Own your case! Lawyers are there to run a divorce case but handing the lot to them to sort out is unhelpful and costly and, in various ways, not in either party's best interests. This practical, clear, and up-to-date ebook describes each step of the divorce process, with all the jargon and terms explained. Author Dominique Grubisa, a practicing family law barrister, suggests, in an even-handed manner, the contribution the divorcees themselves can make, how they can take the application part-way themselves, and explains the lawyers' role and when to use them - when they can be at their most effective. There is much advice and wisdom on defining and gaining settlement outcomes, how to deal with children, how to avoid blow-out costs, plus coping with the roller-coaster of emotion along the way. Also includes samples of legal precedent documents. The advice is balanced to both women and men, and applies Australia-wide.