Wouldn't it be nice if you could sit down with an attorney who normally charges $600 per hour and receive expert legal advice on what is no doubt one of the biggest decisions you will ever make in your life? Here is your chance. Mark A. Barondess has written an absolutely indispensable guide for anyone considering coupling, or uncoupling. Filled with hilarious anecdotes, solid legal advice and tricks of the trade you will not find anywhere else, this is THE must-have guide to what everyone needs to know when it comes to the legal ramifications of relationships, marriage, and divorce. Not only will you get the benefit of Mark's 20 years as a top family law practitioner, you will also receive exclusive candid advice from some of Mark's friends including Larry King, Dr. Phil, Montel Williams, legal legend Robert Shapiro, comedic great Lewis Black, and even rock star Gene Simmons. They all weigh in with their unique thoughts and advice on marriage and divorce. "Many of life's greatest rewards are bestowed upon those who take the biggest risks. However, before you take any great risk, you should at least have a basic appreciation of the potential consequences of your decision. So pull up a seat, and let's have a conversation. No need to rush, the clock isn't running. Tell me, honestly...what were you thinking?" 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Barondess. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000002/bk_pnix_000002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Listen to this controversial, previously banned book that Howard Stern calls "required reading" for any man (or woman) even considering divorce! Newly revised and updated. Unlike other divorce books, this one preaches no stay-together sermons and offers no sugarcoated, politically correct guidance. How to Dump Your Wife: Practical Advice for the Good Man Trapped in a Bad Marriage is about knowing that sometimes a marriage is simply beyond saving, regardless of whether a desperate or vengeful wife can accept the fact. Irreverent, funny, and brutally honest, Lee Covington teaches men to survive divorce despite a legal system in which the cards are heavily stacked against them. Her practical advice on withstanding the emotional and financial ravages of divorce focuses on how to survive three types of wives: The doting, clingy sweetheart who wants to stay married at all costs The shrill, abusive, spiteful, and totally draining harpy The self-absorbed career woman with powerful friends and her own agenda PLEASE NOTE: This book is for entertainment purposes only and is by no means a substitute for legal advice. For God's sake, do not act in reliance on the opinions of the author, who is a humorist, not a lawyer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lee Covington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/kass/000002/bk_kass_000002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There has been an entail in place on the 30,000 acre Winterbourne estate for centuries. It specifies that the ownership of the estate and its assets should be passed on to the next heir on the day of their 40th birthday. However, that person must be married, else the inheritance is forfeit.Thirty-nine years old and single, the sole heir Sir William Mortimer is understandably feeling the pressure. He consults local solicitor Elizabeth Silverton for legal advice, but quickly realizes that she might be able to assist him in a much more practical way...for the right price.The answer to all of his problems, William proposes an arranged marriage, where sex was certainly never part of the plan.Set in the heart of rural England, this story is a humorous, feel-good, erotic romance, complete with a happily-ever-after. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deborah Balm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/195494/bk_acx0_195494_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Susie starts the show off with a sneak preview of her upcoming book. Although it won't be available in stores until the fall, we get a sexy taste of what she has put together in her newest erotic anthology, entitled X: The Erotic Treasury. Then, wedding bells have been ringing all over California now that it's legal to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Susie talks about weddings for straight and gay couples and looks at just what gender has to do with a healthy union. Studies show same-sex relationships do better at dealing with conflict, whether married or not, so it looks like a high percentage of these California gay newlyweds may avoid the conflicts that send heterosexual couples towards divorce. Finally, in the "Try This at Home" mailbag, Susie gets a letter from a listener who is about to have sex with her former professor and needs some advice. Well. Susie has a lot to say, as she has been both a teacher and a student in love. Don't forget, you can send your confidential questions, feedback about the show, and requests for girly cards to email@example.com. (Episode 348, July 11, 2008) Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase this program. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/080711/pf_suzy_080711_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Corbin Gage can stand up to anyone. But his own divided house will bring him to his knees. Corbin, a longtime legal champion for the downtrodden, is slowly drinking himself into the grave. His love for "mountain water" has cost him his marriage to the godliest woman he knows, ruined his relationship with his daughter, Roxy, and reduced the business at his small Georgia law firm to a level where he can barely keep the bill collectors at bay. But it isn't until his son, Ray, threatens to limit Corbin's time with his grandson that Corbin begins to acknowledge he might have a problem. Despite the mess that surrounds his personal life, and against the advice of everyone he knows, Corbin takes on a high-stakes tort case on behalf of two boys who have contracted non-Hodgkin's lymphoma due to an alleged chemical exposure. The defendant, a fertilizer company, is the largest employer in the area. The lawsuit becomes a tornado that sucks Corbin, Ray, and Roxy into an increasingly deadly vortex. Equally intense pressure within the family threatens to destroy, once and for all, the thin threads that connect them. Corbin must find the strength to stand up to his personal demons. Justice for two dying boys depends on it...his family depends on it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heath McClure. