Pauline H. Tesler, M.A., J.D., has been a specialist in family law certified by California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization since 1985. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Tesler lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband.
Peggy Thompson, Ph.D., has been a licensed psychologist specializing in families and children for thirty years. For the past fifteen years, she has been actively involved in the development and practice of collaborative divorce. Thompson lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband.
This book should be required reading for anyone contemplating divorce.
Clearly there is a better way and this work hits on all the different aspects, how to approach them and the high value of avoiding the legal process.
Excellent, excellent ... I can't say enough about the importance of this extremely well written book.
Collaborative Divorce may well be a marketing ploy sold to states by attorneys. States say that it is a great concept with only anecdotal evidence. Read morePublished 2 months ago by djj
If you are facing a divorce, this is a good book to read. If it must happen, then try to make it as low on pain and suffering as possible. Everyone involved will appreciate it. Read morePublished 20 months ago by CruiseTraveler
I gave up reading this book because the focus was too narrow and the writing too long winded. I skimmed everything and concluded that reading all of it would be a waste of my time. Read morePublished on May 28, 2012 by Amy
I just read Jonathan L Lewis's book, "I THOUGHT WE WERE HAPPY: Lessons My Wife Taught Me on the Road to Divorce". I wish I had read it first. Read morePublished on October 22, 2011 by Jonathan Smolowe
This is a wonderfully easy to read introduction to collaborative law, particularly for non-lawyers who are investigating an alternative to the insanity of divorce litigation;... Read morePublished on May 25, 2009 by T. W. Arnold
As a long-time family law practitioner, I believe that the Collaborative approach to divorce and separation offers the best chance for couples to divorce each other without... Read morePublished on October 17, 2007 by Sandra Rosenbloom
This book was very informative and is an excellent resource for anyone who is interested in the collaborative process. I highly recommend it!Published on November 3, 2006 by JudyC