Orange County Family Law Firm - Hughes and Hughes

As founding partner, Lisa Hughes' place is at the helm of the Hughes & Hughes family law practice. As both a Certified Family Law Specialist and a Certified Public Accountant for nearly 30 years, Mrs. Hughes excels in all areas of family law and is well-versed in the complex legal and financial issues facing today's families. As a trial lawyer, she has few equals in addressing financial issues.  Named a "Super Lawyer" for many years, she has gained the respect of her peers as well as her clients.
Lisa Hughes OC Mrs. Hughes is driven by something many attorneys in the practice of family law lose: a passion to help others. Born into poverty, and then suffering abandonment, abuse, and neglect, she became determined at a young age to improve her life and the lives of others. Her drive to turn potentially bleak futures bright makes her stand out among others in the legal profession, and brings a warmth that is unmatched to the Hughes & Hughes practice.
As a graduate with honors from Western State University College of Law, and armed with a Master in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, Mrs. Hughes sat on the board of directors of several community and political organizations, most notably the Juvenile Justice Commission, Orangewood Children's Foundation.  She is a former member of Drug Use is Life Abuse-Project No Gangs. When Orange County faced bankruptcy, Mrs. Hughes served as a member of the Citizen's Public Finance Advisory Committee and helped bring the county back from financial disaster.
She is a member of the California State Bar Association as well as a Certified Family Law Specialist in the state of California. Additionally Mrs. Hughes is a member of the Orange County Bar Association Family Law Section, the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Mrs. Hughes is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Tax Court.  She has served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Orange County Superior Court.

Her dedication has resulted in many awards, including "Woman of the Year" from the State of California, Senate Resolution in 1994, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Orange County chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners.
Lisa Hughes Award

A proud wife, mother of four, and grandparent, Mrs. Hughes is inspired by her faith, family, and myriad of barking, neighing, and squawking critters.



May 12, 2007    
Induction into Western State University   
College of Law Hall of Fame   

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 Bruce and Lisa Hughes worked with Senator Moorlach for the past year (July 2015-July 2016) on Senate Bill 1255. This bill was important to the citizens of the State of California and ultimately became California Family Code Section 70. This new provision resolved an issue raised by the Supreme Court on the Date of Separation between divorcing parties. The Date of Separationis vitally important as it determines when the marriage ended. This date is used to determine the legnth of marriage for Spousal Support purposes; it is used to calculate the community share of various financial instruments such as bonuses, stock options and retirement accounts. We were very pleased to have initiated this effort and monitored and revised the bill throughout its progress in cooperation with Senator's staff.

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