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So Goes The Swarm

So Goes The Swarm

As the COVID-19 pandemic begins to slowly wrap up, we will be seeing report after report come out regarding the last year’s events and how it affected various industries. One industry whose report I was particularly interested in was in home improvement and how much people spent in remodeling their homes while they were shut in during the peak lockdown periods.

In one particularly lengthy deep dive into the statistics around home improvement, I happened to catch a glimpse of a tangential industry and how the pandemic affected them: pest control. With the huge number of additions being constructed by bored homeowners, pest control and termite exterminators were hard at work treating the new structures and providing spot treatments for buildings whose insides were exposed for the first time in decades.

With most people stuck at home, they had the added benefit of being able to spot termite infestations much earlier than usual, with 66% of pest control companies reporting that customers became aware of termite issues sooner than in the past. “Swarming”, or the initial stages of infestation, is often missed by homeowners who are away during the day for work. Many homeowners were able to witness the disturbing spectacle for the first time during their work-from-home escapades, which made for a much easier pest disposal process.

This hasn’t magically ended with the worst of the pandemic – many of us are still working from home, voluntarily or otherwise, and therefore may be blessed to see the swarms of termites encroaching on our domains. For those of you in southern California who are lucky enough to be chosen by the termite queens, Grand Oaks Termite Control can help get rid of your unwelcome guests quickly and for a reasonable price.

Why Grand Oaks? Well, they have one of the best ratings we’ve seen for a pest control company, with many customers raving about their customer service and their carpentry skills when patching up structures damaged by the invading insects:

“I highly recommended Grand Oaks Termite Control.  I had an unusual situation where there were many areas of my wood paneling and roof that were affected by termites and wood rot. I have a decorative tree growing through the front part of my home which makes it very difficult to treat without damaging the tree. When Jason came for the preliminary inspection, he knew exactly how to effectively treat my home without harming my favorite tree. His estimate was very reasonable, and his communication was top notch. He kept me appraised of all the curve balls and never stuck me with any unexpected cost. I was very impressed with the workmanship of his teammate Gary who took care of all the woodwork, a true craftsman.

I can wholeheartedly recommend Grand Oaks without any hesitation.”

John B., Yelp Review

“If you have any type of termites or wood boring insect infestations, GRAND OAKS TERMITE CONTROL is the professional GO-TO exterminator company to resolve your issues. The owner, Justin Mater is a fully state licensed termite control specialist and is very knowledgeable about termite infestation and approaches towards exterminating its colonies. what I especially liked was his work ethics….they came as early as 6am in the morning (ON TIME!) to work on & treat my property….very much a NO BS straight-forward extermination company which does not mess around!  If they said they will be there….they will be there to take care of your infestation problems! highly recommended!”

Don Tamba, Google Review

“We needed our house inspected and treated. Justin and Gary did an amazing job. They are professional, prompt, thorough, and experienced. We received our report and estimate in a timely manner. They came out and did their work diligently and expertly.  We were informed of each step, and they finished the job as they had expected. We are so pleased with our experience with them; they do great work and are good-quality people. Thank you Justin and Gary!”

Linda W., Yelp Review

If you’re stuck at home and you’re noticing a strange uptick in the number of small, reddish brown winged insects, congratulations! You’ve been selected by the swarm. If you find this problematic for you and your home, give Grand Oaks Termite Control a call:

Grand Oaks Termite Control

+16265384156

110 S Worthy Dr, Glendora, CA 91741

Vet Specialties in Dog Healthcare

Vet Specialties in Dog Healthcare

Do you remember when you first brought your puppy home? Your interest in veterinary medicine may have been sparked. Even if you already had a strong bond with the animals and pets in your neighborhood, owning your own pet for the first time was probably when you started paying much more attention to veterinarian care. 

If you have a dream of becoming a veterinarian in future, then you might also be excited to learn about the different types of vet specialties that play an important role in dog healthcare management. Although there are several school grades and college courses to pursue for working with animals, you can choose a field of your interest. Some of these involve research in the field of dog healthcare; others involve teaching and others include practices for analysing food and accessories for dog healthcare. 

