List of Books Useful for Participants in a Mediated Divorce: 
Collins Elaine Successful Child Centered Divorce
Aiello Laura Divorce is a Push Up: Get Strong to Get Through
Ahrons  Constance  The Good Divorce
Blades Joan The Divorce Book with Matthew McKay and Peter Rogers
Blau Melinda Families Apart
Blumberg Grace Ganz Community Property Law in California
Butler Carol A. The Divorce Mediation Answer Book with Dolores Dean Walker
Chance Clifford Estate Planning Basics
Clapp Genevieve Divorce and New Beginnings
Corcoran Judy Joint Custody With a Jerk with Julie A. Ross
Coullahan Joan Financial Custody with Sue van der Linden
Doskow Emily How to Change Your Name in California with Lisa Sedano
Doskow Emily Making it Legal with Frederick Hertz
Gardner Richard A. The Parents Book About Divorce
Garrity Carla Through the Eyes of Children with Karen Bruenig and Mitchell A. Baris
Bienefeld  Florence  Helping Your Child Succeed After Divorce
Gold  Lois  Between Love and Hate
Haman  Edward  File for Divorce in California with J. Talama,
James Paula  The Divorce Mediation Handbook
Margulies Sam Getting Divorced Without Ruining Your Life
Miller George H. California Real Estate Appraisal
Morris Kenneth M. Guide to Understanding Money and Investing with Virignia B. Morris
Newmark Amy Divorce and Recovery with Jack Canfield, Mark Hansen and Patty Hansen
Philips Susan Stepchildren Speak
Reilly Robert F. Valuing a Business with Robert P. Schweiths and Shannon P. Pratt
Ricci Isolina Mom’s House, Dad’s House
Stoner Katherine E. Divorce Without Court
Thomas Shirley Parents Are Forever
Vaughn Diane Uncoupling


For Children:
Brown Laurence Dinosaurs Divorce with Marc Brown
Danziger Paula The Divorce Express
Masurel Claire Two Homes
Moore Jennifer When My Parents Forgot How To Be Friends
Ricci Isolina Mom’s House, Dad’s House for Kids
Spelman Cornelia Mama and Daddy Bear’s Divorce

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“Even though three years have passed, Sam helped me find information that made my life easier in locating documents that I had misplaced. He was more than helpful at the time of our proceedings with bringing the outcome of our divorce mediation to peaceful ending, and now with this, even though it was to no advantage to himself. He is a great divorce mediator and person, I would recommend him to anyone who needs a saint to help through a stressful time.” – Raymond G.

“Sam is a great divorce mediator. He helped me and my ex through a very difficult time. We did not agree on much and at times it got a little heated. Sam stayed calm and always helped achieve what we came in there to do. The end result was wonderful. He always answered phone calls, emails quickly and was always so friendly and helpful. He never ever took one persons side. I have already recommended him to two friends of mine and will do so in the future. If your looking for a great divorce mediator Sam is your man. Oh and he also met me at a location that was close to me to sign papers. He always made it convenient for me.” – Lindsey J.

“Not only did Sam make the whole process as painless as possible, but he gave calm, reasonable advice that allowed us to make the best decisions for ourselves and our children. I have contacted Sam no less than three times after our divorce was final with questions. Each time he responded quickly and went out of his way to help me resolve and understand the issues. I highly recommend Sam to anyone who finds themselves in need of a great divorce mediator.”- Christine M.

“Sam was very professional and helpful. He was very patient throughout the whole process and explained things in a way that was easily understood. He was also very fair in his dealings with myself and my ex. I would highly recommend Sam for those going through this trying period in their life.” – Rob J.

“Sam is wonderful! He helped us through a difficult and emotionally challenging divorce and handled both myself and my ex-husband with the perfect amount of caring and tact. The process could not have gone any better. He was fair, kind, straightforward and made the entire process go as smoothly and quickly as possible. He’s the best – I highly recommend him!” – Leah P.

“Sam did an excellent job of divorce mediation between my ex and myself. He was very fair to us both and very very patient and understanding. Thank you Sam for making a painful situation as painless as possible!!” – Chris W.

