Here are some links to resources on Collaborative Divorce, Mediation, and Family Law which you may find helpful.

Books on Collaborative Divorce:

1.  Collaborative Divorce: The Revolutionary New Way to Restructure Your Family, Resolve Legal Issues, and Move On With Your Life, by Pauline Tesler and Peggy Thompson. This is one of two ebooks on Collaborative Divorce that I have loaded on my iphone because of its tremendous value as a resource. I was trained in the Collaborative Method by Pauline Tesler and have attended Pauline’s advanced workshops on Collaborative Practice.  Click on this link to view more about and to purchase Pauline’s and Peggy’s book.

2. The Collaborative Way to Divorce: The Revolutionary Method That Results in Less Stress, Lower Costs, and Happier Kids — Without Going To Court, by Stuart G. Webb and Ronald D. Ousky. This is the second ebook on Collaborative Divorce that I carry around at all times. Stu Webb founded Collaborative Divorce on January 1, 1990 when he made the decision that he had it with continuing to practice divorce law using the pre-dominantly adversarial court-driven model. I know both Stuart and Ronald.  Click on this link to see and purchase Stuart’s and Ronald’s book.

Informational Website about Collaborative Divorce:

3. International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP). The IACP is an international community of legal, mental health, and financial professionals working in concert to create client-centered processes for resolving conflict. Here is its website:

Information about local Alternative Dispute Resolution organization:

4. Conflict Resolution Alliance (formerly known as Association for Conflict Resolution – Hawaii Chapter.  During the year 2016, I served as President of Conflict Resolution Alliance (known back in the year 2016 as Association for Conflict Resolution Hawaii Chapter). Conflict Resolution Alliance sponsors local trainings and events with the goal to develop and support Peace-builders in Hawaii.   Conflict Resolution Alliance also coordinates and implements ADR-related webinars.  Here is the website:

Below:  Lisa, who was the President of the Hawaii Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution in 2016 (which has subsequently been re-named Conflict Resolution Alliance), in front of the organization’s banner, following an informative workshop she presented in February 2015 on Nonviolent, Compassionate Communication.


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