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Divorce: How to Help Yourself and Your Finances (Financial Intelligence) [Paperback]

Sarah Pennells
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15 Oct 2008 Financial Intelligence
Divorce is not only becoming more common, it is becoming more complicated too. Unravelling joint finances can be a major headache and there is often uncertainty - on both sides - about what each party may be entitled to. This book offers anyone contemplating divorce a practical, step-by-step guide to what they can expect. It will include important issues such as: key milestones in the divorce process; how to work out what your assets are worth; what happens to joint debts; how to keep divorce costs to a minimum; what to do if you own a business jointly. The Financial Intelligence series offers down-to-earth, practical guides to personal finance, aimed at anyone interested in increasing their financial IQ. These guides will help readers to feel confident about making the right decisions when it comes to spending, saving and investing their money.

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd (15 Oct 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408101130
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408101131
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 12.4 x 16.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 179,743 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Sarah Pennells is a personal finance journalist who specialises in explaining complex subjects in an engaging way. She has worked as a financial journalist for over 13 years and has been a freelance writer and broadcaster since 1999. She reports on the BBC's 'Your Money' every week as well as being personal finance editor for The Lady magazine and a columnist for personal finance magazine Moneywise.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clear, well-researched and easy to follow 7 Aug 2012
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If you're just starting out on the divorce journey, you'll find this a useful and well-written guide. It's easy to follow and thoroughly researched, focusing on financial and legal aspects that are so often forgotten in the tumultuous early days of separation. At the same time, Sarah Pennells acknowledges the huge emotional and psychological impact of divorce, both on the adults involved and, more importantly, on children.

The book contains a lot of useful, no-nonsense advice - of just the sort you need at a time like this - and unlike many authors, Pennells takes the time to outline the unique differences in law within the UK, especially in Scotland and Northern Ireland; invaluable for me as I'm in Scotland and before reading this book had no idea how much Scottish procedure varied from that in England and Wales.

Pennells also provides a helpful guide to picking your way through online advice sites and DIY divorce services, some of which are trustworthy and some of which are dangerously ill-informed.

Read this book before you go to your solicitor and you'll save a lot of money - because you'll already have found answers to many of your questions - and you'll also know what questions you do need to ask.... :)

... if you want a clear, well-informed guide to the legal and financial practicalities of divorce (and if you are currently divorcing, you should, even though the temptation is to put your head in the sand), I'd highly highly recommended Sarah Pennells' book.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK 24 July 2010
I got this book on order as soon as I found out about my wanting to separate as I wanted ot
sort my finances and know what to expect.

The book covers the basics quite well but not a great deal of detail.

What I did was to arrange a free appraisal meeting with two solicitors in whch you get free advice,
having read the book I already had a good idea of the basics which is helpful.

Overall I learned that the male of the marriage, assuming he is the main earner is destined to
come out if the settlement worse off with a 3rd of the assets not the 1/2 you might expect!
That is based on a clean break tyoe arrangement with no alimoney to pay.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative 4 May 2014
By sarah
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
very useful book for reading and look back at for reference. easy to understand am currently in middle of divorce putting my financial disclosure together this was very helpful
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