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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

1992, Revised 2001, Simon & Schuster Publishers, New York.


“Having made the painful decision to divorce, I am trying to do it in the “best” way possible, in terms of the effect on our children. Being a lawyer myself, I understand first-hand what a poor solution litigation is to family problems. The author makes the very valid point that the legal process is liable to lead you to take actions that are contrary to your long-term interests: an effective parenting plan, the maximum financial benefit, and emotional health and well-being. Legal battles drive you apart, escalate conflict, and cost a lot of money. He suggests negotiation as an alternative, and provides a blueprint for the process.”  — Customer Review 

A Man’s Guide to a Civilized Divorce

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

2004, Rodale Books, New York.


Customer Review:  “This is exactly the book I wish someone had written and I had read when I went through my divorce over twenty-five years ago. According to the criteria for a “good” divorce listed by Margulies in the early part of his book, my divorce process was not good and the divorce was certainly not “civilized.” The advice given in this book might have made a real difference if it had been available.”

Working with Divorcing Spouses

How to Help Clients Navigate the Emotional and Legal Minefield

2007, The Guilford Press, New York.

(Written as a textbook for therapists and counselors.)


“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.”–Richard A. Warshak, PhD, author of Divorce Poison: Protecting the Parent-Child Bond From a Vindictive Ex