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  • Motorcycle Crash in Costa Mesa Costs 26-Year-Old Man His Life

    Victorville resident, Isael Acevedo Villafana was pronounced dead this past Sunday, May 21, after his motorcycle crashed into a parked car in Costa Mesa. Villafana was riding his motorcycle on the 800 block of Joann Street in the early evening this past Sunday, when he struck a parked car. Authorities received a report of the crash, which took place in a residential neighborhood, and sent the ...
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  • Divorce for Seniors

    The number of people in the United States who are 65 and older is 46 million. By 2060, that number will hit 98 million. With life expectancy increasing from 68 in 1950 to 79 in 2013, it’s no surprise those 65 and older may experience something as relatively common as divorce . Ever since ending a marriage became more socially acceptable, couples have decided to separate and go their different ways ...
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  • Divorce or Separation: Which Is Best for Me?

    Nobody ever enters into their marriage with the expectation that it will one day come to an end. Unfortunately, as we all know, divorce is a very real possibility for many modern couples with roughly half of all marriages ending in divorce. If you and your spouse have decided to part ways, you may be wondering whether a divorce or a legal separation is right for you. But what exactly is the ...
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  • Who Gets the House & Car During Divorce?

    Aside from maybe child custody , property division is usually one of the most hotly contested issues couples face during divorce – specifically regarding who gets control of the family home and car. In the state of California, couples are given the freedom to decide this on their own. If the parties cannot agree, however, the property will be divided by the Superior Court within their divorce ...
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  • Self-Employed and Divorcing?

    Property division during a typical divorce can be complicated to say the least of it. If your property is also the source of your income, as is the case for many self-employed couples that run a small business together, matters are sure to be even trickier. Success in such a situation will require some understanding of what to expect, helpful servings of preparation, and the keen eye of a legal ...
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  • Back to School: Getting Kids Into a Post-Divorce Routine

    So, your kids are gearing up to go back to school like always—but this time, you and your spouse are no longer together. That potentially means two new morning routines for your kids, two new commutes, and two different after-school routines. It’s always important to have a routine for your kids’ sake, but when it comes to their emotional health and academic success, keeping a smooth routine ...
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  • Limiting the Emotional Impact of Divorce Your Children Experience

    Divorce represents an intimidating hurdle for married couples but it can be an absolute shock to any children they share together. Every emotion that a spouse feels during divorce, a child that does not understand what is happening might feel twice as many and with three-times the impact. If you are going through a divorce, it is crucial that you keep your children’s emotions and happiness in ...
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  • Spousal Abuse

    Irvine Domestic Violence Attorney – (949) 681-9952 The thought of domestic violence against a spouse will usually conjure images of physical violence but this is not the only form of spousal abuse. If you have been abused by your spouse in any way, you need to seek legal help as soon as possible. If you are in immediate physical danger, you should also contact the authorities. Never do anything ...
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  • Divorce and the Holidays: When to File and How to Cope

    While the holiday season is typically a time of joy and family gatherings, this time of year can prove to be especially stressful if divorce is imminent. In addition to the emotional toll of separation and the triggering of various memories, several different questions can present themselves during this time. Should you file for divorce before or after the holidays, and what can you do to cope ...
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  • Can My Spouse Make Me Pay for Their Divorce Attorney Fees?

    Find a divorce lawyer willing to give you the very best price for their services and you still might be looking at a considerable receipt at the end of it all, especially if the divorce was contested or complicated due to a high net worth . In family situations where one spouse makes the majority or all of the household income, this can become a real problem for the other. With bills stacking up ...
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  • Top 3 Most Dangerous Roads in Orange County

    Car, truck , bicycle , pedestrian , and motorcycle accidents are a primary public safety issue in Orange County. In 2013, collisions resulted in the death or injury of 14,839 people in Orange County. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, speeding was the related cause of 2,499 of those collisions, a total of 1,225 of those incidents occurred between 9pm and 2:29 am, alcohol was ...
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  • Relocating with Children in a Divorce

    Many people going through a divorce consider relocating for a variety of reasons, such as to get a fresh start or to get a better paying job. Regardless of the reason, divorces can be stressful, especially if children are involved. When deciding whether or not to relocate, do not let emotions influence your motives for moving. Many people will claim that your motives for moving are driven by anger ...
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  • How to Get a Restraining Order in California

    If you believe that your spouse or family member could become aggressive or violent, possibly due to a pending family law dispute , you might want to file for a temporary restraining order . If you have already been abused or victimized by some form of domestic violence , or if your children have been neglected by your spouse, you should call the authorities as soon as it is safe to do so. Never ...
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  • How Is Child Support Calculated in California?

    When in the middle of a divorce , it can be easy to focus just on the here and now while losing sight of long-run concerns, like child support . If you live in California and are dissolving your marriage, odds are high that the court expects the noncustodial parent to pay some amount each month to the custodial one. But how much are you going to be pay or receive? This is a hugely important ...
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  • Pedestrian Fatally Struck on Beach Blvd

    A Car Accident resulted in death of a 23-year-old pedestrian in Orange County according to the Orange County Register. The car accident occurred in the City of Stanton. The pedestrian was fatally struck on Beach Blvd. by a car traveling southbound. The O.C. Register reports that the pedestrian was not in a marked crosswalk when struck by the vehicle. It should be noted however, that the driver of ...
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