Private Judging

The Path to a Better Divorce

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Long Beach Private Judging Lawyers

Private Judging Attorneys in Long Beach, CA

Many alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods focus on moving away from judges during the divorce process. However, for individuals who feel a judge could help them resolve conflicts in their divorce, private judging may be the perfect solution.

At Alternative Divorce Solutions, our Long Beach private judging attorneys can help you use a private judge to finalize your divorce.

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

The Anatomy of Private Judging in Long Beach

Private judges are legal professionals – often retired judges or attorneys – who have the legal authority to privately preside over legal cases and resolve family law cases. Parties who utilize private judging in California can decide how legally binding they want their private judge’s determinations to be.

Additionally, spouses who use private judges can select a judge of their case, making private judging a flexible option for parties seeking to receive a legally binding judgment out of court. To utilize private judging for your case, you must notify the court presiding over your case (typically the county court where you or your spouse lives) of your decision to use private judging.

How We Help Clients Leverage Private Judging

One of the great things about the private judging process is how it streamlines legal cases. For us, the typical private judging case looks something like this:
  • We meet with both parties and collect the disclosures that enable the use of a private judge to resolve the case;
  • We evaluate the complexity of the case, so the private judge and the parties understand what to expect;
  • We schedule a hearing with the private judge in our office so the parties don’t have to attend court;
  • After reaching a decision, the private judge will submit their judgment to the court, enabling the court to resolve the case.
If you want a streamlined, effective path forward in your family law case, private judging may meet your needs perfectly.

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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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.