We handle cases with the utmost sensitivity, discretion and privacy.

Dan Jaffe and his legal team have been at the forefront of California family law since 1977. In addition to handling the most complex family law matters for an elite clientele, the firm has been influential in shaping family law through published appellate cases and leadership involvement in the statewide, national and international family law communities.

No matter how difficult or complicated the case, Jaffe Family Law Group professionals have the expertise to guide clients through all aspects of family law matters, with particular knowledge in the areas often affecting high net worth individuals, such as divorce taxation, intellectual property, interstate jurisdiction, and complex business and financial issues.


The firm's highly experienced team of lawyers bring a diverse array of talents and perspectives to help every client achieve his or her individual goals, usually by settlement, or by trial when necessary.

Daniel J. Jaffe

Daniel J. Jaffe Founding Partner

Over five decades and in a confidential setting, Daniel Jaffe has established himself as the sought-after attorney for high-profile celebrity and professional clients and their spouses with the most sensitive and complicated family law matters.

William S. Ryden

William S. Ryden Partner

William Ryden’s deep understanding of family law derives from more than 40 years of successfully representing clients through complex and diverse family law issues. Jaffe Family Law Group clients have benefited from his sound advice and reasoned representation since 1980, when he joined the firm.

Sandra P. Mendell

Sandra P. Mendell Partner

Sandra’s practice is dedicated exclusively to the practice of family law, including marital dissolutions, legal separations, annulments, Marvin (palimony) actions, child custody disputes and the negotiation and preparation of cohabitation agreements, premarital agreements, postnuptial agreements and marital settlement agreements.

Mara Berke

Mara Berke Of Counsel

Mara Berke has practiced family law for more than twenty years, which includes many years of practice with prominent Westside boutique family law firms. Mara has experience with complex child custody disputes, division and characterization of assets and debts, calculation of child and spousal support, business valuations, paternity disputes, and post-judgment relief.

Alysia S. Evans

Alysia S. Evans Lawyer

Alysia has successfully worked on all aspects of complex and sensitive family law cases. She focuses on taking cases from the initial family law pleadings to judgment as efficiently as possible while effectively advocating for and preserving clients’ rights and interests.

Nancy Braden-Parker

Nancy Braden-Parker Lawyer

Nancy Braden-Parker’s understated, yet determined style has proven a good fit for family law clients who are prominent in the public eye and also value their privacy. Born in Illinois, Nancy practiced law in several states prior to being admitted to the California Bar in 2000.

Melissa M. Martin

Melissa M. Martin Associate

Family law has always been a career pursuit of Melissa’s. Now, working at Jaffe Family Law Group, she can put her talents and passion for helping families to work. Melissa is involved in all aspects of a client’s dissolution proceeding.

Shauna Levine

Shauna Levine Paralegal

Since graduating from law school in 2003, Shauna Levine has been a law clerk and paralegal, predominantly in the family law arena. Due to her extensive experience with highly sensitive family law matters, she has successfully created and implemented procedures and processes that are used by other law firms.


Call us today and we will evaluate your case and advise you about legal options.

Jaffe Family Law Group
1901 Ave. of the Stars
Suite 680
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone & Fax
Phone: 310-550-7477
Fax: 310-271-8313