Divorce Resources

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COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals is a community of legal, mental health and financial professionals working in concert to create client-centered processes for resolving conflict. www.collaborativepractice.com

COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE IN THE WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA

The D.C. Academy of Collaborative Professionals (DCACP) is an international network of legal, financial, mental health and other professionals who assist parties facing separation, divorce or other difficult matters in a healthier, non-adversarial process based upon integrity, direct discussion and cooperation. www.collaborativepracticedc.com  

Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals (CDRP) promotes the collaborative process and provides collaborative practitioners opportunities to sharpen their skills and get to know one another. www.collablawmaryland.org

Collaborative Divorce Association (CDA) is an interdisciplinary group of professionals serving people going through separation and divorce. www.collaborativedivorcemd.com

DIVORCE AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION

The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) is the premier international association of professionals dedicated to improving the lives of children and families through the resolution of family conflict. www.afccnet.org 

Association for Conflict Resolution. www.acrnet.org

Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution (MCDR) is a non-profit organization committed to supporting the growth of mediation as a dispute resolution process, as well as the personal and professional growth of professional mediators, in the State of Maryland. www.mcdr.org

BOOKS ON DIVORCE FOR ADULTS

  • Child Friendly Divorce: A Divorce(d) Therapist's Guide to Helping Your Children Thrive, by Diane M. Berry
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Surviving Divorce
  • Congratulations on Your Divorce: The Road to Finishing Your Happily Ever After, by Amy Botwinick
  • Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life, by Abigail Trafford
  • Divorce Decisions: Practical Ways to Protect Yourself, Your Children, and Your Wallet, by Marjorie Just
  • Divorce Solutions, by Marcy Jones
  • Divorce: The Revolutionary New Way to Restructure Your Family, Resolve Legal Issues, and Move on with Your Life, by Pauline Tesler and Peggy Thompson
  • Fatherneed: Why Father Care is as Essential as Mother Care for Your Child,by Kyle Pruett MD
  • The Good Divorce: Keeping Your Family Together When Your Marriage Comes Apart, by Constance Ahrons
  • Helping Your Kids Cope With Divorce: The Sandcastles Way, by M. Gary Neuman
  • He's History, You're Not: Surviving Divorce After 40, by Eric Manfred & Tina Tessina
  • Mom's House, Dad's House: Making Two Homes for Your Child, by Isolina Ricci

FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

  • At Daddy's on Saturday, by Linda Walvoord Girard
  • I Don't Want to Talk About It, by Jeanie Franz Ransom
  • Loon Summer, by Barbara Santucci
  • Mama and Daddy Bear's Divorce, by Cornelia Maude Spelman
  • Two Homes, by Clare Masurel
  • Was it the Chocolate Pudding?, by Sandra Levins and Bryan Langdo
  • We're Having a Tuesday, by D.K. Simoneau

FOR OLDER CHILDREN

  • A Smart Girl's Guide to Her Parents Divorce, Nancy Holyoke for American Girl Publishing
  • Divorce is Not the End of the World: Zoe and Evan's Coping Guide for Kids,Zoe and Evan Stern
  • Mom's House, Dad's House for Kids: Feeling at Home in One Home or Two,Isolina Ricci
  • What in the World do you do When Your Parents Divorce? A Survival Guide for Kids, Kent Winchester and Roberta Beyer

ONLINE ARTICLES

  • "How to Avoid a Nasty Divorce", by Lubov Stark for The Huffington Post (Link)