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Dream Of Green

Dream Of Green

Bonjour, mon amis. It has been some time since last writing – I have been on the move, yet again. I am hounded and pursued constantly by those that watch and move in darkness…

I recently returned to appraise some stateside properties that assistants have long rented out to tenants I have never seen or spoken to. A site greeted me that I found most distressing – dead, patchy yards!

As some of you remember, I was born in Paris but was raised in Mediterranean southern coast of France. Both California and southern France share a similar climate with hot, dry summer and mild winter. This is one of primary things that drew me to California when I was considering expanding my operations to America.

One major difference that has become quite apparent in the decades since is the unpredictability of California winters. While southern France has very pleasantly wet winters, California is choked, dusty hellworld where fire is more common than rain most years.

Pacific conditions dictate much of the winter weather patterns, with cycles of wet and dry being determined by faraway tropical water conditions. Meanwhile in France, weather is kept stable by isolation of the Mediterranean and the Gulf stream.

Why fixate on this? Because it means landscaping methods I brought from the Riviera, where water is plentiful and gardens flourish, are untenable in this cursed land. I can’t even grow grass the way I want!

This predicament has led me to begin considering alternatives I would have at one time considered unthinkable. Succulents, clover, river stone…and the option I dreaded most as young man, synthetic grass.

When assistants drove me out to make selection, I was fully prepared and expecting to flat-out reject all I saw. I was not prepared to see how much the quality of synthetic turf had improved. Where astroturf was unpleasant to touch, sight and smell strands of green plastic when I was a young man, the modern materials looked and felt far more natural.

I still argued against it for days with assistants out of principles – my office desk is still broken – I allowed them to convince me that it was the right decision for the properties. All that was left was to decide on the installers.

After a cursory search, we settled on the company with the highest reviews on Yelp – NoMow Tow. My assistant seemed very pleased when talking to them over phone, so I can only assume they have the excellent customer service attested to in their testimonial page:

I had reached out to several companies and most would not even take the project because it was such a small area. We see so grateful to have found NoMow Turf and work with Patrick, Sierra, and the guys to help beautify a patch of dying grass we had in the front of the house. We received responses from our initial inquiry very quickly and the booking process was very easy. Great communication, great job well done, and the turf looks like the real deal! Look no further, this is the company you want to work with!

Courtney D.

If you are on the lookout for a southern California artificial grass installer, you could do much worse than NoMow Turf. Give them a call and get rid of the disappointing lawn for good.

NoMow Turf

+18559688873

26774 Vista Terrace, Lake Forest, CA 92630

Insuring Big Dreams

Insuring Big Dreams

France’s history, architecture, and art are among the richest and most beautiful in the world. It’s home to some of the greatest creative minds of all time, from the Coco Chanels of fashion and the Claude Monets of art. 

When I lived there, life felt like a dream. I was surrounded by elegance and exquisiteness. It was home to my joy, but it was also home to my pain. I couldn’t make ends meet by selling paintings alone, so I also worked a full-time corporate finance job. This meant that I used all of my “free” time on evenings and weekends to paint and sell paintings. 

After years and years of doing both, I burnt out. If I got too tired from my job in finance to paint on evenings and weekends, I’d feel guilty—but mostly, I felt like my life was being stripped of work in which I found joy and meaning. Without art, I was just another cog in the wheel, a replaceable and disposable unit of human labor. On the other hand, when inspiration struck at night, I’d feel exhausted during the day. My eyes would glaze over the spreadsheets in front of me. I felt like a zombie staring at numbers that had no meaning to me. But I couldn’t quit my corporate job; if I didn’t have a full-time job to keep me alive, I would be a starving artist.

While most Americans dream of quitting their jobs and relocating to Europe or Asia, I wanted a different escape. I wanted to find a way to turn painting into a profitable entrepreneurial venture. I wanted clients who were willing to pay me for what my paintings were actually worth. The challenge in France was the competitive art market. In a country with such rich art history, people here have seen it all.  

