Mark B. Baer

  • Family Law Attorney, Mediator, Collaborative Law Practitioner, Speaker, and Author
  • Mark B. Baer, Inc., a Professional Law Corporation
  • Pasadena, California   
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Contact me for: Help and representation in Family Law, Divorce, Child Support, Child Custody, Custody, Children, Visitation, Mediation, Spousal Support / Alimony, Domestic Partnerships, Paternity / Unmarried Parents, Domestic Violence / Restraining Orders, Asset Division / Property Division / Property Disputes, Collaborative Divorce / Collaborative Law, High Net Worth Divorce, Modifications, Contested Divorce, Uncontested Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements / Premarital Agreements, Post Nuptial Agreements / Marital Agreements, Domestic Registration Agreements, Separation, Legal Separation, Nullity of Marriage, Annulment, Divorce Mediation, Mediation, Divorce Mediator, Mediator, Collaborative Law, Collaborative Divorce, Collaborative Practice.

Attorney Mark Baer is recognized as a ‘thought leader’ in many areas of Family Law for his provocative and forward-thinking ideas on improving the way in which Family Law is handled. As a former litigator who advocates the use of mediation and collaborative law whenever possible, Attorney Baer points out the inherent flaws that exist in litigating Family Law matters, then reveals more creative and less destructive approaches. Utilizing his vast array of information and knowledge, well beyond the law itself, Mr. Baer provides insight on how the dissolution of familial relationships, as typically practiced, leads to less-than-optimal results, both financially and emotionally. He also highlights the difference between ‘dispute resolution’ and ‘conflict resolution’ to offer simple ways of achieving a better result for all parties involved including the children.

WHO IS MARK BAER?

Family Law Attorney Mark B. Baer uses a unique, integrative approach which utilizes law, psychology, behavioral economics, neuroscience, economics, philosophy, and other disciplines. An advocate of using consensual dispute resolution processes such as mediation and collaborative law whenever possible, Attorney Baer considers the psychological and financial health of the entire family and assists them in navigating the emotional waters of Family Law. He also helps those who attend his lectures acquire new skills that can strengthen and empower them to better cope with future challenges.

Mr. Baer was recognized as Southern California Super Lawyer in the family law category in 2012 and 2013, AVVO rated 10.0 (superb), and included as a Top Attorney by Pasadena Magazine from 2010-2013.

Mark has been a columnist for the San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association's newsletter since September 2008. He has also had a blog column in the Divorce Section of the Huffington Post since May 10, 2013.

Mr. Baer presented at the California Psychological Association (CPA) Convention in 2012 and 2013.

On April 19, 2013, he was a panelist at the American Bar Association's Section of Family Law 2013 Spring CLE Conference in Anchorage, Alaska. The presentation was titled, "Navigating the Emotional Currents of Collaborative Law." He was later invited to submit an article for publication in the American Journal of Family Law which will be published in late 2013.

Although his practice is located in Pasadena, California, an article of his titled “When the Law Is Involved, Do Feelings and Notions of Fairness Matter?” was published in the Summer 2013 edition of DR Currents - A Publication of the Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Georgia. The editor of that publication was familiar with Mark’s writings and specifically requested that he write an article for publication in that newsletter.

Mark was also selected to author a chapter for the "Inside the Minds: Strategies for Family Law in California, 2013 ed." book, published by Thomson Reuters. The book was published on July 1, 2013.

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