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Beverly Hills-Based Law Firm YR Expands Mediation Services, Spearheaded by Co-Founder/Partner Barbara J. Youngman
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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.”  

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“Rising Star” Attorney Lauren O. Youngman Named Co-Chair of Family Law Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association; Co-Hosts BHBA’s 44th Annual Family Law Symposium
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Right on the heels of her recognition as one of Super Lawyer’s 2018 “Rising Stars,” Lauren O. Youngman, a Senior Associate Attorney at Youngman Reitshtein, was named Co-Chair of the Family Law Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA). In her first initiative as Co-Chair, Youngman and fellow Co-Chair, Jenna C. Spatz of Leichter Leichter-Maroko, spearheaded the BHBA’s 44th annual Family Law Symposium, held late last year at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City.

The Symposium, entitled “Domestic Violence, Delving into the Latest Developments -- What Every Family Law Practitioner Needs to Know Today,” was centered on common issues that family law practitioners encounter when handling domestic abuse matters. Panelists included attorneys from the public and private sectors well versed in California domestic abuse law in addition to several former and current Judicial Officers from the Los Angeles Superior Court’s Family Law Division.

”Serving as Co-Chair of the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Family Law Section is an honor. I am extremely proud to be part of the distinguished community of family law practitioners and Judicial Officers in Los Angeles County. Through the BHBA Family Law Section we strive to produce high-quality, engaging and practical continuing legal education programs,” Youngman said.

At Youngman Reitshtein, a Beverly Hills-based professional law corporation known as YR, Youngman exclusively handles family law matters. She represents litigation clients in divorces, parentage actions, and Department of Child Support Services cases. Youngman also acts as a mediator or third-party neutral, to facilitate global resolution between parties without litigation.

Since its founding in 2014, YR has continued to expand its reach and garner achievements with Attorney/Partner Ron Reitshtein, also recognized as a 2018 “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, and Attorney/Partner Barbara J. Youngman, who continues to grow her mediation practice.

Judge Thomas Trent Lewis, Lauren O. Youngman, Jenna C. Spatz, Judge Hank Goldberg (Ret.) Credit: Beverly Hills Bar Association

Judge Thomas Trent Lewis, Lauren O. Youngman, Jenna C. Spatz, Judge Hank Goldberg (Ret.)
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