What I love about the United States is the motivation that so many people have here to succeed and achieve the American dream. When I first arrived, I met someone who is now a dear friend of mine. He had been a truck driver for his entire life, and then he decided that it was time to become a commercial trucking fleet owner and operator

Free Man Wearing Black Denim Jacket in Driver's Seat Stock Photo

I asked him why he hadn’t started his commercial trucking company sooner. After all, he had the experience and had saved up enough money as startup capital. It turns out that most truckers love driving but hate paperwork. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires proof of insurance alongside the application for Operating Authority. Luckily, my friend discovered an insurance expert who specializes in commercial trucking and made it simple to get insurance for his truck fleet

Imagine delivering an online order for a painting worth tens of thousands of dollars and then having to navigate through narrow driveways and cramped cul de sacs in a truck. Last-mile deliveries are no easy business, as precious cargo needs to be delivered in mint condition. Truck insurance is especially important for last-mile deliveries, as there are many risks involved in transporting finished goods to the customer. Trucking insurance like last-mile trucking insurance helps fleet owners and operators manage safety and financial risks.

A Blessing In Disguise

A Blessing In Disguise

On most days, I feel like life can’t get any better. 

And then there are days where I wonder why I even moved here.

Sometimes I wake up and I think that this is all a dream. And then, from the corner of my eye, I catch a glimpse of my windows and remember that I’m not in France anymore. My window blinds are vinyl, not wooden. And I hate the way they slide open. I miss being able to actually swing my windows open and hear the church bells ring. 

You can take the boy out of France, but you can’t take France out of me. 

I have been thinking about renovating my house for a while. Specifically, I have wanted to switch the windows from the North American style to the European. In fact, I wanted to redesign my entire home to look and feel less American and more French.

The walls had to be repainted; boring and plain eggshells had to be replaced with mahogany, emerald, or pomegranate. And the light wooden and carpeted floors desperately needed to be replaced with dark wooden floors and Provence rugs.

White Leather Sofa Near Window

Trouble In Paradise

They say that nothing feels like home sweet home, but mine didn’t feel homely at all. The renovations, however, would change all that. 

So imagine my shock and horror when my contractors pulled out the floors…

…and found termites.

I couldn’t help but wonder if this was some divine karmic punishment for something bad I did when I was a child. Not only was I living in a house that didn’t feel like mine, but the house had also been infested with uninvited inhabitants. Was this a sign that I wasn’t meant to be here?

I could have just given up right there and then—pack up the life I had moved here, all the way from France, and quit trying to make it work here. Maybe I wasn’t meant to be here. 

But then I decided that I couldn’t just give up at the first sign of trouble. Bad stuff happens all the time, especially when starting a new life somewhere new. I could retreat back to comfort, or I could persevere and finally make my home feel like home sweet home. 

The contractors said that this had happened to previous clients and recommended Natural Science Exterminating, a professional pest control company specializing in natural termite control. It turns out that orange oil isn’t just a favorite for French pastry chefs—it’s also one of the best natural compounds for termite exterminations. 

A Natural Miracle

Organic pest control doesn’t involve traditional chemicals; it uses natural compounds like orange oil, which can be just as effective as a chemical termiticide in moderate cases.

When the exterminators arrived, they told me that if the termites had been discovered later, extermination and repair would have been more expensive. 

I realized that this was all actually a blessing in disguise…that I hated the floors enough to renovate them, which led to the discovery of termites. 

So maybe this was actually a karmic reward for something I did in my youth that was good.

If you need effective natural pest control solutions, you can give Natural Science Exterminating a call today.

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

Source D’Inspiration

Source D’Inspiration

Bonjour, mon amis! It has been long time since I talk to you, but still I must make this short.

Inspiration strikes me at odd times and with no measurable pattern in frequency. I can go years with almost nothing going through head, sitting staring at walls, no registry of world around me. Like snake after big meal – stare into my eyes and see nothing.

At other times, I am struck with divinely inspired madness – a Dionysian frenzy causing me to CHIMP and accomplish whatever goal or pursue whatever idea has caught my attention so. This has led to my great and impressive wealth – but it has also cursed me with an inability to pursue normal relationships and has landed me in hot water with both sides of law many times.

The last few months I have been inspired once again to travel – this time to lands of the Eurasian steppe, where I can hear the call of many horses; their hooves pounding against the parched earth. I know not where they ride, but I must join them.

Before that, the inspiration came for something somewhat more mundane – remodeling my kitchen. I decided that I would once again be calling friends from Inspired Remodels, as I always do for the sake of irony.