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000479/bk_tnwd_000479_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this sequel to Hattie’s Place, the year is 1913. Hattie Robinson is married to the widowed Charles Barton and has left her teaching position at Calhoun School to raise Charles’s sons and manage the Barton estate. Now she must reconcile her role as mother and wife with her work for woman’s suffrage, a cause that ignited her passion when attending the Woman’s Suffrage Procession in Washington, on the eve of Woodrow Wilson’s first inauguration. As a young bride, 23 years her husband’s junior, Hattie struggles for acceptance in the community and Barton family. And then, Will Kendrick, her first love, appears, causing old feelings to resurface. When Julia Martin, the widow of Charles’s best friend Percy, reaches out to Charles for legal advice in settling her husband’s estate, Hattie discovers clues casting doubt on Charles’s fidelity, and begins to question her marriage. As Hattie throws herself into her work to gain the vote for women, South Carolina’s reactionary politicians Ben Tillman and “Cotton Ed” Smith thwart suffrage efforts in the state at every turn. Even the progressive president Wilson drags his feet, invoking states rights as the only pathway to an amendment. Equally discouraging is the anti-suffragist sentiment among those of Hattie’s own gender. When Hattie’s sister-in-law Alice learns to drive and purchases a 1916 Saxon touring car, Hattie agrees to go on a road trip to join the peaceful protests in Washington on the eve of President Wilson’s second inauguration. Alice also invites Julia Martin to go along, and to Hattie’s chagrin, Julia is sitting in the passenger seat when the two arrive from Columbia to pick her up. The journey brings new insight and fresh perspective, enabling Hattie to resolve misunderstandings with Charles and convincing her to continue her work for suffrage, with her husband’s blessings. But the road Hattie has chosen becomes even more fraught with disappointing setbacks and delays. In 1917, the 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/189957/bk_acx0_189957_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book is part of a series but can be heard as a standalone without a cliffhanger or the listener feeling lost. Before her death, Mama Jean, as she was fondly known by the foster children she took in, set in motion the plans for the Hertzel-Mendall Family Farm, a community established to offer homes to families that fostered children. The "Farm" offers therapeutic, recreational, and many other services all in one place to achieve the best outcomes for children in the foster care system. "Mama" Jean Hertzel fostered teenagers who had run out of options. Teens who were considered unadoptable mostly due to their ages but sometimes for other reasons. She gave them a chance when they were out of chances. Through the years, six of those young people made it all the way through her innovative program, and this group, tight as any biological family, were named in her will as the team to assume not only her wealth, but the weight of caring for the oversight of the Farm. Each of them have overcome big odds, and each book in this series allows us to be part of their world for a little while. In Book Three, Foster Passion, Katja truly adored all her foster siblings, but Lincoln holds a special place in her heart. He had already been with Mama Jean when they had taken her in, straight from the hospital; and through the pain of physical and emotional healing, they had become best friends, a friendship that endured through their childhood and into adulthood. The two of them are the glue that holds all of the others together. As a successful attorney, Lincoln is still very serious in nature, but thrives in his capacity as the one who handles all the Hertzel-Mendall Family Farm's legal and financial concerns. He is also the one everyone turns to for advice. Katja is the nurturer, a kind of mother figure to anyone who comes to the Farm. When she receives an offer of marriage from Lincoln's friend and partner, decisions have to be made. / 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph B. Kearns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049344/bk_acx0_049344_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At a time when the hottest issue in US immigration law is the proposed action by President Obama to protect from deportation as many as five million illegals in the United States, the John Lennon case takes on special relevance, notwithstanding the passage of 40 years since he was placed in deportation proceedings. This is John and Yoko's incredible story, as told by the lawyer who fought in the front lines. In 1972 President Richard M. Nixon learned that John Lennon was visiting the United States. Nixon was told that Lennon's continued presence here could be catastrophic to his plan for reelection. Lennon, who had just made an appearance before an audience of 15,000 young fans at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, was rumored to be planning to join Jerry Rubin to lead a series of rock music rallies to "Dump Nixon" in anticipation of the 1972 Republican National Convention. The special significance of the 1972 convention was the fact that this would be the first national election in which the voting age was reduced from 21 to 18, adding 5 to 10 million new prospective voters. Nixon was not popular with this young group. Lennon was. Indeed, Senator Strom Thurmond had just written a Dear John letter to Nixon's attorney general, John Mitchell, suggesting that deporting Lennon quickly would be an "appropriate countermeasure". John Mitchell was the head of CREEP, the Committee to Reelect the President; his day job was as attorney general, in charge of deporting illegal aliens. Following the Watergate-style advice of his legal counsel, John Dean, Nixon decided to "use the available political machinery to screw our political enemies" and proceeded in earnest to deport Lennon and his artist wife, Yoko Ono. Lennon and Ono consulted Leon Wildes, an expert in the field of immigration law, about the reason for their visit: their efforts to locate and secure custody of Kyoko, Yoko's American eight-year-old child by a prior marriage. American 1. Language: English. Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009004/bk_blak_009004_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How have Muslim marriages legally ended around the turn of the 21st century? Who has the power to initiate and resist shari'a derived divorce? When are husbands and wives made to bear the costs of their marital breakdown? What does divorce law indicate about the development of gender regimes in the Middle East and North Africa? This book opens with a description of the historical development of Islamic divorce in the MENA. Subsequent chapters follow a Syrian male judge, a Moroccan female legal advice worker and a Libyan female judge as they deal with divorce cases in which husbands, wives, their relatives and lawyers debate gender roles in contemporary Muslim marriages. MENA 'state feminism' has increasingly equalized men's and women's access to divorce and encouraged discussions about how spouses should treat each other in marriage. The real life outcomes of these reforms have often been surprising. Moreover, as the last chapter explores, jihadi proto-states (such as Islamic State) have violently rejected state feminist divorce law reform. This accessible book will appeal to students, researchers and a general readership interested in Islamic law, Middle Eastern studies, gender and sexuality, and, legal and social anthropology.