Same-Sex Dissolution

The Path to a Better Divorce

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Bakersfield Same-Sex Dissolution Attorneys

Helping LGBTQ+ Californians Navigate Divorce

For LGBTQ+ individuals, finalizing a divorce can be uniquely challenging. At Alternative Divorce Solutions, our Bakersfield same-sex dissolution lawyers are committed to helping LGBTQ+ clients navigate the marriage dissolution process.
To schedule a consultation with our team, contact us online or via phone at .

Unique Challenges Faced by LGBTQ+ Couples During Divorce

To finalize the dissolution of a marriage, same-sex couples typically have the same options as heterosexual spouses, such as utilizing a summary, uncontested, or contested dissolution of marriage.

However, same-sex individuals often face a number of challenges when filing for divorce. Some common issues same-sex couples frequently encounter includes:

  • Determining how to divide property equitably. Many same-sex couples have considered themselves married longer than gay marriage has been legal, which can lead to disputes over what constitutes separate or community property.
  • Ascertaining spousal support. Like property division, same-sex couples may disagree on what factors should play into a spousal support dispute.
  • Establishing child custody and support. Child custody and support battles can get murky, particularly when only one party is the biological party of a child.

At Alternative Divorce Solutions, we’re committed to helping same-sex Californians easily navigate the divorce process using tools such as mediation.

To schedule a free consultation, contact us online or via phone at 949-368-2121.

Meet Our Team

Experienced in Guiding You To a Resolution

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Headshot of Lani Baron, divorce mediator at Alternative Divorce Solutions

Lani Baron


Headshot of Jeanann Khalife, attorney mediator at Alternative Divorce Solutions

Jeanann Khalife

& Managing Partner

Clients Share Their Stories

Stories Like These Inspire Us Every Day

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“Thank you for all your knowledge, conscientiousness, and kindness.”

– Beverly

“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.”

– Donald B.

“I was so stressed out before I went to ADS. Once I got there Lani sat with me and my husband and explained the whole mediation process. After I left I knew exactly what to expect and ADS lived up to my expectations.”

– Giz S.

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The First Step Starts With You

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Top 10 Reasons
To Choose Mediation
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  • 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.