Then again, they have been hard at work during the last few years, gaining even more incredible testimonials than the last time I checked. Here’s a few:

“After spending time looking for a contractor to renovate our master bathroom, laundry and power bath, we settled on Inspired Remodels and I’m so glad we did! From start to finish every single person that worked in our home was professional, considerate and communicated with us throughout the process. I am rather “particular” about things being just right and they went above and beyond to ensure our satisfaction. Joe and Collin were very patient with me during the selection process and Jason was responsive and made me feel at ease with any questions I had along the way. The tradesmen were all outstanding but I need to give a special shoutout to Haime and Rudy, Mark and Ulysses, for their attention to detail and the long hours they put into making our home beautiful.  Thank you, thank you! I highly recommend using IR if you have high expectations – they will be met!” – Lisa G., Yelp Review

Read Mindy A.‘s review of Inspired Remodels on Yelp

“Here’s my story. We hired IR to remodel our master bathroom and handle a few other small things around the house, mostly electrical and paint. I’m an HVAC contractor and perfectly capable of hiring and handling my own sub-contractors for this project but after doing that for the downstairs remodel, I decided I’d rather have a general do all of this for upstairs. That’s when I found IR on Yelp. I found many companies highly rated but it proved to be difficult just to get someone on the phone let alone schedule an estimate. Anyways, IR was a clear choice for me to hire and I’m glad I did.

Now not everything went perfect but you can’t expect a project like this to be that way. I wish some things had gone a bit smoother but I’ll focus on the positives here as they far outweigh any negatives. Jason, the foreman was incredible with keeping me up to date and still to this day is just a text, email or phone call away if anything comes up. Great service during and after the project. It’s after the project you tend to get burned but not with these guys. I trust them 100% and will hire again. I’ve already used one of their subs for a project with my company.” (Chris P., Yelp Review)

Over the years, they have performed a great number of highly impressive feats, catering to my admittedly capricious and oftentimes ridiculous requests and desires. Regardless, I have never heard one negative thing about them from another of their customers, so their work on normal jobs must be top notch.

If you are like me and have been inspired to get your home remodeled, do yourself a favor and call my friends at Inspired Remodels. Now, I must prepare myself for the trials ahead.

Inspired Remodels, Inc.

(949) 716-1938

21098 Bake Pkwy Ste 100 Lake Forest, CA 92630

Protecting The Best Of US

Protecting The Best Of US

When I was small boy growing up in southern France, I did not get along with many of the other children. Even from young age, I knew myself to be better than them, above their petty cruelties and concerns.

I got in many fights with the other boys (and occasionally the girls!), their meaty peasant fists were all too familiar, as was the taste of blood in my mouth. The companions I kept were limited to the small cadre of boys who came from similar backgrounds in both familial origin and psychological orientation; them, and the stray dogs that wandered the alleys of the seaside town.

I remember being approached by pooch after one particularly vicious beating from large boy who had been offended by my calling him and his mother beasts of burden. The doggy licked my injured face, and I held him, tail wagging, while anguished tears ran down my face, cursing my small stature and physical weakness and vowing revenge.

This doggy, whom I never named, became my constant companion for next two years. He drove off many an older bully, lazed about in the courtyard as I read during hot summer months, ran with me as I caroused through streets of town.

The dogs of the town were all my friends, but he and I shared a special bond. One day, however, upon leaving my villa, I notice he had not come to greet me as he would any other day.

Knowing something was amiss, I search the town for hours, checking all of his favorite spots to sleep and pick through garbage. At last I came upon him, head in upturned trash can, unmoving but breathing.

I pulled him out, tears once again streaming down my face as I held him close. His tail wagged weakly, he still licked my face, but I knew from his coughing and wheezing that he did not have long. I sat with him until he passed, not much longer after that.

The other stray dogs in town came and went, pausing to sniff and lick his body as if paying their respects. I sat there with him, until the shopkeeper next door noticed me and called for my caretaker to come take me away. We buried him in the courtyard.

My caretaker had some experience caring for horses, and once I had told him what happened, he explained to me that the dog’s heart was old and weak, and had finally given out. He told me that he had noticed the dog coughing strangely before, but had not given much thought to it besides that.