Here are five of the  most common types of veterinary career options.

Companion animal veterinarians

There are a large number of veterinarians that work with companion animals. According to the report published by American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), almost 75% of veterinarians in the private practice areas work with companion animals. Their work is like that of primary care physicians. They treat wounds, administer vaccines, perform veterinary diagnostics, and prescribe medications for dogs. These animal practitioners also work for pets that need shelters or homes. Cardiac Vet provides telemedicine to offer accessible treatment over the phone.

Veterinary specialists

Just like doctors that work with people, veterinary physicians are also able to pursue careers with specializations. Some of the most common career options include pathology, anesthesiology, surgery, and dentistry. Veterinarians can also choose a specialization in a specific animal group such as dogs, cats, and wildlife. Veterinarians may also refer patients to specialists when they require a specific type of treatment. 

Veterinarian Checking a Koala
Photo by International Fund for Animal Welfare from Pexels

Research veterinarians

Although all veterinarians are desired to have strong knowledge about animal diseases and common health issues, few experts are specifically devoted to research. These professionals may be found working in the biomedical research firms, universities and some government organizations. They review past findings and try to identify best techniques to treat, diagnose, and prevent health issues. Some of these may work with pharmaceutical firms and biomedical research organizations to test and develop drugs as well as biomedical products. 

There are various different veterinary practices that one may need to use to treat their loving companions. You can visit animal clinics, veterinary clinics, animal hospitals, and veterinary hospitals to receive assistance for treating your pet. Note that the clinics usually offer limited services; however, hospitals have full-fledged services to ensure quality animal care services. 

Specialty colleges provide many specialized courses to veterinarians. The list includes anesthesia, animal welfare, behavior, dentistry, dermatology, emergency, and critical care, internal medicine, microbiology, laboratory animal medicine, nutrition, ophthalmology, pathology, preventive medicine, pharmacology, radiology, surgery, rehabilitation, and toxicology. You may encounter any of these experts when receiving medical care for your pet depending on their health issues. 

For veterinary cardiologists, you can give Cardiac Vet a call today.

Cardiac Vet
+13109134122

Make Your Home More Comfortable As We Work From Home

Make Your Home More Comfortable As We Work From Home

It has been more than a year of many of us living under quarantine due to the pandemic Coronavirus has brought several challenges to businesses and individuals as well. On one side where the world is experiencing a considerable decline in the economy, people are also in fear due to the rising threat to their health. 

While spending most of our lives today at home due to stay-at-home orders, people are also experiencing anxiety due to social disconnection. Thus, in these critical times, it is important to make your home a more comfortable space to live in, so as to boost your mental and physical well-being.

In order to counter the side effects of quarantine and social isolation, it is well-advised to work on one’s own daily lifestyle routines and home care habits to increase comfort and joy. You must stay motivated to make small changes to your work habits and personal routines to ensure happiness and productivity. Start by creating a specific schedule for your routines. It will help you avoid doing mindless things all day and the entire family will stay more organized. 

It is also important to develop a cleaning routine to help you ensure hygiene in the living space. At the same time, make sure that you clean your house from time to time to avoid attacks of pests and rodents.

White Couch Near Black Mat
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels

Termite extermination for your house

Millions of homeowners experience termite attacks every year, and it ends up causing major havoc on their limited budgets. Termites are better known as some of the most destructive pests that feed on dead plants such as decayed woods, woodchip along with soil and leaf litter. Several types of these creatures can be found in the country. Some of the most commonly seen termites are dry wood termites, damp wood termites, and subterranean termites.

Read Erik W.‘s review of Natural Science Exterminating on Yelp

Many homeowners fail to recognize termite attacks at an early stage, which later leads to extensive damage to the property. Therefore, experts advise hiring for Natural Termite Inspection and extermination from time to time. Experienced professionals can identify signs of termites with ease and they can help you avoid further damage as well. 

