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Helpful Books For People Contemplating Divorce


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Are you contemplating divorce? As a divorce attorney, I consult with many people who are in this situation. Frequently, I am asked to suggest books to help them with both their decision on whether or not to get divorce, and in the divorce process.

With so many books written about divorce and for those contemplating divorce, it’s hard to tell which ones are the best.  After all, a lot depends on someone’s particular life experiences. However, there are a few standouts.

Before I get to my list, I certainly want to emphasize that their are lots of other good books, however these have time and again proven themselves to be helpful to my clients.  Also, although every person in the process of divorce would be wise to make decisions based on the counsel they receive from their attorney and other trained professionals, I believe reading a few well-written books can be a great supplement.

The following are 7 books for those contemplating divorce:

In my opinion, they are outstanding in terms of their content and point of view regarding interpersonal conflict, communications and the process of divorce.

1. Getting Past No: Negotiating in Difficult Situations by William Ury

Divorce is often about negotiation and finding a path through conflict (or at least strong differences of opinion) to get to a point of resolution and clarity. This book helps people move through “no” to get to “yes”.

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