Law Office of Melinda Gomez

to help your children through the transition ahead

Child Focused Resources

To understand how important it is to put your children first and focus on their needs to transition and heal while not being placed in the middle of the inevitable disputes and heartache please watch the video below.

For Parents

  • Building a Parenting Agreement That Works: Child Custody Agreements Step by Step by Mimi Lyster Zemmelman

  • Child Custody: Building Agreements That Work by Mimi E. Lyster

  • Co-parenting 101: Helping Your Kids Thrive in Two Households after Divorce by Deesha Philyaw & Michael D. Thomas

  • Death of a Relationship and the Beginning of the Rest of Your Life by Ismail Yassai, Ph.

  • Families Change: http://familieschange.ca.gov/

  • Mom's House, Dad's House by Isolina Ricci, Ph.D.

  • Parenting Apart: How Separated and Divorced Parents Can Raise Happy and Secure Kids by Christina McGhee

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

  • Surviving Divorce: David Sbarra at TEDxTucson 2012 http://youtu.be/vg92QEL4w4I

  • The Impact of Divorce on Children: Tamara D. Afifi at TEDxUCSB http://youtu.be/cKcNyfXbQ

  • What's My Job?: Helping Children Navigate the Rough Waters of Separation and Divorce by: Mary R. Donahue, Ph.D. & Gail Thornburgh, Ph.D.


Children Ages 3-7


Children Ages 9-12

  • Families Change: http://familieschange.ca.gov/

  • Kids Health: Marriage & Divorce http://kidshealth.org/kid/videos/talkabout-marriage.html

  • Books for Children

    • The Bright Side: Surviving Your Parents' Divorce by: Max Sindell

    • The D Word by: Julia Cook

    • The Divorce Express by Paula Danziger

    • When Your Parents’ Divorce: A kid to kid guide to dealing with divorce by Kimberly King

    • Divorce Is Not the End of the World: Zoe's and Evan's Coping Guide for Kids by Zoe Stern & Evan Stern

    • A Smart Girl’s Guide to Her Parent’s Divorce: How to Land on Your Feet When Your World Turns Upside Down by Nancy Holyoke


For Teens

  • Families Change: http://familieschange.ca.gov/

  • Books for Children

    • Now What Do I Do?: A Guide to Help Teenagers with Their Parents' Separation or Divorce by: Lynn Cassella-Kapusinski

    • The Big D:  Divorce Thru the Eyes of a Teen Activity Guide by Krista Smith

    • The Step-Tween Survival Guide: How to Deal with Life in a Stepfamily by: Lisa Cohn & Debbie Glasser, Ph.D.