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Lani Baron

Lani Baron

Certified Divorce Mediator
  • Divorce, Family Law, Arbitration & Mediation
  • California
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Lani Baron, Attorney-Mediator, is the founder of Alternative Divorce Solutions. As a child, Lani witnessed her parents’ highly-litigated and contentious divorce and she knew that there needed to be a change in the system. This life experience inspired Lani to begin her career in alternative dispute resolution early on, and she started her career as a paralegal at a small family mediation firm in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Shortly thereafter, Lani moved to California to study at Pepperdine’s Straus Institute, where she focused on courses relating to dispute resolution and mediation. Her passion for helping others also prompted her desire to excel in her legal education, and she graduated from Whittier Law School in the top 4% of her class. Immediately after graduating law school, Lani took on the role of owner and head attorney-mediator at Center for Mediated Divorce. There, she assisted hundreds of couples in settling their divorces peacefully. Ultimately seeking to improve the services she was providing her clients, Lani opened Alternative Divorce Solutions, which offers mediated divorce, uncontested dissolution, team mediation, and mediation training. Lani has been the recipient of several awards, including being named as an honoree in Riviera Magazine’s Dynamic Women and Power Players editions in 2013. In addition, Lani was nominated for the prestigious OC Business Journal Awards for Women in Business and Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014. Most recently, Lani was named one of OC Metro Magazine’s Top 100 Attorneys in Orange County, CA for 2014.

Practice Areas
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Arbitration & Mediation
Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation, Family - Arbitration/Mediation
Additional Practice Areas
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Prenups / Postnups
  • Free Consultation
    We offer a free, one hour consultation to ensure that our services are exactly what you are looking for.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Professional Experience
Owner and CEO
Alternative Divorce Solutions
- Current
Whittier Law School
J.D. (2011) | Family Law and Children's Rights
Honors: Ranking top 4% Whittier Law School, CALI Awards in Family Law, Estate Planning, Evidence, Torts II, Comparative Legal Systems and the EU, Constitutional Law II and Criminal Procedure. Finalist in the 2010 National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare and Adoption Law.
Activities: Whittier Law Review, Moot Court Honors Board, Teaching Assistant in Contracts and Torts, Deans Fellow, Research Assistant
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Pepperdine University School of Law
Minor (2011) | MDR, Mediation, Arbitration, Negotiation
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Top Attorney 2014
OC Metro magazine
In 2014, Lani Baron was named one of OC Metro's Top 100 Attorneys.
Entrepreneur of the Year Award Nominee
Orange County Business Journal
Women in Business Award Nominee
Orange County Business Journal
Dynamic Women of Orange County
Riviera Magazine
Power Players
Riviera Magazine
Professional Associations
State Bar of California  # 281250
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Articles & Publications
Rewriting Your Happily Ever After Through Divorce Mediation
California Bar, Solo-small Firm Section
Divorce Mediation
Institute for Best Practices in Divorce Mediation
Websites & Blogs
Alternative Divorce Solutions
Newport Beach
Long Beach
Orange County Divorce Mediation Blog
Contact & Map
Bakersfield Office
3434 Truxtun Ave, Suite 250
Bakersfield, CA 93312
Telephone: (661) 669-7552
Newport Beach Office
895 Dove Street, Third Floor
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Telephone: (949) 200-8412
Long Beach Office
111 West Ocean Blvd., 4th Floor
Long Beach , CA 90802
Telephone: (562) 379-5011