Below is an excerpt from my appearance on The Managing Partners Podcast

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Lecture given for California MCLE: Understanding the "Family" of Experts Required for Effective Family Law Practice, August, 2018.

Helpful Online Resources

January is National Child-Centered Divorce Awareness Month - Informative article about the collaborative divorce process and how it can aid in the resolution of child custody conflicts. ( - interactive website that helps parents focus on their children's well-being in a very practical manner by helping them understand how their decisions impact their children.

Parents Guide to Helping Children through Divorce - things parents can do to help their children deal with divorce in a more productive manner. ( divorce.htm)

Helping Children Understand Divorce - advice on talking with children & info on how they understand divorce at different ages. (

Helping Infants and Toddlers Adjust to Divorce - specific, age-appropriate advice on addressing the needs of infants and toddlers ( - listing of church-based support groups for both parents and children.

Health insurance related resources with links: (

Sesame Street - several videos, FAQs, a booklet and a smartphone app to help young children understand and deal with divorce - very well done - (

Families Change - comprehensive site with separate sections for kids (animated), teenagers and parents with practical, age-appropriate advice for divorce (

Divorce and Teens- specific divorce advice for teens ( - list of helpful books for children and parents going through divorce.

A Kid's Guide to Divorce - article about the basics of divorce written specifically for children. (

Helpful Divorce Books

What About the Kids? Raising Your Children Before, During and After Divorce
Judith S. Wallerstein, Hyperion publishers

Stop Fighting Over the Kids
Mike Mastracci, St. Gabriel's Press

Mom's House, Dad's House

Putting Children First

The Good Divorce

The CoParenting Toolkit

The Truth about Children and Divorce

Divorce Book for Parents
Vicki Lansky

Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way
M. Gary Neuman (1999)

Divorce Handbook for California: How to Dissolve Your Marriage Without Disaster
Judge James W. Stewart (2002)
ISBN 1886230528

ABA Guide to Marriage, Divorce & Families
American Bar Association (2006)

Moving Forward After Divorce
David and Lisa Frisbie (2006)

Creative Divorce
Mel Krantzler (2002)

101 Ways to Be a Long-Distance Super-Dad... or Mom
George Newman (2001)

Coparenting During and After Divorce: A Handbook for Parents
Family Advocate/American Bar Association

Talking to Your Children About Separation and Divorce
Risa A Garon (1999)

Divorced or Separated Individuals, US Dept. of Treasury
IRS Pub. 504 available at

When Gay People Get Married: What Happens When Societies Legalize Same-Sex Marriage
M.V. Lee Badgett (2009)

Making It Legal: A Guide to Same-Sex Marriage, Domestic Partnerships & Civil Unions
Frederick Hertz (2009)

Home Will Never Be the Same Again: A Guide for Adult Children of Gray Divorce
Carol Hughes, Ph.D. and Bruce Fredenburg, LMFT (2020)

Parenting After Divorce: Resolving Conflicts and Meeting Your Children's Needs
Philip M. Stahl, Ph D (2nd Edition, 2007)

Young Children:
Matt James (Neal Porter Books)

Tuesday is Daddy's Day
Elliot Kreloff (Holiday House)

Pebbles to the Sea
Marie-Andree Arsenault (Groundwood Books)

How Tia Lola Came to Stay
Julia Alvarez (Yearling)

Weekends with Max and His Dad
Linda Urban (Clarion Books)

Stepping Stones
Linda Knisley (Random House Graphic)

The Wondrous Wonders
Camille Jourdy (First Second)

Sharon M. Draper (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)

Mom's House, Dad's House for Kids

Divorce Is Not the End of the World: Zoe's & Evan's Coping Guide for Kids
Stern - For older children & teenagers - written by two children (Zoe & Evan)

A Smart Girl's Guide to her Parents' Divorce
Holyoke - For teenage girls

The Divorce Express
Danziger - Novel for teenagers

Where Am I Sleeping Tonight? A Story of Divorce
Carol Gordon Ekster & Sue Rama (2008)

What Happened to my Family? A Children's Book About Divorce
Tracy Nahachewsky (2005)

The Most Important Thing
Rhonda Roth & Shane Grajczyk (2006)

Two Homes
Claire Masurel & Kady MacDonald Denton (2001)

Mama and Daddy Bear Divorce
Cornelia Maude Spelman & Kathy Parkinson (2001)

It's Not Your Fault, Koko Bear: A Read-Together Book for Parents and Young Children
Vicki Lansky (1998)

Dinosaurs Divorce
Marc Brown & Laurie Krasny Brown (1986)