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Recommended Reading

Divorce and Custody

Take Back Your Power by Evelyn M. Ryan (2015)

Overcoming the Co-Parenting Trap: Essential Parenting Skills When a Child Resists a Parent by Moran, Sullivan & Sullivan (2016)

Divorce: A Problem to Be Solved, Not a Battle to Be Fought, by Karen Fagerstrom, Milton Kalish, A. Rodney Nurse, Nancy J Ross, Peggy Thompson, Diana A Wilde, and Thomas W. Wolfrum (1997)

The Divorce Organizer and Planner, by Brette Sember (2004)

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

He’s History, You’re Not: Surviving Divorce After 40, by Erica Manfred and Tina Tessina Ph.D. (2009)

A Judge’s Guide to Divorce: Uncommon Advice from the Bench, by Roderic Duncan (2007)

Mom’s House, Dad’s House, Making Two Homes for Your Child, by Isolina Ricci, Ph. D. (1997)

Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends, 3rd Edition (Rebuilding Books; for Divorce and Beyond), by Bruce Fisher (2005)

Surviving Separation and Divorce, by Loriann Hoff Oberlin (2005)

The Truth About Children and Divorce: Dealing with the Emotions so You and Your Children Can Thrive, by Robert Emery (2006)

Parenting from the Inside Out, by Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartwell

Children’s Books on Divorce

Dinosaurs Divorce: a Guide For Changing Families, by Marc Brown (1988)

Help! A Girl’s Guide to Divorce and Step-Families, by Nancy Holyoke (1999)

I Live in a House With a Cat and a Mouse and a Mom and a Dad and my Sisters, by Karen Ringeride (2010)

Merry Christmas Mom and Dad (A Little Golden Look-Look Book),by Mercer Mayer (1999)

Mom’s House, Dad’s House, for Kids: Feeling at Home in One Home or Two, by Isolina Ricci, Ph. D. (2006)

Standing on My Own Two Feet: A Child’s Affirmation of Love in the Midst of Divorce, by Tamara Schmitz (2008)

Prenuptial Agreements

Prenups for Lovers: A Romantic Guide to Prenuptial Agreements, by Arlene G. Dubin (2001)

I Do, You Do…but Just Sign Here: A Quick and Easy Guide to Cohabitation, Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements, by Scott N. Weston (2004)

Love, Marriage, and Money: Understanding and Achieving Financial Compatibility Before-and-After You Say “I Do”, by Alan Levine and Gail Liberman (2005)

Money Advice for Your Successful Remarriage: Handling Delicate Financial Issues with Love and Understanding, by Patricia Schiff Estess (2001)

Prenups for Lovers: A Romantic Guide to Prenuptial Agreements by Arlene G. Dubin (2001)

Prenuptial Agreements: How to Write a Fair and Lasting Contract, by Katherine E. Stoner (2008)

What to Do Before I Do: The Modern Couple’s Guide To Marriage, Money, and Prenups, by Nihara K. Choudhri (2004)

Trusts & Estates

The 101 Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes, by Herbert E. Nass (2009)

JK Lasser’s New Rules for Estate and Tax Planning, by Stewart H. Welch III, Harold Apolinsky, and Craig Stephens (2010)

Kiplinger’s Estate Planning: the Complete Guide to Wills, Trusts, and Maximizing Your Legacy, by John Ventura (2008)


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Useful Links

Divorceworks App

This app has tools to help divorcing parents with knowledge, emotional tracking, journaling and tools to keep on track.  It has a wealth of information in the knowledge section.  (free and available for iPhone, iPad and Android)

Gary Neuman

Gary Neuman, a practicing licensed counselor, rabbi, and author of Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way, offers a caring, no-nonsense approach to issues in marriage, family, and personal growth as well as divorce and custody.

Bill Eddy, Esq. LCSW Online Parenting Classes

Bill Eddy is a Certified Family law Specialist and was a Licensed, Clinical Social Worker before becoming an attorney.  He is the President of High Conflict Institute. He developed the “High Conflict Personality” theory (HCP Theory) and has become an international expert on managing disputes involving high conflict personalities and personality disorders.  He is also the developer of “New Ways for Families” a method for managing high conflict families. This online co-parenting course is designed for parents going through a divorce or separation. You will learn new skills for co-parenting, resolving issues in conflict and protecting your children from the conflict.

Parenting Plan Recommendations

Recommended parenting plans considering age of children, relationship between parents, relocation and other special issues.

Basics of Custody and Visitation

General information and other custody and visitation links.

Court Information

Access to Superior Court websites by county, court forms, information on child custody, support and much more.

Child Support Calculation

Information on California child support guidelines.

Court Forms

Access to Superior court websites by county, court forms, and more.

Did You Know?

Tara McGuinness has a Masters of Law in Taxation. She has planned and administered hundreds of estate cases over more than thirty years in the Los Angeles and South Bay communities.