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Divorce and dissolution of marriage laws of the United States
Sitarz, Dan, 1948-
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Carbondale, Ill. : Nova Pub. Co. : Distributed to the trade by National Book Network, [1990]

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195 pages ; 22 cm
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KF535.Z95 S54 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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A compilation, summary, and review of all the laws relating to divorce, this book contains practical legal information on the topics of property division, alimony, child support, child custody, and visitation. It also contains information regarding each state's particular legal procedures in the area of divorce, including: grounds for divorce, residency requirements, venue, caption information, and any special or simplified divorce procedures. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Published as part of Nova's legal self-help series, this work contains attorney Sitarz's thumbnail digest of each state's divorce laws under 15 categories. The categories include pleading details (court of jurisdiction, style of the divorce action, and the parties) and substantive law (grounds for separation and divorce, alimony, and child support/custody). Unlike Divorce Laws: State by State ( LJ 7/1/90), which collects the actual statutory language, Sitarz, also author of the self-help guide Divorce Yourself ( LJ 6/15/90), rephrases the statutory provisions to make them easier to understand. Spot-checking these summaries for accuracy and currency against state-released references revealed no inaccuracies or outdated information. Still, family law changes rapidly, making any source unable to be up to the minute. Nevertheless, this book is recommended as a quick overview of state divorce laws.-- Marcia Baker, Univ. of Arkansas Law Lib., Fayetteville (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.