Suggested Readings

Suggested Readings

About Collaborative Divorce

  • Collaborative Divorce: The Revolutionary New Way to Restructure Your Family, Resolve Legal Issues, and Move on With Your Life by Pauline Tesler and Peggy Thompson, Regan Books / Harper Collins, 2006
  • The Collaborative Way to Divorce: The Revolutionary Method that Results in Less Stress, Lower Costs and Happier Kids—Without Going to Court by Ron Ousky and Stuart Webb, Hudson Street Press (2006)
  • Avoiding Litigation: A Guide to Civil Collaborative Law by Sherrie R. Abney, Trafford Publishing (2006)
  • Collaborative Practice: Deepening the Dialogue by Nancy Cameron, The CLE Society of British Columbia (2004)
  • Collaborative Law: A New Model for Dispute Resolution by Sheila Gutterman, Bradford Publishing (2004)
  • Collaborative Family Law: Another Way to Resolve Family Disputes by Richard Shields; Judith Ryan and Victoria Smith, Thomson Carswell (2003)
  • Collaborative Law: Good News, Bad News, or No News? (article)


  • The Good Divorce by Constance Ahrons, Harper Paperbacks (1998)
  • We’re Still Family: What Grown Children Have to Say About Their Parents’ Divorce by Constance Ahrons, Harper Paperbacks (2005)
  • Divorce Without Court: A Guide to Mediation & Collaborative Divorce by Katherine Stoner, Nolo Press (2006)
  • Divorce Without Disaster by Janet P. Brumley, PSG Books (2004)
  • Learning from Divorce by Christine Coates and Robert E. LaCrosse, San Francisco, CA, Jossey-Bass, 2003
  • The Divorce Workbook: A Guide for Kids & Families by Sally Blakeslee Ives; David Fassler and Michele Lash, Burlington, Vermont, Waterfront Books, 1985
  • Divorce Busing: A Revolutionary and Rapid Program for Staying Together by Michele Weiner-Davis, New York, Simon and Schuster Paperbacks, 1992
  • My Life Turned Upside Down, But I Turned it Rightside Up by Mary Blitzer Field, Henny Shore
  • Divorce for Dummies by John Ventura, Mary Reed This is a very comprehensive book that covers a lot of material and is easy to understand.

Parenting & Divorce

  • Mom’s House, Dad’s House: A Complete Guide for Parents Who are Separated, Divorced or Remarried by Isolina Ricci
  • In the Name of the Child by Janet Johnston; Vivienne Roseby and Kathryn Kuehnle (Springer Publishing 2009)
  • Changing Families, A Guide for Kids and Grown-ups by David Fassler; Michele Lash and Sally Blakeslee Ives, Burlington, Vermont, Waterfront Books, 1988
  • Changing Families, A Guide for Kids and Grown-ups by David Fassler; Michele Lash and Sally Blakeslee Ives, Burlington, Vermont, Waterfront Books, 1988
  • My Kind of Family, A Book For Kids in Single-Parent Homes by Michele Lash; Sally Ives Loughridge and David Fassler, Burlington, Vermont, Waterfront Books, 1990
  • Why Did You Have to Get a Divorce? And When Can I Get a Hamster?: A Guide to Parenting Through Divorce by Anthony E. Wolf, New York, New York, Noonday Press, 1998
  • “Does Wednesday Mean Mom’s House or Dad’s House?” By Marc Ackerman, Ph.D.(1997, Wiley Press)
  • Ex-Etiquette For Parents: Good Behavior After a Divorce or Separation by Jann Blackstone-Ford and Shary Jupe (2004, Chicago Review)
  • The Single Parent Resource by Noel Brook and Arthur C. Klein (1998, Champion Press)
  • Divorce and New Beginnings: A Complete Guide to Recovery, Solo Parenting, Co-Parenting and Stepfamilies by Genevieve Clapp (2000, Wiley)
  • Build a Co-Parenting Team: After Divorce or Remarriage (Stepfamily Information Series) by Peter K. Gerlach (2003, Xlibris Press)
  • Good Parenting Through You Divorce: The Essential Guidebook to Helping Your Children Adjust and Thrive Based on the Leading National Program by Mary Ellen Hannibal (2006, Marlowe and Company)
  • Helping Children Survive Divorce by Archibald D. Hart (1997, Thomas Nelson Publishers)
  • Single Parenting That Works: Six Keys to Raising Happy, Healthy Children in a Single-Parent Home  by Kevin Leman (2006, Tyndale House Publishing)
  • Mom’s House, Dad’s House: Making Two Homes For Your Child by Isolina Ricci (2006, Fireside)
  • Joint Custody With a Jerk: Raising a Child With an Uncooperative Ex: A Hands On, Practical Guide to Coping With Custody Issues That Arise With an Uncooperative Ex-Spouse by Julie A. Ross and Judy Corcoran (1996, Saint Martin’s Griffin Press)
  • Difficult Questions Kids Are Too Afraid to Ask About Divorce by Meg Schneider and Joan Zuckerbert, Ph.D. (2006, Fireside Press)
  • Parenting After Divorce: A Guide to Resolving Conflicts and Meeting Your Children’s Needs by Philip Michael Stahl (2002, Impact Publishers)
  • The Co-Parenting Survival Guide: Letting go of Conflict After a Difficult Divorce by Elizabeth Thayer, Ph.D. and Jeffrey Zimmerman, Ph.D. (2001, New Harbinger Publications)
  • Parents are Forever: A Step by Step Guide to Becoming Successful Co-Parents After Divorce by Shirley Thomas (2004, Springboard Press)
  • What About the Kids? Raising Your Children Before, During and After Divorce  by Judith Wallerstein, Ph. D. and Sandra Blakesee (2003, Hyperion Press)
  • Stepcoupling: Creating and Sustaining a Strong Marriage in Today’s Blended Family by Susan Wisdom and Jennifer Green (2002, Three Rivers Press)
  • Mom’s House, Dad’s House: A Complete Guide for Parents Who are Separated, Divorced or Remarried by Isolina Ricci
  • The Best Parent is Both Parents: A Guide to Shared Parenting in the 21st Century by David L.  Levy
  • The Boys and Girls Book About Divorce by Richard A. Gardener
  • Divorce Happens to the Nicest Kids: A Self Help Book for Kids by Michael S. Prokop
  • My Parents Still Love Me Even Though They’re Getting Divorced: An Interactive Tale for Children by Lois V. Nightingale

