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Sam Margulies, Ph.D., Getting Divorced Without Ruining Your Life
Sam Margulies' book is one of the best books on divorce on the market. It is a must-read for spouses contemplating separation. The first part provides an overview of the economic, legal, and emotional landscape of divorce. It also explains the roles of lawyers, mediators, and other professionals. The second part describes how couples can successfully negotiate an agreement resolving issues of joint parenting, child support, alimony, and the distribution of marital property. Finally, Margulies offers solid advice on how couples can manage conflict after their divorce.
For advice tailored specifically to men going through separation and divorce, we also recommend Margulies' A Man's Guide to a Civilized Divorce: How to Divorce with Grace, a Little Class, and a Lot of Common Sense.