About My Practice
At Song Family Law, APLC, I assist my clients with resolving their family disputes in an efficient, timely manner. I provide highly skilled negotiation, mediation and litigation for divorcing or separating couples from all walks of life and handle a full scope of issues, including complicated property division, military pensions, business separations, spousal and child support, parenting plans, domestic abuse, post-divorce, post-judgment issues and appeals.
A graduate of Loyola Law School (consistently ranked in the top 75 law schools in the nation), I attended law school in the evenings while working and raising a young family. At Loyola Law School, I was a staff member and senior research editor of the international and comparative law review. I also attended U.C. Davis on scholarship and obtained my master’s degree in English, graduating magna cum laude. While I loved my time as an aggie, I am also an alumnus of the University of Southern California graduating with two degrees – one in English and one in political science (Honors). While at USC, I worked all four years and was on the dean’s list.
After passing the bar exam the first time I took it, I worked at some of Orange County’s most prestigious law firms. Seeing the need for a better approach to serving clients, I devoted myself to providing quality family law representation at affordable prices.
I am an experienced Certified Family Law Specialist. A Certified Family Law Specialist is an attorney who has been certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the area of family law by completing the requisite experience and education in the field. Only attorneys certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California may represent themselves as Family Law Specialists certified by the State Bar of California. To qualify for certification an attorney must:
- Be an active member in good standing of the State Bar of California;
- Pass a written examination covering California Family Law;
- Have substantial experience in the field of Family Law;
- Complete specified approved legal education requirements applicable to the Family Law field; and
- Be favorably evaluated by judges and other attorneys concerning his or her knowledge, ability and experience in the practice of Family Law.
I am active in the community having served on my neighborhood Little League board for eight years. I was also a coach for six years. I also spend time volunteering with various organizations supporting families and children. I have been married for 21 years and have three sons, one in college and two in high school.
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You Are Never Alone
When you are contending with divorce, separation and other family disputes, it can seem like a never-ending isolated journey. At Song Family Law, APLC, I strive to instill in each of my clients the confidence that they are never alone. I offer my clients my cellphone number so they can reach me with their questions or find out the status of their case right away.
Affordable Orange County Appeals Attorney
You can read my appellate case victories in the Marriage of Shimkus case, Marriage of Shattuck and Moss, and M.K. v. N.L (a parentage case) The marriage of Shimkus dealt with spousal support, the disentitlement doctrine, evidentiary issues for declarations and attorney fees. The marriage of Shattuck. Moss dealt with post-judgment modification of spousal support and attorney fees. It also involved the long-time soap opera star Ronn Moss who played Ridge Forrester for 25 years in The Bold and The Beautiful. M.K. and N.L. involved a request to set aside a default judgment wherein N.L. obtained sole custody. The Court of Appeal adopted all of our arguments and we successfully defeated M.K.’s request to set aside the judgment even though he didn’t approve of the Commissioner and the Commissioner did not make a Change of Circumstances finding which is required in final judgments when requesting a modification of custody.
Call Now For A Free 30-Minute Phone Consultation
You can also call to schedule an in-person consultation at my office in Orange or Mission Viejo. There is a $250 charge for a 50-minute in-person consultation. New clients who sign a retainer with Song Family Law, APLC, will have this consultation fee applied to the retainer. Contact me online or call 888-999-0259.