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.

Irreconcilable Differences? Family Law Discovery and Trusts

William Ryden co-authored an article for the Winter 2016 edition of ACFLS Family Law Specialist with the Hon. Isabelle R. Cohen, retired judge for the Family Law Department for the Los Angeles Superior Court, and Judith R. Forman, a Certified Family Law Specialist. The article, titled “Irreconcilable Differences? Family Law Discovery and Trusts,” addressed the … Continued

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

Sandra Mendell is participating in a presentation hosted by the Bankruptcy Law and the Family Law Sections of the Beverly Hills Bar Association. The presentation “The Impact of a Spouse’s Bankruptcy Filing on Divorce Proceedings” will discuss how a bankruptcy filing can significantly affect property division and support. The presentation will be held on February … Continued

Attorneys Named 2016 Super Lawyers

Daniel Jaffe and William Ryden have received recognition as 2016 Southern California Super Lawyers. Additionally, Mr. Jaffe have been selected every year for Super Lawyer’s exclusive Southern California Top 100. 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 … Continued

Spouses ‘Living Separate and Apart’ Cannot Reside in Same Dwelling

Alysia Evans was extensively quoted in an column published by BNA Family Law Report on July 28, 2015 about the California Supreme Court’s ruling in re Davis (Davis v. Davis), which held that living in separate residences is an indispensable threshold requirement for a finding that estranged spouses are ‘‘living separate and apart’’ for purposes … Continued

Divorcing When Parents Have Children with Special Needs

Published in Southern California Mediation Association (July, 2015)
 Divorcing parents who have children with special needs often have many pressing and complex parenting issues to consider that may not be best addressed by the expensive and slow adversarial court system. This article will give the reader a brief overview of the issues that may arise for families … Continued