Will Nile Niami’s divorce affect his $500M spec mansion?

Yvonne Niami, the wife of mega-mansion builder Nile Niami of Skyline Development Inc., filed for divorce last month, a decision that could have significant implications for the developer’s real estate holdings, The Real Deal has learned. How the couple’s assets will be divided — particularly Niami’s real estate — will depend on the existence of … Continued

Jaffe Family Law Attorneys Named 2017 Super Lawyers

Daniel Jaffe and William Ryden have received recognition as 2017 Southern California Super Lawyers. Mr. Jaffe and Mr. Ryden have been selected for the list since 2004. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers … Continued

William Ryden Selected as 2017 ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Southern California by Best Lawyers

William Ryden has been selected by Best Lawyers as the 2017 ‘Lawyer of the Year’ for family law in Southern California.  ‘Lawyer of the Year’ recognitions are awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic location. Only one lawyer is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty … Continued

The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 Recognizes Jaffe Family Law Attorneys

Partners Daniel Jaffe and William Ryden have been selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America© 2017. In 2017, Best Lawyers recognized Mr. Ryden as ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Southern California. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an … Continued

Strategies for Family Law in California, 2016 ed. Leading Lawyers on Understanding Developments in California Family Law (Inside the Minds)

Daniel J. Jaffe, Founding Partner, Jaffe Family Law Group writes chapter “Implications of Offshore Funds on Divorce and Taxes” in the 2016 edition of Inside the Minds: Strategies for Family Law in California. Dealing with divorce, custody, paternity, and other family law issues is often an emotional process for everyone involved. These cases profoundly affect the … Continued

Beverly Hills Bar Honors Jaffe as a Family Law “Legend”

The Family Law Section of The Beverly Hills Bar Association honored its initial class of family law “Legends” including Daniel Jaffe and five other esteemed members of the Los Angeles family law community. The dinner program featured a panel discussion in which Daniel presented tips on running his successful practice. He also shared his war … Continued

How to Divorce in Hollywood: Plan for Your Future Ex’s Reality Show

Daniel Jaffe revealed his advice on new trends impacting marriage dissolution in an article published on April 21, 2016 in The Hollywood Reporter.  Jaffe told THR: “[Under the child support guidelines mandate,] you put in your client’s income information — call it $5 million a year — the spouse’s income, which is zero, and custodial … Continued

The Impact of a Spouse’s Bankruptcy Filing on Divorce Proceedings

Sandra Mendell presented with Christopher Celentino of Ballard Spahr, LLP about how a bankruptcy filing can significantly affect property division and spousal support. The program was hosted by the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Bankruptcy and Family Law Sections on February 24, 2016.