Legal Resource Links


Have a case pending in Phoenix, Arizona or in Maricopa County Superior Court? Here are some websites. Maricopa County Superior Court has one of the best websites in the United States. Whether your case is a divorce court case, or a child custody court case in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, or the surrounding areas, these resources may be very helpful to you in deciding whether to use collaborative law or to retain a collaborative lawyer.



Books about Collaborative Law have traditionally focused on families, but many of the principles in Collaborative Family Law cases apply to probate court cases and business dissolution issues.

If you are considering collaborative law for a case in Phoenix, Arizona, or involving a person or business dissolution in Phoenix, Arizona, collaborative lawyers have provided you suggested reading.

The Good Divorce: Keeping Your Family Together When Your Marriage Comes Apart. Ahrons. C. (1997). Harper Collins.

Families Apart: Ten Keys To Successful Co-Parenting. Blau, M. (1993). G.P.Putnam’s Sons.

Parenting with Wit and Wisdom Through Times of Chaos and Loss. Coloroso, B. (1999).

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk. Faber, A., & Mazlish, E.,(1991). Avon Books.

Building Your Stepfamilv: A Blueprint for Success. Gamache, S. (2002). B. C. Council For Families.

For Better or For Worse: Divorce Reconsidered. Hethermgton, E. M; & Kelly, J. (2002). Norton, New York.

Mom’s House. Dad’s House: A Complete Guide for Parents Who Are Separated. Divorced. Or Remarried. Ricci. I. (1997). Fireside.

Parents Are Forever: A Step Bv Step Guide to Becoming Successful Co-parents After Divorce. Thomas, S. (1997). Springboard Publications; Colorado.

Difficult Questions Kids Ask (and are too afraid to ask) About Divorce. Schneider, Med, Zuckerberg, Joan, Simon and Schuster, New York, 1996.

Good Parenting Through Your Divorce. Hannibal, Mary Ellen. Marlowe & Company,

The Whole-Brain Child, 12 Reboluntionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind. Siegel DJ, Bryson, Tina, Delacorte Press, New York, 2011. This is a wonderfully practical parenting book that is based in neuroscience.

Healing A Child’s Heart After Divorce, 100 Practical Ideas for Families Friends and Caregivers. Wolfelt, Alan, Maloney, Raelynn, Companion, Fort Collins, 2011.

(Preschool: 4-6 year olds)

Mom’s House, Dad’s House for Kids: Feeling at Home in One Home or Two. Ricci, I. (2007). Fireside, NY.

Dinosaur’s Divorce: A Guide to Changing Families. Brown. L. & Brown, M. (1986). Little. Brown & Co New York

I Don’t Want To Talk About It. Ransom, J. F. (2000). Magination Press: Washington.

Charlie Anderson. Abercrombie, Barbara. Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, New York, 1995.

Taxi Taxi. Best, Carl. Little, Brown. 1994.

It’s Not Your Fault. Koko Bear Lansky, Vicki. Book Peddlers, 1998. (Available in English and Spanish).

Daddy’s Getting Married. Moore-Mallinos, Jennifer, Barron’s. New York, 2000.

(Elementary School: 7-9 year olds)

Priscilla Twice. Caseley, Judith. Greenwillow Books, 1995.

The Top Secret Journal of Fiona Claire Jardin. Cruise, Robin. Harcourt Brace, San Diego, 1998.

The Invisible String. Karst, Patrice, , DeVorss & Company, Camarillo, Ca, 2000.

Through the Eyes of Children: Healing Stories for Children of Divorce. Johnston, J.F. Breuning, K., Garrity C., & Baris, M. The Free Press, 1997.

Megan’s Two Houses. Jong, Erica. Dove Kids, 1996

(8-12 year olds)

The Hatchet. Paulsen, Gary. Noguer y Caralt Editores, S.A., 1996. (In Spanish: El Hacha.)

My Mom and Dad Don’t Live Together Anymore. Rubin, Judith Aron, , Magination Press, Washington, D.C., 2002.

The Divorce Workbook for Children, Helping Kids to Overcome Difficult Family Changes and Grow up Happy. Schab, Lisa, , New Harbinger Publishing, Oakland, 2008.

(Preteen and Teenage)

Help! A Girl’s Guide to Divorce and Stepfamilies American Girl Library. Pleasant Company Publications, Wisconsin, 1999.

It’s Not the End of the World. Blume, Judy. Dell, New York, 1986.

The Divorce Express. Danzier, Paula. Paper Star, 1998.

(Ages 12-15)

This is Me and My Two Families Evens, Maria D.. Magination Press, 2000. (An awareness scrapbook/journal for kids living in two separate families).

My Parents Are Divorced, Too. Ford, Melanie, Annie and Steven. Magination Press, 1997.

How to Get It Together When Your Parents Are Coming Apart. Richards, Arlene & Irene Willis. Willard Press, 1976.

The Divorce Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Move Beyond the Break Up. Schab LCSW, Lisa. New Harbinger Publishing, Oakland, 2008.

Defusing the High-Conflict Divorce: A Treatment Guide for Working with Angry Couples. Gaulier, B. & Margerum, J. (2006). Practical Therapist series; Impact Publishers.

The Irreducible Needs of Children: What Every Child Must Have To Grow, Learn, and Flourish. Brazelton, T. & Greenspan, S. (2000). Perseus Publishing.

Child Custody: Building Parenting Agreements That Work. Lyster, M. (1999). Nolo: CA.

For Better or For Worse: Divorce Reconsidered. Hetheringtoo, E. M. & Kelly, J. (2002). Norton, New York.

About Collaborative Divorce:

Collaborative Divorce: The Revolutionary New Way to Restructure Your Family, Resolve Legal Issues, and Move on With Your Life. Pauline Tesler and Peggy Thompson, Regan Books / Harper Collins, 2006

The Collaborative Way to Divorce: The Revolutionary Method that Results in Less Stress, Lower Costs and Happier Kids—Without Going to Court. Ron Ousky and Stuart Webb, Hudson Street Press (2006)

Avoiding Litigation: A Guide to Civil Collaborative Law. Sherrie R. Abney, Trafford Publishing (2006)

Collaborative Practice: Deepening the Dialogue. Nancy Cameron, The CLE Society of British Columbia (2004)

Collaborative Law: A New Model for Dispute Resolution. Sheila Gutterman, Bradford Publishing (2004)