It took me many years before I could once again befriend a dog to that level again. I vowed to never be as careless of a friend’s health as to ignore the obvious signs of trouble, like my caretaker had.

To these ends, if you are concerned for your animal friend’s heart health, do whatever you can to ensure they get the proper care and screenings they need. Local companies such as Cardiac Vet provide animal diagnostics and screenings, so be sure to get in contact with her or your vet to give pet long and healthy life.

I still get tears in eyes from telling this story. I must now drink wine.

Cardiac Vet

+13109134122

Synthetic Lawns May Increase Your Home’s Market Value

Synthetic Lawns May Increase Your Home’s Market Value

As readers of my blog know, I have had synthetic grass installed. I have recently been considering making more investments in real estate, and given my positive experiences, I would highly recommend artificial grass installation for property owners.

Real estate investors are always looking for the best opportunities to buy and sell properties for a rewarding profit. The price of a home usually depends upon the forces of supply and demand at a particular location. There are many factors that can influence the overall value of your home. 

Location

The location of the property plays the most essential role in determining its market value. Homes that are located in close vicinity to shops, schools, public transportation, and restaurants are likely to receive higher price valuations. On the other side, properties located in areas with higher crime rates and unemployment rates are likely to have low worth. 

Size and features

The size and features of the home will also influence the overall worth. The four bedroom home could have a higher price tag as compared to the two bedroom house, even if they are located in the same area. In addition, the availability of outdoor entertaining areas, swimming pools, garages and bathrooms can be a considerable factor in the property valuation.

Renovation potential

Investors and homebuyers are always interested in making updates to the property to increase the valuation. If your property has enough renovation potential such as the ability to add an extra room or exterior modifications, the property may receive more competitive offers. The more renovation potential, the higher the property is likely to be valued.

Photo Of Green Grass
Photo by Kellie Churchman from Pexels

Consider installing a synthetic lawn to boost your property’s value

Those who are looking to boost the overall value of their property are advised to consider the installation of synthetic lawns. Professionals in the real estate industry believe that a well-maintained lawn significantly enhances the appeal of the property.

Synthetic lawns are low  maintenance

The greatest benefit of synthetic lawns is that they are easier to maintain in the long run. Once you have installed these beautiful artificial lawns, they create the perfect space for family outdoor activities and relaxation. These lawns require only minimal efforts for maintenance and management. Small irrigation channels are added during the installation process so that water can be drained away automatically to prevent pooling. 

Read Dennis Z.‘s review of NoMow Turf on Yelp

Artificial turf does not require harsh fertilizers

As these lawns do not grow or die, there is no need to use fertilizers like normal grass lawns. Once you have installed this turf, it will remain green, lush, and toxin-free—even in the long run. Harsh fertilizers may be detrimental to the local environment while posing a serious threat to children and pets at home. But these synthetic lawns make fertilizers and other harsh chemicals unnecessary.

Synthetic grass is highly cost-effective

Another amazing benefit of synthetic lawns is that they offer long-lasting value with minimal installation costs. As there is no need to invest in the maintenance of these turfs, you have to manage the upfront cost only. Once installed, these lawns can enhance the overall appeal of your property by a considerable level. 

There are so many benefits to installing synthetic lawns for your home. It is a highly effective way to enhance the overall value of your property. You can give NoMow Turf, Inc. – Synthetic Lawns & Putting Greens a call today to book an appointment today.

NoMow Turf, Inc. – Synthetic Lawns & Putting Greens
26674 Vista Terrace, Lake Forest, CA 92630, United States

The Curse

The Curse

It is 4:30 in the morning, with first lightening of sky off in the east, behind mountains. I sit here, sipping fourth coffee since midnight, cigarette in hand, listening to Rachmaninoff Prelude in C Sharp Minor, staring at wall, oftentimes slipping into mindless stupor.

I am cursed. Many times along my many travels, I believe I have run into powerful and vindictive WITCH, many of whom I have angered after tumultuous TRYST.

I take drag on cigarette, but as I breathe in I can once again hear it – the scurrying, the scratching of tiny legs walking within walls, of tiny mandibles chewing up structure of house. Chewing until it all comes crashing down on my head, my body only being discovered days later in rubble having choked to death on shoddy American fiberglass insulation.

