Resources

General Divorce

The Good Divorce by Constance Ahrons

In this provocative groundbreaking and authoritative book, internationally acclaimed social scientist and family therapist Constance Ahrons defines the good divorce and shows how couples can achieve one.

The Good Karma Divorce by Judge Michele Lowrance

The Good Karma Divorce is that rare guidebook that offers a concrete path to transforming painful experience into positive action. Family Judge Michele Lowrance, who experienced her parents’ divorce and two of her own, has developed what Karen Mathis, past president of the American Bar Association, describes as an “inspired and uplifting alternative to the agonizing divorce process.”

High Conflict People by Bill Eddy

An easy-to-read and practical guide for legal professionals or anyone disputing with a high-conflict personality. Using compelling case examples and drawing from thirty years’ experience in three professions, Bill Eddy explains the dynamics and strange logic of four types of personality disorders that appear to be increasing in legal disputes.

New Ways for Families in Separation or Divorce by Bill Eddy

The New Ways for Families Professional Guidebook is for mental health professionals (counselors) who want to learn more about New Ways for Families or use the method with their clients. Also helpful for judges, lawyers, mediators and collaborative divorce professionals.

Divorce With Kids

The Co-Parents Handbook by Karen Bonnell

When it comes to a child’s sense of family, what divorce breaks apart, solid co-parenting rebuilds. With a tested “here’s how” approach, The Co-Parents’ Handbook helps parents confidently take on the challenges of raising children in two homes.

The Divorce Helpbook for Teens by Cynthia MacGregor

The popular author of The Divorce Helpbook for Kids is back with an all-new resource for teenagers in divorced and divorcing families. MacGregor knows that divorce can be especially tough on teens, and her warm and friendly guide offers a helping hand to teens struggling to answer the tough questions when their parents divorce.

The Co-Parenting Survival Guide by Elizabeth Thayer and Jeffrey Zimmerman

You may be winning the battle in court, but losing the war at home, saddened at the wounds your children bear as a result of this conflict. But because you are willing to do anything to help your children thrive, you can learn to build a parenting partnership with your former mate in spite of the history between you.

What in the World Do You Do When Your Parents Divorce by Kent Winchester and Roberta Beyer

This companion to Speaking of Divorce is for kids ages 7–12. In a simple question-and-answer format, the book gently explains what divorce is, why parents decide to divorce, new living arrangements, how to handle feelings, and other basics to help children understand what’s happening in their lives.

Families Apart by Melinda Blau

Based on interviews with divorced parents, children, family therapists, and psychologists, this book by award-winning journalist Melinda Blau offers ten solid principles designed to enable parents and children to function as a family even though they no longer live together.

Same Sex Marriage and Divorce

Heather has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman

Heather’s favorite number is two. She has two arms, two legs, and two pets. And she also has two mommies. When Heather goes to school for the first time, someone asks her about her daddy, but Heather doesn’t have a daddy. Then something interesting happens.

King & King by Linda de Haan and Stern Nijland

Once there lived a lovelorn prince whose mother decreed that he must marry by the end of the summer. So began the search to find the prince’s perfect match and lo and behold… his name was Lee.

Winning Marriage by Marc Solomon

Ten years ago no state allowed same-sex couples to marry, support for gay marriage nationwide hovered around 30 percent, and politicians everywhere thought of it as the third rail of American politics—draw near at your peril. Today, same-sex couples can marry in seventeen states, polls consistently show majority support, and nearly three-quarters of Americans believe legalization is inevitable.

Why Marriage Matters by Evan Wolfson

Why Marriage Matters offers a compelling, intelligently reasoned discussion of a question at the forefront of our national consciousness. It is the work of one of the most influential attorneys in America, who has dedicated his life to the protection of individuals’ rights and our Constitution’s commitment to equal justice under the law.

This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman

In a wildly whimsical, validating, and exuberant reflection of the LGBT community, This Day In June welcomes readers to experience a pride celebration and share in a day when we are all united. Also included is a Reading Guide chock-full of facts about LGBT history and culture, as well as a Note to Parents and Caregivers with information on how to talk to children about sexual orientation and gender identity in age-appropriate ways.

Collaborative Law

The Collaborative Way to Divorce by Stuart G. Webb and Ronald D. Ousky

Compassionate, clear, and comprehensive, THE COLLABORATIVE WAY TO DIVORCE is the first trade book to introduce a dignified, highly strategic solution to divorce– the collaborative process, a nationally acclaimed approach that is fast transforming how couples dissolve their marriages, divide their assets, and reinvent their post-divorce relationships, particularly when they share custody of their children.

Divorce Without Disaster by Janet P. Brumley

For a general audience that needs to learn the benefits of collaborative law, this book provides exciting new concepts that can make family breakups less painful. Collaborative law divorces are available in only half of the states, and this book tells how this method works in Texas.

Life After Divorce

Divorce After 50 by Janice Green

Divorce rates are soaring among seniors, but the legal and emotional challenges you face as an older adult are different from those that apply to younger divorcees. That’s why you need Divorce After 50, the only guide around that addresses the challenges unique to your age group.

Parenting Apart by Christina McGhee

This comprehensive and empowering guide is filled with practical, effective ways to minimize the effects of divorce on children, and offers immediate solutions to the most critical parenting problems divorce brings.

BIFF by Bill Eddy

We live in an age of rapid change and instant communication. We also live in a Culture of Blame and Disrespect, creating a need to manage our responses to high-conflict people. A BIFF Response can be applied in any communication anywhere – online, social media, in a letter or even in person. It can be used at work, earning you respect and success.