Established in 1993 to serve clients throughout California

Alan R. Silverman was a founding partner of Silverman & Silverman, Attorneys At Law from 1994 though June 1, 2021 and Silverman Family Law., APC on July 2021.  His mission was providing  clients with compassionate, results-oriented guidance for complex family-law issues. Attorney Alan R. Silverman uses his unique approach to successfully accomplish your objectives as he helps you cope with the many challenges inherent in the family-law legal process.

Psychology and family-counseling experience

Before starting law school, Alan R. Silverman was a Marriage, Family Court and Child Counselor and a clinical psychologist. His credentials include a Ph.D. in counseling psychology, a master’s in guidance and counseling, a master’s in behavioral sciences and epidemiology, and a bachelor’s in psychology. During his 15-year career in the mental-health profession, Mr. Silverman performed a wide range of services to assist families and children in transition, including:

  • Family Court therapy
  • Individual therapy for children, adolescents and adults
  • Group therapy
  • Marriage counseling
  • Hypnosis
  • Child abuse treatment
  • Adolescent treatment
  • Forensic testing in adolescent and geriatric hospital units
  • Psychotherapy for adults and children
  • Residential treatment for children and adolescents adjudicated dependent or delinquent
  • Treatment of developmental disabilities
  • Psychological testing
  • Geriatric treatment

Our counseling approach

Alan R. Silverman uses his unique understanding of mental-health issues to ease the stress of dissolving a marriage or partnership and to encourage you to think rationally and calmly about the complicated issues affecting your Family Court. He assesses interpersonal Family Court dynamics, identifies the areas of strength and dysfunction in the Family Court system and uses this information to resolve or effectively litigate your case. With our eyes always firmly focused on results, we help you take decisive, efficient steps to successfully reach your goals and to preserve your peace of mind during a difficult time.

A Family Court-law specialist certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of The State Bar of California – “CFLS”

Mr. Silverman was and continues to be certified as a Family Court-law specialist by the Board of Legal Specialization of The State Bar of California and is permitted to designate himself with “CFLS”. Certification requires attorneys to participate in a demanding application process testing their skills and knowledge about Family Court law, assessing their experience in Family Court-law procedures and evaluating referrals from other attorneys and judges familiar with the lawyers’ work product, ethics and professionalism.

Focus on alternative dispute resolution techniques

Alan R. Silverman has an education and practice in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques. ADR typically minimizes expenses and reduces the time required to complete a marital dissolution or to resolve issues that the parties may have, not limited to marital dissolution. Additionally, ADR can be less stressful because you retain more control over the process.

Silverman Family Law, APC provides advice about settling your divorce using mediation and collaborative divorce ADR methods. To develop a sense of cooperation and cordiality between spouses, we encourage you to consider ADR to resolve parental rights, child support and high-conflict child custody issues whenever possible. 

Learn more about how our Newport Beach CA law firm is uniquely qualified to help you with your family-law matters

To reach the best outcome in your dissolution and to limit the stress associated with the process, call Silverman Family Law, APC, at or 949-991-0093 or contact us online to schedule your free initial telephone consultation. Sunday appointments are available.

Silverman Family Law, APC, located in Carlsbad, California, serves clients in and around Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach, Anaheim, Irvine, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Alisa Viejo, Mission Viejo, San Clemente, Laguna Hills, Seal Beach, Long Beach,. Santa Ana, Orange, Torrance.