• The 10 Stupidest Mistakes Men Make When Facing Divorce

  • And How to Avoid Them
  • By: Joseph Cordell Esq.
  • Narrated by: John McLain
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (139 ratings)

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The knowledge every man needs for a successful divorce

Each year, 500,000 men will face divorce, and most of them make at least one crucial - and often irreversible - mistake. These errors might seem minor, such as moving out while things get sorted out or thinking of "temporary" orders as being truly temporary. But when they get to court, these men discover they have put themselves in a terrible position. They may have to give up their house, pay impossibly high alimony, or even lose custody. 

You could be one of these men. But you don't have to be.

Joseph Cordell, the founder of the nation's largest law firm focusing on men's divorce and the creator of DadsDivorce.com, has seen the consequences of the mistakes men make. Drawing upon the huge number of cases that Cordell & Cordell has handled, this book identifies the 10 most common mistakes that end up hurting men in divorce. Cordell demystifies the divorce process, explains what judges consider in making their final decisions, and lays out a road map for positive actions men can take to achieve the best possible outcome.

No man should face divorce without this book.

©2010 Joseph E. Cordell (P)2019 Tantor

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Great book but not for Men in Gray Divorced

They did a great job putting helpful information and combining true life stories to support thoughts and practices. But so much of the book was for younger men.
80% dealt with maintaining yourself in order to get joint custody etc. I am not saying they didn’t touch on points needed for older men’s causes. The court preparation information was very helpful and the fact of only talking when needed and not sharing where the divorce was or where it’s heading was helpful. John, put a book us for us over 50 and our concerns about property, monies, 401k, changing our wills and other ideas. That would be very help and I will repurchase the book. Other was the book was very helpful. Sending it to a friend with young children.

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Stupidest mistake if you don’t read this

A must for parent with children that want the best for them, this book will teach you how to make all the right moves for the best outcome for them

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Irretrievably broken, irreconcilable differences

The deep sadness of a divorce "Irretrievably broken, irreconcilable differences" is beyond heart shattering. While commitments and vows before God to unconditionally love, honor and care for a husband / wife are so easily disposable and trashed like meaningless garbage, I read this book to help my husband and to work together in the physical end of our domestic partnership - but with no contact orders and protective orders against him in place, the legal act of divorce has become completely dehabilitating and under the destruction of the adversarial legal system that has begun. For those that make it out alive - this book is helpful for wives looking to help their husbands, and for those women looking to understand the male perspective of such things.

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An Excellent Resource

This book is best suited for pre-divorce filing. However, no matter what stage of divorce one finds himself, the wisdom imparted is invaluable. There is so much to absorb that I will be re-listening several times during my divorce process.

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Not for me

There are really no ground breaking thoughts in this book. Honestly, trying to listen to the whole book was akin to nails on a caulk board. Let me sum up the 7 hours and 14 minutes... Don't move out of your house, unless you should. Don't give up more than you should, unless you are forced too. Don't be an asshole, because that's just a life lesson. Don't lie about finances, because you know, lying is bad, especially when it comes to court stuff.

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Eye opening

I have to say that I was very blind to many of the issues that may arise from a divorce. learned a lot. thinking of reading it again and again

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Required reading

I got more from this book than my attorney. I wish I’d read this before getting married, actually.

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A must read for any man before getting a divorce!

Even though it was written quite a while ago, most of the material is still relevant to today's divorce process.
Very down to earth. Very practical and immediately useful. Even the occasional sarcasm is funny and often hilarious.

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Great background for a difficult topic

Great practical and factual guide to divorce. The book is written for men who are about to go through a divorce.

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Must have if you have been threatened with divorce

This book helped me understand exactly what I would be getting into with a divorce and provided critical information that men need to get through this pivotal moment in life.

Don't be a fool, get this book and fight fear with information.