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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
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  • English
George Washington Univ
Undergraduate Degree
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Loyola Law School
Law Degree
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Professional Associations
Culver Marina Bar Association
- Current
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Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Current
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California State Bar # 167151
- Current
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Legal Answers
386 Questions Answered

Q. My mother died and left no will now my sibling tell me I have to move what are my rights
A: If your mom did not leave behind an estate plan; specifically a living trust, the estate will go through probate, assuming it carries an overall value in excess of $150,000. Whether probate is necessary however, does not change your rights. Without an estate plan, the estate passes via intestate succession. Your rights are the same as your siblings (and vice versa). I have no idea what you having to move has to do with anything unless you are living in a house that was owned by your mother and the house is being used to settle the debts of the estate.
Q. How can I get custody of my niece who is mentally abused by her mother. The father is in the picture.
A: You do not have legal standing to get custody of your niece. If you mean "legal guardianship", Dad being in the picture would be an obstacle and your request would likely be denied. If you believe your niece is really being abused, my suggestion would be to contact child protective services and ask for a "welfare check".
Q. Does a waiver of right to collect benefits under each parties retirement plan mean contribution made during the marriage
A: It means in the event of a divorce, each party retains their respective retirement benefits as their sole and separate property without any sharing with the other party. This clause is contingent upon the parties executing a waiver with the retirement plan/plan administrator of the retirement plan.
Q. My fiancé case is in California, but his daughter and the mom moved to Kentucky. How can he see her he pays CA support.
A: Depending on how long the child has been living in Kentucky, Dad should consider hiring a lawyer in California to file a motion to transfer venue to Kentucky so he can seek modification of custody/visitation orders. He can then address the support. Once the case is transferred to Kentucky, he will no longer need counsel here in California.
Q. Can he kick me out without help like trash when i have depended on him for 15years
A: You have parental rights. You have the right to custody and/or visitation. If you want those rights adjudicated; i.e. to get a court order, you will need to file a parentage action (aka paternity) and request child custody orders and support. As a co-habitant, you do not have the same rights as you would as a spouse. i.e. you are not entitled to spousal support. If you are not on the lease for the home or not a co-owner or owner, you don't have rights there either.
Q. I'm a VA disability recipient at 100% does spouse get that money for spousal support
A: VA disability benefits are not considered community property, but are considered income for purposes of calculating support.
Q. Hi , my name is Jessica , I got married in 2002 and I have been separated from my husband since 2007 I believe
A: You don’t have to see him to file for divorce. Where you got married is not determinative of where you file. You file where you live.
Q. Does father have legal right to forbid me to take kids skiing? Can he call the cops, and if he does, what can they do?
A: In the absence of any court orders, you are free to take your kids on that vacation. He can still call the police, but they won't do anything because he won't be able to show them any order that you are violating by taking the kids on that ski trip. I recommend you retain legal counsel now. Why wait any longer to file for divorce and get court orders that will protect you and your children?
Q. I have been the sole provider for child an husband keeps kid over summer an files divorce an wont let me have her back
A: You need to retain counsel in the state where husband filed. It is unfortunate that you did not take any legal action as soon as you were on notice that husband was not going to return your child after the summer break. Don't waste any more time. Use the "find a lawyer" link at the top of the page and find an attorney in the appropriate jurisdiction. You don't say where the kids are or where Dad filed. I see that you posted your question from Texas. If Dad is here in California and that is where he filed, you need a divorce/custody lawyer licensed to practice here in California.
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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