The following links are provided to help you find support, information, and resources that may be useful during the divorcing process. If you know of other resources and links that you think would be helpful to share, please let me know.
Collaborative Law Groups and Resources:
Collaborative Family Law Professionals of Marin has links to collaborative practice groups in other counties in California.
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals has information about collaborative practice.
Collaborative Practice - California also has information about collaborative practice.
Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire
Collaborative Practice Group of Contra Costa
Sacramento Collaborative Practice Group
Collaborative Practice Silicon Valley
Collaborative Practice of San Mateo County
Collaborative Practice San Francisco
Collaborative Practice of Santa Cruz County
California Family Code The law is composed to two parts: statutes and case law. Statutes are the laws that are written by the legislature and signed by the governor. This link will take you to the statutes that relate to families, marriage, divorce, property, children, and so forth.
California Courts: Forms The court requires that you use official forms for the various steps in many legal procedures. This site has forms you can fill out online and then print.
County Of Marin: Marin County Superior Court - Home
Separation/divorce Books and Articles about Divorce and Communication:
Separation and Divorce Articles by Gary Direnfeld - "Your Social Worker" Gary Direnfeld’s web site offers a number of short articles on various aspects of parenting through separation and divorce.
NOLO Legal Assistance Organization NOLO Press website offers books and other resources about various aspects of divorce law.
Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss what Matters Most by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen
This book teaches how to handle difficult conversations more effectively and with less anxiety.
Nonviolent Communications by Marshall B. Rosenberg.
Learning how to communicate effectively can transform your relationships. Bay-NVC teaches the NonViolent Communication model developed by Marshall Rosenberg. Taking the War Out of Our Words: The Art of Powerful Non-Defensive Communication by Sharon Ellison. This book teaches another model of communicating that heals conflict and enhances self-esteem. There is more information about the model and workshops at www.PNDC.com.
Getting To Yes - Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher, William L. Ury
This is a classic book about how to negotiate.
Marin County Bar Association
Kids Turn KIDS’ TURN helps kids and parents who are in the process of separation and divorce.
Family Works Online Counseling Services
Click here: Marin Homeless and Low-Income Social Services Resource Guide