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on 11 April 2010
This book will save you a fortune! Unlike some books of this type, this one really does tell you how to do it yourself. Starting with the premise that we're not stupid but may be oblivious of legal systems, it cuts through the inevitable emotion and the dreaded legalese to lead you through the divorce process in simple steps explained in plain English.
I particularly liked the clarity of the flow charts which show you exactly how to move from one phase to the next and the example documents including a completed divorce petition submitted in the faintly familiar Casterbridge Count Court. The glossary and the useful website section help you to investigate particular issues like childcare in more depth by pointing you towards the relevant authorities.
John Bolch brings years of experience together to help the ordinary man or woman through a difficult time with the minimum of fuss and expense. Look here first!
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on 21 September 2011
Good informative book. Easy to read and helps through the quagmire of the forms of the British judicial system. You can use it to do your own divorce or to help you understand the stages as you go through the process with a lawyer. Invaluable in either process. An empowering tool.Do Your Own Divorce: A Practical Guide to Divorcing without a Lawyer
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on 7 September 2009
The dan­ger of DIY books is that they are bought by those who lack the expe­ri­ence train­ing and tal­ent to exe­cute the skill described, or the money to hire some­one who has. I speak with the full authen­tic­ity of a man who owns a DIY wood­work­ing book. Gen­er­ally the result is an amus­ing disaster.

DIY law books suf­fer the same risks: DIY con­veyanc­ing, DIY patents and DIY War Crimes tri­als. That said, while many such DIY books tar­get issues which really do need a pro­fes­sional ser­vice, in a hushed whis­per David will admit that some things can be done entirely appro­pri­ately by non-lawyers: small claim civil cases, admin­is­tra­tive appeals and even very minor crim­i­nal mat­ters -- park­ing tick­ets etc.

John Bolch sallys forth into the DIY law arena with a book on a topic in which he can prop­erly be said to be expert: Divorce. John is a solic­i­tor with 25 years of expe­ri­ence in divorce and the author of the highly infor­ma­tive Family-Lore blog.

The book con­tains the thing text­books rarely con­tain: detailed worked exam­ples of court forms and com­mon sense advice on ways to pro­ceed. Bolch clearly explains the things that need to be done, step by step, with the deci­sions to be made and the alter­na­tives explained. He does so in a jar­gon free but acces­si­ble and accu­rate way. If there were any crit­i­cism it would be that some very lim­ited exam­ples from case law might have been use­ful, for exam­ple on what was `unrea­son­able behav­iour', such as protests by a wife about being given a well deserved beat­ing. Caselaw exam­ples have their down­side of course; they'd make the book larger and there is an argu­ment against turn­ing it into a GCSE Divorce text­book, so it was rea­son­able not to do so.
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on 21 November 2011
Essential reading. I found the language exceptionally clear and liked the flow charts very much. A must read even if you are using a lawyer.
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on 15 March 2014
This book is very good clear and precise. Why waste money on a solicitor? There are plenty of men afraid ovf the costs of Divoce they should deal with it and prove to themselves everything is simply not their fault. Freedom and happyness can be achieved. Remember too many women seem to have the idea the more they get the more they want.
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on 4 June 2016
Poor quality cover for a book printed without page numbers making index all but useless. Contents otherwise seem ok - if you can find the bit you want.
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on 8 July 2013
Bought this to try and reduce legal costs on basic advice - was sorely disappointed. Most of it was obvious and really would only be of use if you were getting divorced in a wholly amicable fashion. If this does not describe your divorce ( as it certainly doesn't describe mine±) then I would suggest this book is not for you.
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on 30 January 2016
Good reference material.
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on 18 September 2014
Lightweight
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on 20 November 2015
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