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Carlsbad Divorce Mediation Attorneys

Alternatives to Divorce in Orange County

At Alternative Divorce Solutions, our goal is always to provide people like you with peaceful, respectful solutions tailored to your unique needs. We work to save our clients as much time and money as possible to ensure a smooth transition. Our team is constantly doing everything in its power to minimize the stress inherent in traditional divorce proceedings.

Divorce Mediation Consultation OC

The process begins with your free, one-hour consultation, during which your Alternative Divorce Solutions mediator will help you to understand the full mediation process and get a clearer picture of your unique situation. We will also take the time to answer any questions you have regarding mediation and divorce.

At the end of this meeting, we will provide you with a quote for a one-time flat rate for the entirety of the mediation process and you will be able to sign up for our services.

Contact us to learn more!

Before the First Session

At the initial consultation, we will give you a list of documents and disclosures that you will need to prepare and bring with you to your first session. If you have any questions regarding the completion of these documents, please do not hesitate to reach out to us! In the meantime, we will be preparing the initial court filings and present them to you for your signatures. You will be presented with the filed documents at your first mediation appointment, and this will begin the “6 month, 1 day” waiting period mandated by California.

Contact our team today at (442) 241-0233 to start the process.

How Mediation Sessions Work

After collecting and reviewing the financial disclosure documents, our mediator will begin the appointment by opening a productive and civil discussion about various aspects of the divorce settlement. We are there primarily to facilitate this open communication while providing knowledgeable insight into the legal process and helping each individual understand the short-term and long-term implications of their choices.

Depending on the complexity of your case, you may utilize up to six appointments to mediate your settlement. However, simpler cases can often be resolved in as little as a single visit.

These meetings will address finding solutions to a variety of divorce issues, such as: Child custody, Child support, Spousal support, Debt division & 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.


No one wants a long, drawn-out divorce process. Because of this, our team takes great pride in providing efficient services to help our clients reach a settlement that everyone can agree on and move forward with their lives. After your final appointment, we will email you within 7-10 business days with a draft of your agreement. You and your spouse can take the time you need to review this agreement and ensure that you are comfortable with the outcome. At this time, your mediator can also make edits to the document as long as both parties agree to the changes.

Signing & Notarizing the Final Document

Once you and your spouse decide you are happy with the agreement, we will prepare the final divorce documents. You can then come to our office for a notary appointment, where our Notary Public will guide you through the final signing process.

Receiving the Final Documents

After all of your legal documents have been filed with the court, we will mail them to you in a neat and orderly packet. You will also receive a final letter from us, thanking you for utilizing our services and choosing mediation. All of these may be kept for your records as proof of your divorce.

Alternative Divorce Solutions is Your Team

Even after completing your mediation process, our mediators are here for you when you need us. We have amassed an extensive network of professionals such as accountants, financial experts, estate planning lawyers, and counselors, all of whom can help you as you move forward into the next chapter of your life.

Contact us today at (442) 241-0233 to get started with your complimentary consultation. We are committed to providing you with a smooth and low-stress mediation experience!

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.