The American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys publishes on its site a number of extremely helpful resources, including the Divorce Manual; A Client Handbook. Over the next few days, I will be posting a series of articles containing information from the Divorce Manual; A Client Handbook.

The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers has produced this handbook to explain what people throughout the United States face when considering or going through a divorce. This handbook is the product of the combined experience and collective efforts of Academy Fellows from around the country. The laws and procedures of most states are taken into account, but this is not a guide to the law of any one state.

Like any handbook, this one is no substitute for legal advice. It is intended only to give you some idea of what to expect and to help you and your lawyer work together more effectively.

Source: American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys, Divorce Manual; A Client Handbook.