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 and Clemens 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 lives of people … Continued

After Obergefell: How the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage has affected other areas of law

Jaffe and Clemens Partner Robert Stanley was featured in the June issue of the ABA Journal about his personal and professional experience relating to the issues involved in the 2015 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case Obergefell v. Hodges. When Stanley moved to California about 10 years ago from Georgia, he went from a state with no legal status for same-sex … 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

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