Barnett Hosts Ladies’ Luncheon for Harriett Buhai Center

Stephanie Barnett organized a ‘Ladies’ Luncheon’ on April 21 at the Bel Air Bay Club to raise awareness of the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law, a Los Angeles-based non-profit group that provides free legal services to the community. Stephanie, who is a board member of the Center, hosted a few hundred women who were invited to learn more … 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

Stephanie Barnett Speaks to Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Stephanie Barnett was invited to speak on Friday, March 11, 2016 to the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. She talked about how mental health professionals can provide invaluable assistance to family law attorneys, from containing client emotions, tempering expectations, interpreting data, and beyond.  The discussion included what attorneys really want from mental health professionals … 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

Five Jaffe and Clemens Attorneys Named 2016 Super Lawyers

Daniel Jaffe, Bruce Clemens, William Ryden, David Luboff and Stephanie Barnett have received recognition as 2016 Southern California Super Lawyers. Partners Daniel Jaffe, Bruce Clemens and William Ryden have been selected for the list since 2004. David M. Luboff has been listed since 2005. Additionally, Daniel Jaffe and Bruce Clemens have been selected every year … Continued

Jaffe and Clemens Elevates Sandra Mendell to Partner

Jaffe and Clemens LLP, a highly regarded firm devoted exclusively to the practice of family law, is pleased to announce that Sandra P. Mendell has become a Partner of the firm. A fierce and determined advocate, Sandra is a seasoned family law attorney who has considerable litigation and negotiation skills to achieve her clients’ goals. In … 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

The road ahead after marriage ruling

Robert Stanley wrote a column that ran in the Daily Journal on June 29, 2015 about the Supreme Court’s 5-4 landmark ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges in favor of same-sex marriage. The ruling was not only a tremendous victory for same-sex couples living in states where same-sex marriage was forbidden or in states that refused … Continued