Josh Kraus Esq.
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- A Child-Friendly Path through Divorce
- By: Jeremy S. Gaies Psy.D., James B. Morris Jr. Ph.D.
- Narrated by: Jeremy S. Gaies, James B. Morris Jr.
- Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
Being good parents is hard even when you're happily married, but for separated or divorced couples, parenting can be particularly daunting. There is hope. Mindful Co-Parenting provides divorced parents a practical way through the process that protects their children. In this compact, step-by-step guide, written in a supportive yet direct style, clinical psychologists Jeremy S. Gaies, Psy.D., and James B. Morris Jr., Ph.D., identify what matters most to kids and describe the importance of parents being mindful of their children's needs and wants.
Great for handling hard situations.
- By Mirmade on 06-07-17
Excellent and Comprehensive Advice
This book is a very nice overview of the options and adversities encountered by parents who are getting a divorce. The pros and cons of broad issues are discussed, such as what 'type' of divorce to get, whether its through mediation without lawyers or in a "collaborative divorce" that uses a settlement-minded team of professionals. Also every sub-issue is covered, such as (nearly) every possible way you could structure a time-sharing agreement. Best part might be the modern research on the effects of divorce on children (Chapter 5). The central point of the book is very useful to divorcing parents: there are many options available if you want to prioritize the well-being of your children above anything else.
This is why a review that focuses on the effects of this advice on legal leveraging is missing the point -- in this book you get advice on how to protect your children from the harmful effects of divorce. You won't get an analysis of the "legal benefits" of one approach versus another. This advice is for the reader who understands that these are pyrrhic victories, as even if you "win" in court, the battle itself often leaves everyone worse off in the long run (except the lawyers who will have all your money lol).