Collaborative Divorce: The Revolutionary New Way to Restructure Your Family, Resolve Legal Issues, and Move on with Your Life
By Pauline Tesler and Peggy Thompson (Harper, 2007)

Divorce Without Court: A Guide to Mediation and Collaborative Divorce By Katherine Stoner (Nolo Press, 2009)

Avoiding Litigation: A Guide to Civil Collaborative Law By Sherrie R. Abney ( Trafford Publishing, 2006)

Getting Up, Getting Over, Getting On: A Twelve Step Guide to Divorce Recovery By Micki McWade (Champion Press, 1999)

Daily Meditations: For Surviving a Breakup, Separation or Divorce By Micki McWade (AuthorHouse Publishing, 2011)

Loving Your Children More than You Hate each Other By Lauren J. Behrman, Ph.D. and Jeffrey Zimmerman, Ph.D., ABPP (New Harbinger Publications, Inc., 2018)

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Between Two Worlds: The Inner Lives of Children of Divorce By Elizabeth Marquardt (Three Rivers Press, 2006)

Two Homes, One Childhood:  Joint Custody and Mediating Developmentally Appropriate Parenting Plans By Robert E. Emery, PhD

In the Name of the Child By Janet Johnston, Vivienne Roseby and Kathryn Kuehnle (Springer Publishing, 2009)

Smart Parenting Before and After Divorce By Peter Favaro, Ph.D (McGraw-Hill, 2008)

Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way By M. Gary Neuman and Patricia Romanowski (Random House, 1999)

Divorce and the Special Needs Child:  A Guide for Parents By Margaret Price (Jessica Kingsley Publishing, 2010)

The Intelligent Divorce: Taking Care of Your Children By Mark R. Banschick (Intelligent Book Press, 2010)

Warring Parents, Wounded Children and the Wretched World of Child Custody  Cautionary Tales  By Joseph Helmreich and Paul Marcus  (Praeger Publishers,  2007)

Divorce After 50: Your Guide to the Unique Legal & Financial Challenges By Janice Green  (Nolo Press, 2010)

After the Affair By Janis Abrahms Spring, Ph.D. with Michael Spring (William Morrow, 2nd Edition, 2012)

How to Use Mediation to Resolve Conflicts Over Animals By Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015)

Prenups and the Elephant in the Room: A Handbook for the Prenup Process By Deborah Hope Wayne, Esq. (Deborah Hope Wayne, P.C. 2016)

Get What’s Yours – Revised & Updated: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security By Laurence Korlikoff, Philip Moeller, and Paul Solman (Simon & Schuster 2016)


Your Divorce Legacy (Your children need you, not an attorney) By Margaret Nicholson, Esq. (Blog article,, May 2017)

Helpful Websites

Collaborative Divorce

Northern Westchester Collaborative Divorce Professionals

New York Association of Collaborative Professionals (NYC, Westchester and Long Island)

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals


New York State Council on Divorce Mediation

Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York

NYS Dispute Resolution Association > Divorce Mediation > Alternative Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution Center

The Westchester Mediation Center of CLUSTER


Our Family Wizard

Joint Parents.Com

Children of Divorce Program – Weill Cornell Medicine – NY Presbyterian Hospital White Plains, NY

New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program

Family Kind

Cove Care Center Presents Systematic Training for Effective Parenting – Downloadable PDF document announcing program sessions

General Information

New York State Unified Court System

Free Legal Helpline & Moderate Means Program – Pace University, Elisabeth Haub School of Law

iReLaunch – A community and a sense of refound purpose for relaunchers, employers, universities & associations.

Association of Divorce Financial Planners

Grandfamilies State Law and Policy Resource Center

Grandparents Rights Organization

Domestic Violence

Hope’s Door

My Sisters Place

Safe Horizon

Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Resources and Forms

Clients Rights and Responsibilities (PDF)

Bill of Rights for Children in Divorce

Factors weighed by courts in determining custody

Factors weighed by courts in awarding maintenance (alimony)

Equitable Distribution Factors

Maintenance and Child Support Tools / Calculators

NY Child Support Standards Act (“the Guidelines”)

NYS Office of Child Support Enforcement

Margaret A. Nicholson, Esq.
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