I am being hounded by witch’s curse, is only explanation. Curse of pestilence, of beasts following me and burrowing into house and enterprise. Yes, once again my property has become infested, but this time it is no office space – it is my home. I have not slept in many days.

I think back now, on the many women, their faces invade thoughts unbidden, the snakelike and reptilian among them revealing themselves now to be nefarious and capable of black magic. The walls…I have blown holes in many of them with firearms, but through them I can see the pests, and they laugh at me.

My assistants have tried to come many times to break me from my stupor, to tell me termite inspectors are on the way…but I know they are in on it. They cannot fool me with their promises of a quick tenting…though the thought of eliminating more of these beasts pleases me greatly.

The name they mentioned…Grand Oaks Termite Control…in my more lucid moments I looked them up. They come highly recommended, as their Yelp reviews can attest;

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

I was impressed with Grand Oaks Termite Control throughout the entire process of working with them.  I requested a quote and asked a question through yelp and they immediately answered.  I was able to schedule a free inspection shortly after.  When Justin and Gary came to inspect my house, they were kind and courteous.  I was ready to provide them shoe coverings and lay out an old sheet  over my newly cleaned carpet, but they already had all that covered.  They gave an honest and thorough inspection and answered any questions we had.  They ended up treating our home for subterranean termites, and also did some localized treatments and wood repair.  They extremely take pride in their work and did not rush at any moment of the process.  What you get with this company is quality of work and great customer service.  I would 100% use this company again in the future and recommend to anyone who needs termite work done.

Janine D., Yelp Review

If they can destroy this most recent manifestation of the curse, I may be temporarily reprieved. Though, I know, the pestilence will return…to truly be rid of this curse, I must find the one who set it upon me…I must prepare.

If you are looking for termite treatment for your home, give Grand Oaks Termite Control a call. They may be able to help you break free of your own curse of pestilence:

Grand Oaks Termite Control

+16265384156

110 S Worthy Dr, Glendora, CA 91741

Termites At Home

Termites At Home

There are two types of people. Those who want to live in an apartment and those who like living in a house. So, which option is better? There is no correct answer to this. The decision may be very complicated and depends on different factors, or it may be merely a matter of personal preference. One should assess each option to figure out which of those two choices is the best. 

I mention this today as my greatest dilemma when I first came to the U.S. was choosing between an apartment or house.

Life in an Apartment

The main distinction of an apartment is that they are smaller than houses. However, that should not be a deal-breaker. You can find ways to save floor space through wall-mounted furniture. Or, you can make rooms appear visually larger by using the right materials and colors.

Living in an apartment means many surrounding neighbors, and they may not all be welcoming. One may have difficulty finding quiet and peace of mind in an apartment. The best thing you can do is create a positive relationship with the neighbors from the beginning. 

As far as security and maintenance, apartments appear to be the right choice. Several apartment buildings have security guards, and most of them have secure front doors that can be opened exclusively with a card or code. It is also less likely for an intruder to enter or go unnoticed when there are lots of neighbors. Houses typically have garages or parking spaces, whereas finding parking in a jammed apartment complex can often prove to be impossible.

Every apartment building must be treated according to city laws to ensure that residents do not experience any concerns with pests such as termites

Wooden House
Photo by Céline Chamiot-Poncet from Pexels

Life in a House

Houses are usually for those who live with other people, such as family members. If you have a large family or are looking to start a large family, you may have no other choice. Entertaining loved ones and relatives are easier when you have enough space. 

You will have more privacy and freedom when living in a house: no neighbors to trouble; no inquisitive eyes snooping from the building across the road. 

However, a large space requires more maintenance. You can imagine how simple it is to clean a small apartment in contrast to a large house. The owner of a house has more floors to vacuum, more rooms to clean, and gardening and exteriors to worry about.

While the damage can range from trivial to significant structural damage, a termite infestation can go unseen for many years. That is why Garden Grove termite inspections are essential. Termites cause billions of dollars worth of damage in the United States every year, by munching on the wood structure of the house.

If you are considering buying a house, make sure the property is free from any termites. Each year after ownership, it is crucial to have a careful assessment to take action against termite infestation. You can give Natural Science Exterminating a call today for a termite inspection or extermination.

