South Jersey & Philadelphia
William H. Donahue, Jr, Esq., APM
This book will forever change the way you think about divorce.
I wrote this book because after practicing divorce law for many years, I know how destructive litigation — the quintessential adversarial approach to divorce — can be.
Though their names and some identifying facts such as jobs or incomes have been changed, the couples you will meet throughout the book are real. They are people from different walks of life, with different backgrounds, incomes, values and emotional baggage. They are people who came into mediation angry, scared and ready to fight.
They are also people who took the profoundly important first step and agreed that their divorce was a problem to be solved mutually as partners rather than adversaries. They agreed, sometimes only tentatively at first, that they had to be, and could be, partners for their own good and the good of their children.
Most, though not all, of my mediation clients successfully mediated their divorces. I hope you will learn from their courage and resourcefulness how mediation can work to resolve your divorce.
Read the introduction to Reconcilable Differences: A Consumer's Guide to Divorce Mediation.