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

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

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