Law Offices of Jan Mark Dudman

The Law Offices of Jan Mark Dudman have the experience, skill and in-depth knowledge to help you resolve your family law matters with an emphasis on mediation and collaborative divorce.

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Firm Overview

The Law Offices of Jan Mark Dudman has more than 35 years of experience in the following areas:
-Family law mediation
-Collaborative divorce
-Adoption law
-Child custody
-Child support
-Divorce
-Premarital agreements
-Spousal support
-Visitation rights

Many people have experienced the stress, damage and tremendous expense of litigating divorce issues. If you have children, you don't want the divorce process to damage them or your relationship with their other parent. Divorce Mediation or Collaborative Divorce both focus on resolving family disputes outside the court system so that family relationships and finances can remain intact. Most importantly, these models for divorce are kinder, gentler processes that leave the door to reconciliation open if that is what both spouses want.

Responsive and efficient Orange County law firm puts clients first:
At the Law Offices of Jan Mark Dudman, we are focused on providing clients with practical, cost-effective solutions to legal concerns before they become expensive problems. We pride ourselves on the high level of personalized service we provide to clients. Testimony to the firm's commitment to integrity and hard work is its BV Distinguished Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell for its professionalism and ethics.
Main Office

Main Office
2700 North Main Street Suite 990
Santa Ana  CA  92705

Phone
  • 714-972-8040
Fax
  • 714-972-8896
Divorce
At the Law Offices of Jan Mark Dudman, we have been helping California clients achieve lasting and amicable settlements for more than 35 years.
A growing trend in family law, collaborative divorce allows couples to work through a non-confrontational, non-adversarial process to reach the best result for themselves and their children. Mediation is another model that reduces the costs and emotion of going through a divorce. We are ready to help you dissolve your marriage in a manner that will save time, stress and expense.

A Cooperative Process:
In collaborative divorce and divorce mediation the spouses work together to reach the best arrangement for the future by using trained professionals to assist in the process. They address all the same concerns as those discussed during a traditional divorce, including:
-Child custody and visitation rights
-Child support
-Asset distribution
-Marital debt division
-Sale or possession of the marital home
-Spousal support and temporary support

However, rather than resolving conflicts out in court, the couple privately work in a manner that reduces stress and anxiety and moves quickly toward resolution.

The Potential Benefits:
The advantages of divorce mediation and collaborative divorce are many:
- Additional privacy since the agreement is worked out in private rather than in court, personal information is held in confidence and there is much less of a public record.
- Time savings: The collaborative process goes much more quickly than one that involves scheduled court appearances and formal discovery.
- Cost savings: Attorney fees are lower because of the reduced time factor.
- Less emotional turmoil: The act of dealing with your former spouse in a cooperative manner means that you do not face as much stress.


For divorce mediation or collaborative divorce to succeed, an atmosphere of trust must be created. We use different techniques to help create that trust.

Jan Mark Dudman

Practice areas including:
Mediation, Collaborative Divorce, Collaborative Family Law, Adoptions, Alimony, Annulment, Child Abduction, Child Abuse and Neglect, Child Advocacy, Child Custody, Child Custody Mediation, Child Protection, Child Sexual Abuse, Child Support, Child Welfare, Children's Rights, Civil Union, Cohabitation Agreements, Collaborative Family Law, Community Property Law; Divorce, Divorce Arbitration, Divorce Mediation, Divorce Taxation, Domestic Partnerships, Domestic Relations, Domestic Violence, Equitable Distribution, Family Arbitration, Family Mediation, Fathers Rights, Grandparents Custody, Grandparents Visitation Rights, Independent Adoptions, Interstate Child Custody, Interstate Support, Legal Separation, Marital Agreements, Marital Property Distribution, Marital Property Law, Marital Property Settlements, Matrimonial Law, No Fault Divorce, Non-Traditional Family Law, Palimony, Parental Kidnapping, Parental Rights, Parenting Time, Paternity, Post Divorce Modification, Postnuptial Agreements, Premarital Agreements, Private Adoptions, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs), Restraining Orders, Same Sex Marriage, Spousal Support, Step Parent Adoptions, Third Party Custody, Uncontested Divorce, Visitation Rights

Admitted:
California, 1975

Education:
UCLA, B.A.
Pepperdine University, J.D.

Associations and Memberships:
Orange County Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section)
State Bar of California (Member, Family Law Section)

Biographical Details:
Moot Court; Law Review. Author: "Relationship of Child and Spousal Support," Orange County Bar Journal, August 2000; "Change of Circumstances as a Child Support Issue," Orange County Bar Journal, March 2003. Judge Pro Tem, Family Law

Cases:
In re Marriage of Lautsbaugh, 72 Cal. App. 4th, 1131 (1999)
In re Marriage of Macmanus 182 Cal. App. 4th 330 (2010)
Education
  • Pepperdine University
    Juris Doctorate

Videos

How To Get A Divorce (Part 2.1) From Collaborative Divorce Solutions

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