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

The Heart That Truly Matters

The Heart That Truly Matters

I don’t know what I would do without my dog, who had accompanied me during the hardest transition of my life: moving from my home country France to the United States, where I began my new life as a divorcee. I thought I would write about my appreciation for animals and how they can support us through tough transitions.

Having a pet at home may seem like hard work. The responsibility to care for an animal in addition to the several responsibilities in your life requires a serious commitment in terms of time and money. This can be stressful, but if we consider the perks of owning a pet, you will find that all that effort to pay off in the end. 

Pets provide us a type of positive energy that you cannot find anywhere else. Dogs are the best companions for a human being; they share a strong emotional bond with us.

If you are a frequent traveler, you can take your furry friend with you on adventure journeys.

Dogs support your mental health

No matter what kind of situation you come up against in life, your dog will always stay beside you. Even during a global crisis pandemic, pets have been a great source of emotional support for individuals. A study conducted on college-going women revealed that people who own pets had considerably lower loneliness scores on the UCLA Loneliness Scale; “having a pet can help to diminish feelings of loneliness, particularly for women living alone, and compensate for the absence of human companionship.” Emotional Support Animals (ESA) are believed to be helpful for the overall health and well-being of people suffering from serious mental health conditions such as major depression, panic disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorders. 

Dogs enhance your physical health

It is scientifically proven that people who have dogs are likely to enjoy better physical health and more positive energy. Since dogs are high-energy creatures that frequently require a walk outdoors; the dog owners benefit from having a reason to get outside, walk on a regular basis, and stay committed to that in the long run.

Without any doubt, dogs can enhance the overall quality of life. At the same time, owners must take care of the health of their dogs. Owners are advised to visit an experienced veterinary consultant from time to time to maintain their dog’s complete health and well-being. Dogs may suffer from health problems such as skin issues, ear infections, urinary tract infections, vomiting, diarrhea, parasites, dental disease, obesity, arthritis, and toxicity.

Woman in Brown and White Plaid Scarf Sitting on Beach
Photo by La Miko from Pexels

Dogs provide great social support

Along with several mental and physical health benefits, pet dogs are also known for providing great social support to their owners. Pets show unconditional love towards their owners and other family members. If you show the same level of compassion and empathy towards your pet, you are likely to enjoy a happier life. They are also likely to be friendly towards your neighbors, friends, family, and other people in your life.

I highly recommend adopting a furry friend. You never know how much joy they will bring to your life. Becoming a dog owner was the best decision of my life.

Marriage Advice

Marriage Advice

Recently, a friend asked me when it is right time to get married in relationship. I ask him if he wanted to hear true answer, or cute answer. “Truth, please,” he said to me in infuriating American accent.

True answer was: do not get married. Love exist regardless of state involvement, and all state does is add extra pressure to squash love that might make it through challenging times. I’ve seen it many times: state incentivise divorce for some parties rather than punish couples who are too weak to follow through on commitments.

For many in America, they are too foolish to see the wisdom in such advice. They marry on whim and get divorced just as capriciously. For those of you who find yourselves on same path as fool, two things: 

1. Take deep look at self and wonder, ‘why,’ and 

2. Look into mediation rather than divorce court, it will twist soul and gonads somewhat less than regular court route. If you live in the southern California area, look into McNamee Mediations, who I have heard mentioned many times by business associates and employees.

Quick look through testimonials provides proof of quality:

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
Read Andrea P.‘s review of McNamee Mediations on Yelp

I have known Colleen McNamee for over two years and I love how she handles people who are having marriage problems. She is always interested in what is best for everyone involved, especially for any children. Sometimes, it’s a “marriage contract” that she draws up to help people stay together amicably instead of getting a divorce. If divorce is the only option, then unlike a contentious court divorce with attorneys pitting spouses against each other in public and draining the couple’s bank accounts, Colleen can get couples working together for the best solution, at far lower cost, and it’s a private matter. I highly recommend her services, and so do people who have gotten divorces through her because they often talk about how she made it so much less stressful than a courtroom divorce.

Gregg Hill – Google Review

If marriage is too hard for your piggish American brain, look into McNamee Mediations. They’ll do their best to leave soul unsundered.

McNamee Mediations

+19492233836

4590 MacArthur Blvd Suite 500, Newport Beach, CA 92660