I’ve been reading some excellent new books about family law of late.
The first one I have to tell you about is ‘Moving On – What you need to know about Separation and Divorce’, beautifully written by Julie Hodge, The Family Lawyer. Julie brings her years of experience as a family lawyer and a deep compassion for her clients to the content in this book. It’s clear and easy to read and explains more than just the legal side of relationship breakdown, it goes into aspects of family well-being and looking to a future after divorce.
I would recommend it to anyone contemplating or currently going through this difficult process to get a solid overview and a ray of hope. It’s available on Booktopia (direct link to book).
Moving on from that (see what I did there?!), I’m currently reading ‘Inside Family Law – Conversations from the Coalface’ by Zoe Durand. A completely different book but another that is well worth the read. Zoe has clearly travelled far and wide to interview a broad cross-section of judges, solicitors, barristers, court experts and most importantly, (for me at least) people who have been through a family law matter. I found the chapter of real stories from real people’s first hand experiences of separation and divorce to be compelling and provided me with further insight about misconceptions, procedural delays and other problems people face that can make the whole process that much more traumatic than it might have been.
A great book offering a broad and fresh perspective on family law in Australia.
It’s also available on Booktopia (direct link to book).