DIVORCE: WHAT A WOMAN NEEDS TO KNOW by Barbara B. Hirsch

DIVORCE: WHAT A WOMAN NEEDS TO KNOW

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Whereas Sheresky and Mannes' Uncoupling was for everyone and considered divorce from the theoretical standpoint, Chicago lawyer Hirsch's book is specifically aimed at the distaff side and is limited to the practical questions: what constitutes legal grounds (adultery, for instance, is actionable in every state but not all sex is legally adulterous -- petting, fallatio, etc.), the whys and wherefores of the no-fault voluntary separation procedure, how to choose a lawyer and possible fees, what actually occurs or could occur in court, what all that fancy terminology means in clear language, and so forth. Case histories illustrate the points and Hirsch dispenses reasonable advice throughout -- sue where you're domiciled and forget those dreams of a Mexican quickie, don't take the male threat to fight for child custody lightly, remember that alimony is gone forever once waived (""So when the noble spirit moves you, take a cold shower and a quick jog around the block""). General, sensible, informative sister-to-sister counsel.

Pub Date: Sept. 25th, 1973
Publisher: Regnery