Human living spaces, especially kitchens and basements, are one of the most attractive shelters and feeding areas for termites. They can slowly destroy all wooden structures at your home including bookshelves, furniture, kitchen cabinets, and windows. Termite exterminators will implement several trusted termite treatments to save your home. This includes non-chemical treatments and chemical treatments as well. Be sure to hire a termite inspector or exterminator as soon as you notice the issue. Hiring an exterminator can help you save lots of time, energy, and money by protecting your home from major damage.

Natural Science Exterminating
11642 Knott Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92841, United States

Productivity Tips for Working Professionals

Productivity Tips for Working Professionals

Everyone is offered the same twenty-four hours daily. It is up to the individual as to how one uses these hours that makes the difference between those who grow year of year and those who maintain the status quo. That’s why implementing productivity practices can make all the difference.

Increasing your personal productivity may be all it takes to reach new levels in your professional life. Therefore, this article discusses practical productivity tips that are simple enough for anyone to implement. 

Remove interruptions

One will find many ways to get distracted at the workplace—not to mention other interruptions from your social media applications. Socializing and chit-chatting in the workplace is great, however, it is counter-productive when it turns into irrelevant, unwanted gossip. Even the smallest disturbances can make someone lose motivation and negatively affect their work patterns, resulting in a massive loss in productivity.

Get a standing desk

Standing desks have been all the rage in cities like Silicon Valley. A study conducted by Texas A&M University discovered that workers who used a standing desk were a staggering forty-six percent more productive than those using a standard seated desk configuration. 

A standing desk will help your focus better on your work. Standing desks effectively eliminates the urge to multitask and flip between emails, websites, and other disturbances. They help you stay alert and active, given that you will be on your feet while you concentrate.

Concentrate on small and quick wins

One of the common mistakes people make while working on their projects is trying to do many things at the same time instead of taking small steps toward their milestones. As it is often said, you don’t need to climb the entire staircase before taking a single step.

Hence, it is essential to take small, baby steps if you want to get things done without falling behind. It helps to divide a big goal into daily goals, weekly goals, monthly goals, quarterly goals, and yearly goals. It’s time to stop dreaming about a big goal. Instead, concentrate on small and quick wins. 

Woman in Gray Coat Using White Laptop Computer
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Utilize apps that boost productivity 

Instead of working hard, work smart. Using productivity apps can help save time, making it easier to organize your schedule for the day. Fortunately, you can find a plethora of apps to enhance your productivity. Applications such as Dropbox can keep files on the cloud, allowing them to be easily shared through a link. Zoom and Trello are widely used for online team collaboration. Meanwhile, Toggl can be used for tracking time. Todoist and Any.do are ideal for creating to-do lists. 

Take breaks when needed

Regular breaks can help enhance focus. Professionals may find it difficult to fit exercise into their hectic schedules. Nonetheless, taking time to exercise boosts mental abilities. One can make smarter decisions and accomplish goals faster when the brain is working at its full capacity. Each minute saved is a minute gained. 

If you are looking for productivity boosting furniture with fast shipping, give Creative Office Designs a call today.

Creative Office Design
http://creativeofficedesign.net/

Facelift For Your Lawn

Facelift For Your Lawn

Here in sunny, arid California, many of the more environmentally- and cost-sensitive among us are looking at alternatives to the traditional grass turf for our front and back yards. While some settle on more hardy plants that require less water to grow, like clovers or Bermuda grass, others have decided to go with a more modern, technologically driven solution.

Artificial turf has begun sprouting up in a greater number of lawns with each passing year. With a water requirement of 0 gallons per year and production methods growing more advanced and allowing for better looking and cheaper turf, the fake stuff is looking more and more like the preferred alternative for the typical homeowner.

The secret to getting your artificial turf to look as natural and aesthetically pleasing as possible is an impeccable installation that contours with your space and provides adequate drainage to make sure that the place doesn’t flood when it does rain. The right installers can mean the difference between a yard that resembles a shoddy pool of plastic-filled water and one that you can barely tell is synthetic turf.

