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Children and Divorce

Divorce Options

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Resource List

Helpful web sites for people considering divorce.

Collaborative Process

Collaborative Law Institute of Texas
http://www.collablawtexas.org/

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
www.collaborativepractice.com

Attorneys/Legal

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
www.aaml.org

American Bar Association
www.abanet.org

Collaborative Law Institute of Texas
www.collablawtexas.org

State Bar of Texas
www.texasbar.com

Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
www.tafls.org

Texas Board Certified Attorneys
www.tbls.org

Bankruptcy
www.txwb.uscourts.gov/information/bankruptcy_info.htm

Legal Aid (Texas)
www.texasatj.org

Domestic Violence
www.abanet.org/domviol/

Therapeutic/Treatment/Information

Alcoholics Anonymous
www.aa.org

Narcotics Anonymous
www.na.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness
www.nami.org

Other Professional Organizations

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
www.aamft.org

American Psychological Association
www.apa.org

Association of Divorce Financial Planners
www.divorceandfinance.org

National Association of Social Workers
www.naswdc.org

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
www.aicpa.org

Books about Divorce and Co-Parenting

Boyan, Susan Blyth and Termini, Ann Marie;  Cooperative Parenting and Divorce;  Active Parenting Publishers;  1999.

Brumley, Janet P. and Fairchild, Lori;  Divorce Without Disaster:  Collaborative Law in Texas.

Garrity, Carla B. and Baris, Mitchell A.;  Caught in the Middle:  Protecting the Children of High-Conflict Divorce;  Jossey-Bass, Inc.;  1994.

Neumann, M. Gary;  Helping Your Kids Cope With Divorce the Sandcastles Way;  New York:  Random House;  1998.

Ricci, Isolina;  Mom’s House, Dad’s House;  Fireside;  1997 (revised).

Wallerstein, Judith;  What About the Kids?  Raising Your Children Before, During and After Divorce;  New York:  Hyperion;  2003.

Books about Divorce for Children

For elementary-aged children:
Brown, Laurene Krasny and Brown, Marc;  Dinosaurs Divorce;  New York:  Little Brown;  1986.  (Ages 4-12)

Lansky, Vicki;  It’s Not Your Fault, KoKo Bear;  Minnetonka, MN:  Book Peddlers;  1998.  (Ages 4-10)

Masurel, Claire;  Two Homes;  Cambridge, MA:  Candlewick Press;  2001.  (Ages 3-8)

Ransom, Jeanie Franz;  I Don’t Want to Talk About It;  Washington, DC:  Magination;  2000.  (Ages 5-10)

Rogers, Fred;  Let’s Talk About It:  Divorce;  New York:  G. Putnam & Sons;  1986.  (Ages 3-8)

For pre-teens and teens:
Daly, Melissa and Cadier, Florence;  My Parents are Getting Divorced;  Sunscreen Books;  2004.  (Ages 12-19)

Krementz, Jill;  How It Feels When Parents Divorce;  New York:  Knopf;  2003 (revised).  (Ages 10-19)

Swan-Jackson, Alys;  When Your Parents Split Up … How to Keep Yourself Together;  New York:  Price Stern Sloan;  1997.  (Ages 12-19)

Books to Help Manage Emotions During Divorce

Chodron, Pema;  When Things Fall Apart:  Heart Advice for Difficult Times;  Boston:  Shambhala Publications Inc;  1997.

Cohen, Gabriel;  Storms Can’t Hurt the Sky:  A Buddhist Path Through Divorce;  DaCapo Press;  2008.

Fisher, Bruce;  Rebuilding:  When Your Relationship Ends;  Atascadero, California:  Impact Publishers, Inc;  2006.

Lerner, Harriet;  The Dance of Connection:  How to Talk to Someone When You’re Mad, Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Insulted, Betrayed or Desperate;  New York: Harper Paperbacks;  2002.

McWilliams, Peter Bloomfield, Harold and Colgrove, Melba;  How to Survive the Loss of a Love;  Prelude Press;  1993.

Vaughan, Diane;  Uncoupling:  Turning Points in Intimate Relationships;  New York:  Vintage Books;  1990.

 

 

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