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The Custody Solutions Sourcebook
One book in my office lending library which seems to be very helpful to clients is The Custody Solutions Sourcebook by Jann Blackstone-Ford. I recommend it for all family practitioners, whether lawyers, therapists, or others, to have for clients.
This thoughtful book helps divorcing spouses to identify and create a parenting plan most suited for their family. The author also offers useful advice on how parents can maintain a united parenting front in spite of their divorce.
Other topics include whether and when to consider family counseling, as well as a very useful section on working with lawyers and mediators, including how to find a mediator.
I also like the author’s take on how and when to incorporate new partners, and parenting solutions for same-sex couples (though somewhat dated, still useful).