Compass Collaborative

Collaborative Divorce in Seattle & the Eastside


The Research You Need for Collaborative Divorce

Online Resources

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There are many good books available to assist in getting through a divorce or other family law issue including the following:

Collaborative Divorce Books

  • The Collaborative Way to Divorce: The Revolutionary Method that Results in Less Stress, Lower Costs, and Happier Kids–Without Going to Court
    Ron Ousky, Stuart Webb, 2006
  • Collaborative Divorce: The Revolutionary New Way to Restructure Your Family, Resolve Legal issues, and Move on with Your Life
    Pauline H. Tesler, Peggy Thompson, 2006
  • Divorce Without Court: A Guide to Mediation & Collaborative Divorce
    Katherine Stoner, 2006

General Divorce Books

  • Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life
    Abigail Trafford, revised 1992
  • The Good Divorce
    Constance Ahrons, reprinted 1998
  • Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way
    M. Gary Neuman, 1999
  • Joint Custody with a Jerk
    Julie Ross and Judy Corcoran, 1996
  • Making Divorce Easier on Your Child: 50 Effective Ways to Help Children Adjust
    Nicholas Long, Rex L. Forehand, 2002
  • Mom’s House, Dad’s House: Making Two Homes for Your Child
    Isolina Ricci, revised 1997
  • Spiritual Divorce: Divorce As a Catalyst for an Extraordinary Life
    Debbie Ford, 2001
  • Your Divorce, Your Dollars: Financial Planning Before, During, and After Divorce
    Akeela Davis, 2003
  • It’s Not Your Fault, Koko Bear
    Vicki Lansky, 1997
  • It’s Not The End of the World
    Judy Blume, reprinted 1986
  • Kids’ Divorce Workbook: A Practical Guide That Helps Kids Understand Divorce Happens to the Nicest Kids
    Michael S. Prokop, 2000
  • The Divorce Helpbook for Teens
    Cynthia MacGregor, 2004

Negotiations/Conflict Resolution Books

  • Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most
    Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen, Douglas Stone, and Roger Fisher
  • Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
    Roger Fisher, Bruce M. Patton, and William Ury
  • Getting Past No
    William Ury
  • Beyond Reason: Using Emotions as You Negotiate
    Roger Fisher and Daniel Shapiro
  • Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ
    Daniel Goleman
  • Beyond Winning: Negotiating to Create Value in Deals and Disputes
    Robert H. Mnookin
  • Mediating Dangerously: The Frontiers of Conflict Resolution
    Kenneth Cloke

General Health, Mind, and Body/Spirituality Books

  • The Power of Now: a Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
    Eckhart Tolle
  • The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, a Toltec Wisdom Book
    Don Miguel Ruiz
  • On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss
    Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler