| “Anatomy Of A Divorce/A
Guide For Fathers”
"Tells you what no other manual will about the divorce process, giving "You" the edge"!
This manual takes you inside the divorce process showing
you what makes it tick. Strictly from
a Father's perspective it tells you how to prepare for divorce, obtain temporary orders; the manual
covers the entire process, from the beginning the final trial. It also prepares you for an appeal
based upon prejudice and violations of constitutional rights and gives you case precedents and
the "how to" of removing actions to federal court.
Most importantly to fathers the manual gives you an
inside, "secret look", at the Judges Bench
Manual" telling you what a judge looks for when making decisions regarding property, primary
care taking of the children, equal parenting, and child support. The manual helps a father better
understand how to handle typical non-trial situations such as: informal hearings, arbitration and
mediation, negotiation techniques, divorce and remarriage issues, blackmail and extortion by the
"X" in the divorce process, case histories, short term and long term solutions to the system, time
tables for filing documents, initiation of a lawsuit checklist and the basics of starting an action
without a lawyer.
top dollar in child support and being treated like a "visitor" makes your
IF.....Being manipulated by the "X" into living a second class life makes you see RED....
IF.....High priced, lazy lawyers have you ready to tear your hair out.....
IF.....Being misled and lied to by the "system" makes you want to strangle SOMEBODY.....
Here's your chance to discover the best kept secrets
of the system and turn the tables on the
"X"! Discover 1,000's of "hard-hitting", "gut wrenching", "secret", "facts of life" father's need
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- THE NATIONAL
BROTHERHOOD OF FATHERS RIGHTS STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
- INSPIRATIONAL QUOTATIONS FOR FATHERS
- MARRIAGE-MARRIAGE: A SOCIAL INSTITUTION-BEFORE MARRIAGE -THE COURSE OF THE
- MARRIAGE: A LEGAL DEFINITION
- BACKGROUND OF DIVORCE
- HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF DIVORCE
- DIVORCE IN THE UNITED STATES
- DIVORCE RATES
- THE EXPERIENCE OF DIVORCE
- PREPARATION OF THE DIVORCE
- THE TRIAL
- LACK OF JURY TRIAL IN DOMESTIC CASES A HINDRANCE TO FATHERS
- THE APPEAL
- APPEALS BASED UPON PREJUDICE AND VIOLATIONS OF CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS
- CASE PRECEDENTS, APPEALS TO FEDERAL COURT AND THE SUPREME COURT
- TEMPORARY ORDERS
- HOW LONG WILL THE DISSOLUTION TAKE?
- WHAT IF THE CASE GOES TO TRIAL?
- ISSUES DECIDED BY TRIAL COURT -Property-Name changes-Who will care for the children?-What about
equal parenting?-Who will be required to support the children-The parenting schedule-Can I limit my spouse's
rights to contact with our children?
- STOPPING THE DISSOLUTION
- WHAT IF YOUR SPOUSE REFUSES OR FAILS TO PAY DEBTS?
- RIGHT TO CONTACT WITH THE CHILDREN IN THE ABSENCE OF SUPPORT
- TYPICAL NON-TRIAL SITUATIONS -Hearings -Arbitration -Mediation -Negotiation
- AN OVERVIEW OF DIFFERENT COURTS
- RESOURCES ON COURTS
- A TYPICAL COURTHOUSE
- THE CLERK'S OFFICE
- HOW SHOULD I ACT AND DRESS FOR COURT?-Appearance-Conduct-Your friends, relatives and supporters
- DIVORCE AND REMARRIAGE
- BLACKMAIL AND EXTORTION BY THE "X" IN THE DIVORCE PROCESS
- ONE FATHERS STORY-ANATOMY OF A DIVORCE
- THE AMERICAN DIVORCE SYSTEM--A TRAGEDY
- TALES OF WOE IN ANOTHER CASE
- SHORT-TERM SOLUTIONS: IF YOU'RE GETTING DIVORCED SOON
- LONG-TERM SOLUTIONS FOR THE FAMILY LAW SYSTEM
- TIME TABLE FOR THE FILING OF DOCUMENTS-CASE CALENDAR
- INITIATION OF A LAWSUIT CHECKLIST
- BASICS OF STARTING A LAWSUIT WITHOUT AN ATTORNEY
- POWER RESOURCES FOR FATHERS
- WHERE TO GO FOR MORE INFORMATION
There may be many reasons to file for divorce. One may be abuse (yes
Fathers can be abused too, contrary to popular
belief) to end your marriage to the abuser. The legal word for divorce is dissolution. (For our purposes we will consider
a legal separation the same as a divorce, the only difference is that you cannot be remarried without converting the
legal separation into a divorce.)
Most often a divorce (dissolution) can be done relatively quickly;
however, in some jurisdictions there are waiting or
cooling off periods. If you and your Spouse cannot agree on property or the care of the children, it may take much
longer. While the case is going on, you may need temporary orders to protect your rights until the dissolution is final.
Temporary orders are discussed below.
A dissolution of marriage, or divorce, is a legal action ending a
marriage when differences between the parties have
caused a breakdown in the marriage. It is enough if just one of the parties believes the marriage is broken; the other
party need not agree.
In a dissolution case, a judge may grant a Decree of Dissolution,
which is a court order ending a marriage, property
debts. This decree also divides and if there are children of the marriage, it sets up parenting arrangements for the care
of the children and sets child support. In addition, it can award maintenance, (child support for the "X") which is
income that one spouse is ordered to pay to the other until the spouse receiving the money has had the time and
opportunity to get further education, training, job experience. or other source of regular income. The decree may also
contain permanent restraining orders to prevent one spouse from harming the other.
Your state may be a no fault state. That is to say, you do not have
to give a reason for wanting your marriage dissolved.
If you believe your marriage is "irretrievably broken", - your spouse cannot prevent the judge from granting you a
dissolution. The judge generally will not allow you to testify about your spouse's misconduct or faults unless parenting
of the children is contested and the misconduct or faults affect the best interests of the children.
There are certain procedures that you must follow, called civil procedures.
These procedures consist of the methods
used in enforcing your legal rights. These include rules for initiating the divorce, obtaining temporary orders,
conducting a trial, and appealing to higher courts. The American legal procedure is based on English Common Law
(judge made law based upon customs) and equity (fairness).