Need Help with a Divorce-Related Conflict?


If you are self-represented in a divorce, scroll down for information about local and online resources.

RECOURSE has mediated many divorce-related disputes, such as child and spousal support, child custody and visitation, asset and debt splitting, property-related matters, and custody of pets.

Mediation is especially effective in divorce because:

  • Parents need to have ongoing effective and respectful communication about their children
  • Asset and debt splitting can be negotiated fairly
  • It is helpful to have the assistance of mediators who are trained in dealing with the strong feelings of people in conflict
  • Divorcing couples are more willing to abide by agreements on important issues when they control the content of those agreements
  • Old patterns of disrespectful and poor communication can be reset
  • Mediation offers a model of productive collaboration for your children
  • Mediation focuses on the future, not on the hurt of the past
  • It saves both time and money

I cannot begin to express how much I truly appreciate the compassion, neutrality, professionalism and effectiveness of the mediators. I feel resolved financially and emotionally.

Ms. S – Divorce mediation client


RECOURSE cannot provide legal advice,or any other advice (real estate, financial etc). We do not complete legal paperwork but we can help you to decide the agreements that will ultimately be included in your Marriage Settlement Agreement.

If you both have attorneys and want to avoid litigation, you may be interested in collaborative divorce.

Resources for Family Law Matters

(including Domestic Violence)

Sonoma County Superior Court

Family Law Facilitator/Self-Help Center

Civil and Family Law Courthouse
3055 Cleveland Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Phone: (707)521-6500

Office Hours: Monday through Thursday mornings from 8 to 11:30
Monday afternoons from 1 to 4:30
You can also call in to (707) 521-6545 to arrange for services. You must leave a message and a telephone number that you will be able to answer when we call. Please spell your full name and give us your case number if you have it.

No habrá ayuda en español del 5 al 8 de Octubre a menos de que traiga intérprete.
Court Hours Mon-Fri 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Clerk Office Hours Mon-Fri 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Department of Child Support Services

Sonoma County Legal Services Foundation

Provides Modest Means legal services, supervised visitation, domestic violence services and youth and public education.

1212 4th St. #I, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

(707) 546-2924

Family Justice Center

8.30am – 4.30pm Mon-Fri

Phone: (707) 565-8255

2755 Mendocino Avenue, Suite 100

Santa Rosa CA 95403



Help with domestic violence.

1421 Guerneville Road, Suite 200

Santa Rosa, CA 95403-7238

Hours of Operation: 9am – 5pm Monday through Friday

For information about Domestic Violence:

Need help with this?

If you’d like more information about whether RECOURSE can help you in your divorce, (707) 525-8545