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2016

June

 

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 Separation is vitally important as it determines when the marriage ended. This date is used to determine the length 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.

2015

 

October

 

Forensic Accountants in Family Law Matters, by Bruce Hughes. Click to read more (PDF).

Cross Examination of an Expert, by Bruce Hughes. Click to read more (PDF).

Dig Deeper for True Value, by Bruce Hughes. Click to read more (PDF).

July 

 

Lisa Hughes is featured as “Attorney of the Month” for Orange County Attorney Journal Magazine. 

 

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April


THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DISTINGUISHED COUNSEL

 

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PRESS RELEASE

Lisa Hughes, of Hughes & Hughes LLP, has been selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.  NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence.  Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate.  


Members are thoroughly vetted by a research team, selected by a blue ribbon panel of attorneys with podium status from independently neutral organizations, and approved by a judicial review board as exhibiting virtue in the practice of law.  Due to the incredible selectivity of the appointment process, only the top one percent of attorneys in the United States are awarded membership in NADC.  This elite class of advocates consists of the finest leaders of the legal profession from across the nation.  


 March

On March 28th, 2015 in celebration of Women’s History Month, Lisa Hughes spoke to group of 30 women who attended Women Helping Women’s 2nd annual Smart & Sophisticated Day. Lisa was the keynote speaker during a day of empowerment to women. WHW is a non-profit organization which provides comprehensive employment support services for all disadvantaged men, women, and teens, empowering them to achieve economic self sufficiency through employment success.

 

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January 

David Wald, principal at our Orange County Law Firm, was recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as having the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.

 

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2014

Lisa Hughes, partner at our Orange County Family Law Firm, was appointed chair of Drug Use is Life Abuse.

Lisa Hughes was appointed chair of the Public Financing Advisory Committee


January


David Wald, principal at our Orange County Law Firm, was recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as having the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.

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2013

 

May

Bruce Hughes, partner at our Orange County Family Law Firm, published an article in Orange County Lawyer magazine in January of 2001regarding stock options and how they can be used as community property in a California divorce.  Read more...

April

David E. Wald, a principal in the Tustin based family law firm, Hughes & Hughes, LLP, a passion for trial has sustained his long and illustrious career in family law. See David Wald featured on Laws.com in article, "Divorce Lawyer Makes Career of Lifelong Passion."

March

Bruce Hughes article on forensic accounting featured on California Lawyer website.

2012

Bruce Hughes was appointed to the Orange County Board of Supervisors Audit Oversight Committee.

Lisa Hughes joined the Orange County Sheriff’s Advisory Council, the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, and the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.

Lisa Hughes was one of 4 “roasters” of Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Sandra Hutchens at an event hosted by BIZPAC and the Orange County Business Council. Read the Thank You Letter and check out the photo gallery below:

Lisa Hughes was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Orange County Lincoln Club.

Bruce Hughes article in the California Lawyer: Forensic Accounting: Dig Deeper for True Value

 

2011

 

Lisa Hughes has been featured in the most recent edition of Southern California's Super Lawyers as one of the top attorneys in Southern California.

 

2010

August

Divorce Mediation Myths: Debunking Divorce Mediation Myth Click to read more(PDF).

Mediation FAQ's Click to read more(PDF).

Mediation Defined Click to read more(PDF).

 

July

Transmutation of the Characterization of Property, by Bruce Hughes. Click to read more (PDF).

 

2009

December

Bruce Hughes was published in the California State Bar Journal. December 2009. Click to read more (PDF).

May

Partner Lisa Hughes is profiled as a nominee in the Orange County Business Journal's Women in Business feature. May 2009. Click to read more (PDF).

April

Principal David E. Wald gives the Orange County Register his tips on how employees can help companies weather the recession. April 2009.
Click to read more (opens in new window).

February

David E. Wald is featured in the People column of Orange County Business Journal. February 2009. Click to read more (PDF).

Lisa Hughes contributed comments and insight about her experience with the foster care system in Orange County Parenting Magazine. February 2009.
Click to read more (PDF).

January

Lisa Hughes is interviewed about recent shifts in the condition of at-risk children in Orange County. Article appeared at OCRegister.com and in Canyon Life News. January 2009.
Click to read more (PDF).

David E. Wald is featured in the Movers & Shakers section of OCMetro.com. January 2009.
Click to read more (PDF).

David E. Wald joins Hughes & Sullivan Family Law Firm in Tustin as Principal, bringing with him 35 years of family law litigation experience. He will continue litigating in the courtroom as well as lead supervision and training of associates.
Click to read press release (PDF).

Article by Lisa Hughes in Orange County Lawyer about executive divorce. January 2009.
Click to read more (PDF).

 

2008

December

Lisa Hughes provided expert comments in Orange County Register regarding the trend of couples putting off divorce due to a down economy and bad housing market. December 2008.
Click to read more (PDF).

Lisa Hughes provided expertise in the Kid Health column of OC Family regarding the impact of divorce on children. December 2008.
Click to read more (PDF).

October

Lisa Hughes provided advice in BusinessWeek to small business owners regarding navigating through a divorce while ensuring the business does not suffer. October 2008.
Click to read more (PDF).

Lisa Hughes’ tips for navigating a business during divorce, especially in a down economy, are featured in the Small Business Blog on OCRegister.com. October 2008.
Click to read more (PDF).

Lisa Hughes is featured in Ask the Expert column in Orange County Parenting Magazine, responding to a question about creating a will for children. October 2008.
Click to read more (PDF).

September

Hughes & Sullivan is featured in the Business Spotlight in Tustin News. August 2008.
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July

Lisa Hughes is featured on KDOC-TV’s Daybreak OC in a story about the effect the down economy and housing market has on divorce. July 2008.
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Lisa Hughes’ expert comments are included in an article called “Divorce: Get Prepared” at WhatHappensNow.com about preparations to take before getting a divorce. July 2008.
Click to read more (PDF).

June

The Hughes & Sullivan law office interior is featured in a photo and article called “Welcome Home” in the OC Metro Business Magazine Workspace section, showcasing the comfortable, welcoming atmosphere of their offices. June 2008.
Click to read more (PDF).

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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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