These are just a few of the tough questions that today’s mothers face in a complicated, ever-changing legal system. Now more than ever, women are finding out — the hard way — just how difficult and unpredictable child custody cases can be. What Every Woman Should Know About Divorce and Custody is the first and only book of its kind — a complete insider’s guide filled with crucial advice from judges, lawyers, therapists, and mothers who have gone through this challenging legal process. It is designed for women at every stage of divorce, and covers a wide range of legal strategies, as well as financial and psychological issues. Also includes: — Choosing a lawyer — Mediations vs. courtroom trials — What to expect before and in court — Blended families — Domestic violence — Risk factors for women — What makes a custody agreement good or bad — Dealing with your emotions — Parental kidnapping possibilities — Hot button issues — Mothers and money — Plus an appendix of recommended reading.