I was scouring through Borders tonight, looking for resource books on the subject of divorce. I found the following (and a few others for the kids which I will put in the kids section) that I wanted to share with you. I can’t say I’ve read any of them from cover to cover, but from what I could glean, they should have something to offer each reader. I also tried to get reviews from Amazon which I have cut an paste next to each book for your reference. So except for this intro, everything else on this page was cut and pasted from Amazon.com
Contemplating Divorce: A Step by Step Guide to Deciding whether To Stay Or To Go by Susan Pease Gadoua, LCSW Product Description: “Just as there are right and wrong reasons to marry, there are good and bad reasons to divorce. Some couples are quick to split because they are unwilling to devote the necessary effort to fixing their relationships or to understanding their partners, while others miss out on personal fulfillment by staying too long in unhealthy marriages.
- Use the tests and relationship evaluations to assess your level of fulfillment in your marriage
- Learn about the five types of needs happy marriages satisfy
- Find out how to fix “problem areas” in your relationship
- Plan for the future, whether you decide to stay or move on
“This is a much-needed book. The anxiety in making a life-changing decision is sometimes overwhelming. It is of immense help to have a coach like Susan Pease Gadoua!”
–John Bradshaw, best-selling author of Homecoming and Creating Love
Divorce For Dummies by John Ventura From the Publisher: By clarifying assumptions about and expectations for their relationships to their spouses, the step-by-step approach in Contemplating Divorce helps readers decide whether to try to make a flagging marriage work or proceed with the difficult decision to divorce.
“There’s no such thing as an easy divorce. On top of the emotional turmoil, there are also numerous other concerns – from organizing finances and splitting property, to breaking the news to children, and picking the best lawyer. This comprehensive guide shows that, with a clear-head and straight-talking advice, divorce can be swifter and easier than expected, letting you make a clean break and move on with confidence. “Divorce For Dummies” includes the most up-to-date information on: what to do first when things start to go wrong; Separation: A Healthy Breather or a Prelude to Divorce; Helping Your Children Get Through Your Divorce; Pre-marital Agreements; and, Same-sex and DIY divorces. About the author Elizabeth Walsh is a legal expert and the Editor of “Family Law”, recently voted ‘Legal Journal of the Year’. Thelma Fisher is a former chair of the UK College of Family Mediators and has been involved in mediation for over twenty years.”
Handbook of Domestic Violence Intervention Strategies Policies, Programs and Legal Remedies by Albert R. Roberts
Public awareness regarding the life-threatening nature and intense traumatic impact of domestic violence has substantially increased in the past decade. At the same time, dramatic changes have taken place regarding criminal justice and social work policies and practices applied to domestic violence intervention. And while the prevalence of domestic violence has declined slightly, national estimates still indicate that every year, approximately eight million women are abused, battered, stalked, or killed by their husbands, boyfriends, and other intimate partners. Featuring cutting-edge research and expert intervention strategies, the Handbook of Domestic Violence Intervention Strategies: Policies, Programs, and Legal Remedies is designed to prepare professionals to swiftly and compassionately meet the multiple needs of women and children who have suffered from domestic violence. This original and indispensable volume focuses on the numerous advances in legal remedies, program developments, treatment protocols, and multidisciplinary perspectives. It is a comprehensive guide to the latest research, public policies, and legal and criminal justice responses, covering federal and state legislation as well as trends in police and court responses to domestic violence. This is the first book to include court-based technology developments and new research related to the duration and intensity of woman battering. Highlighting actual cases and promising programs, the handbook also addresses important social work issues, including risk assessment protocols, a new five level continuum of woman battering, intervention methods, and treatment models. The book also examines the myriad legal issues and health problems facing the most neglected and vulnerable battered women. Written by expert practitioners and leading scholars in the field, the book’s 23 chapters provide rich insights into the complexities and challenges of addressing domestic violence. This timely and definitive handbook is recommended for students, clinicians, policy makers, and researchers in the fields of social work, victim services, criminal justice, hospital administration, mental health counseling, public health, pastoral counseling, law enforcement. In fact, this volume is a critical resource for all helping professionals who are assisting abused women in escaping and remaining free from violent relationships.
Crazy Time – Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life by Abigail Trafford Definitley a NO nonsense guide for divorce recovery, April 19, 2000 By A Customer: Divorce is for many people difficult because we are forced to consciously deal with OR avoid those areas about ourself, which may have been responsible for the breakup of the marriage. Through each emotional phase of the divorce process, which for myself may have started the day I met my ex-spouse, the author provides you examples of real life circumstance. Although I don’t agree with all the themes of the book, clearly we each approach and react to the process differently. This book pulls no punches, so be prepared to agree and disagree, but most importantly read this only if you want to face yourself.
Winning the Divorce War How to protect your Best Interest, by Ronald Farrington Sharp Product Description: New section on Do-It-Yourself divorces plus Internet resources, state-by-state charts and laws, and listings of support groups Millions of women and men need this no-holds-barred strategy and planning manual for negotiating the best and fairest terms in a divorce while avoiding long, expensive litigation. Completely revised and updated, Winning the Divorce Warpresents battle plans for each step in the process, from pre-proceedings information gathering to post-trial procedures. Practical, plainspoken advice from a divorce lawyer with more than twenty years of experience makes this the classic field guide to fighting the battles and winning the war.
How to Divorce in New York Negotiating Your Divorce Settlement Without Tears or Trial by Grier Raggio and Michael Stutman
Divorce and Money How to make the Best Financial Decisions During Divorce by Violet Woodhouse and Dale Fetherling Amazon.com Review: Anger and hurt tend to figure strongly in divorce, hand-in-hand with resentment, sadness, and fear about your future. And more often than not, these emotional woes all coalesce under the banner of money. Nolo Press is known for its thorough research and user-friendly approach to legal matters, and its book on Divorce and Moneyis up to its usual high standards of quality. “Think financially–act legally,” the folks at Nolo say, and they explain how to do so, in detailed and practical terms, for joint accounts and hidden assets, gifts and insurance, alimony and retirement benefits, marital property and the IRS, net worth and what to do about the house. They also discuss where to seek professional help, how to keep proper records and assemble the facts, why the financial issues are so sticky, in what ways you’re at risk, and how to reduce the stress and avoid the bad scenes, when possible. A life-saver of a reference book for when you’re at your most vulnerable and disorganized, Divorce & Money offers practical and proactive advice to help you protect yourself and safeguard your financial future. –Stephanie Gold –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.