Wedding Season is Here. Let’s Talk about Divorce.

In the height of wedding season, why talk about divorce? Because there is no better time, especially as almost 50 percent of all these blessed unions will end up in a courtroom.  One couple – both experts in the field of divorce – stands together in the thought that divorce doesn’t have to destroy everything. In their new book, Divorce in Peace: Alternatives to War from a Judge and Lawyer, they outline the new philosophy that they say many couples are requesting as marriage – and divorce – move into a new era.

Texas District Court Judge John Roach and family law attorney Laura Roach have seen and participated in more than 20,000 heart-wrenching and devastating divorces. They believe it is neither the couples nor the lawyers to blame; instead, the problem lies in a system that sets up husband and wife as adversaries, two fighting forces where the supposed winner takes all. The Roach’s mission is to revolutionize the way couples approach divorce by informing, educating, and empowering them to take control of their circumstances and resolve their disputes with minimal damage to themselves, their children, and their finances. Divorce in Peace is the “conscious uncoupling” for the rest of us.

“We are helping couples to rewrite the narrative around divorce,” said John Roach. “We have all heard, and many of us have witnessed, the worst of divorce. Many grew up in a home that suffered from divorce. Today’s couple is one who ultimately doesn’t want that, and knows that what’s best for themselves and their families is a new approach to ‘conscious uncoupling’.”

Divorce in Peace outlines and simplifies the family law court system, the high costs of fighting over a divorce, various solutions and methods for settling a divorce without a court trial, and legal steps to making your divorce decision final. Throughout the book, John provides his insights in the judge’s perspective and Laura in the mediator’s perspective. Divorce in Peace, released in May 2016, is available to purchase online at and  ($14.99 Kindle, $32.95 hardcover, $18.95 paperback)

“Divorce doesn’t have to be an atom bomb that annihilates everything you have built separately and together,” noted Laura Roach. “Though there is hurt, and disappointment, and mourning, there can also be hope. For many couples, divorce truly is the answer.  But a devastating divorce isn’t a necessity. With the expertise we outline in this book and in our online community, we define a divorce for a new decade.”

In addition to the Divorce in Peace book, Laura and John believe it is crucial for couples who want to divorce in peace to find like-minded professionals – attorneys, financial planners, mental health professionals, and others – who are committed to the same principles of peaceful resolution. They created a web site of attorneys in family law who have committed to the Divorce in Peace Pledge (think Angie’s List for family law attorneys) who pledge to attempt to settle divorce in non-adversarial manner to minimize emotional and financial impact of the case through mediation, collaborative law, or arbitration, and do not pursue disputes where the cost is greater than the benefit to you and your family.

This list is complimentary both to attorneys who sign the pledge and to those seeking a divorce attorney at


John Roach is a Texas district court judge with a true passion for the law. Those who appear in his courtroom quickly learn he takes the decisions he has to make very seriously. As a judge, he has had a front-row seat to more than 10,000 family law cases. He has witnessed couples completely destroy their personal finances and family relationships in contested divorces. As a judge, he also interviews children of those couples who are going through a divorce; where he has listened to the heart-wrenching stories these kids tell about the trouble in their home. John has watched as the adversarial nature of the family law court system has taken its toll on countless families. He knew there was a better way.

Laura Roach is best known for her high-energy personality and her uncanny ability to help people reach a resolution to their problems. As a partner at the law firm Albin Roach, a family law attorney and mediator, she has helped more than 2,000 families work through their divorce issues and has represented thousands of clients going through a divorce. Like John, she has seen people who once loved each other turn against one another and fight until there is no fight left, and no money left to fight. As an attorney, she has been in the trenches fighting the battles that are required when people are forced to be adversaries in open court. As a mediator, she tries to salvage what is left after the case has gotten too far out of control.

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