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There is a myriad of organisations and resources that can be helpful to people during the challenging time of separation, divorce and co-parenting.  The books below are just a small selection recommended by our Head of Family Law Division, Stephen Brown.

"It was hard to limit this list to just twelve books, however each of them has helped many of my clients over the years and I hope might help you as well.  If you would like a reading recommendation on a specific family law area/topic, please don't hesitate to email me " Stephen Brown

Reading list
Money, Marriage and Divorce by Paul Clithero - Making the most of your assets in good times and bad.
The Good Divorce by Constance R. Ahrons PHD - Keeping your family together when your marriage comes apart.
Co-parenting with a Toxic Ex by Amy J. L. Baker & Paul R. Fine - What to do when your ex-spouse tries to turn the kids against you.
Co-parenting Works! by Tammy G. Daughtry - Helping your children thrive after divorce.
Crazy Time ( 3rd edition) by Abigail Trafford - Surviving divorce and building a new life.
Putting Children First by Joanne Pedro-Carroll - Proven parenting Strategies for helping Children thrive through divorce.
Divorced Dad's Survival Book by David Knox & Kermit Leggett - How to stay connected with your kids.
Getting the Love you Want by Harville Hendrix PHD - A guide for couples
The New Manhood ( 20th Anniversary Edition) by Steve Biddulph
On Your Own Again by Keith Anderson & Roy MacSkimming - The down to earth guide to getting through a divorce or separation and getting on with your life.
Conscious Uncoupling by Katherine Woodward Thomas - 5 Steps to living happily even afte.
Was it the Chocolate Pudding? - A story for little kids about divorce.


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