agreements without anyone ever setting foot in a courthouse. This chapter tries to help you reach this goal quickly, saving tens of thousands of dollars and untold years.

“No-Fault” Divorce

In many jurisdictions, provided you’ve resided in the same state or territory for a minimum amount of time, you do not have to prove grounds to get divorced. ...

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