Child Support

The Path to a Healthier Divorce

California Child Support Mediation

Sensible, Mutually Beneficial Solutions

Divorce proceedings tend to bring about many different arguments and issues, and matters relating to children and finance tend to be some of the most contentious. At Alternative Divorce Solutions, our team has years of experience in mediation and can help parents communicate effectively to come to an agreement that benefits everyone and, most importantly, gets the child the resources they need to succeed.

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

How to Calculate Child Support in CA

Child support is often a very necessary aspect of getting your child the food, clothing, and other essentials they need to be happy and healthy. However, determining how much the non-custodial parent should pay can be a complex process, and working with our Certified Mediators can help make things go much more smoothly.

When the courts are deciding how much child support to award, there are several factors they take into account, including:

  • Each parent’s income
  • The number of children
  • Estimated childcare expenses
  • Any existing or proposed child custody plan

Compassionate Support You Can Rely On

To A.D.S., nothing is more important than helping you find a solution that keeps your child’s best interests in clear focus. We are dedicated to helping you sleep more soundly knowing that your child will have access to what they need, and you or your spouse are paying a fair amount. Any divorce that involves children will have higher stakes, and emotions tend to run high – because of this, it is important to have someone with distance and perspective help both parties communicate effectively and do what they need to do for the child. In our experience, mediation is a much easier experience for children to handle than litigation due to its collaborative nature.

Meet Our Founder

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Lani Baron


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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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.