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When you have the right information and resources, divorce can be much easier. Throughout the years, we have compiled contacts, apps, websites, books, and other resources to assist clients with every aspect of their divorce. Our SDFMC mediators are dedicated to helping each client complete their mediation as stress-free as possible. If you need further assistance, contact your mediator directly.

Divorce Books for Non-Parents

Getting Past Your Breakup- A fantastic positive spin on leaving relationships and how to empower yourself through that loss. 

The Optimist’s Guide to Divorce- A wonderful take on a generally dismal and depressing topic, the author does a fantastic job and showing exactly how to get through a divorce and remain optimistic and peaceful.

Websites and Apps for Co-parenting

Coparently.com– A scheduling and communication tool for divorced and separated parents.

Kids’ Turn San Diego Offers monthly Family Workshops helping children and their parents through divorce-related transitions and challenges.

Kidganizer Shared custody management tool for parents trying to organize their co-parenting relationship.

Our Family Wizard– A handy scheduling and communication app for families with children.

Squarehub SquareHub is the private social network designed exclusively for your family.

2houses– 2houses is a set of tools that help parents to communicate better and get organized for the happiness of their children.

TwoHappyHomes Creative communication and organization tools for co-parents. 

UpToParents – A free, charity-run website for co-parents to learn how to better work together to support their children. Link to the introduction video.

Resources for Co-parents

Heartly Broken-Coloring through Divorce –A therapeutic coloring book to help mom and child through separation and divorce.

Child-Centered Divorce: A support network for parents – Helpful resources on divorce and co-parenting, parenting children of divorce, and dating as a divorced parent including a book on how to tell the kids about divorce.

Planning for Parenting Time – A valuable guide created by the Arizona courts for parents seeking information and advice on making the best decisions for their children.

Co-Parenting Communication Guide – Another guide created by the Arizona courts. This guide is intended to help co-parents with the essential communication skills they’ll need to support their children.

Crisis Planning and Counseling for Parents with Shared Custody– This online counseling resource breaks down different family scenarios and challenges that families might be facing during COVID19.

SPLIT: A Film for Kids of Divorce (and their Parents) -SPLIT is a deeply personal film that explores the effects of divorce on children. The film features twelve children aged 6-12, who explore the often frightening and always life altering separation of their parents.

Watch a clip of the movie below and contact us at, info@sandiegofamilymediation.com if you’d like a copy of the full movie for yourself or your child(ren).

Divorce Books for Co-parents:

Putting Kids First in Divorce: How to Reduce Conflict, Preserve Relationships and Protect Children During and After Divorce, Conversations with High Integrity Divorce Professionals Including Amanda D. Singer and Jennifer Segura of SDFMC

Family Changes: Explaining Divorce to Children by Azmaira H. Maker, Ph.D.

Mom’s House Dad’s House by Isolina Ricci

Mom’s House Dad’s House for Kids: Feeling at Home in One Home or Two by Isolina Ricci

The Co-Parents Handbook by Karen Bonnell

Putting Children First: Proven Parenting Strategies for Helping Children Thrive Through Divorce by JoAnne Pedro-Carroll