Resources:


Bar and Professional Associations:
State Bar of California
Alameda County Bar Association
Contra Costa County Bar Association
AFCC—The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Local Courts and Agencies:
Superior Court of California, Alameda County
Superior Court of California, Contra Costa County

Non-Profit:
Family Violence Law Center:A non-profit agency dedicated to serving Alameda County victims of domestic violence with legal representation and support services at low or no cost. There is no income eligibility requirement.

Stand for Families Free of Domestic Violence
...(Contra Costa County)

Mediate.comProvides a variety of articles and blogs relevant to mediation in all areas of the law,
including divorce and family, with referrals to mediators all across the US.

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
IACP is the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, an international community of legal, mental health and financial professionals working in concert to create client-centered processes for resolving conflict.”

California Courts Self-Help Center
User-friendly information on California Family Law with links to the Local Rules for all counties in California, as well as the Rules of Court. Provides PDF versions of family law forms.

Kidsturn.org
From the website..."In 1988, Kids’ Turn was created. With the foresight and vision of renowned San Francisco mediator, Jeanne Ames, Family Law Judge, The Hon. Ina Gyemant, psychiatrist, John Sikorski, and attorneys Ann Van Balen and Jennifer Jackson, Kids’ Turn started as a nonprofit agency in order to offer direct educational services to children and their parents who are undergoing separation or divorce. Located in San Francisco, Kids’ Turn now serves six Bay Area counties: Marin, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, San Francisco and Santa Clara."

BOOKS FOR ADULTS:
Ahrons, Constance. The Good Divorce: Keeping Your Family Together When Your Marriage Comes Apart. Harper
Perennial/Harper Collins, 1995.
Ahrons, Constance.
We’re Still Family: What Grown Children Have to Say About Their Parents’ Divorce. Harper Collins, 2004.
Blau, Melinda.
Families Apart: Ten Keys to Successful Co-Parenting. Putnam, 1993.
Chodren, Pema.
When Things Fall Apart; and The Places that Scare You.
Coleman, William L. What Children Need to Know When Parents Get Divorced. Baker Pub. Group, 1998.
Colgrove, Melba, et al.
How to Survive the Loss of a Love. Prelude Press, 1991.
Ellison, Sharon Strand.
Taking the War Out of Our Words. Bay Tree Publishing, 2002.
Fischer, Norman. ​Trainings in Compassion. ​Shambhala. 2013.
Friedman, Gary. A Guide to Divorce Mediation. Workman Publishing Company. 1993.
Hannibal, Mary Ellen.
Good Parenting Through Your Divorce. Da Capo Press. 2006.
Lasatar, Judith and Ike.
What We Say Matters. Rodmell Press. 2009.
McKay, Matthew, and Paleg, Kim, and Fanning, Patrick, and Landis, Dana.
When Anger Hurts Your Kids: A Parent’s Guide.
New Harbinger Publications, 1996.
Oddenino, Michael L.
Putting Kids First. Family Connections Publications, 1995.
Rosenburg, Marshall.
Non-Violent Communication. Puddledancer Press. 2003.
Sherman, Ed.
Make Any Divorce Better. Nolo Press. 2008.
Tesler, Pauline H.
Collaborative Law: Achieving Effective Resolution in Divorce Without Litigation. National Book Network, 2001.
Thomas, Shirley.
Parents Are Forever. Springboard Publications, 1997.
Unell, Barbara C., and Wyckoff, Jerry. 20
Teachable Virtues: Practical Ways to Pass on Lessons of Virtue and Character to Your Children. Perigee, 1995.
Woodhouse, Violet, and Felton-Collins, Victoria, and BlakBan, M.C. Divorce & Money: How to Make the Best Financial Decisions During Divorce. Nolo Press Self-Help Law, 1998.

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN:
Brown, Laurence, and Brown, Marc Tolon.
Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families. Marc Brown, 1986.
Cadier, Florence, and Daly, Melissa, and Gandini, Claire.
My Parents Are Getting Divorced: How to Keep it Together when
Mom and Dad are Splitting Up
. Sunscreen, 2004.
Lansky, Vicki.
It’s Not Your Fault, Koko Bear: A Read-Together Book for Parents & Young Children During Divorce. Book Peddlers, 1998.
Masurel, Claire.
Two Homes. Candlewick Press, 2003.
Ransom, Jeanie Franz.
I Don’t Want to Talk About It. Amer. Psychological Assn, 2000.
Spelman, Cornelia.
Mama and Daddy Bear’s Divorce. Albert Whitman & Co, 2001.
Thomas, Shirley. Divorced But Still My Parents. Springboard Publications, 1998.