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Tobie B. Waxman

Tobie B. Waxman

Offering cost effective, compassionate representation for 30 years.
  • Family Law, Divorce, Medical Malpractice
  • California
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Biography

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
Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Divorce
Contested Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Additional Practice Areas
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO)
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Hourly rate is $350. In addition to credit cards, I also accept payment by Zelle and Venmo and personal checks.
  • 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
California
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Sole Proprietor
Law Offices of Tobie B. Waxman
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Pro Bono Panel Attorney
Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
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Associate
Reback, McAndrews, Kjar, et. al.
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Associate
Patterson, Ritner, Lockwood, Gartner & Jurich
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Sole Prioprietor
Law Offices of Tobie B. Waxman
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Education
George Washington Univ
Undergraduate Degree
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Loyola Law School
Law Degree
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Awards
Client Champion/Silver
Martindale-Hubbell
Client Champions are an elite group of attorneys who have received exceptional reviews from the people that know them best; their clients. The confidential client review process is managed and monitored by the world's most trusted legal resource, Martindale-Hubbell.
Top Attorney
AVVO
AVVO rating of 10.0 (Superb)
Client Champion/Silver
Martindale-Hubbell
Client Champions are an elite group of attorneys who have received exceptional reviews from the people that know them best; their clients. The confidential client review process is managed and monitored by the world's most trusted legal resource, Martindale-Hubbell.
Client Champion/Silver
Martindale-Hubbell
Client Champions are an elite group of attorneys who have received exceptional reviews from the people that know them best; their clients. The confidential client review process is managed and monitored by the world's most trusted legal resource, Martindale-Hubbell.
Client Champion/Silver
Martindale-Hubbell
Client Champions are an elite group of attorneys who have received exceptional reviews from the people that know them best; their clients. The confidential client review process is managed and monitored by the world's most trusted legal resource, Martindale-Hubbell.
Professional Associations
Culver Marina Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Los Angeles County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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California State Bar  # 167151
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Legal Answers
770 Questions Answered
Q. Ex's attorney filed Prop FOAH without my knowledge and the Judge signed it.
A: Immediately file an objection to the proposed FOAH and specify in your objection, the grounds for the objection. Be very clear. Attach a copy of the minute order to your objection (assuming the minute order is different from the proposed FOAH). Since the FOAH has already been signed by the judge and entered, if you want it set aside, yes, you will need to file a motion.
Q. I would like to change my children's last name and file for sole custody due to parent abandonment.
A: "I previously filed for child support and sole custody but I don't believe the filing was ever made official and put into effect" - filing a petition for custody and support, without filing anything else, will not result in you getting any court orders. Your case may still be open. If you want enforceable custody and/or support orders, you need to file a Request for Order (aka motion), have a hearing and have the court rule on your request. Child abandonment in California is defined as leaving a child in the care and custody of the other parent or another person – and providing no financial support or communicating with the child – for a period of at least six months. There must also be intent to abandon the child. If you can establish abandonment you can petition the court for termination of the other parent's parental rights. Note that once those rights have been terminated, you cannot get child support from that parent. ... Read More
Q. Court order for child's screen time/sleep due to co-parent's smartphone addiction?
A: There is no "device" you can use to monitor the child's sleep. You can get court orders however regarding a 4-year-old's use of a smart phone all together, regarding bedtime, and regarding bedtime routines, and regarding time spent on the smart phone whether playing games or doing anything else. If ex is unable to comply with those types of orders, it may be grounds for a modification of his custodial time. If being with ex is interfering with the child's sleep you could argue that being with ex is not beneficial to the child's health, safety, and/or welfare.
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Contact & Map
Law Offices of Tobie B. Waxman
400 Corporate Pt
Ste 300
Culver City, CA 90230
Telephone: (310) 410-9902
Fax: (888) 411-9036