Articles & News

How It Is Possible to Collect a 72 Percent Interest Penalty
Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, February 2015

Factors to Consider before Renewing a Family Law Judgment
Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, February 2014

Can’t get no satisfaction (of judgment)
Los Angeles Daily Journal

Art imitates life: meet the ‘First Lady of Law’
Los Angeles Daily Journal

Tips: enforcing judgments by levy
Los Angeles Daily Journal, May 9, 2012

We'll always have Paris (not!): Enforcing child support orders
Los Angeles Daily Journal, January 24, 2012

Ask Abby & Ira Questions Relating to Enforcement of Court Orders & Judgments
Family Law News
Issue 1, 2011 - Vol. 33 No. 1

Pest Control
L.A. Lawyer Magazine, February 2006
Code of Civil Procedure Section 391 provides a useful tool for dealing with vexatious litigants.

A Moving Issue
L.A. Lawyer Magazine, Cover Story
November 2000
In "A Moving Issue," authors Ira M. Friedman and Abby Friedman confront the emotional questions raised when a custodial parent seeks to relocate with a child.

The Rules and Pitfalls of Joinder and Intervention
(Formerly "May We Join You")
L.A. Lawyer Magazine, December 1999
Every litigator needs to know how to use and defend against these procedures.

Enforcement of Child Support, Spousal Support and Attorneys Fee Order from Spendthrift Trusts
Family Law: News & Review, Los Angles County Bar Association
Winter 1996
A lot of practitioners would throw up their hands because of the old law school teachings that a spendthrift trust could or would not be invaded for debts. However, there is a way that the incomes from a spendthrift trust can be invaded to pay back child support, spousal support or an attorney fee order.

Interspousal Torts: What Family Law Attorneys Should Know
L.A. Lawyer Magazine, May 1992
By eliminating interspousal tort immunity and allowing one spouse to sue the other spouse in a civil action, the legislature and the courts have forced family law attorney to be sufficiently knowledgeable in the area of interspousal torts to at least recognize when civil liability may exist.