The Good Divorce by Raoul Felder

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Raoul Felder, a take-no-prisoners divorce attorney, draws from his experience to show readers how to avoid an acrimonious divorce and move on with life

There is nothing better than a good marriage. But when a marriage goes bad, there is no better option than divorce to give men and women a chance to start over. Handled wisely, divorce can be a beginning, not an end. It is the doorway to a new life free of hurt, anger, and resentment.

Felder and Victor cover each phase of divorce, from knowing when to call it quits, to choosing a lawyer, to the final decree. They explore prenuptial contracts, mediation, alimony, child custody, same-sex marriage, and life after divorce. They also share some of the most important facts one should know such as:

• The first offer a woman gets when divorce negotiations begin is usually the best. • In all divorces, income rather than assets determine who pays what to whom. • Divorce is about compromise. Divorce court is not a boxing ring.

After years of watching how divorce can go tragically wrong, Felder uses his expert knowledge, including case histories from his list of celebrity clients, to suggest how to make divorce more fair, civilized, and painless.
 

About Raoul Felder

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Raoul Felder is, without doubt, one of the most widely known divorce lawyers in the United States. His career in law began as a Federal prosecutor until he went into private practice where he would be named one of "America's Most Powerful Lawyers" by the National Law Journal. Mr. Felder has written columns and OpEd pieces for many newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, Newsday, Playboy and Vanity Fair. A frequent guest on television and radio in both the US and Britain, Mr. Felder resides in New York City.
 
Published March 1, 2011 by St. Martin's Press. 320 pages
Genres: Parenting & Relationships, Law & Philosophy, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Felder and Victor (Getting Away With Murder) bring something new to the self-help divorce stable: schadenfreude. The authors mull relentlessly over tales from Felder's history as a divorce attorney fo

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