Kids and Divorce

  • Maggie in the Middle by Nancy Douglas Cook, Scholastic (1976)
  • Dinosaur Divorce by Marc Brown and Laurie Brown, Krasny (1988, Little Brown Young Readers)
  • Koko Bear: A Read-Together Book For Parents and Young Children During Divorce by Vicki Lansky, It’s Not Your Fault (1997, The Book Peddlers)
  • I Think Divorce Stinks by Marcia Lebowitz, Lipman and Pamela M. Borguald (1992, CDL Press)
  • Two Homes by Clalire Masurel and Kady Macdonald Denton (2003, Candlewick)
  • I Don’t Want to Talk About It by Jeanie Franz Ransom(2002, Magination Press)

Problem Solving, Communication and Negotiations Skills

  • Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher; William Ury and Bruce Patton, Penguin (1991)
  • Difficult Conversations, How to Discuss What Matters Most by Douglas Stone; Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen  (Harvard Negotiation Project), Viking Press (1999)
  • Getting Past No, Negotiating in Difficult Situations by William L. Ury, Bantam (1993)
  • The Argument Culture: Moving from Debate to Dialogue by Deborah Tannen, Bllantine (1999)
  • You Don’t Understand by Deborah Tannen, Harper Paperbacks (2001)
  • Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
  • Beyond Winning by Robert Mnookin, Harvard University Press (2000)


  • High Conflict People in Legal Disputes by William Eddy, Janis Publications (2006)

Divorce Books For Children

  • “Dinosaur’s Divorce”, Lawrence. Brown and Marc Brown, 1986
  • “Let’s Talk About Divorce”, Fred Rogers, 1996
  • “The Boys and Girls Book About Divorce”. Dr. Richard Gardner, 1977
  • “Two Homes To Live In”, Barbara Shook Hazen, 1978
  • “Divorce Happens To The Nicest Kids”, Michael S. Prokup, 1996
  • “ When Your Parents Split Up…How To Keep Yourself Together”, Alys Swan-Jackson, 1998
  • “Was It The Chocolate Pudding?”, Sandra Levins, 2005
  • “When Emily Woke Up Angry”, R. Duncan, 1989
  • “My Mother’s House, My Father’s House”, C.B.Christiansen, 1989
  • “Always,  Always”, C. Dragonwagon, 1984
  • “Blue Sky, Butterfly”, J .Van Lewen, 1996
  • “When Mom and Dad Divorced” Julian Messner, 1986
  • “On Divorce, An OPen Family  Book for Parents and Kids Together”, S.B. Stein, 1979