“Sam is such a great and wonderful divorce mediator throughout my entire 9-month divorce process full with challenges at both emotional and financial sides. He has always been incredibly patient with me and my ex-wife and actually the key element to hold onto both sides to make things keep moving forward. I do want to sincerely recommend him with my all due appreciation and respect for both his work and his kindness for all his future clients.” – Yuan Y.

“Sam is an excellent mediator and pushed the process smoothly and efficiently. He offered knowledgeable advice and provided impartial guidance through our divorce agreement. He even offered assistance after our divorce was settled, which has been very much appreciated. I recommend Sam to anyone who requires a divorce mediator. ” – Janine T.

“Sam skillfully guided us through a lengthy, often difficult mediation process and helped save us a good deal of grief – and money. He has the patience of a saint and a near ‘Solomonic’ gift to help cut through complex situations and issues. Sam worked hard to make our outcome as close to ‘Win-Win’ as possible. He was always professional, helping to keep his clients on the high road at all times.” – Carl S.

“Sam’s divorce mediation made a difficult process much easier. We had a real challenge where we needed to get our house refinanced. There was a chicken and an egg problem that could have forced the house to go to sale. Sam came up with a way to solve the problem and save the house.” – Steve K.

“Sam Anderson’s compassion, knowledge, and experience was a tremendous asset that enabled us to move through the legal process efficiently. I would highly recommend his services to anyone in need of a trustworthy divorce mediator. ” – Eve R.

“Sam made what one would call ‘ugly process’ go smooth. He was great in giving fair advice and recommendations to help my wife and I get through this and avoid the legal headache of the court process. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a divorce mediator!” – Darin M.

“Sam was very easy to work with. Being a divorce not all topics were pleasant and could easily have gotten off track but he kept us focused and in the end we both got what we were hoping for and Sam was super helpful. Could not have picked a better divorce mediator.” – Jed S.

“Sam is a great divorce mediator. The first time I spoke with him was many years ago when we came close to filing but decided to give it a second chance. He was very patient and understanding that we may want to work it out. A few years later we decided that it was enough to just move on and file for divorce. Same guided us through the divorce mediation without taking anyone’s side. He was fair and extremely patient, considering the personalities he was dealing with. Thanks again Sam for everything!” – Ngim L.

“Sam provided a positive experience and an easy transition for a not so easy experience to go thru! I would recommend Sam to anyone wanting a less stressful way to proceed thru a divorce.” – Ron W.

“I spoke to Sam Anderson over the phone before our initial meeting and, right away, I felt more at ease. He assured me about some concerns that I had going into the process. Even though it had been 4 years since the divorce, emotions were high in both of the meetings. Sam was extremely professional, caring, and helpful walking us through the painful steps of modification. If I ever needed a divorce mediator again, I would definitely hire Sam Anderson.” – Shannon B.

“Sam Anderson delivered everything he promised at an exceptionally fair price. Very professional, I would recommend Sam to friends and family in need of divorce mediation!” Keith N.

“Very pleased with my divorce mediation experience with Sam. He is very professional, he provided timely responses to all my inquiries and his prices were very fair. Highly Recommended !” – Cynthia M.

“I was referred to Sam by a counselor at my Church. He handled our awkward situation very professionally and objectively. Sam is an excellent listener, which makes him an outstanding divorce mediator. I would highly recommend Sam’s expertise. Thanks, Sam !” – Val A.

“Sam listened to both my wife and I and gave very sound advice. I appreciate his even nature and perspective. Highly recommended divorce mediator.” – Todd L.

“I do not know many divorce mediators , but I know we did choose the right mediator to help us. You were a pleasure to work with!” – Lory M.

“In this day and age, it is extremely difficult to find an honest, smart and compassionate attorney. Someone who cares and gives great advice for “you” not to milk you for the money but direct “you” for what is best for “you”. Sam, I like to thank you for being a great attorney and awesome person to work with.” – Ramin H.

“Sam is extremely patient and thorough. I was impressed with his demeanor and ability to handle the high tension during the mediation proceedings. His calmness is contagious, and he knew how to put the brakes on discussions that weren’t productive. Even though not on great terms, Sam helped me and my ex to achieve a settlement saving both of us tens of thousands of dollars, had we gone the traditional route. Toward the end of the process, the courts made a paperwork error and Sam handled it with grace and got it fixed. I can give Sam my highest recommendation. Thanks Sam.” Benjamin M.