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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.

Education
George Washington Univ
Undergraduate Degree
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Loyola Law School
Law Degree
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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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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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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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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.
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)
Languages
  • English
Legal Answers
Q. I was served with divorce papers. We shared 4 pets and she is denying me custody or visitation. How do I get this added?
A: You would address this in your response to the petition. In the interim (while the case is pending), you can file a Request for Order to get temporary custody/visitation orders for the pets. While generally speaking, pets are considered property in a divorce, a relatively new pet custody law in California allows the courts to view pet ownership differently than, say, the ownership of a house or a vehicle. The California courts will now award custody based on what is best for the pet. The courts are now also allowed to create shared or joint custody agreements for companion animals.
Q. Hello! I am in Los Angeles. I have been sent an email subpoena for documents with only one day notice. How do I object?
A: I think you may be confused about what has been served on you. If you are a party to the case, you can be served with a request for production of documents; not a subpoena for production of documents. What may have happened is that you have been sent a copy of a subpoena that was served on your bank. The issuing party is required to send you a "Notice to Consumer". You are correct that service by email is not appropriate. You are also correct that the notice sent to you was sent in an untimely manner. However, unless you have a valid basis for objecting to the subpoena there's really nothing you need to do. You can certainly object to it as untimely - i.e. that you were not given timely notice as the consumer whose records are being sought. ... Read More
Q. How do you enforce a verbal / signed custody agreement with both parents - if you never added it to the divorce ?
A: Informal and/or oral agreements that are not court orders or part of your entered judgment are not legally enforceable. You can however, obtain new custody orders post-judgment. You can file a Request for Order or you and the other parent can draft and sign a stipulation and order and submit it to the court.
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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