Divorce Books and Links
- A Guide to Divorce Mediation: How to Reach a Fair, Legal Settlement at a Fraction of the Cost
by Gary J. Friedman, J.D. A thorough and thoughtful overview of the mediation process by one of the country’s most respected divorce mediators.
- The Good Divorce: Keeping Your Family Together When Your Marriage Falls Apart
by Constance Ahrons, Ph.D. Counteracting the myths that divorce inevitably embitters adults and damages children, Dr. Ahrons describes how couples can turn a bad marriage into a good divorce.
- We’re Still Family: What Grown Children Have to Say About Their Parents’ Divorce
by Constance Ahrons, Ph.D. Based on in-depth interviews with adults whose parents had divorced twenty years earlier, this book discusses how and why some children thrive after divorce while others struggle.
- Getting To Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
by Roger Fisher and William Ury. Describes how to negotiate from interests, not positions, work together to create options, and craft solutions that benefit both parties.
- The Surprising Purpose of Anger: Beyond Anger Management: Finding the Gift
by Marshall B. Rosenberg PhD. How to use anger to better understand your needs, and then meet your needs in constructive ways.
- Non-Violent Communication: A Language of Life
by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D. Provides a simple, powerful method for effective communication in conflict situations. Recommended for anyone interested in using conflict as an opportunity for deeper self-understanding and stronger relationships.
- New York State Council on Divorce Mediation (www.nysmediate.com)
- Mediate.com (www.mediate.com)
- IRS Publication 504 (http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p504.pdf)
- Ackerman Institute for the Family (www.ackerman.org).
Family therapy and mediation services. Fees are on a sliding scale.
- SPLIT, A Film for Kids of Divorce (and their parents) (www.splitfilm.org).
Children speak about their experiences of divorce.