Mediation Process

The Path to a Healthier Divorce

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About the Mediation Process

Mediation Session 1

Your mediator will collect the financial disclosure documents to make sure everything is in order. Remember, since you are in mediation, these forms will remain confidential. The mediator will then begin walking you through the mediation appointment by starting a productive and respectful discussion about your divorce settlement.

Remaining Mediation Sessions

Depending on how complicated your case is, you may attend up to six mediation appointments. If your case is simple, it can be resolved in as little as one mediation appointment. The number of mediations required will be assessed during your initial consultation.

During these meetings, your A.D.S. Certified Mediator will help you resolve issues, including:

  • Child support
  • Child custody
  • Asset division
  • Debt division
  • Spousal support
  • Other matters that are important to you
Your mediator will guide you through these discussions in a respectful and efficient manner and will make sure you are well informed before you make these important decisions.


After your final mediation meeting, we present you with a draft of your Stipulated Judgment (Agreement) via e-mail. Then, you and your spouse can take your time to review the Agreement to make sure you feel comfortable and happy with what you have agreed to.

As long as you and your spouse agree, your mediator can edit the Agreement so it reflects both of your intentions.

Final Document Signing & Notarization

After you and your spouse are comfortable with the draft, our team will prepare the final documents that will accompany your Agreement for filing with the court. Then, you can come to our office for your notary appointment. Our Notary Public will walk you through all of the necessary signatures in the privacy of our office.

Receive Final Divorce Documents in the Mail

After we have filed all of your legal documents with the court, we will place them in the mail to you in a neat and organized packet. We will also provide you with a final letter that thanks you for choosing mediation. You can keep this packet for proof of your divorce.

We Will Always be Your Team!

After your mediation process is complete, you can always contact our team for support. We have an expansive network of professionals such as financial experts, accountants, counselors, and estate planning attorneys who can help you along your journey.

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

Meet Our Founder

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Headshot of Lani Baron, divorce mediator at Alternative Divorce Solutions

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. [After my consultation], 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.