eBooks: Divorce and Alimony for Pro Se Litigants

Alimony Property Division by a Pro Se litigant: These ebooks were written as a result of a divorce case in Florida. As a result, they relate to the procedures that are used in that state. While other states’ laws might be similar the author makes no claim that it is applicable in all states. See the below explanation.
 

Dividing Property in the Other States

 

If you and your spouse can’t determine how to divide property and debts during your divorce, the courts will divide your assets under one of two basic schemes: community property or equitable distribution. The main difference between community property and equitable distribution is that in community property states, there is an absolute 50-50 split of all property acquired during the marriage. In the equitable distribution states, more assets may be considered “marital property,” but the split is not necessarily 50-50.

States With Community Property Laws

There are nine community property states: Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. In these states, all property of a married person is classified as either community property (owned jointly by both spouses) or the separate property of one spouse. Marital property refers generally to all of the property acquired by either or both spouses during the marriage. Separate property refers to any property the spouses acquired separately before the marriage or after separation (or in some states after divorce). 

Florida is an Equitable Distribution State

In the remaining states, assets and earnings accumulated during marriage are divided equitably (fairly), but not necessarily equally. In some of those states, the judge may order one party to use separate property to make the settlement fair to both spouses. Pro Se Litigants are at a disadvantage unless they learn the rules of the court and can fight back.

What sometimes makes this confusing is that division of property does not necessarily mean a physical division. A court may award each spouse a percentage of the total value of the property. In that event, each spouse will get personal property, assets, and debts whose worth adds up to an assigned percentage. Note that it’s illegal for either spouse to hide assets in order to shield them from property division, and if you do this, a court could punish you with sanctions and in some states, by awarding a percentage of the value of the hidden asset to your spouse. In California, if you intentionally and fraudulently hide an asset from your spouse during the divorce, a court could award 100% of that asset to your spouse as a punishment.

What is a Pro Se?

When you represent yourself in court without the help of a lawyer it is said that you are appearing as a  “pro se litigant.”

The ProSe Self-help Guidebook series is written mainly for you when you::

  • don’t know your way around the legal system,
  • don’t have the ability to afford a lawyer,
  • have no other avenue of help other than to try to face the court by yourself.

Even if you have a lawyer, you can use this book. It will help you to understand the process and procedures with your divorce and/or modifying alimony in Florida. The ebook will help you be aware of whether or not that your lawyer is doing their job competently. You need to be sure that all the bases are covered in order to reduce your support payments. In it are some of the techniques that are available to help you to reach your alimony reduction goal.

The eBook will give you a way to deal with what needs to be done in the court and its required procedures. It will seem daunting at first, but with these guidelines, it eases the tasks. It was written by someone who was once in your shoes.

Be sure to check our other ProSe publications on this page regarding divorce and alimony in Florida to help you.

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    eBooks: Divorce and Alimony for Pro Se Litigants

    A Spouse’s Guide to Hiding Assets

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    • PDF eBook: 157 pages
    • ISBN 978-0-9800470-5-9,
    • First Published July, 2008 by Panama Publishing, Inc.

    If you are looking for a book that will advise you on the ways to surreptitiously hide your assets in order to evade creditors, avoid judgments, launder money, or pursue any other illegal course of action, then this book is not for you [even though some of the techniques discussed herein can be or have been used for those purposes in one manner or another.]

    If you are looking for any ways to evade the IRS, courts, or any other government agency that might want to check up on your assets, then this book is not for you.

    However, if you are interested in finding out about asset protection methods to protect you and your family, if you want to reduce your exposure to paying alimony should you decide to get married, if you would like to reduce your alimony payments in the future should you get divorced, or if you want to minimize your exposure to contempt of court proceedings, then this book can be of help.

    If you want to find out about how assets can be “repositioned”, how assets can safely be protected, how you can locate them when someone else has them, and what methods you can employ to find them, then this book will help you to that end.

     

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    How to Appeal To State Courts of Appeal

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    • PDF eBook: 104 pages.
    • Pub. Nov. 2007. 
    • Panama Publishing, Inc. (Author)

    Note: Please be advised that this was written as a result of a divorce case in Florida and relates to the procedures that are used there. The author makes no claim that it is applicable in all states.

    When your trial court rules against you, how can you appeal? Is it an appealable case? What chance do you have of overturning the trial court’s decision? What factors do you need to consider as to whether or not to appeal your case? These and other questions will be answered in this book. With Florida as an example and with practical and straightforward instructions, it was produced specifically for the person who needs to face the court on a self-represented basis. It is in plain, easy to understand, everyday language. It takes you step-by-step from beginning to end to show what you might be facing and how to deal with most standard appeal proceedings you will encounter. It covers such topics as appeal basics; how to do your own legal research; how to learn and understand the legal language; the rules with which you will have to comply; the timing and deadlines you will need to meet; avoiding a frivolous lawsuit; standards of review used; preparing for oral arguments….and much more.

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    How to Be Invisible: Protect Your Home, Your Children, Your Assets, and Your Life

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    • PDF eBook: 262 pages
    • Author: J.J. Luna
    • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
    • ISBN 13: 978-1250010452

    Editor’s Note: This “How To Be Invisible” ebook is a positive must-have with advice that you should take seriously and follow. People I know who have used it, swear by it.

