Lee Chabin, Esq. is a divorce mediator and collaborative divorce lawyer whose aim is ultimately to help clients end their relationships without going to court. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-229-6149. Learn more at www.lc-mediate.com.
—How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
—Helping Children Cope With Divorce, Edward Teyber
—Mom’s House, Dad’s House: Making Two Homes for Your Children, Isolina Ricci
(There are also numerous, very good books for children on divorce).
Divorce Support Groups
—Samuel Field YM&YWHA: Support groups: for adults; for children; and for both adults and children (“Parent Child Supper Club”). 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck; (718) 225-6750.
—Shelter Rock Church: Support group for adults, offering a Christian perspective. 626 Plandome Road, Manhasset; (516) 627-2270; www.ShelterRockChurch.com. Ask for Steven Avalos-Bock.
For many kinds of assistance
EAP (Employee Assistance Program): Some employers offer this program, which can be extremely helpful in a crisis, and on a short-term basis (several months, for instance). Ask your employer if they have an EAP program. Often available on a 24-hour basis, calls are usually both free and confidential.