Hence our spotlighted company today, NowMow Synthetic Turf Installers, a local southern California company that has performed some of the best looking domestic turf installations we’ve seen so far. The company provides excellent service, far above it’s competition, which has made many of their customers ardent supporters on their various social media channels:

We can’t say enough about NoMow Turf & their General Manager Sierra.  We have a very large front yard that was about 20 yrs old & after many yrs of fighting weeds, grub worms, crows tearing up the grass & rabbits eating big patches we had had enough.  We did our research & decided on this company.  Sierra is great & so easy to work with & her quote was very reasonable. The crew worked their butts off as our yard is not only large but sloped too which presents a challenge. Through the years the slope had become uneven & the crew graded it & made it look awesome! They worked for 2 1/2 days non stop & the end result is awesome. Needless to say we highly recommend NoMow Turf….you won’t be disappointed!!!

(Kevin H., Yelp Review)

Very happy!!! I did my homework and made the final choice to go with NoMow. Sierra was great to work with. Easy to talk to on the phone. Even easier in person. She came over, took measurements, answered all questions, explained everything in full detail. The guys came over and worked very hard, efficient, and no fooling around. They did a great job! Thank you NoMow!!!

(Lucia C., Yelp Review)

I had an accident with some expanding foam that resulted in me planning on having to replace a small part of my turf and green. I asked NoMow for a quote for replacement and owner Patrick offered some advice to get after it with a power washer before deciding to replace. After a week and change of washing, I’ve got it back to great condition. Thank you Patrick for the advice. I’d recommend NoMow for any of your artificial turf needs.

(Zack B., Yelp Review)

If you are looking for an ecologically friendly alternative to a natural turf lawn, get NowMow Turf to do the installation. Their service is exquisite, and the lawn you’ll be left with will be almost indistinguishable from the real thing.

NowMow Turf

+18559688873

26674 Vista Terrace, Lake Forest, CA 92630

San Diego’s Landscape

San Diego’s Landscape

ow’s the time to start planning next year’s home improvement projects, and today we’d like to give a little bit of focus to the oft-overlooked aspect of home ownership, the landscaping. All too often, people just have a spit of grass, some overgrown and poorly trimmed shrubbery on the periphery of their homes and call it a day, choosing to focus instead on the internal aesthetic of the home.

This is a major mistake, though. Nothing makes a home look less appealing on first glance than poor and lazy landscaping, though, not to mention all of the time you could be spending enjoying the amazing weather here in southern California but can’t because your yard is a total mess.

Alright, so you know you need to get it done – that’s a good first step. What’s next? Well, that’s obvious – you call the guys who are the best at not only doing the landscaping, but helping you plan it.

That means (if you’re in the San Diego area) calling Torrey Pines Landscaping company, the best of the best in our neck of the woods and beyond. Their projects are world renowned and have been winning awards for the better part of a decade now.

If you need proof, check out a couple of their projects, like this Del Mar backyard design or this Coronado landscape design and implementation. Better yet, take a look at some of their socials, where they have a perfect 5-star rating everywhere you care to look:

“Last fall we contacted Harry Thompson to redo our backyard.  After considering a few other companies, we decided to go with TP Landscape Co.  Harry was thorough, knowledgeable and listened to all our concerns/requests.  I must say this was a big investment for us, but definitely worthwhile.  

In the end, we were very pleased with the overall outcome, and just in time for Thanksgiving!   His crew was respectful, hard-working and cleaned up at the end of each day.  Dave, his project supervisor, was great to work with.  You can tell he has a nice working relationship with the crew and clear communication with them.  

Thank you TP Landscape Company for our new beautiful, tropical oasis!  We look forward to firing up our built-in BBQ and fire pit.  Also, it’s nice to know that you guys check up on us periodically to make sure things (sprinklers/timers/etc) are working as they should.”

