Divorce Resources

Get More Information on the Divorce and Divorce Mediation Process

The New Hampshire Divorce Handbook

Atty. Honey Hastings (also a mediator), 1999, Amoskeag Press, $19
An excellent reference book by one of the state's leading attorneys explaining the divorce process in plain English.

The Pro Se Divorce Handbook

NH Pro Bono Referral System, Concord, NH, (603- 224-6942), $30
Provides information, forms and worksheets for a simple, uncomplicated divorce in NH.

A Guide to Divorce Mediation: How to Reach a Fair, Legal Settlement at a Fraction of the Cost

G. Friedman, Workman Publishing, 1993, $12.95
This book presents a truly inside view of the mediation process, to help couples make the decision to mediate, to understand the ground rules and context, and to learn to select a good mediator.

Healthy Divorce

C. Everett & S. Volgy Everett, Jossey-Bass Inc., 1994, $25
This book explores ways of confronting such difficult issues as how to tell your children you are getting a divorce, how to plan a separation, and how to cope with your feelings of anger, grief, and abandonment.

Crazy Times: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life

A. Trafford, Harper Perennial, 1992, $12
This book is a personal road map and step-by-step guide to understanding predictable emotional passages of men and women after a marriage ends.

Between Love and Hate: A Guide to Civilized Divorce

Lois Gold, Penguin Books, 1995, $13.95
The book address legal, financial, and emotional issues during and after the divorcing process.

Getting Apart Together, (The Couple's Guide to a Fair Divorce or Separation)

Martin Kranitz, Impact Publishers, 1987, $8.95
A comprehensive self-help guide for separating couples who want to negotiate their own settlements.

Divorcing with Dignity. Mediation: The Sensible Alternative

Tim Emerick-Cayton, Westminster Press, 1993
A practical guide for a Christian divorce.

About Balkus Law

What began as a Family Law Practice expanded to include more services when our clients requested our assistance with other legal matters. We are dedicated to helping families through difficult transitions and finding solutions that work for our clients.


From aggressive and thoughtful litigation to private mediation, our firm has the experience and savvy to meet your needs - when you need it most.

Service Areas

We service clients who are facing legal conflicts in the states of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Our most-serviced areas include Concord, Portsmouth, and Manchester NH, as well as the towns that lay within the following counties in New Hampshire: Belknap, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, and Strafford.