Now, let’s put all the information and expert opinions you have gathered to use. You are ready to begin tackling the three major issues to be resolved: custody, property and support.

Child custody is the first of the three major issues that you will complete. The next chapter offers guidance in protecting your children as well as suggestions and sensible approaches that should help resolve most family situations.

If you cannot work out your own custody plan, Chapter Twelve will show you how to prepare for trial. Give settlement your all first, though, because if you donít settle you’ll be asking a stranger in a black robe to decide where your children go. Each of these next three chapters is lengthy; there are no shortcuts.