Thursday, April 6, 2017
The Smart Girl's Guide Thru Divorce (Excerpt)
Introduction to the Author, Sara A.
With a heart to encourage, Sara A. was inspired to launch Divorce Buddys, founded in 2012.
A Certified Divorce Coach, meeting with clients, Sara provides experience, insight and key information for women walking through the journey of divorce. Sara still believes in marriage, unfortunately, she has lived and learned through the complexities of divorce. Following a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from The University of Texas, Austin, Sara has a resume of business development. She’s innovative and, “creating business on purpose.” Now a Published Author, “The Smart Gal's Guide thru Divorce. What Lawyers don’t tell you.” Sara provides "Insider-thinking". What lawyers don’t tell you. With over 16 chapters of smarts. Inspired to guide women to become well-informed to make their very best decisions. Sara leads women to “Put on Courage”. Sara shares how-to move forward. “We think it through with you.” New days ahead.
Co-contributor Sandra D.
WestBow Press, A division of Thomas Nelson and Zondervan
Available: Hardcover, Paperback, E Book, NOOK Book
Chapter 1: Guiding
Life brings change, and we all live and learn.
For most of us, of course, we never expected that life would bring us into the journey of divorce. We all believed that our dreams would come true.
But instead, sometimes, we find that divorce may come into our lives.
I still believe in marriage.
And I believe that marriage is God’s best plan.
But if you’re reading this book, and if you’re considering a divorce,
be thoughtful to consider and reconsider if a divorce is necessary for you
and your husband. Reconciliation is always best whenever reconciliation is possible. Seek wise counsel and pray for your best direction.
This book provides a look ahead at the complexities of divorce.
To explain the divorce process and point to important key-areas to be sure you consider. This book is written to help you become well-informed and suggest ways to limit the financial losses.
This book is not about me. This book is to guide you.
This guide-book will show you how to get through a tough time.
The ones who are equipped to help others are the ones who have lived it
and learned it.
I know divorce.
You may wonder, “But how?”
I have lived it and learned it.
I have become well-informed through the depth of experience gained through
my journey of divorce.
I have been divorced two times.
Ouch. That hurts.
Two times. I have hired a Family Law Attorney.
Two times. I have thought through the many complexities of divorce.
Two times. I have gathered documents, prayed and looked for solutions.
Two times. I have signed the final Divorce Decree.
This has been my school of divorce. Many lessons learned.
Who could guide you?
Who could inform you?
The one who has lived it and learned it.
This is a guide-book to give you the benefits of my “Insider-thinking”.
As I am your guide, Sara, along with my co-contributor, Sandra, we understand what you’re going through and what’s up ahead. The many complexities.
We call it “Divorce Dizziness.”
Divorce Dizziness is our unique way to put into words the complexities of the journey of divorce.
The discovery, the documents, the details and the delays.
We are not professional Lawyers.
We are not professional Counselors.
We are not CPAs or CFOs or financial advisors.
But, we are very smart regarding the journey of divorce.
With this guide-book, you will gain over sixteen chapters of smarts.
Smart thinking, with the potential to save you thousands through the journey.
We provide “Insider-thinking”.
We know what most lawyers don’t tell you.
We know “Over 25 Key-Areas of Concern” to make sure you consider.
We know “The 30 Most-Costly Mistakes” to avoid.
With time, step by step, you will get through this journey.
You will find that the divorce dizziness will pass.
There are new days ahead.
We know what you’re going through and what’s up ahead.
This is the smart gal’s guide.
We think it thru with you.
Smart thinking. Smart you.
Chapter Titles include:
Chapter 1 – Guiding
Chapter 2 – Calendaring
Chapter 3 – Lawyering
Chapter 4 – Divorce Coaching
Chapter 5 – Learning the Divorce Process
Chapter 6 – Documenting
Chapter 7 – Organizing
Chapter 8 – Protecting
Chapter 9 – Calculating Finances
Chapter 10 – Researching
Chapter 11 – Parenting your Children
Chapter 12 – Setting-Up
Chapter 13 – Empowering
Chapter 14 – Forgiving
Chapter 15 – Don’t
Chapter 16 – Moving Forward