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…

Things to know before divorcing in 2020 law offices of john a bledsoe (1)

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…

Hiring a private investigator to catch a cheating spouse in orange county california

Should You Hire a Private Investigator to Catch a Cheating Spouse in Orange County, California?     According to the American Psychological Association (APA), around 20-40 percent of divorces are a result of infidelity. In surveys published by Divorce Magazine, approximately  45-50 percent of married women and 50-60 percent of married men cheat on their spouses. According to…

Divorcing Someone with Bipolar Disorder in Orange County California

Marriage (or Deciding to Divorce) When Your Spouse Suffers from Bipolar Disorder According  to the National Institute of Mental Health, 5.7 million adult Americans, or about 2.6% of the U.S. population age 18 and older every year, suffer from bipolar disorder. Of these cases of bipolar disorder, about 82.9% of these persons suffer from “severe” bipolar…

Grandparent's Rights in Southern California Family Law

Grandparent’s Rights in Southern California Family Law In the vast majority of cases, the court has a policy of non-interference and respects the rights of parents to decide which family members they allow to see their children. Notwithstanding this, there are rare circumstances where the court may intervene through laws which protect grandparent’s rights and…

Willful Unemployment or Underemployment in California Divorce

Is Your Spouse or Former Spouse Willfully Under or Unemployed? The biggest factor that determines the amount of money that is awarded as spousal or child is the amount of money earned by the party who is obligated to pay. One dirty trick some try to game the system with is willful unemployment or underemployment….

Is Your Spouse Hiding Assets in Your California Divorce?

Is Your Spouse Hiding Assets in Your California Divorce? Ideally, even if two people no longer wish to remain married, they can still work in good faith with each other to end their marriage. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Divorce can bring out the worst in nice people, and some people aren’t very…

Back to School Tips for Divorced Dads in California

Back to School Tips for Divorced Dads in California Summer break is over and children in Southern California have returned back to school. Here are five tips for divorced dads or anyone in a blended family to help your kids succeed this year. Make sure your contact information is on file with the school and that…

Factors Influencing Alimony Spousal Support Orders in the State of California

Factors that Determine Alimony/Spousal Support in California Although you can find calculators online that purport to determine the alimony that will be awarded in your case, the truth is that in California, the judge does not use a formula to decide spousal support. Instead, the judge will consider a wide variety of factors to decide…

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