California provides couples in the state with numerous options for legally ending a romantic relationship. Divorce, legal separation, and annulment to name the most common ways a relationship concludes under California law. Despite the differing terminology, it can be difficult to understand the distinction in these processes and to confuse matters further an Orange County…

With normal work, school, and family routines completely disrupted, the tactics that cheating spouses have normally used to hide their infidelity have been compromised. Cheaters are struggling more than ever to maintain the facade during the lockdown. Here are some signs of infidelity you might notice if your spouse is unfaithful. Some are obvious, and…

Here are five things you must know if you have a divorce, child custody, or other family court matter during the coronavirus pandemic: The Orange County Family Courts are still open, for now. Given the serious nature of this pandemic, it is likely that at some point the court will temporarily close and postpone hearings, but…

Here are five things you must know if you have a divorce, child custody, or other family court matter during the coronavirus pandemic: The Orange County Family Courts are still open, for now. Given the serious nature of this pandemic, it is likely that at some point the court will temporarily close and postpone hearings, but…

Lots of people may come across as boastful or self-absorbed, but in rare cases people are affected by narcissistic personality disorder, which is a mental condition characterized by a pronounced lack of empathy for others. According to research, approximately 7.7% of men and 4.8% of women suffer from narcissistic personality disorder. Narcissists are insecure and…

How to Read Reviews to Choose a Five Star Lawyer Online reviews have become a central part of our decision making process for nearly everything these days. From something as inconsequential as choosing the best bluetooth speaker, to something as important as choosing the best divorce attorney in town, you are probably the type of…

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Five Things To Know Before Getting an Orange County Divorce in 2020 The holidays are over and a new decade is starting. It’s a fact that new divorce filings slow down during the holidays and rise after the start of a new year as people look to make a fresh start, improve themselves, and in…

If you’ve never been through a divorce before then the entire process may seem extremely confusing. So it’s no surprise the question we get most often is: “Where do I start?” Here are the steps we recommend each of our clients take. Gather paperwork as soon as you know you’re getting a divorce. In divorce,…

If you think of your dog or cat as a member of the family, you’re not alone. A recent Harris poll revealed that 95% of pet owners, nationwide, have similar feelings. While we know a dog isn’t the same thing is a child. We also know the dog isn’t the same thing as the furniture….

Though we talk a lot on this blog about what happens in divorce court, over 90% of divorce cases settle. In Orange County, the court often orders a mandatory settlement conference if you and your ex can’t come to some kind of an agreement. When your divorce goes to court things get unpredictable. The judge…

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