In this fact-filled, one-step-at-a-time guide to the divorce process holds the reader's hand through the maze, mystery and mire of divorce attorneys, court procedures, custody, mental health issues, child support, property settlement, and more. Each brief and incisive instruciton offers hope, encouragement, and authoritative guidance from a practicing attorney who has been there with her clinets again and again. An essential real-time companion for those going through the divorce process. 120 pages
This is an amazing book which addresses issues you are either facing or may be facing in the future. The book offers insight from women who know from experience what to expect when you are faced with the unexpected- the loss of a husband through death or divorce. They bring honesty, humor and reality to a painful but very real life circumstance. I have given this book to family and friends with the assurance that I have done them a great kindness by sharing Barbara and Donnette's wisdom. I highly recommed this book to all women in all circumstances based on the knowledge that nothing in our lives stays the same.
This book is a distillation of Heather Smith's 25 years experience of working with children whose parents have divorced. A positive approach suggests interventions based on knowledge and understanding can greatly improve the situation for both children and their parents. The reasons why children may survive the divorce of their parents well are discussed and, in a unique chapter written specifically for them, the author addresses children and their concerns about their divorcing parents. In this chapter children of 'successful divorces' give their views about why their divorcing parents got it right for them. The book is a positive approach from an experienced practitioner aimed at improving the outcome of divorce for all concerned. It should be read not only by counsellors and therapists but is also essential reading for anyone with children who are facing divorce.
This is a classic and has been recognized for more than 15 years as the essential guide for getting through a divorce. Trafford is compassionate, articulate and ever so savvy about the crud people have to go through when they are having to deal with divorce.
Your ex-spouse is bad-mouthing you to your children, perhaps even trying to turn them against you. If you handle the situation ineffectively, you could lose your children's respect, their affections - even, in extreme cases, lose contact with them. The conventional advice is to do nothing, that fighting fire with fire will only result in greater injury to the children. But Dr Richard Warshak is convinced that this approach does nothing but leave parents feeling helpless. And the damage to children is considerable, particularly when warring parents enlist children as allies in the battle. The problems range from tainted parent-child relationships to a disturbance known as parental alienation syndrome in which children virtually disown one of their parents. DIVORCE POISON is the first book that offers specific advice to protect children from the results of their parents' animosity. It details how to distinguish different types of criticism, how and why parents manipulate their children, how to detect these manoeuvres, and how these practices damage children. Most importantly, it offers parents powerful strategies to preserve and rebuild loving relationships with their children.
Its not only for people who are still in their relationship and trying to save it, but also for those who are seperated, where a spouse is having an affair. It gives great insight into how one half of the couple can make a difference and turn things around on their own, despite a partner who gives no hope of reconciliation. I have read alot of books, and this is by far the best, giving real hope and understanding, whilst also helping you get along with your life.
The Divorced Dad's Survival Book: How to Stay Connected with Your Kids shows how to navigate the process of getting a divorce so as to minimize the negative impact on one's children. The goal of the book is to show how fathers can use the divorce to improve their relationship with their kids. David Knox, a divorced father of two, presents a book designed to show fathers how to replace the fear of losing their children with insightful knowledge of what the children may be experiencing during the divorce and offers specific suggestions on maintaining and improving relations with them. The father-child relationship cannot only survive but also triumph over divorce through conscious and deliberate planning and execution.
This book, using modern experiences of family therapy, shows how understanding relationships in families can be made. John Cleese needs no introduction. Robin Skynner was a child psychiatrist and family therapist
Established text for all students of family law and has provided a useful work of reference for practitioners. Written by Law Commisioner, Joe Thompson, the book is clear and a useful resource for lay people.
This is Matt O'Connor's personal account of the most controversial protest movement of recent times, FATHERS 4 JUSTICE. Fearlessly honest and utterly irreverent Matt's own story will appeal to anyone whose family relationships have been torn to pieces by divorce and the family courts system. 70,000 people a year go through the family courts and that is the tip of the iceberg: countless uncles and aunts and grandparents are denied contact with nephews/nieces/grandchildren by the remorselessly biased British family court system. Over 40% of divorced fathers are denied contact with their children within two years of the marriage ending. Many fathers get into serious debt, fighting for access in a court system that beats them by financial attrition if it can't win the argument. Matt O'Connor experienced it all. And decided to fight back. Fathers 4 Justice executed some of the most audacious publicity stunts ever seen. Powder-bombing Tony Blair in the Commons and having Batman scale Buckingham Palace petrified the security services and made the 'super heroes' world famous. Now the concept of 'Fathers Rights' has finally been recognised and long overdue reforms are being discussed Find out how one man took on the fight for father's rights by taking on the government with just a handful of other dads, a ladder, and a lot of lycra.
Many men find themselves beginning a new life as separated fathers with little support from friends or family. Often they are under-prepared for the difficulties they face, become isolated, fail as separated fathers, and experience problems at work and in their personal lives. This practical handbook looks at important issues facing men after separation or divorce. It includes checklists for overcoming problems and developing a positive outlook as well as useful comments from men who share their experiences of dealing with difficulties.
his user-friendly and practical book is a step-by-step guide for fathers seeking contact with their children after separation and divorce, and all those connected with a father in that situation. Divided into three parts, it explains with clarity and compassion how the law affects fathers and navigates the reader through this increasingly complicated area of family law, and potential areas of conflict.