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

Jaffe and Clemens Partner 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 … Continued

The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 Recognizes Jaffe and Clemens Attorneys

Jaffe and Clemens Partners Daniel Jaffe, Bruce Clemens and William Ryden have been selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America© 2017. The firm has been recognized in the family law category since the inception of the publication. In 2017, Best Lawyers recognized William Ryden as ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Southern California. Since it … Continued

Stephanie Barnett speaks at the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Family Law Section

Stephanie Barnett speaks at the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Family Law Section regarding ‘Complex Privacy Issues in Family Law Cases’ on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Stephanie joined a panel which included Judge Reva Goetz, Retired, Los Angeles Superior Court, ARC and Stephen Sitkoff, a criminal lawyer and partner at Takakjian & Sitkoff, LLP. The program provided practical information … 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 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