This completely revised and updated fourth edition of the award-winning Divorce with Decency includes the most current research, statistics, and insights on the effects of divorce on spouses, their children, and society overall. Written by a prominent divorce lawyer with more than thirty years of experience, it is the most comprehensive treatment of the legal, emotional, economic, psychological, and social aspects of marital relationships and divorce available anywhere in a single volume. Initial sections look at the dynamics of divorce: the causal factors, the common stages from initial separation onward, and the complications surrounding each stage for older and younger couples and children. Important information on spouse abuse is also included. The book discusses key criteria in selecting an attorney and gives expert advice on directing and monitoring the course of a case efficiently and economically. Detailed background on critical legal issues is given, followed by case histories highlighting key points of divorce law. New and extensive sections have been added to this edition that provide key tips on preserving, improving, and possibly saving marriages. The section 'Life after Divorce' looks at the newly divorced as they face single parenthood, new relationships, and remarriage. The fourth edition contains over 100 pages of brand-new and invaluable material. Some of the crucial sections which were added or expanded specifically for this extensively updated 4th edition include: 1) Can Your Marriage be Saved?, 2) The Impact of Social Media, 3) Affairs and Infidelity, and 4) Is Marriage Dead?. Informative yet highly readable (and occasionally amusing), Divorce with Decency has proven to be indispensable to anyone involved in a divorce, whether directly or indirectly.
Bradley A. Coates, Esq. , founder of Coates and Frey, Hawaii's largest divorce law firm, now serves as Of Counsel to the firm. He is a popular author and lecturer on human and romantic relationships and the Dynamics of Divorce and was named one of Hawaii's Super Lawyers and selected as Best Divorce Lawyer by readers of Honolulu Weekly and Honolulu Magazine. He is a graduate of UCLA School of Law and a member of the Hawaii and California State Bars.