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California Collaborative Law Resources and Practitioners

Co-Parenting and Conflict Reduction

  • Shared Parenting Support Program
    The Shared Parenting Support Program (SPSP) is a structured therapy designed to guide divorced parents in the transformation of "intimate anger," the anger of the dissolution process, to skillful collaboration in the long-term, day-in and day-out, co-parenting of their children. SPSP was developed in 1989 by Frank Leek, Ph.D., a clinical and forensic psychologist.
  • Alternative Group, Inc.'s Co-Parenting Training and Shared Parenting Support Program
  • The Parent Project®
    The Parent Project® is a parenting skills program designed specifically for parents with strong-willed or out-of-control children. Because of its success in preventing, identifying and intervening in the most destructive of adolescent behaviors, the Parent Project® has won three state awards in California and has been successfully adopted for use by hundreds of communities throughout the nation.

Research Resources

CAFC Materials Used At "Daddy Hunger" Introduction

Self Help Resources

  • California Courts Self-Help Center: Family Law Facilitator: Free and Low-Cost Legal Help
    The family law facilitator provides educational materials that explain how to establish parentage, and get, change or enforce child, spousal or partner support orders.  The family law facilitator can also:

    • Provide the court forms you need
    • Help you fill out your forms
    • Help you calculate support amounts
    • Refer you to local child support agencies, family court services, and other community agencies that help parents and children

Military Family Law Resources

  • American Retirees Association
    Discover how unpublished Federal policy brutally punishes loyal career, Military, PHS, and NOAA personnel
  • Silent Partner: Child Support Options
    SILENT PARTNER is a lawyer-to-lawyer resource for military legal assistance attorneys and civilian lawyers, published by the Military Committee of the American Bar Association’s Family Law Section.
  • A Judge's Guide to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
    You may from time to time encounter parties to a lawsuit who are on active duty in the armed forces. This Guide highlights some of the issues related to the impact of military service on civil litigation, financial obligations, mortgages, leases, and other matters. Its specific focus is on the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA).
  • A Short Course in Military Family Law Issues
    The program materials of a course presented in May 2006 by the American Bar Association Section of Family Law
  • The Military Divorce Handbook: A Practical Guide to Representing Military Personnel and Their Families
    The Military Divorce Handbook covers all aspects of representing servicemembers and their spouses in divorce. Military personnel are involved in the same domestic situations as civilians: divorce, separation, custody, support, and division of property. Yet when a divorce action involves a military client, there are special issues that arise which make these cases more difficult. Key chapters explain the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), military tax issues, and the important issue of dividing military retirement benefits. Also, covered are the difficult and increasingly important issues of custody and domestic violence involving servicemembers.
  • Every Single Girl’s Guide to Her Future Husband’s Last Divorce
    Award winning filmmaker, parallel entrepreneur and unabashed author Adryenn Ashley achieves the impossible: using laugh-out-loud humor she delivers essential financial and legal information so effectively, you actually get it.. A Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Certified Asset Protection Specialist, and Forensic Accountant, Ashley breaks down complicated financial issues, empowering women to take crucial steps toward their own financial health. This Guide gives you an all access pass to the world of second marriages. By the time you finish this book, you will know what to ask, where to look for information, and whenever possible, how to right the wrongs perpetrated by the ex-wife’s divorce lawyer.
  • Never Far Apart
    WARRIOR BAND INC. aides service members and their families. They believe it is imperative that service members have the necessary tools to maintain parent/child relationships during extended periods of separation. To further their efforts, they have aquired the children's book, "Never Far Apart" written by LT Gary, a 21 year Navy SEAL commando!

Professional Services

  • CDFA - Certified Divorce Financial Analysts

    CDFA are financial analysts, based in Petaluma, California, who specializes in the financial issues of people going through the divorce process.

  • Bijili Elizabeth Abbey - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
    Bijili Elizabeth Abbey provides the following services in the Sacramento region:
    • Supervised visitation and facilitated visitation
    • Shared Parenting Support Program (SPSP©) and co-parenting counseling
    • Reunification Counseling
    • Counseling and therapy for children, couples, and families using a variety of modalities, including sandplay, play and art therapy
    • Child custody mediation
  • Family Violence Treatment and Education Association
    FAVTEA is comprised of Batterer Intervention Providers and mental health professionals who are concerned about the problem of family violence and the narrow lens through which it is currently viewed. They provide clinical services to perpetrators of partner and child abuse, and their families. Their members present trainings and seminars, attend community meetings, and work cooperatively with law enforcement, victim advocates, other mental health professionals and faith-based organizations. FAVTEA sponsors an annual training conference, hosts special events and community forums, and publishes a newsletter — the FAVTEA Bulletin — twice per year.