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DIY Divorce and Separation: The expert guide to representing yourself  

If you are looking to represent yourself in court this book will de-mystify the legal process and arm you with the know-how and confidence to achieve a successful outcome.
This book is your first step to understanding the options available to you and the themes and issues that you will encounter as you embark upon self-representation and the resolution of your family dispute.

Breaking up is hard to do. It can also be a costly affair when you factor in legal fees. If you are looking to represent yourself in court or thinking about going directly to a barrister to save money, this book will de-mystify the legal process and arm you with the know-how and confidence to achieve a successful outcome.

Written by a team of leading family law barristers, the book takes you through the process of splitting up, tells you what preparation is essential for court and helps you decide exactly when professional support is required. As well as chapters on the different aspects of divorce and separation, from children to financial remedies, the book includes essential concepts, a toolbox guide to the applications that can be made, sources for further research and tips and traps.

        • Published:         October 2014                       
        • Edition:             1st          
        • Format:             Paperback          
        • ISBN:                 978 1 84661 923 6          
        • Authors/Editors:   Simon  Sugar  and a team from 1 Garden Court         
        • Price:                    £14.99

 

Latest Review from the PSU www.thepsu.org

PSU volunteers benefit from new divorce guide  - September 2015

In June, Jordan Publishing kindly donated a copy of DIY Divorce and Separation to each PSU across England and Wales, inviting our volunteers to use the guide when supporting clients. It is an expert guide written for people representing themselves in the family court, with a glossary to explain technical terms and legal jargon and chapters that focus on useful topics. This has been particularly useful for our volunteers due to the rising number of family cases they deal with.

Between March 2014 and 2015 over half the PSU’s recorded cases dealt with family issues, with volunteers helping 15,538 people in this area. Written in plain English by a team of experienced family law practitioners, the book explains the law in an easy to follow way, and gives valuable advice alongside useful practical tips. Volunteers and clients alike have found DIY Divorce and Separation to be a must read on this sensitive area of law. Rosemary, a volunteer at the Central Family Court, said, ‘It’s probably the clearest guide in its field and it enables volunteers to inform the clients on what to expect.’