Forrest (Woody) Mosten

Mediator and Collaborative Attorney

Certified Family Law Specialist

Louis M. Brown Client Library

We're proud that our office is home to the Louis M. Brown Client Library, the world's first law firm library for clients and professional colleagues. This collection is the educational center of our office. Here, you will find a unique library devoted solely to client-oriented resource materials. Books and audiotapes on subjects such as a step-by-step guide to filling out court documents to such related subjects parenting, needs of divorced children, financial planning, negotiation and mediation, purchasing a home and solving credit problems are available for client use.

Louis M. Brown Client LibraryFree to the Public…

You are welcome to visit our client library; where we have information on such topics as mediation, negotiation and how to work with lawyers and other professionals.

For a video tour of the client library and his office, watch the videos below.

Our collection includes videos, pamphlets, flyers, and books, some of which are included below.

Civil Mediation Related Books:



A Client's Guide to Limited Legal Services

Sue M. Talia

For Sale By Owner

George Devine

Getting to Resolution

Stuart Levine

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreements Without Giving In

Robert Fisher & William Ury

How to Mediate Your Dispute

Peter Lovenheim

How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim

Joseph Mathews

Landlords Law Book Volume 1

David Brown

Landlords Law Book Volume 2: Convictions

David Brown & Ralph Warner

Legal Guide for Starting and Running a Small Business

Fred S. Steingold

Legal Research

Stephen R. Ellias & Susan Levinkind

Money Troubles

Robin Leonard

Neighbor Law

Cora Jordan

Your Rights in the Workplace

Dan Lacey

Civil Mediation Related Videos



The Business of Bagel Mediation

Positive Conflict Management, ABA

Mediation: Its up to You

American Family Mediators

Family Related Books



101 Ways to be a Long-Distance Super-Dad...or Mom, Too!
(1996) Blossom Valley Press, Mountain View, CA

George Newman

Between Love and Hate: A Guide to Civilized Divorce
(1996) Plume Books

Lois Gold, M.S.W.

Child Custody: Building Parenting Agreements that Work
(1996) Nolo Press

Mimi E. Lyster

Choosing a Divorce Mediator

Dianne Neumann

Communicating With a Former Spouse
(1999) Signature Publ, Salt Lake City, UT

Vincent Gerard Molina

The Complete Guide To Mediation

Forrest S. Mosten

Creating a Successful Parenting Plan
(1998) Living Media 2000, Los Angeles, CA

Dr. A. Jayne Major

Dear Mr. Henshaw

Beverly Cleary

Dinosaurs Divorce—A Guide for Changing Families

Lauren & Marc Brown

The Divorce Book
(1999) New Harbinger Publ., Oakland, CA

McKay, Rogers, Blades and Gosse

Divorce Book for Parents: Helping Your Children Cope with Divorce and its Aftermath
(2000) Book Peddlers, Minnetonka, MN

Vicki Lansky

The Divorce Express

Paula Danziger

Divorce is a Grown up Problem

Janet Sinberg

Divorce Mediation Answer Book

Carol A. Butler, Ph.D &
Delores D. Walker, M.S.W, J.D.

Divorce Mediation Handbook

Paula James

Divorce Recovery: Healing the Hurt Through Self-Help and Professional Support
(1990) The Pia Press, Wash. DC

Allan J. Adler, M.D. and Christine Archambault

Divorce and Money

Violet Woodhouse &
Victoria F. Collins

Families Apart: Ten Keys to Successful Co-Parenting
(1993) G.P. Putnam & Sons, New York, NY

Melinda Blau

Getting Divorced Without Ruining Your Life
(2001) Simon and Schuster, New York, NY

Sam Margulies

Getting to Resolution

Stuart Levine

The Good Divorce
(1994) HarperCollins, New York, NY

Constance R. Ahrons

The Guardianship Book

Lisa Goldoftas & David Brown

Helping Your Child Succeed After Divorce
(1987) Hunter House Inc., Claremont, CA

Florence Bienenfeld, Ph.D.

How it Feels When Parents Divorce

Jill Krementz

How to Avoid the Divorce from Hell
(1997) Nexus Publ. Co, San Ramon, CA

M. Sue Talia

How to Do Your Own Divorce in California
Nolo Press

Ed Sherman

How to Get it Together When Your Parents are Coming Apart

Richards and Willis

How to Probate an Estate

Julia Nissley

How to Survive Your Parents Divorce: Kids Advice to Kids

Gayle Kimball

How to Win as a Step-Family
(1991) Brunner/Mazel Publ., New York, NY

Visher and Visher

It’s Not the End of the World

Judy Blume

It’s Not Your Fault, Koko Bear

Vicki Lansky

Joint Custody with a Jerk

Julie A. Ross, M.A. &
Judy Corcoran

A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples

Hayden Curry, Denis Clifford, Frederick Hertz & Robin Leonard

Let’s Talk About It: Divorce

Fred Rogers

The Living Together Kit

Toni Ihara & Ralph Warner

Make Your Own Living Trust

Denis Clifford

Mediate Your Divorce: A Guide to Cooperative Custody, Property, and Support Agreements
(1985) Prentice Hall Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Joan Blades

Mediating Child Custody Disputes

Donald T. Saposnek

Mom ?s House, Dad ?s House: A Complete Guide for Parents Who are Separated, Divorced or Remarried
(1997) Simon and Schuster

Isolina Ricci, Ph.D.

Mom's House, Dad's House

Ricci Isolina

My Parents Still Love Me Even Though They’re Getting Divorced

Lois V. Nightingale

Nolo's Will Book

Nolo Press

Our Family is Divorcing: A Read-aloud Book for Families Experiencing Divorce

Johnson and Williams

Parents Are Forever: A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming Successful Co-Parents After Divorce
(1995) Springboard Publications, Longmont, CO

Shirley Thomas, Ph.D.

The Parents Book About Divorce
(1991) Bantam Books

Richard A. Gardner

Quick and Legal Will Book

Denis Clifford

Stepchildren Speak: 10 Grown-Up Stepchildren Teach us How to Build Healthy Stepfamilies
(2005) AYWN Publications, Vancouver, WA

Susan Philips

Surviving the Breakup: How Children and Parents Cope with Divorce
(1996) Basic Books Inc., New York, NY

Wallerstein and Kelly

Through the Eyes of Children: Healing Stories for Children of Divorce

Johnston, Breuning, Garrity and Baris

Touch Points: The Essential Reference—Your Child's Emotional and Behavioral Development

Berry T. Brazelton

Uncoupling: Turning Points in Intimate Relationships
(1990) Vintage Books

Diane Vaughan

Using Divorce Mediation

Katherine E. Stoner

Ways to Avoid Probate

Mary Randolph

What’s Going to Happen to Me? When Parents Separate or Divorce

Edna Le Shan

Family Related Video/Audio



Children in the Middle

Center for Divorce Education and Ohio University

Children: The Experts on Divorce

Elizabeth Hickey, MSW
Mediation and Divorce Center, Inc.
(1994) Family Connections Publishing Co., Salt Lake City, UT

In the Best Interest of the Children


Listen to the Children: Divorce Education for Parents

Victor/Harder Productions, Inc., West Bloomfield, MI

Making Divorce Work

Constance Ahrons, Ph.D.

Mediation: It's Up to You

American Family Mediators

Mediation—Is it For You?

American Bar Association

Partners for Students—Teaching Teenagers the Relationship Skills that Maintain Marriage

American Bar Association

Planning For Parting

Adams-Borden Systems

Teaching Students to Get Along

Lee Canter & Associates

Two Different Kinds of Love—A Story of Independent Adoption As Experienced in an Open Format

Cook & Linden

You're Still Mom and Dad (What About the Kids)

Association of Family & Conciliation Courts

© Forrest S. Mosten

Certified Family Law Specialist
Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California