– Gina L., Yelp

“Our backyard garden remodel just recently was completed by Torrey Pines Landscape and we could not be more thrilled with the execution and the final result! Harry Thompson and his crew designed our dream backyard and made it a reality. Our space is on a city-sized lot in the Banker’s Hill area and he addressed every challenge our space presented. The entire crew was completely respectful of our privacy, maintaining our security of our yard and keeping the site neat and tidy at the end of each day. Every day, either Harry or Mark would come and check in on the progress of the project and Harry had the crew rebuild part of our custom fountain because he was not satisfied with how it looked initially! Dave, the project supervisor was fantastic to work with and provided valuable insight for things concerning the BBQ island and how the layout would work best. Every single detail was considered, from dog-friendly plants to lighting. I can not recommend them highly enough, they are true craftsmen and if you can dream it, they can create it!”

– Kelli G., Yelp

If you need desperate assistance in getting your yard looking presentable and have either a basic idea or a grand scheme for the future, give Torrey Pines a call. They have a habit of making dreams come true with their work.

Torrey Pines Landscaping Company

+18584541433

5560 Eastgate Mall, San Diego, CA 92121

The Vet With A Heart Of Gold

The Vet With A Heart Of Gold

This year has reminded us that taking care of our bodies and monitoring our health is more important than ever. Getting proper exercise, maintaining a good diet, getting plenty of sunlight, and establishing a schedule for health screenings with medical professionals are all now recognized as essential aspects of a functional life in a pandemic-stricken world.

This new emphasis on health doesn’t stop with us, however! Our furry friends and pets shouldn’t be neglected in terms of proper health procedures, which includes regular veterinary diagnostics to make sure that their little bodies are as healthy and solid as our own.

To these ends, today we’re spotlighting a veterinary service that is as well adapted to the times we live in as any we’ve ever seen – a telemedicine practice that offers diagnostic analysis, veterinary consultation, and all sorts of cardiac reading interpretations provided by one of the best pet cardiologists in the country. We’re talking, of course, about Carley Saelinger at Cardiac Vet, a seasoned veteran who provides vet consultation services for pets suffering from heart problems and disease or is at risk of acquiring them.

Cardiac Vet provides worried pet owners the diagnoses they need to make the correct decisions about treatment and therapy for their companions. The service is based on referrals, where a primary care veterinarian contacts Carley to do the in-depth analysis needed to give the animals the absolute best course of treatments they need to live a happy and fulfilling life.

Carley is, of course, a highly experienced cardiologist, with years of work at famed Los Angeles-based VCA ASEC, an animal hospital and emergency center that provides owners with the specialists they need to get their pets back to their peppy, tail-wagging selves. Carley receives special mention in a number of different reviews for VCA ASEC, with clients noting her delicate touch and genuine compassion for her furry patients:

Our beautiful cat Kai was diagnosed with a heart condition when he was about 2 yrs old and we were referred to VCA ASEC by our Vet.  The care and compassion given by all the staff was exemplary and we knew we were in excellent hands. Dr. Carley Saelinger (Dr. Carley) was Kai’s doctor and when Kai died suddenly (which often happens to cats with cardiomyopathy) on June 24th one day after his 8th birthday, she took our call immediately and patiently talked with us sharing her sadness.  Last week we received a book from ASEC entitled “The Cat” which had beautiful quotes and photos of feline companions. The pages were personally signed with a little remembrance by the staff that helped care for Kai…Doctor, ultrasound tech, cardio nurse, etc etc.  What a wonderful gift.  I wish he could have been with us longer but we are thankful for the time we had with him and recognize ASEC and the staff for helping make that happen. 

– Toni W., Yelp Review

Cardiac Vet will provide your pet with the best treatment plans possible to extend their longevity and provide them with the most pain-free and fulfilling lives possible if they have been diagnosed with a heart disease or issue. If you think your dog or cat may be suffering from a cardiovascular issue, get your primary veterinarian to refer their case to Carley – she’s the best at what she does.

Cardiac Vet

(323) 393-0616

MARINA DEL REY, CA 90292

An Overview of Personal Injury Law, Real Estate Law, and Business Law

An Overview of Personal Injury Law, Real Estate Law, and Business Law

Laws vary from country to country, and within the United States, they vary from region to region. Laws and the legal system are for our own safety, providing us with guidelines for an orderly and functioning society. In this article, we will discuss three important laws: personal injury law, real estate law, and business law.

