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Tobie Brina Waxman

Tobie Brina Waxman

  • Family Law, Medical Malpractice, Divorce
  • California
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Providing high quality legal representation to a wide range of clients throughout the greater Los Angeles area since 1993. I offer reasonable and highly competitive hourly rates where applicable. Prenuptial Agreements and Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO) are expertly prepared for one flat fee. The best interests of the children are the focus of the courts and of my law practice. Once your family law matter has resolved, you will not be abandoned. If modifications of any support, child custody or visitation orders are needed in the future, contact my office to reopen your file. I was recently asked what types of medical malpractice cases I am willing to take. My answer? I take good cases. Unlike most other personal injury lawyers, I get the records reviewed by a qualified expert up front before any letters are sent or any case is filed. If I agree to take your case it's because I know it's good and I can make you money.

Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Divorce
Additional Practice Areas
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO)
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Medical Malpractice cases are handled on a contingency fee basis.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    QDROs and Prenuptial Agreements are handled on a flat fee basis.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • English
George Washington Univ
Undergraduate Degree
Loyola Law School
Law Degree
Professional Associations
Culver Marina Bar Association
- Current
Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Current
California State Bar # 167151
- Current
Legal Answers
355 Questions Answered

Q. How to domesticate an out of state divorce decree in California
A: Depends on why you are asking. A judgment of divorce that is valid in the state in which it was given, is valid in California. You do not have to do anything. If there is something about the divorce judgment that needs enforcement here in California (such as a modification of spousal or child support), then you can register the out-of-state judgment here in California. You'll be assigned a California court case number and will be able to file your motion to modify in California.
Q. I got married in Pennsylvania and moved to California 3 years ago. Now separated. Do we need to file divorce?
A: A valid marriage in Pennsylvania is valid here. I would be very concerned about a lawyer who states otherwise. If you were legally married in Pennsylvania your married is legally valid here in California. If you want to be divorced, then yes, you need to file for divorce.
Q. Wife's attorney is stonewalling requests for documents, though the judge asked us to reconcile -if not he will decide.
A: Your remedy for failure to respond to discovery or failure to provide further responses after a meet and confer is to file a motion to compel, assuming you have missed the deadline to do so.
Q. What’s the best way to handle situation
A: If you retain an attorney, the attorney can respond to the petition on your behalf.
Q. I have been married 40 years. In approximately 1986 my father-in-law passed and my mother-in-law put some stock in she
A: This isn't really a community property issue. This property was a gift and title to the stock was held in joint tenancy. Generally, owners in joint tenancies and tenancies in common can sell their interests in the properties they own with others. However, an owner in a tenancy in common or a joint tenancy can't sell the ownership interests of the other owners holding title in the property. More simply stated, legally, he cannot transfer the entire property to himself without your consent.
Q. My sis wants custody/at least to be able to visit our younger half sister. Her dad won’t let us for personal reasons
A: As her sister and non parent, you do not have legal standing to seek custody. The option of legal guardianship may be available, but based on the information you have provided, it's unlikely that request will be granted either
Q. I left after reporting a crime
A: What’s your question?
Q. What nullifies a prenup and how does someone with language barriers walk thru the process of divorce fairly?
A: If the person attempting to nullify the prenup, had a language barrier at the time of signing the prenup, therefore, did not fully understand what she was signing, AND was not represented by counsel at the time, then the prenup can be nullified. She should retain an attorney to handle the divorce for her.
Q. together 16 years legally married 9 kids, own home What am I entitled to He says nothing because I’m a homemaker
A: You're entitled to half of community property acquired during the marriage. Items acquired during the period of cohabitation are separate property. You may or may not be entitled to a portion of his separate property. You need a consultation with an attorney to figure out what you are entitled to. You are likely entitled to spousal support in addition to child support
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Law Offices of Tobie B. Waxman
400 Corporate Pt
Ste 300
Culver City, CA 90230
Telephone: (310) 410-9902
Fax: (888) 411-9036