Recently, Wishart Family Law was feature in on Forbes.com in their “California Leaders in Law” feature. The article reads: For Brett Wishart, there was never any doubt about his career path. The son of Barry J. Wishart, a prominent attorney who has practiced family law in Orange County since 1981, Brett grew up witnessing firsthand […]
Orange County Attorney Journal Feature
Brett R. Wishart helps individuals to move through adjustments in their families with compassion, clear expectations, civility in practice and years of expertise focusing exclusively on family law. Read the full article You can also read it on the Attorney Journal OC website.
Feature in OC Register’s “Top Attorneys”
Brett Wishart firmly believes in the importance of family. As a family law attorney who daily deals with the many tangled legalities of divorce, he is often asked if he is happy when the divorce rates spike. For many attorneys, more family break ups typically means more clients and more money, but Mr. Wishart thinks […]
Should I Settle or Battle in Court?
If today, you were to walk into department L-67 of the Lamoreaux Justice Center in Orange California, where the Honorable Judge James Waltz presides over a heavy family law calendar, you would notice on the wall a framed quote by Abraham Lincoln, who before becoming President of the United States of America, worked as […]
How will our property be divided upon divorce?
California is known as a “community property” state. Community property laws and principles are rooted in Spanish common law, which recognized that the contributions and obligations of the spouses during marriage had equal value and ought to be shared. Marriage was recognized as partnership of equals, regardless of individual roles. California law was strongly […]
Do I need an attorney for my divorce?
Yes, you do. Believe me. I know, you think I’m saying that because I am an attorney, right? Wrong. If you or your child had a very serious medical or dental condition that required immediate surgery, would you ask “Do I really need a surgeon?” or “Do I really need a dentist?” No, you wouldn’t ask that. In fact, you […]
How much does divorce cost?
This is probably the most frequently asked question of family law attorneys. Simply answered, “It depends”. Filing fees, service fees, retainer fees and hourly rates are easy enough to determine. However, no attorney can accurately predict how much a divorce will actually cost. Anyone who alleges otherwise is not worth the free consultation they are giving you. To illustrate […]