Orange County Family Law Firm - Hughes and Hughes

Kelsey Ferguson

Kelsey D. Ferguson is an Associate Attorney at Hughes & Hughes, LLP.

Ms. Ferguson is a native of the Inland Empire.  She graduated cum laude at the University of California, Riverside in 2010, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science with a minor in Creative Writing.  Orange County became Ms. Ferguson’s home when she moved there in 2011 to attend Whittier Law School.  Upon graduating from Whittier Law School in May 2014, Ms. Ferguson obtained her Juris Doctorate.  Ms. Ferguson also earned three CALI awards, each awarded for achieving the highest grade in a law course.

Prior to joining Hughes & Hughes, Ms. Ferguson worked as a Certified Law Clerk for the Orange County District Attorney's Office Gang Unit and the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office.  As a law clerk for those prosecutorial offices, Ms. Ferguson examined witnesses at preliminary hearings on both felony and misdemeanor offenses.  Ms. Ferguson also worked as a teacher for the YMCA of Orange County and has volunteered to work for the Housing Team of the Oceanside Legal Aid Society.

Ms. Ferguson is actively involved in the Orange County Bar Association in the Family Law Section and the newly-formed Criminal Law Section.  She enjoys running, biking, and spending time at the beach with her Labrador Retriever. 

Personal Note:  “It is my goal to represent clients in family law matters with expert legal counsel, empathy for the difficult and emotional period in their life, and to achieve a satisfactory outcome.”

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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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