Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) December 04, 2013
Alternative Divorce Solutions, Inc. - With over 160,500 couples initiating divorce proceedings in the state of California in 2012 (Judicial Council of California, 2013 Court Statistics Report), many families are overwhelmed with the steps required to end their marriages. With horror stories of their friends’ and colleagues’ divorces spiraling out of control (exorbitant attorney fees, court cases dragging on for years and an unwillingness to reach agreements on even simple matters), many couples are horrified about entering the process. Sadly, the fallout of these ever-increasing trends is devastating more and more children.
Top Orange County family law attorney and mediator Lani Baron, Esq., founder of Alternative Divorce Solutions, Inc., has dedicated her firm to creating an option that few have heard of or considered in this litigious state: Divorce Mediation. The trend is becoming so popular in fact, that she is growing her staff to respond to the demand; adding four new associates to her team and relocating her Newport Beach office in preparation of a state-wide expansion in 2014.
Alexandra Baron, Esq., a graduate of Whittier Law School, and Pepperdine Law School’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, currently an Associate at Alternative Divorce Solutions Inc., will support the firm’s pending expansion. As a lawyer and mediator, she guides clients through a fair and amicable process that has roots in Positive Psychology. Well-read and studied in the areas of mindfulness, active listening, and nonviolent communication, Alexandra Baron is a valuable extension to the existing team, bringing extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution and mediation.
Expanding the firm’s current offerings will be family attorney Courtney Glickman, who will head the Estate Planning Division for Alternative Divorce Solutions. Glickman is a member the California State Bar Association Trusts and Estates section. Courtney Glickman graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans with a BA in Philosophy, after which she attended Whittier Law School. Born into a family of estate planning attorneys, Glickman’s goal is to ease future uncertainties for families in transition and to support families in planning for the unexpected.
Malori Giron is a paralegal and case manager for Alternative Divorce Solutions. After Ms. Giron earned her bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice with a double major in Sociology from San Diego State University, she attained her Paralegal Certificate, which was approved by the American Bar Association. Finally, Giron, received her credentials as a notary public to ensure that the Alternative Divorce Solutions clients could notarize their divorce decrees at their convenience. Giron handles the procedural aspects of the divorce process, which include document and pleading preparation for court submission, deadline management, and corresponding with clients.
Kelley Thorpe Baker joins the team as the Vice President Business Development & Marketing. A wellness entrepreneur and marketing strategist, Baker was once a client of the firm, and had a chance to experience the process of divorce mediation first hand. As parents of a young son, Baker and her prior husband are passionate advocates of divorce mediation. Baker brings her background as a hospitality executive and marketing director to the firm, and will direct the marketing efforts for Alternative Divorce Solutions as it expands statewide.
Lani Baron is a thought leader in the area of divorce mediation in the state of California, with plans to expand the firm statewide in 2014. The firm has launched a nationwide media campaign to create awareness around the benefits of Divorce Mediation. The mission of Alternative Divorce Solutions is to provide solutions for families who wish to create #abetterdivorce through #mediation. The firm is also updating followings with trends on Premarital Agreements (#thenewprenup). Online/social media followers are increasing quickly, with calls coming into the office at a record pace.
"After my parents' high conflict divorce, I dreamed that I could change the way divorce is handled,” explains Lani Baron. “When I started my practice and began helping families, I began to realize that my dream was becoming a reality. I plan to lead my team with strength, compassion and courage as we expand throughout California. I have hand selected a group of talented, passionate professionals who are highly capable of spreading the message about peaceful divorce. I am excited to see what the future will bring our firm and the families we have the opportunity to help."
The firm is expanding to meet the demand of families looking for more peaceful and respectful ways to divorce. In response to the changing demographics and finances of couples today, Baron has launched an awareness campaign educating couples on the value of premarital and postmarital agreements (#thenewprenup), encouraging couples to engage in conversations about finances, debt, family assets and pre-existing businesses early in the relationship. Additionally, several must-have Family Emergency Protection and trust-based estate planning products are being brought to market this year by the firm's Estate Planning department, lead by Courtney Glickman.
Alternative Divorce Solutions’ office is located at 100 Bayview Circle, Suite 315, Newport Beach, CA 92660. Families are always invited to come and speak with Lani Baron privately to discuss their situation in a consultation, in person, via Skype or over the phone by calling Alternative Divorce Solutions at (949) 200-8412 or contacting the team online.
About Lani Baron, Esq., Alternative Divorce Solutions
Alternative Divorce Solutions is a boutique family law firm in Orange County, California. The firm was founded by attorney-mediator Lani Baron, who created the practice because she believed that families should be offered a better way to divorce. Alternative Divorce Solutions offers Team Mediation, which is an approach that allows an expert to participate in the mediation process based on the needs of a particular client. Through this process, Alternative Divorce Solutions teams with Certified Divorce Financial Analysts, Forensic Accountants, and Parenting Coaches to facilitate a better outcome for the family involved. Lani Baron is a thought leader in the area of divorce mediation in the state of California, with plans to expand her firm statewide in 2014. The firm has launched a nationwide media campaign to create awareness around the benefits of #divorcemediation. The mission of Alternative Divorce Solutions is to provide solutions for families who wish to create #abetterdivorce through #mediation. The firm also provides a variety of family law services, including trust-based estate planning services, post-order modifications, premarital and postmarital agreements, and support for same-sex couples. Visit Lani Baron’s practice online at http://www.altdivorcesolutions.com.