Divorce & Divorce Mediation AttorneyFrom my beginning as an attorney, my focus and passion has always revolved around the practice of Divorce & Family Law. I have been there. I have been divorced myself. I know what you are going through. In addition, I have studied all aspects of Divorce and Family Law. Therefore, the difference today is this, I have BEEN THERE, and I have been doing this Divorce thing for so long, I now truly understand both sides, all sides. I feel I truly undestand the true dynamics of the entire divorce process.
After all I have lived and learned, It is my sincere oppinion that the Divorce process, does not need to be so devisive, so contentious. It really does not. If you can avoid some of the contention, you can avoid a great deal of cost, time, anger and sadness....and I truly can help!
Douglas S. Pinkham, Esq.Hello, I am Douglas Pinkham, and I have been practicing Divorce & Family Law in Southern California for over a Decade now.
I graduated from Western State University, College of Law, in Fullerton, California in 1998. I studied Family Law in Law School, from a local and highly respected Judge in Orange County.
Upon passing the California State Bar, I immediately began practicing Divorce & Family Law. I ALSO QUICKLY LEARNED HOW TO AVOID MUCH OF THE ANGER & THE FIGHTING that normally goes along with the practice of Divorce & Family Law.
In The BeginningImmediately after I was sworn in as an attorney.....I was besieged by friends and family members asking me for help with their legal matters....specifically, "family law cases". I was an attorney for 4 days, and I had 5 "Family Law" cases, & I have never looked back!
TODAY, I am passionate about Family Law. It didn't take me long to realize that I was well suited for the Family Law arm of my chosen profession. I sincerely love my work, because I believe I take people from some of the deepest, darkest times of their lives and bring them to a more comfortable and amicable relationship with each other, and the other members of their families. I know what my clients are feeling....because I have been there!
Amazing FactsASTONISHING FINANCIAL DIVORCE $FACTS$... Not long ago, I heard an interesting piece of trivia in "THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER". I was astonished to learn that the average Contested Divorce in Orange County costs well over $40,000. Obviously this is a disputed divorce, but you might be amazed to learn that the average cost of a Collaborative Divorce is still $15,000-$20,000. I say this is ridiculous, but I know why it happens, and.... I know how to avoid these high costs.
Not every divorce can be Mediated, but, my average MEDIATED DIVORCE costs less than one regular retainer fee!!!
Today, in my MEDIATED DIVORCES, I simply avoid all the pitfalls that cause the high cost of divorce.
This brings me back to MEDIATED DIVORCES. The sole purpose behind the concept of mediated divorces is to remove the stress, cost and the lengthy divorce process. I have found that spouses are much more likely to work with one another and reach an amicable settlement if they are simply given the opportunity and saves you time, stress, and YES!! THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS.