Information & Video Reference Library for Divorcing Families

A Curated List of Informational & Educational Videos

The NYACP Library is a list of videos and articles that offer quality information for each professional discipline providing guidance and advice for families navigating through divorce.  Most of these items have been produced by our member collaborative professionals.

General Collaborative Videos and Publications
Financial Resources
Legal Resources
Mental Health Resources

General Collaborative Resources

Ken Novenstern, Esq.

The Emotional Trauma of Divorce: How Collaborative Law Helps

Ken Novenstern, Esq. (Video 3:38)

This is part 1 of a 3-part series on collaborative divorce called "The Collaborative Roadmap." The authors, Ken Novenstern and Melissa Goodstein, are attorneys and members of the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals.

Melissa Goodstein, Esq.

Collaborative Process: Collaborative Road Map

Melissa Goodstein, Esq. (Video 4:27)

This is part 2 of a 3-part video series on Collaborative Divorce by Melissa Goodstein and Ken Novenstern. In this segment, Melissa Goodstein, Esq., explains the stages of the Collaborative Divorce process.

Ken Novenstern, Esq.

Collaborative Roadmap contrasted with Preliminary Conference

Ken Novenstern, Esq. (Video 4:37)

This is the third video of the 3-part series titled "The Collaborative Roadmap." In this installment, Ken Novenstern, Esq., expands on some of the important differences between litigation and the collaborative divorce process.

Melissa Goodstein, Esq.

The First Collaborative Divorce Meeting: Process Driven

Melissa Goodstein, Esq. (Video 4:49)

This is part 1 of another two-part video series by Melissa Goodstein and Ken Novenstern on the topic of Collaborative Divorce. In this segment, Melissa Goodstein, Esq., explains what typically goes on in the very first meeting.

Ken Novenstern, Esq.

Collaborative Divorce, the Second Meeting and Common Issues

Ken Novenstern, Esq. (Video 4:29)

This is part 2 of the third series on Collaborative Divorce by attorneys Ken Novenstern and Melissa Goodstein. In this segment, Ken Novenstern talks about the second meeting, including who participates and how the agenda can be somewhat fluid.

Melissa Goodstein, Esq.

Attorney Paradigm Shift in Collaborative Divorce - Part 1 of 2

Melissa Goodstein, Esq. (Video 3:49)

This is part 1 of another two-part video series. In this video, Melissa Goodstein, Esq., talks about the paradigm shift required of a Collaborative attorney and how it is different from the traditional attorney role.

Ken Novenstern, Esq.

Attorney Paradigm Shift in Collaborative Divorce - Part 2 of 2

Ken Novenstern, Esq. (Video 5:19)

This is the second video of a two-part series by Ken Novenstern and Melissa Goodstein in which Ken delves deeper into the concept of how the goals of 'both' parties are the focus in a Collaborative Divorce.

Melissa Goodstein, Esq.

Finding a Collaborative Attorney: First Steps

Melissa Goodstein, Esq. (Video 3:06)

This video is the first of a two-part series in which Melissa Goodstein, Esq., explains how to go about finding a qualified collaborative attorney.

Ken Novenstern, Esq.

Selecting and the Role of Collaborative Divorce Counsel

Ken Novenstern, Esq. (Video 5:08)

This is the second of two videos focused on the process of procuring the services of a collaborative attorney. In this segment, Ken Novenstern, Esq., offers insights into the selection process and explains how the role of a collaborative attorney differs from attorneys who specialize in litigation.

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First Steps in a Collaborative Divorce--The Initial Meeting

Ken Novenstern, Esq. (Video 4:01)

In this video, Ken Novenstern shares two things that happened in the previous 24 hours that gave him a greater appreciation for the work he does in collaborative law.

Graphic - wife and husband with masks divorcing during pandemic.

The Corona Virus and Divorce

Nancy Kaye, CFP, CDFA, MBA, RIA (Article)

In this article, Nancy Kaye discusses the challenges of a strained marriage during a pandemic and how the Collaborative Divorce option may be the best solution for divorcing couples, particularly when courts are closed due to the Corona Virus.

Photo of Katherine Miller, Esq.

Do You Know the Power of Collaborative Divorce?

Katherine Miller, Esq. (Podcast 24:43)

In this podcast, Katherine Miller talks about Collaborative Divorce and why it is such a powerful option for divorcing couples. 95% of divorces settle before going to court so why not settle with a positive, respectful outcome?

Image of 5-part video series on collaborative divorce

5-Part Series on Collaborative Divorce

Ken Novenstern, Esq. (Videos each 4:00-6:00)

This video is the first in a 5-part series about collaborative law as it relates to divorce. Presenters are members of the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals (NYACP) and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP).

Photo of Ken Novenstern, Esq.

Two Firsts in 35 Years of Practice! Thanks Collaborative

Ken Novenstern, Esq. (Video 3:37)

After 35 years of practicing law, Ken Novenstern recently experienced two firsts demonstrating the power of the collaborative law divorce model. He shares those experiences in this video.

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A First Collaborative Meeting and the Chance to be Creative!

Ken Novenstern, Esq. (Video 3:44)

In this video, Ken Novenstern, Esq., describes his experience in a recent “initial” collaborative divorce meeting and how the collaborative process provides an opportunity to be creative.

Financial Resources

Thumbnail image for Nancy Kaye-Kirsch presentation on The Financial Neutral's Role in Collaborative Divorce

The Financial Neutral's Role

Nancy Kaye, CFP, CDFA, MBA, RIA (Video 24:43)

In this comprehensive video presentation, Nancy Kaye explains how the financial neutral works with couples to provide detailed financial planning from organizing and documenting to projecting income, assets and liabilities – and more.

The Good Divorce Guide
The amicable split is not just the preserve of celebrities and the super-rich. With the right advice, it can be quicker, kinder and a lot less costly too
Thumbnail image for Andrea Vacca's Divorce Survival Guide podcast

The Divorce Survival Guide Podcast

Andrea Vacca, Esq. (Podcast 52:00)

In this podcast, Andrea Vacca describes Collaborative Divorce as a team approach to divorce. The process includes creating a roadmap and specifically details the jobs for each member of the team.

Legal Resources

Thumbnail image for Andrea Vacca video - Don't Text While Divorcing

Don't Text While Divorcing

Andrea Vacca, Esq. (Video 3:11)

In this video, Andrea Vacca, Esq., explains how to stop electronic conflicts from escalating.

Don't miss this New York Times article mentioning our Immediate Past President, Andrea Vacca, Esq., and NYACP Mental Health Professional, Kathleen Bar-Tur, LCSW, FIPA on managing divorce expectations. Read it now!


Mental Health Resources

Coming soon!