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
- A Guide to Divorce Mediation, How to Reach a Fair, Legal Settlement at a Fraction of the Cost, Gary J. Friedman
- Divorce Without Court, Katherine E. Stoner
- The Collaborative Way to Divorce: The Revolutionary Method that Results in Less Stress, Lower Costs, and Happier Kids–Without Going to Court, Ron Ousky, Stuart Webb
- Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most, Douglas Stone and Bruce Patton
- Surviving Separation and Divorce: Regaining Control, Building Strength and Confidence, Securing a Financial Future, Lorian Hoff Oberlin
- Heart of Divorce: Advice from a Judge, Susan P. Baker
- The Good Karma Divorce: Avoid Litigation, Turn Negative Emotions into Positive Actions, and Get On with the Rest of Your Life, Judge Michele Lowrance
- 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
- Mom’s House, Dad’s House : a Complete Guide for Parents Who Are Separated, Divorced, or Remarried, Isoline Ricci, PhD
- We’re Still Family: What Grown Children Have to Say About Their Parents’ Divorce, Constance Aprons, PhD
- Putting Children First: Proven Parenting Strategies for Helping Children Thrive Through Divorce, Joanne Pedro-Carroll
- 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.
- New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program
- 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.