    “Fascinating… a regular field manual… meticulously researched and very entertaining.” –G. Gordon Liddy

    A thoroughly revised and updated edition of the essential guide to preserving your assets and personal security

    From cyberspace to crawl spaces, new innovations in information gathering have left the private life of the average person open to scrutiny, and worse, exploitation. In this thoroughly updated third edition of his immensely popular guide How to Be Invisible, J.J. Luna shows you how to protect your home address, hide your ownership of vehicles and real estate, use pagers with dumbphones, switch to low-profile banking and invisible money transfers, use alternate signatures, and how to secretly run a home-based business.

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    How to Defend Yourself in Contempt of Court – Florida

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    • PDF eBook: 174 pages.
    • Pub. Nov. 1, 2007
    • Author: Panama Publishing, Inc.
    Note: Please be advised that this was written as a result of a divorce case contempt of court in Florida for non-payment of alimony in Florida and relates to the procedures that are used there. The author makes no claim that it is applicable in all states.
     
    Being involved in a court trial over alimony payments is not a question of ‘IF’ but ‘WHEN’. Unless you are well off, a time will come when you will be unable to make your payments and you will be held in contempt of court for falling behind. Then what will you do? If you can’t afford legal counsel, you are at the opposition’s mercy. This guidebook can almost certainly change the dynamics of your case from one of defending yourself to that of going on the offense and holding your ground. Doing so can possibly save you a lot of money and keep you out of jail.
     
    With Florida used as an example and easy to understand layman’s language, it takes you step-by-step, from start to finish to show you what you will be facing and how to handle it. It covers such topics as strategies to avoid contempt and going to jail; types of documents you will encounter; tips and methods of preparing documents; obtaining your ex-spouse’s financial information; how to prepare for the court trial; and much more.
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    How to Lower Your Alimony Payments in Florida: Tips and Techniques

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    • PDF eBook: 80 pages
    • ISBN: 978-0-9800470-4-2
    • February 10, 2008
    • Published by: Panama Publishing, Inc., February 10, 2008

    Note: These ebooks about divorce and alimony payments in Florida were written as a result of a divorce case there and relates to the procedures that are used in that state. While other states’ laws might be similar the author makes no claim that it is applicable in all states.

     

    The goal of this ebook is to provide enough information to enable you to analyze your situation to see what options are available for you to use. By using them, they might prove instrumental in getting you a favorable ruling that could end up saving you a lot of money in reduced alimony payments and lawyer fees.

    It was written on the assumption that you are already familiar with the documents involved with filing a Petition of Modification of Alimony and how to prepare them. If you are not familiar with them, you will need to obtain our “How To Modify Your Alimony Payments” book as it goes into more detail on the process and procedures you will use. It contains all of the same material used in this ebook.

    This ebook evolved as a result of the author’s experiences with his own as well as other individual cases involved with the reduction of alimony payments that had become unbearable and unsustainable.

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    How to Modify Your Payments of Alimony In Florida

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    Note: These ebooks about divorce and alimony in Florida were written as a result of a divorce case there and relates to the procedures that are used in that state. While other states’ laws might be similar the author makes no claim that it is applicable in all states.
     

    If you represent yourself in court alone without the help of a lawyer it is called that you are appearing “pro se.”

    The ProSe Self-help Guidebook series is written mainly for you if you::

    • don’t know your way around the legal system,
    • don’t have the ability to afford a lawyer,
    • have no other avenue of help other than to try to face the court by yourself.

    On Amazon, this book was priced at $62.24

     

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    Jail: An Inmates Survival Guide

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    • ISBN: 1-4196-7910-4
    • Panama Publishing: October, 2007

    There is any number of reasons why you might be facing jail for either civil or criminal transgressions. No matter what the reason, when you are incarcerated, there is no distinction as to your “crime” between the inmates.

    From the author’s experiences, he tells you what you can expect when you have to go to jail. Even though most jails in this country vary to some degree in the type of facilities that will be encountered, the procedures and principles involved should be similar regardless of where you will be incarcerated.

    The goal of this book is to prepare you mentally to remove most of the unknown factors that you will be facing and give you some insight as to how to conduct yourself while there. There are many misconceptions about what goes on inside and hopefully, this chronicle will clear them up.

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    Winning Strategies and Tactics For Use in Family Law Court

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    • PDF eBook: 110 pages.   Sept. 2011
    • ISBN: 978-0-9800470-7-3
    • Panama Publishing, Inc.

    Note: Please be advised that this was written as a result of a divorce case in Florida and relates to the procedures that are used there. The author makes no claim that it is applicable in all states.

    The following eBook is a distillation of things learned along the way in the author’s Pro Se efforts to defend himself in a family law court. Included also are the contributions of other defendant’s tactics that were used in their cases.

    Most of the tactics and information presented below are not contained in our other publications: “How to Defend Yourself in Contempt of Court” or “How to Modify Your Alimony Payments” but are intended to be used in conjunction with those books.

    Since you are acting Pro Se [without legal representation], the courts and opposing counsel [OC] will look down on you as a disruption to the orderly flow of things normally handled between lawyers and judges. Don’t let this deter you as you are entitled to be able to present your case as a fundamental right guaranteed by the constitution.

    This can work as an advantage to you since they will underestimate your ability to fight back or counter their legal maneuverings. Most defendants usually either don’t want to bother with legal matters and hire a lawyer or they can’t afford one and have to go it alone. In either case, both need to present their case in court one way or another. If you are the latter one, you have no choice but to go Pro Se and give it your best shot.

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