Board Certified Family Law Specialist with a CPA Background

​It’s an unfortunate truth that nearly 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. If you find yourself on the wrong side of that statistic, you may be struggling with a range of emotions and some difficult choices. Because those decisions will affect you for many years to come, they should not be taken lightly, nor guided by anger or impulse.

With 35 years of legal experience, Alan Shifman is California’s only Certified Family Law Specialist, Certified Public Accountant and former Registered Investment Advisor which enables him to handle complex financial issues other family law attorneys may not understand. Alan Shifman personally handles all of his cases, you will not be pawned off onto a young associate.

High Net Worth Cases can be a complicated and emotional process. Careful attention must be applied to account for the number of assets, their worth, controls, and division. In addition, difficulties may be encountered if there are agreements (prenuptial or postnuptial) that may determine the direction of the proceedings. Although these agreements may simplify the process, more often than not it becomes the central issue in the case.

In analyizing a high net-worth divorce, the treatment of debts and liabilities must be carefully considered too. As with assets, debts are generally divided equally in the event they were incurred by the parties during marriage. We will make all efforts to assure that the community property and debts are treated properly. Very often, material assets that are addressed include:

  • The personal residence
  • Family businesses and partnerships
  • Investments including stocks and bonds
  • Retirement accounts
  • Vacation homes
  • Income producing real properties

We seek to protect professionals with a high net-worth from negative publicity or harassment. We work closely with private investigators to make sure that we have all the information available to prepare the strongest case for trial or settlement.

All cases are important to our Family Law Firm, whether you are a professional or stay at home parent. Our firm specializes in Divorce and Family Law for people seeking competent, honest and cost effective representation.


Serving Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, Communities We Serve:

Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Oak Park, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Woodland Hills