Divorce

Jaffe and Clemens has represented an elite clientele in high stakes divorce matters for more than thirty years. The firm’s clients include corporate and financial executives, celebrity athletes and entertainers, technology innovators and entrepreneurs, legal and medical professionals, beneficiaries of inherited wealth, and their spouses.

In divorces that involve significant wealth, complex estates and highly sensitive personal matters, the choice of family law attorney is critical. Jaffe and Clemens lawyers handle the most complex and challenging areas of divorce law on a daily basis, and are ready to identify and effectively address every issue from the outset of the representation. Jaffe and Clemens attorneys approach each matter with an emphasis on discretion and avoidance of publicity, which is particularly important when high profile individuals are involved.

Divorce in California is “no fault.” This means that anyone can get divorced without having to prove that the other spouse engaged in bad conduct. However, “no fault” does not mean that a person’s actions during marriage are free of legal consequences. Jaffe and Clemens attorneys are adept at identifying the relevant conduct of the client and spouse and explaining the consequences that may flow from that conduct.

Issues that must be resolved during a divorce may include the characterization of property as community property or separate property, the valuation of property such as businesses, residences and aircraft, determination of the validity of a premarital agreement, determination of the amount and duration of spousal support and child support, and implementation of a schedule for custody of minor children. Jaffe and Clemens attorneys are extremely knowledgeable about the law and skilled in applying the law to the unique facts of each case.

Jaffe and Clemens’s formula for success is superior knowledge, skill and experience combined with hard work, creativity, compassion and integrity. The firm’s impeccable reputation in the community benefits clients because it translates to credibility in the courtroom. Jaffe and Clemens consistently delivers excellent results for its divorcing clients, both in and out of court.