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Subject: Divorce -- all about it FAQ Date: 3/22/2001 10:12 PM
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Disclaimer: This board was created to give Fools a forum to discuss all issues relating to divorce. Although you may see information posted of a legal nature in no way should it be considered legal advice. Just like investing, please do your own due diligence. This is a public forum so if you are posting information that could be potentially damaging to you or your case, please be aware that ANYONE might be watching.


Who can post here?
In a nutshell, everyone! Since we focus mostly on divorce issues sharing your experience either as a person going through a divorce or watching a close friend go through one are most welcome.

Where can I go for counseling?
Church or religious organization
Blue pages in the phone book
Ask friends for referrals
Battered women's shelter would have info on local counselors
Medical insurance usually pays for up to 30 visits/year – check your policy
American Association of Christian Counselors: http://www.aacc.net/

I just want a place to vent, no strings attached.
Feel free to vent, but please remember a couple of this:
----This is a public message board. Your ex, soon-to-be-ex, his/her lawyer or even your mother may be reading this!
----The Fool's Rules apply here so make sure your post does not violate the rules: http://www.fool.com/help/foolsrules.htm
----This is a discussion board. Be prepared for feedback. If you are just venting, let us know otherwise you might get advice you're not looking for!

Helpful websites (legal and personal):
Divorce Helpline: http://www.divorcehelp.com
Divorce Net: http://www.divorcenet.com/
Divorce online: http://www.divorceonline.com/
Family Life: http://www.familylife.com
Family.org: http://www.focusonthefamily.org
Find Forms: http://www.findforms.com/
Find Law: http://www.findlaw.com
Free Advice: http://www.freeadvice.com
Internet Legal Resource Guide: http://www.ilrg.com/forms/
Law Smart: http://lawsmart.lawinfo.com/
'Letric Law Library: http://www.lectlaw.com
Nolo self-help law library: http://www.nolo.com/
Rominger Legal: http://www.romingerlegal.com
Split-up: http://www.split-up.com/

Oh no! I'm now a single parent. What do I do now?
Head over to the Single Parents board :-)
http://boards.fool.com/Messages.asp?bid=114821

Divorce and taxes:
For those interested, you can reach our Tax Strategies board here:
http://boards.fool.com/Messages.asp?id=1040014000000000

Books to read:
"The Good Divorce." by Constance Ahrons
"Boundaries" series by Henry Cloud and John Townsend. http://www.cloudtownsend.com/
“The Verbally Abusive Relationship" by Patricia Evans.
"The Blended Family" by Tom and Adrienne Frydenger.
"His Needs, Her Needs" by Willard Harley
“Keeping the Love You Find" by Harville Hendrix.
"Giving the Love that Heals -- a guide for parents" by Harville Hendrix
“Getting the Love you Want” by by Harville Hendrix
"I Should Forgive, But..." by Dr. Chuck Lynch
”Getting Divorced Without Ruining Your Life," by Sam Margolies.
Smart Thinking for Crazy Times : The Art of Solving the Right Problems -- by Ian I. Mitroff
"Helping Your Child Cope With Divorce, the Sandcastle's Way" by Gary Neuman
Nolo self-help law library: http://www.nolo.com/
"Divorce and Money" from Nolo Press.
"How to do your own divorce in California" by Nolo Press.
"Mom's House, Dad's House" by Isolina Ricci
"Joint Custody With a Jerk." By Julia A. Ross, Judy Corcoran
“The Divorce for Dummies” by John Ventura, Mary J. Reed

Maybe it's not all BAD…
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=12323539&sort=threaded

Feeling down? Things to do:
Post here!
Clean out a closet that you've been meaning to “get to”
Walk your dog or buy your cat a new ball of yarn
Volunteer at a local homeless shelter or animal shelter
Treat yourself to lunch, a massage, a new book, a bouquet of flowers
Work in your garden or start a window-box garden
Cry – it really is ok!

A little inspiration:
“Meeting the right person”
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14362250

As always, this FAQ is a work in progress. If you find a link no longer works, you'd like to add a site, or recommend a book please feel free to email me.

Divorce FAQ ver 1 updated 3/22/01
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