We understand that facing a divorce or separation or being in a vulnerable relationship can be a very lonely place. Not knowing which way to turn is a concept we, at The Family Law Company, are all too familiar with. We understand that even picking up the phone to seek help can seem daunting.

With this in mind, our lawyers have put together a list of books which they feel can provide some initial support and guidance as a starting point, if you are not quite ready to take the next step yet. These books have been read by many of our team members. We are in the process of writing reviews on each of them. This, we hope, will provide some direction for which book to read depending on the situation.

We have provided the links below in order so that the book can be purchased with ease.




Living together and the law

Author – David Cobern

Buy now: https://www.waterstones.com/book/living-together-and-the-law-a-guide-to-cohabitation-2016/david-cobern/9781910226483

101 questions answered

Author – Dr Angharad Rudkin (Only Mums & Only Dads)

Buy Now: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Questions-Answered-About-Separating-Children/dp/1916431518/ref=asc_df_1916431518/

Relate – Step Families

Author – Suzie Hayman

Buy now: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Relate-Guide-Step-Families-Successfully/dp/0091856663

Adversaries into Allie

Author – Bob Burg

Buy now: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1591846366/ref=x_gr_w_bb?ie=UTF8&tag=x_gr_w_bb_uk-21&linkCode=as2&camp=1634&creative=6738

Power and control

Author – Sandra Horley

Buy now: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Power-Control-Charming-Dangerous-Lovers/dp/1785041487/ref=sr_1_1

When sorry isn’t enough

Author – Gary Chapman & Jennifer Thomas

Buy now:https://www.amazon.co.uk/When-Sorry-Isnt-Enough-Chapman/dp/8184959273/ref=sr_1_2


Author – Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend

Buy now: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Boundaries-Cloud-Townsend/dp/0310351804/ref=sr_1_1

Necessary endings

Author – Dr. Henry Cloud

Buy now: https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=necessary+endings

Getting to yes

Author – Roger Fisher & William Ury

Buy now:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Getting-Yes-Negotiating-Agreement-Without/dp/0143118757/ref=asc_df_0143118757/

30 convert emotional manipulation Tactics

Author – Adelyn Birch

Buy now:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Covert-Emotional-Manipulation-Tactics-Relationships/dp/1522922849/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Life Lessons

Author –  Life lessons by Elisabeth Kubler –Ross & David Kessler

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Managing Director, Norman Hartnell shares his thoughts on this book below:

“I love this book and all my clients who have read it love it too and tell their friends about it. Each chapter has a single word title, such as Guilt, Power, Relationships etc, and each chapter gives down to earth wise words illustrated by stories which makes it easy to understand the points being made. The “relationships” chapter for example speaks about the ending of relationships, and how to accept that some relationships have a natural end. That the relationship will have served the purpose of being right for the person at a given time, but also gives the person the freedom to acknowledge that the relationship has come to a natural end without feeling guilty.

Many clients have told me that having read the book, they feel far more empowered to deal with the emotional issues they have struggled with, it has been a release for them.

It is fundamentally all good wise common sense borne of the author’s life time learning.

Thoroughly recommend to all, I hope you’ll recommend it to your clients once you’ve read it.”


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