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Beth Appelsmith
Beth Appelsmith

Beth Appelsmith

Beth Appelsmith offers alternative dispute resolution through either mediation or Collaborative Practice. Both mediation and Collaborative Practice offer couples the opportunity to resolve family law issues mutually, with respect and dignity. Collaborative Practice and mediation can protect children from the negative effects of divorce, and these non-litigation options allow participants confidentiality, civility, and a wide range of settlement options.

Beth Appelsmith has over twenty years experience in family law matters. A current member of the Sacramento Collaborative Practice Group, Board of Directors, Beth serves as the Court Liaison for the group. She is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and has completed extensive training in Collaborative Practice, which is set out in detail at
Beth also serves as a Judge Pro Tem, for the Sacramento County Superior Court, and is a member of Child Custody Subcommittee of Family Law Executive Committee; Member of Board of Directors for Sacramento Collaborative Practice Group. Member of International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Approved by Sacramento Superior Court to represent children as Minor’s Counsel in Family Law matters.


McGeorge School of Law, J.D.

Areas Of Practice

  • Adoption
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • Marital Mediation

Additional Services

  • Collaborative Professional
  • Mediating Lawyer

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • AFCC - Assoc. of Family & Conciliation Courts
  • IACP - International Academy of Collaborative Professionals