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Title:
Money matters : a teen guide to the economics of divorce
Author:
Frisch, Carlienne, 1944-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Rosen Pub. Group, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Summary:
This book, focusing on money and finances, explains the changes that divorce brings to a family, including custody issues, child support, living arrangements, visitation rights, and other problems.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 6.4 1.0 2687.
ISBN:
9780823931514
Format :
Book

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Central Library HQ777.5 .F77 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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More than half of all recent marriages end in divorce, and one and a half million children are affected by divorce. For many teenagers, divorce is a part of daily life. The Divorce Resource Series offers information and advice for teens whose parents are divorcing or have gotten divorced. When a family separates, teens experience myriad emotions, including anger, fear, sadness, and guilt. The Divorce Resource Series provides useful and necessary information on matters such as family court, custody, finances, and blended families. It also gives teens the tools to cope with difficult emotions, to make positive decisions, and to build healthy relationships.

This book helps teens understand the impact of divorce on their family's financial situation. Many teens who have never had to worry about money will have to face new realities. Still others may be forced into poverty. The author helps readers understand important concepts associated with divorce, such as alimony, and how they will be affected.She also sensitively guides readers through the changes that may occur in their lives, such as working part-time and having to organize a budget.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-9-Similar to the "Coping" series (Rosen), these books provide general information on already well-covered topics. Bianchi provides information about the legal issues surrounding divorce. She explains child custody and child support, and the rights of minors such as being allowed to state a preference to aid the custody decision. Frisch begins by advising readers that money may become more of an issue once parents divorce, and provides tips for finding references, looking for work, and being more helpful at home. The issue of a parent trying to buy a child's love with gifts the other can't afford is also addressed. The lack of statistics makes these titles unlikely to become dated quickly, but this omission also limits their usefulness for reports. Many of the photos don't seem to address the text, and some of the captions are out of sync with the pictures. Consider these books only as replacements for older books on the same subject, though they provide little new information.-Sarah Prielipp, Harrison Community Library, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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