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Downloadable Divorce Guides

Our divorce guides offer more in-depth, straightforward information about divorce issues you may be facing, such as divorce with children, military divorce, or choosing a divorce process.

Divorce Guide

For most people, divorce is much more than a major legal process. It’s also a challenging time of transition that can negatively impact virtually every area of life: emotional, psychological, and physical health; domestic; parental; financial; social; vocational; and more. This special Divorce Guide contains helpful articles, tips, and advice to assist you and your family through this transformational process. It will empower you to build the satisfying new post-divorce life you desire — and deserve. Read More
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Children & Divorce Guide

How do I tell the kids? Will they blame me? How can I protect them from the conflict? How do I know if they’re OK or struggling? These are just a few of the many questions that parents must deal with during and after divorce. This special Children and Divorce Guide provides you with hand-picked articles, book excerpts, advice, and more. You’ll find answers and insights to help you make wise decisions that are in the best interests of your children — and your family’s future. Read More
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Divorce Mediation Guide

Divorce can be a long, stressful, expensive, and emotional experience. When both spouses choose to resolve their divorce-related issues in mediation rather that litigation, however, the process is usually faster as much less costly in terms of both money and stress. In this Mediation Guide, you’ll find articles, book excerpts, advice, and more to help you understand some of the benefits and limitations of this out-of-court dispute-resolution method. Together with other resources and excerpts, use the information here to help you decide is mediation is the best way forward for you, your family, and your future. Read More
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Financial Divorce Guide

During your divorce, organizing your financial documents, making informed cost-benefit decisions, and improving your “financial fitness” are critical to your long-term financial stability. In this special Financial Divorce Guide, you’ll find articles and advice on key financial issues that often emerge during divorce. While working with your lawyer and financial expert, this information can help you make it through divorce with your finances intact and your future secure. Read More
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Co-Parenting Divorce Guide

For most people, divorce is much more than a major legal process. It’s also a challenging time of transition that can negatively impact virtually every area of life: emotional, psychological, domestic, parental, financial, physical health, social, vocational and more. This special Co-Parenting Divorce Guide contains hand-picked articles, book excerpts, advice and more to help you become a successful co-parent to your children post-divorce. Read More
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Women's Divorce Guide

For many women, divorce is a difficult and confusing experience that can profoundly change and negatively impact many aspects of life. In this Women’s Divorce Guide you’ll find helpful and supportive articles, book excerpts, advice, and insights that focus exclusively on women’s divorce issues. It’s a treasure trove of compassionate and credible information designed to support and empower you as you progress through your divorce — and into a brighter future. Read More
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Men's Divorce Guide

Men facing the challenge of divorce often struggle to find the answers, insights, and advice they need during this difficult and confusing time. In this special Men’s Divorce Guide, you’ll find hand selected articles, book excerpts, and more that focus exclusively on men’s divorce issues. Use the useful and practical information in here to help you safely and successfully make it through your divorce, and into your new life. Read More
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Military Divorce Guide

Will deployment affect my custody or visitation rights with my children? How does the military respond to domestic violence? Can the military force my ex to pay child or spousal support? These are a few of the many questions that couples with one or both spouses in the military struggle with during and divorce. This special Military Divorce Guide provides you with useful articles and guidance about the unique issues you’re facing; understanding these issues will allow you to make more informed decisions for you and your family. Read More
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Collaborative Divorce Guide

Battling your spouse in court puts your divorce — and the fate of your children, finances, and your future — in the hands of a judge instead of your own. But what if there were another way? In this Collaborative Divorce Guide, you’ll find articles, interviews, tips, and other key resources to help you understand whether Collaborative Divorce, an out-of-court divorce resolution method, is the best choice for you, your family, and your future. Read More
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Divorce Recovery Guide

For most people, divorce is much more than a major legal process. It’s also a challenging time of transition that can negatively impact virtually every area of life: emotional, psychological, domestic, parental, financial, physical health, social, vocational, and more. This special Divorce Recovery Guide contains hand-picked articles, book excerpts, advice, and more to help you recover from the inevitable stresses and pressures of divorce. And just as importantly, this guide will empower you to build the satisfying, strong, and inspired new post-divorce life you desire — and deserve. Read More
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Testimonials

“Great lawyer to work with. Excellent communicator and listener. Courtroom skills exceptional. Would highly recommend for any family law situation.”
– Divorce Client , ★★★★★ Lawyers.com Review
“I highly recommend Geoff. He and his all-star team assisted me through a difficult and contentious divorce and child custody case. Geoff’s knowledge and personal relationships really assisted in the positive outcome of my case. Geoff was efficient throughout the…”
– Family Law Client , ★★★★★ Avvo Review
“Took a personalized approach to my complex divorce and was available to achieve an outcome beyond my highest expectations.”
– Divorce Client , ★★★★★ Lawyers.com Review
“Strategic and Pragmatic. Geoff has seen plenty of situations and how they play out. Geoff has an expert understanding of the process. Geoff does a great job of communication and letting you know what’s going on by including you in…”
– Divorce Client , ★★★★★ Avvo Review
“One of the most dedicated, fair, competent, patient attorneys I have had the pleasure of dealing with. He has helped myself and many others through some difficult times. He is a very good listener and can direct you in the…”
– Divorce Client , ★★★★★ Lawyers.com Review
“Excellent at simultaneously executing specific tactical aspects of the case while maintaining overall macro view.”
– Family Law Attorney
“I have worked with Geoffrey S. Platnick as an expert witness in several cases and find him to be an excellent attorney with a real interest in his clients.”
– Child Custody Expert , ★★★★★ Lawyers.com Review
“Absolutely amazing during a very difficult time.”
– Divorce Client , ★★★★★ Lawyers.com Review
“He is a brilliant lawyer, a fantastic strategist, willing to resolve cases through mediation but kick butt in court if that is required, and in the final analysis, effective in achieving his clients’ goals. One of the really great ones.…”
– Family Law Client , ★★★★★ Martindale-Hubbell Review
“A very empathetic and diligent person and attorney. His tact in suggesting acceptable solutions to emotionally charged situations and sensitivity to child issues that can easily get neglected in the egoic fracases in such cases is truly exemplary. I am,…”
– Family Law Client , ★★★★★ Martindale-Hubbell Review

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