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Bakersfield Family Lawyers

Helping Protect Your Family & Rights

At Alternative Divorce Solutions, we know just how difficult navigating a family law case can be. When personal relationships and financial stability are on the line, emotions run high, and it can be difficult to know what step you should take next in your case.

Our Bakersfield family lawyers are committed to helping Californians find the best path forward in their family law disputes, whether that means utilizing a form of alternative dispute resolution such as mediation or litigating a case in court.

To schedule a consultation with our team, contact us online or via phone at (661) 669-7552.

Meet Our Bakersfield Attorney

Experienced in Guiding You To a Resolution
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    Garrett Rice


    Garrett prides himself in using his advocacy skills to protect families who have found themselves in difficult and sometimes tragic circumstances. As a skilled litigator, Garrett advocates to obtain the best possible outcome for his clients.
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    Karissa Collins

    Therapist and Co-Parenting Coach

    Karissa Collins received her Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology from Vanguard University in Southern California, where she originally discovered her passion for helping others. Since then, and for the past twelve years, Karissa Collins has helped individuals and families through a wide variety of matters such as co-parenting , marriage counseling, post-divorce coaching, addiction, and personal growth. Karissa is proud to be a part of the Alternative Divorce Solutions Team, where she can ...

Our Practice Areas

At Alternative Divorce Solutions, we help clients navigate the following types of cases:

  • Divorce mediation. Utilizing mediation enables you to save time, stress, and money on your divorce. Our skilled mediation attorneys will help you negotiate an equitable arrangement with your soon-to-be-ex.
  • Alimony (spousal support). Whether you're a prospective spousal support payor or recipient, our lawyers are here to help you obtain the support you deserve.
  • Child custody. Child custody battles can be difficult for parents. We're here to defend your rights and identify a path forward that enables your child to thrive.
  • Child support. Our attorneys can help you pursue an outcome in your child support case that ensures your child receives the assistance they need to succeed.
  • Marital agreements. A marital agreement enables you to protect your property and strengthen the bond you share with your partner. We can help you draft a comprehensive agreement that serves your needs.
  • Mediation reviews. Reviewing a mediation agreement before you hand it to the judge is wise. Our attorneys will work with you to ensure your mediation arrangement truly preserves your interests.
  • Property and debt division. Property and debt division is often the most contentious part of a divorce. We'll work with you to defend your assets and rights.
  • Paternity cases. Whether you're a mother or a father, establishing paternity can help ensure your child receives the support they deserve. We're here to help.
  • Same-sex dissolution. LGBTQ+ individuals sometimes face unique challenges when navigating the divorce process. Our attorneys will usher you through the dissolution of your marriage or domestic partnership.
  • Summary dissolution. Summary dissolution offers individuals an easy way to dissolve a marriage. We're here to ensure your summary dissolution goes off without a hitch.
  • Uncontested dissolution. Filing for an uncontested dissolution can help you end your marriage more effectively. We'll work with you to determine if an uncontested dissolution is right for you.

At Alternative Divorce Solutions, our Bakersfield family lawyers are committed to providing clients with the high-quality legal counsel they deserve.

To schedule a consultation with our team, contact us online or via phone at (661) 669-7552.

Get a Free Consultation

We offer a free, one-hour consultation to ensure that our services are exactly what you are looking for and make sense for your situation. Contact our office to schedule your appointment today.

Clients Share Their Stories

Stories Like These Inspire Us Every Day
  • “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.

Top 10 Reasons

To Choose Mediation
  • 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.

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