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Case Summaries

Family Law

  • Mediated hundreds of custody and visitation disputes. Issues included high conflict cases with significant issues of parent alienation; abuse allegations; international, inter-state, and intra-state move-away requests; school choice issues; and cases involving complex and serious physical and mental health issues.


  • Resolved dozens of complex property issues including the character, value and division of property.


  • Handled hundreds of child support, spousal support, and attorney fee requests. Issues included self-employment and income tax write offs, cash wages, investment and rental income, stock options, depreciation, family gifts, loans, disability, vocational evaluations, and imputed income.


  • Handled hundreds of cases involving date of separation, validity and enforceability of pre- and post-marital agreements, alleged breach of fiduciary duties, clarification of prior court orders and agreements, and failure to disclose assets.


  • Addressed complex, high-value financial disputes, including imputing income on tens of millions dollar assets, characterization and valuation of hundred million dollar businesses, determining validity of inter-spousal transfers and quit claims, apportionment of mixed-character properties, Epstein credits and Watts charges, apportionment and characterization of stock options and RSUs, and pre-judgment liquidation of assets to avoid unreasonable market risks.


  • Handled dozens of challenges to martial settle agreements, including out-of-state and out-of-country agreements regarding complex financial matters, custody and visitation arrangements, and support issues.


  • Resolved dozens of cases involving intra-state, inter-state and international jurisdictional issues.


  • Addressed liquidation and distribution of assets from the sale of various assets including homes, investment properties, and businesses in dozens of cases.


  • Resolved matters addressing the intersection of estate-planning and disillusion proceedings.


  • Determined whether martial settlement agreement to pay spousal support to Harvard Law School graduate husband was valid given his incarceration for kidnapping and rape.


  • Addressed hundreds of requests ranging from $5,000 to $750,000 for attorney’s fees, both needs-based under Family Code section 2030 and as sanctions under Family Code section 271.


  • Handled dozens of cases regarding appointment of retirement accounts, including 401k, 457b, IRAs, and QDROs.


Expertise

  • Character, Value and Division of Property
  • Child and Spousal Support
  • Custody and Visitation, including Move-Away
  • Post-Trial Disputes   
  • Premarital and Marital Agreements  Tracing
  • Transmutation