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Suggested Reading

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

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 to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In  By Roger Fisher, William Ury and Bruce Patton (Penguin, 1991)

A Guide to Divorce Mediation By Gary J. Friedman (Workman, 1993)

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

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

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

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)


Helpful Websites


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

Dispute Resolution Center

The Westchester Mediation Center of CLUSTER


Our Family Wizard

Joint Parents.Com

New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program


New York State Unified Court System

Grandfamilies State Law and Policy Resource Center

Grandparents Rights Organization

Association of Divorce Financial Planners


My Sisters Place

Hope’s Door

Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center


Bill of Rights for Children in Divorce

Clients Rights and Responsibilities

Factors weighed by courts in determining custody

Factors weighed by courts in awarding maintenance (alimony)

Equitable Distribution Factors

Child Support Calculator

Temporary Maintenance Calculator

NY Child Support Standards Act (“the Guidelines”)

NYS Office of Child Support Enforcement

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