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The Mediation Process

A Better Way to Get a Divorce in Long Beach

At Alternative Divorce Solutions, our priority is to provide a better solution for couples going through divorce. We believe that mediation is the best approach to divorce. Not only does it save time and money, but it also ensures that the process moves along as efficiently and peacefully as possible.

Contact us at (562) 454-0335 to discuss your case with our Long Beach divorce mediation attorneys.

Learn How Our Mediators Can Help Your Family

We offer a free, one-hour consultation to ensure that our services are exactly what you are looking for and to help you make sense for your situation. Contact our office to schedule your appointment today.

How Mediation Sessions Work

Divorce mediation is an alternative approach to traditional litigation. It involves you and your spouse sitting down with a neutral third party, also known as a mediator. The mediator facilitates an open and calm discussion between you and your spouse as you work together to reach an agreement on all the terms of your divorce.

During these mediation sessions, we will address and find solutions to issues such as child custody, child support, spousal support, and property division.

  • You get to be in control of your divorce.
  • Tailored solutions based on your needs.
  • Focus on your emotional well-being.
  • Eliminates combative power struggles.
  • Less stressful for every family member.
  • Neutral help from a qualified mediator.
  • Completely private and confidential.
  • Can protect the interests of young children.
  • Saves time by preventing long litigation.
  • Less money spent on attorney and court filing fees.

What to Expect During the Mediation Process

If you have never had to participate in a mediation session, you might be feeling anxious or unsure about what will happen. The process at Alternative Divorce Solutions is simple and straightforward.

The various stages of our firm’s mediation process include:

  • Initial consultation: You start with a free one-hour consultation so that one of our mediators can provide a detailed explanation of the mediation process and answer any questions you may have about divorce and mediation.
  • Preliminary paperwork: Before your first session, you and your spouse will fill out a set of financial disclosure documents as we work to prepare and file all initial court paperwork.
  • Mediation session one: We will collect and review your financial disclosure documents, ensuring that they remain confidential, and proceed to walk you through a productive and amicable discussion about your divorce agreement.
  • Subsequent mediation sessions: Although simple cases can be resolved in as little as one session, more complicated cases may require up to six appointments to resolve issues like spousal support, asset and debt division, and custody and child support.
  • Drafting the agreement: Following your final mediation session, our legal team will create your agreement, send it to you for review within 7-10 business days, and then make any necessary revisions.
  • Signing and notarizing the final document: When both you and your spouse are satisfied with the draft, we will prepare the final paperwork that will be sent to the court with your agreement and invite you in to sign your documents in the presence of our Notary Public.
  • Receiving the final divorce documents: After we file your legal documents with the court, we will send them to you through the mail in a packet that you can use as proof of your divorce.
  • Ongoing support: Once the process is complete, you can count on our legal team for continued support for your journey

To learn more about divorce mediation in Long Beach, contact Alternative Divorce Solutions at (562) 454-0335 now.

Keep Your Family Out of Court

Save Time, Money & Heartache

  1. In-Person or Virtual Services Available
  2. Initial, Confidential Consultation
  3. Personalized Mediation Sessions
  4. Drafting Petition Documents
  5. Final Document Signing & Notarization
  6. Receive Final Divorce Documents

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  • Affordable

    During an emotional time in your life, you shouldn’t have to worry about your pocketbook. Our one-time flat fee includes all costs associated with the mediation process.

  • Responsible

    We focus on non-intrusive solutions and minimize court involvement. This keeps the entire divorce process more confidential and less stressful for everyone involved.

  • Sensible

    We help you resolve all of the issues a judge would decide, such as asset and debt division, property division, or child custody and support in a peaceful and respectful way.

Client Testimonials

  • I really appreciate Lani’s help and recommend her and her firm to anyone.

    “Lani's Knowledge of the Law was Instrumental in Prevailing in a Situation that Appeared to be a Lost Cause from the Onset. I must have seen four attorneys over the previous two weeks, some very ...”

    - Esther R.
  • It Is Possible to Remove Stress from a Divorce

    “First and foremost, I found that I had a lot to learn about the divorce mediation process. I did not exactly know what the role of the mediator was or if we would still have to go to Court. However, ...”

    - Donald B.
  • I would highly recommend to anyone going through a divorce!

    “I don’t know if I would have made it through my divorce without Lani and the team at Alternative Divorce Solutions. I was so stressed out before I went to ADS. Once I got there Lani sat with me and my ...”

    - Giz S.
  • If you are looking for a mediator, do yourself a favor and go with Lani!

    “I seriously cannot say enough good things about Lani and her team at ADS. I was referred to them by a friend who used her services and it was the best decision my spouse and I could have made when ...”

    - Marley C.
  • My Husband and I Came Through this Process Whole and At Peace.

    “Our family is so fortunate to have the team at Alternative Divorce Solutions by our side navigating us through this process. Lani Baron is outstanding; every interaction I had with she and her staff ...”

    - Kelley B.