What is Personal Injury Law?

In personal injury law, an injured person can take a case to the civil court to fight for compensation for the loss they have suffered from another party’s intentional or unintentional conduct. 

Accidents

Personal injury law concerns legal issues in an accident. It involves proven carelessness such as medical malpractice, slip and fall, vehicle collisions, and many other categories. 

Defective Products

When a defective product is a reason for personal injury, one may sue for compensation for the damages caused by the negligence of the distributor or manufacturer.

Defamation

Personal injury law applies to defamation, where one has been harmed by the other party publicly stating false or negative claims, causing damage to one’s reputation and thereby their ability to work.

Intention

In addition to negligence, personal injury law also applies in case of intentional acts, such as theft and assault.

What is Real Estate Law?

Real estate law is concerned with all areas of legality pertaining to the purchase and sale of a property.

The sale and the purchase of property involve many legal facets, whether the real estate is residential or commercial: rental, property transfer, documentation, ownership, zoning, and environmental laws.

Practice areas for the real estate lawyers including estate planning, insurance law, accidents and injuries, tax law, and landlord-tenant law. Real estate law is a complex practice area, and it can be even more complex due to the diversity of laws that vary from state to state in the United States. 

Carton boxes and stacked books on table

What is Business Law?

Business law involves real estate, sales, bankruptcies, employment law, intellectual property and, tax law, with matters such as business transactions, litigation, disputes, and more. This also includes laws and cases pertaining to starting, managing, or buying a business, as well as the closure and selling of the business. Business law dictates the share of loss and profit between owners and the transfer of ownership. For entrepreneurs who are looking to start a business or partnership in San Diego, consult with an attorney who understands the state and regional business laws and legal processes, as business law is governed by state, federal, and local regulations. In the case of complex transactions and disputes, entrepreneurs to small businesses to corporations consult with business attorneys.

Businesses can be formed and legally registered as corporations, partnerships, S-corps, and limited liability companies. If you are starting a venture and have been contemplating what type of structure you should form your business as, consult with a San Diego lawyer at Villasenor Law Offices. Their team specializes in business law, in addition to real estate law and personal injury law.

Villasenor Law Offices
12396 World Trade Dr Suite 211, San Diego, CA 92128, United States

The Ugly Truth About Pest Season

The Ugly Truth About Pest Season

It is the one thing which every house owner dreads: termite infestation. It causes damages worth billions of dollars to houses in the USA. Termites can eat through the beams, which are basically the foundation of all houses. They are also lethal against the floorboards and the walls, and can also damage the paint. It is clear to one’s advantage to prevent a comprehensive infestation to take place, rather than to get rid of an active infestation.

However, the good news is that while termite infestation is certainly a nightmare, it can be treated. The type of treatment depends on the intensity and type of infestation.

Liquid pesticides

This is a common, easy way of extermination. The liquid pesticide is applied directly to the particular areas of infestation. They can also be applied around the soil leading to the house, hence blocking termite access to the house. Moreover, wood can be drilled, and then the pesticide could be used in the holes for greater penetration and more effective treatment.

The downside of using liquid pesticides is that they are usually very toxic because they contain some very strong chemicals. These chemicals can contaminate plants and vegetation. It is imperative to use these with the utmost care.

Above Ground Photo of Succulent Plants on Brown Wooden Board

Baiting

Termite baits consist of food preferred by termites, mixed with killing agents. The advantage of termite baits is that they are not poisonous to the surrounding vicinity. Termites are killed when they consume the bit. The accumulation of dead termites near the termite bait leads to other termites avoiding the vicinity.

Fumigation

Fumigation is among the best methods for termite infestation. The infested house is covered with a tent-like structure, and air-borne chemicals are released into the tent, which would kill the termite. This process depends on the extent of the infestation, usually taking over 24 hours. Therefore, Natural Science Exterminating tends to use tent fumigation as the last resort, so as to prioritize environmentally conscious methods whenever possible. The residents of the house should not stay within this atmosphere, during the process, as the toxic chemicals can also affect humans. The exterminator would then proceed to check if the surroundings are safe for habitation.

