Making The Best Of Bad

Making The Best Of Bad

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No one wants to talk about divorce. It’s about as exciting as discussing payment plans or leasing agreements. They’re long, messy, boring, and involve all sorts of legality nonsense that no one wants to deal with.

But let’s say you’re in a situation where you just really, really need a divorce lawyer — or at least someone who can seal the deal so both parties can get some closure? Where do you even start? Just Google it and wait for the ones who charge the most to come up first?


This is the conundrum that Ben Greenheld had, the drummer for an up-and-coming rock band in Southern California. The life of a touring musician doesn’t exactly facilitate the separation process, especially when funds must be so carefully handled. This is when Michael Rena, the band’s lead singer, came to the rescue.


“The separation with my ex-wife was painful enough, but not being able to find someone affordable enough to give both of us some closure? That was the really cruel thing. All we wanted was someone who would make the process go as smoothly as possible.”


Luckily, a referral from a friend solved Rena’s problem. This referral pointed to a lesser-known alternative to pricey lawyers: divorce mediation.


“It literally accomplishes the same task, it’s just like a fraction of the price,” Greenheld explained. “When Mike told me about this, I was dumbfounded. I had never even heard of a mediator. Why wasn’t this option more discussed?”


Divorce mediation is one of the best-kept secrets in the industry of family law. Why? Because they don’t have the huge price tags of divorce lawyers that allow them widespread advertising. Think about how both of these men were referred to mediation — through word of mouth.

“Without having a mediator for divorce specifically, I’m not sure how we could have done it. I kept thinking there would be some sort of catch — but it was the exact same result for a tenth of the price. I would give it my highest recommendation.”


Not only is it more affordable, but a mediator can make the divorce process significantly shorter than a divorce lawyer could. Since neither Greenheld nor Rena had children, the typical process could last up to a year. However, when they used a mediator, it took a little over 90 days for everything to become finalized. But, if you do have kids and are going through a divorce, they have amazing support for that as well!


“They certainly don’t rush you by any means,” Rena clarified. “They make sure it’s not one those “on-a-whim” or “power play” things. Just like a divorce lawyer, these guys really have seen everything. And they’re completely professional about all of it.


At the end of the day, most mediators have the same goal: to take something that is already unpleasant in nature, and to make the process as smooth as possible (while not setting fire to your savings account). Rena and Greenheld were shocked that more people weren’t aware of this resource, and I wanted to make sure the word got out. If you have been a reader of this blog for a while, you may remember my own divorce dealings which I wrote about here.

If you are looking for a great divorce mediator, you can check out:

McNamee Mediations
4590 MacArthur Blvd Suite 500, Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 223-3836

Big Dreams, Big Money, Have a Rockin Plan

Staying in the lime light is no easy task. With so many up and coming rock artists trying to stake their claim where your flag may already be flying really keeps you on your toes. Luckily, once that flag has been flying for so long creating fame a wealth, many resources are at your disposal to keep your name on that flag by effectively crushing the little baby rock star that may be threatening your reign.

Contrary to popular belief, many rock stars recognize the power of their wealth, fame, and all the wonderful rock goodies that come along with it. We know that a rock star that lives too long usually loses their reign. If we are lucky, our lives end early in a blaze of glory ensuring our existence as legends in history effectively making us immortal. When that day comes, what happens to all our wealth and power? Well, the will  I wrote one inebriated night when I realized in a fit of drug induced rage that my wealth would have to go somewhere when my last day came states it goes to some people I think. Was I clear in that document? No idea. My life is too fast to stop and review something like that. So where does that leave my estate when I’m gone? In the trusting hands of a estate litigation attorney who is proficient in probate administration.

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This is one rock star sharing some love so that others out there who’s flags are flying high and proud don’t have to worry about what happens after death except that their legend will live on in bada** rock infamy among the rock gods of old. Rock on Coast Litigation LLC! Thanks for keeping this rock star rockin.