Information for Counselors and Mental Health Professionals

Why would a mental health professional want to buy this book?

To recommend to clients. Or to read for a quick review of divorce topics, such as mediation, collaborative practice, and parental rights and responsibilities.

The Handbook is a quick plain language survey of both the emotional aspects of divorce and law and court procedures. The appendices include a glossary, recommended books for adults and children, relevant websites, and list of agencies to refer divorcing clients to.

Some folks who consult me are hesitant to consult a lawyer. How can I explain the importance of talking to a lawyer?

A whole chapter discusses the choice of decision-making methods and another tells how to get the right lawyer for the services needed. Using plain language, the Handbook explains the vital role of a lawyer's advice.

Why would I want my clients to read The New Hampshire Divorce Handbook?

Clients facing divorce do better emotionally when they know the basics. They are more likely to move through the stages of grief to a place where they can make good decisions for the future. Children can benefit from parents following the book's suggestions on parenting through and after divorce. And the practical chapter, called "Getting Legal Help" can improve your clients' ability to make a good choice of lawyer.

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