About Lou Rodriguez:
My name is Lou Rodriguez and I am a professionally trained and certified Real Estate Divorce Specialist (REDS) who has participated in over 700 plus real estate closing transactions since 2001.
In 2014 I wrote what I believe to be the definitive book about divorce and property division titled "For Sale By Divorce: The Experts Guide to Divorce and Property Division" which covered the technical aspects of divorce law, the options couples had as it pertained to marital property and the importance of each.
As a Real Estate Divorce Specialist, I am a huge advocate of the collaborative law process in divorce. I am also a member of the Collaborative Family Law Institute (CFLI) as well as the National Association of Divorce Professionals, Coral Springs-Parkland Chapter (NADP).
Due to my years of transactional experience in helping divorcing clients liquidate marital property, I believe, if handled correctly, all parties truly can benefit equitably when selling a home during divorce which is the topic of this new book.
I have been in domestic partnership bliss for 17 years after being divorced twice, and am the father of 2 amazing kids whom are 11 and 13 years old at the time this new book was written. Being a father is the best job and title I have ever had!
What inspires you to write?
What inspired me to write my 2 books on divorce and property division was the fact that I have been divorced twice myself. After being professionally trained and certified as a Real Estate Divorce Specialist by Carol Ann Wilson, I knew I had to share my expertise and experience with other divorcing couples and divorce professionals. I also wanted the public to know that divorce is a process that can be managed if you have the right mindset and the right team surrounding you. In writing my most recent book, I wanted to show with proof and authenticity how a Real Estate Divorce Specialist whom is a huge advocate for the collaborative law process works and the difference it can make when selling your home during divorce.
Tell us about your writing process.
With this book it was simple. I sat down in front of my computer and wrote about my experiences in working with divorcing couples who needed to liquidate marital property. It was the easiest of my books to write.
What advice would you give other writers?
I definitely think you need an outline about your book idea and chapters. This allows you to build more structurally instead of by the seat of your pants. For my second book which was about my actual experiences in dealing with divorcing couples selling their homes during divorce, it was much easier because all of the information was inside my mind. I just had to put it to paper and provide any corresponding media which I had in all of my files.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Honestly, I took the path of least resistance and self-published on Amazon. Is it the best avenue? I have no idea. I just knew it allowed me a simple medium to push the book out into the world.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think it's pretty evident that self-publishing has allowed many authors to write and publish their books without the hassle or rejection of publishers. I think this will only improve.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: I write in non-fiction but I love writing in general and believe I could write about many different topics. Writing is very fun and engaging to me.
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
Link To Lou Rodriguez Page On Amazon
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