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Mr. David Thomas Pisarra

Mr. David Thomas Pisarra

  • Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family Law...
  • California
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Our firm is devoted to the fathers and husbands, which is why our website is

We do handle mothers and wives, particularly in Parental Alienation cases, and Hague Convention Child Custody cases.

We practice in the courts of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and Ventura counties, regularly.

I have authored 3 books for men, A Man's Guide to Child Custody, A Man's Guide to Divorce Strategy and A Man's Guide to Domestic Violence. They are available both as e-book downloads from my website,, or on Amazon in hard copy.

I have represented fathers in Child Custody Cases where they have been fraudulently accused by their ex's of child molestation and abuse, and won the fathers custody and visitation.

I have successfully put a stop to Alimony payments by an ex-wife who was committing fraud - I saved my client over $150,000 in Alimony payments in that case.

The new laws on Domestic Violence make alleging it very attractive to a parent who doesn't want to share custody - that's why I wrote a book about it for men. If you've been accused of DV, you could lose visitation to your children.

Univ of West Los Angeles
Law Degree
St. John's College
B.A. (1989) | Philosophy & Mathematics
Activities: Yearbook, Drama Club - King William Players
Professional Experience
Pisarra & Grist
Law practice that focuses on the needs of Fathers and Husbands in Divorces, Child Support, Child Custody Disputes, Spousal Support Awards, Fast Track Evaluations, Full 730 Evaluations. Paternity Cases. Restraining Order - Defense and Prosecution.
Articles & Publications
A Man's Guide To Child Custody
Libero Media
A Man's Guide To Divorce Strategy
Libero Media
Men's Family Law Blog
David T. Pisarra, Esq.
Minor's Counsel training
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Mediator Training
Domestic Violence Training
Santa Monica Bar Assoc.
Family Law Trial Advocacy
Professional Associations
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Network listed attorney
- Current
Activities: Listed in the Attorney network for Hague convention cases of parentally abducted children and those who are wrongfully withheld from their other parent.
International Support Network For Alienated Families
Secretary - Board Member
- Current
Activities: ISNAF is an international organization helping parents whose children have been alienated from them. Parental Alienation is child abuse, but the abuse doesn't end with the child, the alienated parent needs support, and that is what ISNAF provides. As an outreach organization for both parents and professionals ISNAF is bringing light to an otherwise very dark subject. If your child has been alienated from you, either physically with an abduction, or emotionally by a vindictive former spouse, ISNAF can help.
International Support Network For Alienated Families
Secretary / General Counsel
- Current
Activities: The International Support Network For Alienated Families helps parents who have been cut out, alienated from, their children by the other parent. This devastating situation is child abuse and I have been privileged to work with this organization to assist in bringing awareness to the problem, and hope to the targeted parents.
U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs
Non-Employee Attorney for Hague Convention on Child Abduction Cases
- Current
Activities: I am listed as an attorney on the State Department's Attorney Network as available to represent parents who have Hague Convention on Child Abduction cases in California seeking to gain access to their children. I am not a State Department employee, merely listed in their network.
Santa Monica Bar Association
Arbitrator for Fee Disputes
- Current
Activities: I have arbitrated fee disputes between clients and attorneys in family law cases.
Santa Monica Bar Association
Fee Dispute Arbitrator
- Current
Activities: In those cases where clients and attorneys cannot reach an amicable accord on the fees owed, sometimes it becomes necessary to have an arbitrator and I have performed that task.
Beverly Hills Bar
- Current
Activities: Member
California State Bar # 198610
- Current
Los Angeles County Bar
Activities: Active member.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Retainers are dependent on the individual facts of each case - my hourly rate is $395.
Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Law
  • International Law
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Men's Family Law
Contact & Map
1305 Pico Blvd
1305 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Telephone: (310) 664-9969
Fax: (310) 664-9677
Fax: (310) 664-9677
Fax: (310) 664-9677