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

Four Jaffe and Clemens Attorneys Named 2016 Super Lawyers

Daniel Jaffe, Bruce Clemens, William Ryden, and David Luboff 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 for Super Lawyer’s … 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

Transmutation of Law

When the California Supreme Court issues an opinion that addresses a community property issue, family law practitioners take note. In the recent In re Marriage of Valli decision, the court held that a $3.75 million whole life insurance policy that singer Frankie Valli purchased from a third-party insurance company, naming his wife as sole owner … Continued

Gay marriage declared legal across the U.S. in historic Supreme Court ruling

Jaffe and Clemens partner, Robert Stanley was quoted in a story that ran in the Guardian on June 26, 2015 about the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic ruling in Obergfell v. Hodges that struck down state bans of same-sex marriage as unconstitutional. In what is being called one of the most important civil rights cases in … Continued

Attorneys rally around high court’s gay marriage decision

Robert Stanley’s comments on the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges in favor of same-sex marriage were published in Law360’s round-up of attorneys’ reactions to the ruling. Commenting from a family perspective, Stanley said, “Today’s ruling is a tremendous improvement for same-sex couples living in states that still forbid same-sex marriage under … Continued

Jaffe and Clemens Attorneys Consecutively Named 2015 Super Lawyers

Jaffe and Clemens has four attorneys on the 2015 Super Lawyers list. Partners Daniel Jaffe, Bruce Clemens and William Ryden have been chosen for the list since 2004. David M. Luboff has been listed since 2005. Daniel Jaffe and Bruce Clemens were also chosen for the exclusive Southern California Top 100 list. Super Lawyers is … Continued

Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center’s 33rd Annual Stand for Justice Gala

More than 370 people attended Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center’s 33rd Annual Stand for Justice Gala on Saturday, September 27th at the Skirball Culture Center in Los Angeles. Daniel J. Jaffe and Bruce A. Clemens were honored along with Los Angeles’ First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland. The non-profit group raised more $375,000 from this … Continued