Resources 2017-12-28T01:51:59+00:00

General Resources

Mediate.com – This website lists mediators throughout the United States, and contains a lot of information on the mediation process.

Collaborative Practice East Bay – An interdisciplinary group of local Collaborative professionals which promotes group training, meeting, and socializing to better meet their clients’ and communities’ needs.

Collaborative Practice San Francisco– Another interdisciplinary group of local Collaborative professionals which promotes group training, meeting, and socializing to better meet their clients’ and communities’ needs.

Collaborative Practice California – The Collaborative Practice movement in California is organized and active. Their website is full of information on CP, including why people choose CP and why people have professional assistance beyond the usual lawyers. There is also a list of books that offer ways to effectively approach negotiating your own divorce.

IACP – The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals’ website is a collection of information on CP in general and the growth of the process as a world-wide movement. Their website is full of information for anyone considering a non-adversarial divorce.

Fellow Professionals

Lisa Schneider, CDFA – Divorce Planning Services. Lisa Schneider is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst who works with both individuals and couples who are experiencing the divorce process and want to gain specific information about how their divorce can best be planned from a financial view. With over twenty years of experience, Lisa is adept at mediating couples as they navigate the hard financial choices which arise from making one household into two and also at providing both in-depth financial analysis and meaningful support to individual clients. Divorce is a legal status and situation, but it has potentially enormous and far-reaching financial consequences and Lisa educates her clients so they are able to make the most informed choices possible about them.

Dr. Chandler Hoffman, PsyD – Amity Consulting. Dr. Chandler Hoffman works with individuals, couples, and children whose lives are affected by divorce. His wealth of experience from both his private practice and previously working in the California Family Law Court system enables him to educate adults and children on how to orient to the grief and loss from the transition of divorce in a way that creates the opportunity for emotional balance and healing. Dr. Hoffman’s divorce coaching and child specialist services are often done in tandem with a mediator-attorney and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst so that his clients are educated on the emotional, legal, and financial aspects of their divorce process when they make their plans and agreements.

Family Resources

Kids’ Turn – a Bay Area nonprofit organization that helps guide families– both parents and children– through restructuring during or after divorce or parental separation.

Up To Parents – a free, confidential, and interactive website for divorcing and divorced parents.

Our Family Wizard – a site to communicate, organize and manage all of your family information, messages, journals, expenses, parenting time calendars, and schedules to facilitate co-parenting.

Co-Parent Successfully – another free, confidential, and interactive website for divorcing and divorced parents.