Resources

Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern California

California Courts Divorce or Separation Self-Help Resources

California Courts Family & Children Self-Help Resources

Alameda County Superior Court Family Law Information

Contra Costa County Superior Court Family Law Information (click on “Family Law”)

Nolo is a publisher that sells legal self-help books and software for non-lawyers, including several related to divorce and custody.

Kids’ Turn is a nonprofit organization located in San Francisco that provides programs and workshops for children and family members who are affected by familial separation.

Families Change  is an interactive online guide to separation and divorce for children, pre-teens, teens, parents, and professionals.


Books for Children

Dinosaurs Divorce; Marc Brown and Laurie Krasny Brown

It’s Not Your Fault, KoKo Bear; Vicky Lansky

Mom’s House, Dad’s House; Isolina Ricci, PhD

My Mom and Dad are Getting a Divorce; Florence Bienenfeld

Two Homes; Claire Masurel

Standing on My Own Two Feet: A Child’s Affirmation of Love in the Midst of Divorce; Tamara Schmitz


Books for Adults

Between Love and Hate: A Guide to Civilized Divorce; Lois Gold, M.S.W.

Building a Parenting Agreement That Works: Child Custody Agreements Step by Step; Mimi Lyster Zemmelman

Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way; M. Gary Neuman, L.M.H.C.

Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents; Christine Carter, Ph.D.

Spiritual Divorce: Divorce as a Catalyst for an Extraordinary Life; Debbie Ford

Taking the War Out of Our Words: the Art of Powerful Non-Defensive Communication; Sharon Strand Ellison

The Good Divorce: Keeping Your Family Together When Your Marriage Comes Apart; Constance Ahrons, Ph.D.

The Parents’ Book About Divorce; Richard A. Gardner M.D.

The Truth about Children and Divorce; Robert E. Emery, Ph.D.