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Reading titles for reference


Together and apart : Children and parents experiencing separation and divorce
Mavis Mclean (2 March 2004)

School-based support work for children whose parents have separated
Angi Wilson and Janet Edwards with Susie Allen and Carol Dasbupta (29 April 2003)

Supporting children through family change : a review of services
Joanna Hawthorne, Julie Jessop, Jan Pryor and Martin Richards (12 March 2003)

Children’s and Parents’ experience of contact after divorce
Liz Trinder, Mary Beek and Jo Connolly (30 October 2002)

How primary school children cope with family change
Amanda Wade and Carol Smart (18 July 2002)

Cohabitation, separation and fatherhood
Charlie Lewis, Amalia Papacosta and Jo Warin (15 May 2002)

Children’s views of their changing families
Judy Dunn and Kirby Deater-Deckard (12 September 2012)

How parents cope financially on marriage breakdown
Alison Perry, Gillian Dougls, Mervyn Murch, Kay Bader and Margaret Borkowski (25 April 2000)

The use of Family Assistance Orders in divorce and separation cases
Adrian James and Louise Sturgeon-Adams (31 May 1999)

Divorce and separation : The outcomes for children
Bryan Rodgers and Jane Pryor

The legacy of parental divorce : social economic and family experiences in adulthood
Kathleen Keirnan (1 September 1997)


Help books

Breaking up Blues – A Guide to survival and growth – Denise Cullington

Starting Again – How to learn from the past for a better future. Sarah Litvinoff.

How to have a healthy divorce – Paula Hall

Runaway Husbands – Vikki Stark

Divorce: How to tell the kids: A parent’s guide – Vikki Stark

The Guide for Separated parents – Putting Children First – Karen& Nick Woodall

Parenting Apart – How separated and divorced parents can raise happy and secure kids – Christina


Mindfulness: A Practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world – Prof Mark Williams


For children

0 – 6

Two Homes – Claire Masurel

Living with Mum and living with Dad – Melanie Walsh

I have two homes – Marian De Smet/ Nynke Talsma

It’s not your fault Koko Bear – Vicki Lansky

A huge bag of worries – Virginia Ironside and Frank Rodgers


6/7- 11

What in the world do you do when your parent’s divorce – A Survival guide for kids – Kent Winchester and Roberta Beyer.

I have two homes – Colleen Lemaire and Marina Samuell

What to do when you worry too much – a kids guide to overcoming anxiety – Dawn Hueber and Bonnie Matthews


11- 14

It’s not the end of the world – Judy Blume

The divorce help book for teens – Cynthia MacGregor

Older children/ adults

A grief out of season – when your parent’s divorce in your adult years – Noelle Fintushel and Nancy Hillars

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Hawkins Family Law noted by The Legal 500, 2016 as a “Leading Firm” for a second year running

The practice is delighted to share with you the news that The Legal 500 has noted Hawkins Family Law as a “Leading Firm” for the second year running and as being best known for handling high-value financial remedy cases. Key names include Jo Hawkins (who has “a wealth of experience”’), Annabel Hayward, who provides “sound and pragmatic advice”, and Loraine Davenport. The Legal 500, 2016.

Hawkins Family Law’s “exemplary“ team is ‘very good on pre-nuptial agreements and with high-net-worth clients’. Jo Hawkins has ‘strong experience and a commercial approach’; Loraine Davenport ‘fights her clients’ corner, but knows when it is in a client’s interests to settle’; and Annabel Hayward is ‘a pragmatic lawyer with a cool head’. The Legal 500, 2015.

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“Well-regarded family law boutique” Chambers Guides UK 2016

Hawkins Family Law are pleased to share with you that they have been quoted in the Chambers Guides UK 2016 as a “well-regarded family law boutique, notably active on ancillary relief and children matters. Ability to provide alternative dispute resolution options with mediation and arbitration experience.”

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