Read Erik W.‘s review of Natural Science Exterminating on Yelp

It is crucial to identify signs of termites early on for the situation to be properly dealt with before severe destruction takes place. Signs include holes, mud tubes, and shed wings. You are likely to experience an infestation in warmer weather. However, by no means is one immune to termites at any time of year. Termites can be a very stubborn and persistent problem to deal with, so it is not very wise to deal with them on your own if you do not possess the necessary expertise. The United States of America thousands of businesses operating as of 2020 in the pest control industry. With the huge number of pest control services now available to all, look for a certified exterminator with a proven track record of customer satisfaction. If the termites have laid their siege upon your home, give Natural Science Exterminating a call today!

Natural Science Exterminating
11642 Knott Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92841, United States

Court Me No More

Court Me No More

As long as there will be marriages, there will also be divorce. The universe has a way of balancing things out like that, though divorce itself has not always been an equitable outcome.

Throughout most of recorded history, divorce has favored the male half of the population, casting a negative light over the female half if proceedings are undergone. In recent years, it can be argued that men have been given the short end of the stick, as most alimony and child support costs are borne by them while simultaneously restricting their access to their children.

Equitable outcomes are always desired, and divorce court is often incapable of providing such outcomes. Lawyers play a game that allows them to suck as much excess value out of their clients as possible, rather than reaching a settlement that benefits both parties.

To skirt this issue, there is an alternative to divorce court that, while it doesn’t leave everyone happy, it does have a higher chance at providing an equitable outcome. That alternative is mediation, where a neutral third party discusses the issue with the aggrieved parties and brings the issue to a settlement that both can agree to.

If you are in Orange County and are in need of divorce mediation specialists, look no farther than McNamee Mediations, a local Santa ana firm that specializes in divorce mediations for both complex and convoluted cases, and those that are more straight forward. The firm has been providing divorcing couples with more equitable outcomes for decades, and their long list of glowing testimonials points to their skills in this regard.

Katerina Hencova has sent many of her clients facing divorce to the firm, and has gotten nothing but positive feedback from them:

“As a financial planner, I see my clients go through a number of changes in their lives and sometimes it includes a separation/divorce. Mediation is the far better option when dissolving a marriage as it puts a lot less strain not only on the finances but also the emotions of everyone involved. This is where Colleen McNamee stands out. As an attorney-mediator, she is extremely knowledgeable in her field, has two decades of experience, but also truly cares about her clients. Something that cannot be taught in law school is the gift of empathy and caring for others, which translates into achieving fair and equitable results for couples. Thanks to her very strong skill set and the services she’s able to offer, she remains a neutral counsel to both parties throughout the process, and the Agreements she drafts are far superior to any other divorce mediator I have seen! My clients have come out feeling like they were treated fairly, received their equitable shares, and can now move forward with their lives onto their next chapters.”

Katerina Hencova, Google Review

Lisa Nguyen, a client, has gone through with her divorce and her experience left some positive impressions on her:

“If there is such thing as a Divorce Angel, then Colleen McNamee is it. More than an attorney with so much experience in family law, I believe Colleen’s life purpose is to mitigate as much pain as possible for the divorce couple. Having gone through a divorce, I am so thankful that we each didn’t have our own lawyer. If you have young children like I do, you must consider mediation as your first option. Colleen will address every concerns and legal ramifications and will make sure both parties feel heard and fairly treated. She gives couples a chance for a more successful co-parenting relationship. Do yourself a favor and reach out to her first before hiring an attorney.”

Lisa Nguyen, Google Review

Not all divorces end acrimoniously, and the tendencies of divorce court may force a more negative relationship with your previous spouse than you intend to. If you want a more equitable separation that leaves your friendly relationship with your spouse intact, contact McNamee Mediations:

McNamee Mediations

+19492233836

4590 MacArthur Blvd Suite 500, Newport Beach, CA 92660