Feinberg & Waller was successful in blocking their client's (wife) husbandâ€™s attempt to reopen their previously-entered divorce Judgment. A successful Southern California businesswoman thought she had put her divorce behind her until her former husband attempted to reopen the divorce Judgment. Her ex-husband filed an action with the court seeking to set-aside their Judgment and reopen the divorce in his attempt to get more money from his ex-wife. He claimed that he didn't know what he was doing at the time, was operating under the undue influence and fraud of his wife and that he was under extreme duress. The family law office of Feinberg & Waller prevailed over the husbandâ€™s Beverly Hills divorce attorney, Patrick DeCarolis of Trope & DeCarolis. In a decision rendered by Los Angeles Superior Court Family Law Commissioner Amy Pellman, the husbandâ€™s request to set-aside the Judgment previously entered in these divorce proceedings was denied. The Commissioner cited several failures on the husbandâ€™s part to prove the elements necessary to sustain his allegations, including failing to establish any factual basis for setting aside the Judgment.
In re Marriage of A (the client name has been changed)
Unmonitored visitation granted
This case involved a request for extended visitation and vacation time with two children by their father. There were allegations of substance abuse back and forth between both parents, sexual deviance and potentially inappropriate behavior back and forth between both parents, and a lack of cooperation between parents that created an environment of extreme hostility. After several court hearings most of which consisted of arguing against unfounded allegations made by mother extreme and aberrant behavior allegedly exhibited by the father (a complete attempt at character assassination), we were able to prevail on virtually all points, establishing the mothers propensity to exaggerate at best, and lie at worst. This dramatically enhanced our client's credibility with the court and significantly damaged mother's.
Marriage of Doe
And if you as a vigorously contest this matter involving any 14 year old child, whose father created an environment that the child found so intolerable that he ran away to his mother's house. Prior to this event, mother and father had been sharing and 50-50 custody. There were allegations of substance abuse, narcissistic behavior, violent mood swings and physical violence, allegedly existing and father; father alleged that mother is an alcoholic whose violence prone environment led to the destruction of her relationship with her (now) adult daughter. The judge, at the conclusion of several hours of testimony, including testimony from the 14-year-old child, concluded that the father's behavior was primarily "self centered" as opposed to "Child Center." Father is now visiting his child on alternating weekends, as opposed to his 50-50 timeshare previously enjoyed.