Beverly Hills Co-Founder Spearheads Mediation Work

Beverly Hills Law Firm Expands Mediation Service Headed by Co-Founder Barbara Youngman

Beverly Hills Co-Founder Spearheads Mediation Work 1

Powered By LawFuel Beverly Hills, CA – (July 10, 2019) – The law firm of Youngman Reitshtein (YR) is expanding its Mediation Services with a new venture spearheaded by Partner Barbara J. Youngman.

As a founding Partner of the Beverly Hills-based firm, Youngman has exclusively handled family law matters for over twenty years. Her litigation experience includes divorces, parentage actions, domestic violence restraining order trials, and Department of Child Support Services cases. Now, she plans on further developing the firm’s work with Mediation clients as a means of conflict resolution.


“I’ve been practicing family law for a very long time,” notes Youngman, “and one of the biggest recent trends has been the movement towards Mediation and Collaborative Law. Mediated and Collaborative divorces are typically a better approach to dissolving a marriage than litigation. For one thing, Mediation and Collaborative Law, by their very nature, are instrumental in diffusing the level of anger that both parties can bring to a litigated divorce. For another, staying out of court means that the parties get to make all of the decisions instead of having those decisions made by a judge who knows nothing about a party’s needs or the needs of one’s children.”


Bio: Barbara J. YoungmanBarbara Youngman is a founding partner of Youngman Reitshtein, PLC. Barbara represents clients in all areas of family law, including divorce, custody, child and spousal support, division of community assets, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, as well as domestic violence actions. Barbara is a second-generation lawyer, originally from Brooklyn, New York, and has been a family law practitioner in Beverly Hills, California for over twenty years. Barbara has extensive experience representing family law clients through litigation, mediation and collaborative divorce proceedings. In addition to her private practice, Barbara has served as an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles’s Center for Conflict Resolution (2014), and volunteers regularly as a pro bono mediator at the Center. She is also a volunteer Daily Settlement Officer (DSO) with the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Barbara was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and spent twelve years working in advertising in Manhattan. A year after their wedding, Barbara and her husband relocated to Beverly Hills, where they started their family, and Barbara went to law school. Upon obtaining her law degree, Barbara opened her solo family law practice, which she operated until forming YR in 2014.


About Youngman Reitshtein (YR):Since its founding in 2014, Beverly Hills-based law firm Youngman Reitshtein (YR) has continued to expand its reach and garner achievements with Attorney/Partner Ron Reitshtein and Associate Attorney Lauren O. Youngman recognized as 2018 “Rising Stars” by Super Lawyers, and Attorney/Partner Barbara J. Youngman, who continues to grow her mediation practice.

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