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Reviews of A Man’s Guide to a Civilized Divorce

“Divorce is complicated, traumatic, and potentially disastrous. But there is an easy way to avoid the complications and the potential disasters: Read Margulies’ book. Every page has good advice, and the book as a whole should be required reading for couples in the throes of divorce.” – Rabbi Teuven P. Bulka, Ph.D

“This is a must-read for anyone contemplating divorce and wanting to do so humanely. Dr. Margulies has embellished what is known with insights from years of experience as a successful family mediator. His inclusion of chapters about post-divorce relationships an remarriage communicate a thorough understanding of divorce as a process and the need for ongoing collaboration between households so children are best served.” – Kay Pasley, Ed.D

“Sam Margulies, the veteran lawyer, successfully demystifies the legal intricacies of divorce, allowing clarity of thought for those in need. Sam Margulies, the master mediator, then shows those contemplating divorce the most sane, practical and least stressful ways to seek it. And most important, Dr. Margulies, the human behavior expert, speaks to the emotional needs and differences of the many people who are impacted by divorce. His ability to construct the most fair and humane results – always valuing both spouses and children – makes this book a must-read. Mental health professionals should keep several copies of this unique guide in their professional lending libraries!” – Thomas W. Clawson Ed.D.

A Man’s Guide to a Civilized Divorce
A Man’s Guide to a Civilized Divorce

How to Divorce with Grace, a Little Class, and a Lot of Common Sense

Working with Divorcing Spouses
Working with Divorcing Spouses

How to Help Clients Navigate the Emotional and Legal Minefield

Reviews of Working With Divorcing Spouses

 “Sure to become the standard reference for therapists who work with clients facing divorce. Margulies takes the mystique out of the legal side of divorce and gives therapists everything they need to know to offer wise counsel to their divorcing clients. He encourages therapists to be proactive and to stake a larger claim in helping clients achieve a peaceful, rational divorce. His blow-by-blow description of the anatomy of a destructive divorce, and of how therapists can intervene at each step to lead clients in a better direction, is pure gold. Buy this book, follow its sage advice, and your skills and your practice will grow.” – Robert A. Warshack, Ph.D.

“Drawing on over 25 years of mediation practice, Margulies has provided a very practical and useful book. The many case examples, both positive and negative, reinforce the need for mental health professionals to help families make their way through the painful process of divorce while avoiding the pitfalls of the adversarial legal system. The overall organization is logical, and the book is written in accessible language without resort to complicated labels or arcane arguments. This is an excellent book that is a great addition to the literature.” – Hugh McIsaac, MSW

“Margulies provides the working therapist with an organized, systematic, comprehensive, and pragmatic guide to the many processes and decisions that have an impact on the experience of divorce. This is not a trivial thing, every therapist should be knowledgeable about divorce yet it is not well understood by many. In addition to practitioners, graduate students and clinical trainees will find this is a valuable text.” – Robert A. Simonm Ph.D.

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Reviews of Getting Divorced Without Ruining Your Life

“If your marriage is ending, this revised edition can virtually save your life, as well as your child’s. In pointing out the pitfalls of the adversarial system of divorce, Sam Margulies provides excellent advice concerning a far superior alternative: mediation. He arms the reader with everything you need to know to achieve a fair, successful and civil dissolution.” – Sanford L. Braver, Ph.D., author of Divorced Dads


“Sound, helpful, and practical advice from an experienced lawyer/mediator. If you’re going through a divorce this book should be on your reading list.” – Constance R. Ahrons, Ph.D. author of The Good Divorce

Getting Divorced Without Ruining Your Life
Getting Divorced Without Ruining Your Life

A Reasoned, Practical Guide to the Legal, Emotional and Financial Ins and Outs of Negotiating a Divorce Settlement