Joanne Ratinoff

The Ratinoff Law Group

12100 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1940
Los Angeles, California 90025


Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support Modification, Collaborative Divorce, Divorce, Divorce Modification and Enforcement, Family Law, Marital Property, PreNuptials

Joanne Ratinoff has been practicing family law exclusively for the past 35 years. Joanne was selected as one of the "Ten Most Dependable" Family Law attorneys in the West in Forbes magazine in 2008; has been selected each year since 2009 as a "Super Lawyer" by Los Angeles magazine; and has achieved an AV rating (the highest rating) by Martindale Hubbell - a testament to the fact that her peers rank her at the highest level of professional excellence

In mediation, the parties attempt to settle their dispute through the active participation of a third party (mediator) who works to find points of agreement and attempt to facilitate a resolution of disputed issues. Mediation has become very common in trying to resolve domestic relations disputes (divorce, child custody, visitation). Generally, the financial cost for mediation is less than fighting the matter out in court and may achieve early settlement and an end to anxiety. All communications — both oral and written — made for purposes of the mediation are confidential and cannot be used in court should the mediation fail to resolve the dispute. Mediation differs from arbitration in which the third party (arbitrator) acts much like a judge in an out-of-court setting but does not actively participate in the settlement discussions with the parties.

12100 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1940
Los Angeles, CA 90024

P: 310-909-8754
f:  310-693-5333
E: [email protected]