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Jeanann F. Khalife

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Newport Beach, CA

Alternative Divorce Solutions
160 Newport Center Drive, Suite 205
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: 855-684-8751
Fax: 949-209-0425
Selected to Rising Stars: 2021 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 2012
Education: Whittier Law School
Practice Areas: Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution
Languages Spoken: Arabic, English
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Jeanann Khalife, attorney-mediator is the Managing Partner at Alternative Divorce Solutions, Inc. (“ADS”).

Ms. Khalife commenced her legal career in 2012 as a litigation attorney, with a primary focus in Business and Employment Law. She enjoyed the challenging nature of the litigation realm and excelled in case management and legal argumentative construction.

As time passed, Ms. Khalife noticed that she had an inclination to do more with her legal career. She desired to utilize her legal training to positively impact her community. The question was how?

Divorce Mediation, was an unexpected path in Ms. Khalife's career. However, it proved to be the path she was in search of: a challenging but positively influential path. Her first-hand experience of the positive influenced she served in people’s lives was empowering in her development as an attorney-mediator. Divorce mediation gave her the ability to provide individuals with a safe, neutral environment to talk through delicate issues that surround their divorce.

Ms. Khalife rose to Partner within a year of joining ADS in 2015. She stood side-by-side with her business partner, advocating for a better alternative for divorcing couples: mediation. It quickly became evident that while mediation worked well for ADS clients, the general public lacked an awareness and understanding of mediation. The solution was to educate about mediation, which lead the duo to developing the Podcast, Divorce Demystified.

Among her many contributions to the firm, Ms. Khalife has built upon the foundational elements of ADS, which are instrumental to our internal operation and client satisfaction. By providing a guided and educated approach to divorce mediation, client’s cases are effectively and efficiently handled. This approach has given Ms. Khalife the ability to successfully manage all three of ADS locations.

Ms. Khalife enjoys participating in speaking engagements, such as a repeat guest panelist for the M.B.A.S.C. solo practitioner section, and as an educational instructor with Lawline and BHCOE. Most recently, Ms. Khalife provided a professional commentary on KFI AM 640’s Dr. Wendy Walsh Show. Additionally, Ms. Khalife enjoys mentoring aspiring attorneys through their educational journeys. 

Practice Areas
  • 50%Family Law
  • 50%Alternative Dispute Resolution
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Mediation


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021 - 2022

About Jeanann F. Khalife

First Admitted: 2012, California

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Whittier Law School, Public Interest Law Foundation, Vice President


  • Attorneys of Distinction section, 2017, Orange County Business Journal
  • Recipient, Grace Gamra Scholarship and Dean’s Merit Scholarship; Moot Court Honors Board, Member, Whittier Law School
  • Top Attorney in North America, Who's-Who Directory

Industry Groups

  • Divorce Mediation
  • Legal Separation
  • Mediation
  • Post Order Modifications
  • Post-marital Agreements
  • Premarital Agreements
  • QDRO
  • Uncontested Dissolution
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Office Location for Jeanann F. Khalife

160 Newport Center Drive
Suite 205
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Phone: 855-684-8751

Fax: 949-209-0425

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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