Parenting Through Divorce - And After

Resources for Child Custody Issues


Mom's House, Dad's House: Making Shared Custody Work

I. Ricci, Collier Books, 2000, $15
The book details the principles of two home parenting, gives an overview of custody laws, and proceeds to tell parents in much detail how to set up a joint custody arrangement.

The Co-Parent's Companion: Strategies for Cooperative Caregiving

Benjamin Garber, 2003, $10
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Caught in the Middle: Protecting the Children of High-Conflict Divorce

C. Garrity & M. Baris, Jossey-Bass Inc., 1994, $19.95
The book examines the causes and consequences of parental conflict and offers concrete advice to make co-parenting work, even in high conflict divorce.

Child Custody: Building Agreements That Work

Mimi Lyster, Nolo Press, 1995, $24.95
This book offers real world solutions to parenting issues. It provides a number of worksheets which may be used in developing a parental agreement.

The Children's Book...For the Sake of the Children

M & S Erickson, CPI Publications, 1992, $7.95
This book organizes information pertinent to the children in one notebook which is exchanged between parents during transfers.

Families Apart: Ten Keys to Successful Co-Parenting

Melinda Blau, Perigree Books, 1994, $12
Structured around ten principles of successful co-parenting, this book describes the tasks, attitudes, and communications skills that are required to move the family through all the transitions and events that continue to bring parents together in their children's lives.

The Divorced Parent

Stephanie Marston, 1994, $10
A prescriptive guide to raising happy, healthy children in the wake of divorce.

The Good Divorce: Keeping Your Family Together When Your Marriage Comes Apart

C. Ahrons, Harper Perennial, 1994, $13
The book focuses on what we can learn from families that divorce but maintain strong family bonds.

How It Feels When Parents Divorce

J. Krementz, Alfred Knopf, 1994, $14
This book, written for children of divorce, is based on interviews of children and uses their own words to present the pain and resilience of children going through 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.