Mediation and Collaborative Organizations
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In, Roger Fisher, Bruce M. Patton, and William Ury
The Good Divorce, Constance Ahrons
Divorce Without Court, Katherine E. Stoner
Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most, Douglas Stone and Bruce Patton
Heart of Divorce: Advice from a Judge, Susan P. Baker
Tao Te Ching: A New English Version, Lao Tzu and Stephen Mitchell (translator)
Parenting and Children
Two Homes One Childhood: A Parenting Plan to Last a Lifetime, Robert E. Emery, PhD
We’re Still Family: What Grown Children Have to Say About Their Parents’ Divorce, Constance Aprons, PhD
Ex-Etiquette for Parents: Good behavior After a Divorce or Separation, Jann Blackstone-Ford, Sharyl Jupe
Mindful Co-parenting: A Child-Friendly Path through Divorce, Jeremy S. Gaies, James B. Morris, Jr.
Articles of Interest
For Divorced Parents, Navigating Coronavirus Is a Balancing Act, March 27, 2020: NYTimes article discussing how parents need to be creative and work together in the best-interests of their child(ren). This is always the case, but very challenging during a pandemic.
Spousal Support Guidelines Offer Framework for Mediation, April 2016: This thoughtful article, written by my dear friends and colleagues Abby and Ellie, helps demystify our new maintenance guidelines, and reminds us that they are in fact just guidelines for parties in mediation.
For Couples Skipping the Ring, It Helps to Plot Out Finances, April 17, 2016: Unmarried partners are not afforded the same financial or legal protections as married couples. These couples may benefit from compassionate legal counseling or mediation to help with decisions necessary for living together (cohabitation agreement) or for separating.
Parenting References and Information
2houses.com: neutral platform offers tools that help parents communicate, organize, manage parenting schedule and expenses.
The OurFamilyWizard®: Parenting time, visitation schedules, activities, expenses, messaging, journals and more.
Seven Guidelines for Co-Parenting During Covid-19 AFCC’s guidelines to help parents navigate shared custody during difficult times. In short, keep best interests of the child front and center.
General Divorce Information