Book, Articles & Papers

Onward & Upward: Guide for Getting Through New York Divorce & Family Law Issues
Compiled and edited by Cari B. Rincker, Esq., this comprehensive guide offers the perspectives of attorneys and professionals on a myriad of family and matrimonial law topics including children, marital dissolution, special court actions, contracts, estate planning, dispute resolution, and more. Diverse viewpoints from non-lawyer professionals who aid people through various life changes are presented. FamilyKind is the author of the chapter on community resources.

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“Examining Divorce from a Developmental Perspective”
An original paper by Nancy Adler, Ph.D candidate, and member of the FamilyKind evaluation team. This paper, published in 2014 by FamilyKind, studies the effects of separation and divorce on children at different stages of life, including infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence.

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“A Look at Parent Education for Families Experiencing Divorce and Separation”
An original paper by Lesley Ann Friedland, Esq., executive director or FamilyKind, and Constantine Kalogiannis. Published in the Winter 2013 edition of The Report, a quarterly publication of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation (NYSCDM) visit





Podcasts & Interviews

Going Through a Divorce? FamilyKind to the Rescue! with Lesley Ann Friedland, founder and executive director of FamilyKind. Lesley discusses FamilyKind’s vision, mission, and work in this interview with mediator and blogger, Jennifer Safian.

Multi-Cultural Divorce and Family Mediation with Jennifer Safian, founder of Safian Mediation and FamilyKind educator and mediator. In this interview, she discusses multi-cultural divorce, divorce and family mediation in New York, 12 critical mistakes to avoid when considering a separation or divorce, and more.


Ackerman Institute for the Family

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Children’s Law Center

Family Divorce and Mediation Council

Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research

Lawyers for Children

New York Center for Interpersonal Development

New York Peace Institute

New York State Council on Divorce Mediation

New York State Parent Education & Awareness Program