Torrance Family Law

Serving Clients in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Surrounding Areas

Family Law Attorney Bruce A. Mandel

Whether you are anticipating the joys of marriage or experiencing the frustrations of marital conflict, the Law Office of Bruce A. Mandel is here to help. Top family law attorney Bruce A. Mandel has served families throughout California in the South Bay, Los Angeles County, and Orange County areas for more than 27 years.

When it comes to family law matters in California, there is a lot at stake, and we know how stressful this time can be. Our legal team uses our depth of experience and knowledge to resolve matters through negotiation and other amicable means. We will also aggressively advocate for your rights in a court of law.

No matter what services you may need support for, our team of experienced legal professionals will help you get the results that you want. We help with a wide range of family legal services to Torrance, CA and its surrounding areas, including:

Read below to learn more about each of our services and what our team can do to help.

Child Custody & Visitation


California custody and visitation orders are some of the most difficult issues that parents face in the event of a divorce, and when you’re represented by an experienced family lawyer, the process will be structured and cordial, which is in your children’s best interest.

Our team at the Law Office of Bruce A. Mandel will diligently develop effective strategies that guide your child custody and visitation negotiations toward a healthy resolution. Our experienced team of professionals will help you to work out the best scenario for your children, while maintaining a good balance with each parent.

Our attorney will protect your parental rights to raise your children in an appropriate and supportive home. We will stand by you at all times throughout the process to fight for you and get the resolution that you deserve.

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Child Support

Child Support

Child support can be a stressful part of any divorce process, which is why our experienced team works very closely with our clients to get the best outcome for them, as well as their children. We help parents understand child support guidelines, negotiate child support through mediation, litigate issues with child support, enforce child support orders, and modify child support orders.

Armed with nearly 30 years of knowledge and experience in many different child support cases, we will work hard to ensure that you receive or pay an equitable amount of the financial support required to raise your children in a healthy, happy environment.

We know the in’s and out’s of how the court makes final decisions regarding child support, and we will help you navigate the process with ease, as well as get the best outcome for you and your family.

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Child Support Modification & Enforcement

Child Support Modification

When it comes to changing a child support order in California, you need an experienced lawyer by your side during the process. Child support payments are not permitted to change unless the court agrees modifies the original child support order.

If either the custodial or noncustodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, we can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly. We can help you and the other parent come to an agreement in an amicable fashion, and if there are conflicts or issues that arise during your case, we will help you navigate them with ease.

Additionally, we will help you utilize the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, if a parent decides to not pay child support. It is our job to make sure that your children are taken care of and that all parties involved in your child support order are held accountable.

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Community Property Law

California Community Property Law

California is known as a “community property” state, so upon divorce or legal separation, all property and debts acquired together are to be equally divided between the two parties. When a party seeks to hold onto certain assets or distance themselves from a certain debt, they must prove that those are not apart of the couple’s estate.

We will help you navigate equal division of tangible assets, like houses, cars, boats, and clothing, and intangible assets, like copyrights, patents, and trademarks.

Additionally, our team can help you navigate your financial instruments as a couple, such as contracts, stocks, and life insurance, as well as any liabilities, like mortgages, account balances, and loans.

We will work to resolve your community property legal matters peacefully and with ease. We will be your support system and knowledge base to help secure your financial future and protect your property rights throughout your divorce or legal separation.

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Torrance Divorce Attorney

Divorce is never in the plan for marriage, and divorce can be a devastating and stressful time. Our team will help you navigate the in’s and out’s of California divorce laws through mediation or litigation. Our experienced legal team can help you gain the most equitable results from your divorce, including fair distribution of assets, division of marital home, child support payments, and child custody rights.

Whether you’re filing for divorce or have received divorce papers, we are here to help. The divorce process can be complicated, and we will help you to follow proper procedures that lead to a fair outcome for both you and your partner.

Since every case is unique and everything acquired during the marriage is at stake, you need an experienced divorce lawyer by your side, and we will help make the process as comfortable and easy as possible.

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Divorce Mediation

Torrance Divorce Mediation Attorney

In California, divorce mediation can often provide more expedient, more predictable results than a trial can. It essentially puts the decisions in your hands. Mediation helps simplify your divorce and reduce costs while achieving each party’s goals.

In divorce mediation, the mediator meets with both parties several times to come to a voluntary agreement. The mediator listens to each party, reviews the issues at stake, and consults the couple toward mutually acceptable decisions. However, if mediation fails, any unresolved issues will be taken to court for trial.

Top divorce lawyer Bruce A. Mandel is a skilled negotiator who can help you obtain the most equitable divorce settlement. Our experienced and knowledgeable team will help mediate your divorce to the best extent possible, so that you can quickly and easily come to agreements and avoid trial.

We will help you prepare for your mediation sessions and answer any questions you have throughout the process.

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Legal Separation

Whether you want to file for separation, respond to separation, or complete your separation in California, it is important to have an experienced family lawyer by your side to answer questions and help guide you through the process. When you choose to legally separate, you will be involved in a contract and agreement between both parties, and responsibilities, assets, and property will be divided.

Whether you are legally separating due to personal matters, matters with your children, financial concerns, or a chance for reconciliation, it can be a complicated and challenging time, and there may be a lot of unknowns.

We will help you navigate the issues of asset and property division, payment of marital debts, spousal support, child custody, child support, and beyond. We will work hard to ensure that you receive a fair separation agreement that is in your best interest.

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Orders Of Protection

Restraining Order

California orders of protection are a very serious matter, and we take your safety seriously at the Law Office of Bruce A. Mandel. When you have been abused or have a fear that you will be abused, we will help you legally file for the right order of protection and help you navigate through the process comfortably. Our ultimate goal is to maintain your protection.

There are many different orders of protection that we can help you to achieve: personal conduct orders, stay-away orders, and residence exclusion orders. We can also help you get a restraining order for domestic violence, elder or dependent adult abuse, civil harassment, or workplace violence.

Whether you want to stop specific acts, keep a person at a distance, or have a person move out from your home, our experienced team can help.

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Torrance Paternity Attorney

When it comes to California paternity legal matters, there are a lot of cases that come about. Sometimes, a father wants to disprove or establish paternity, and sometimes, a mother wants to prove paternity. We often represent fathers who want to establish paternity, in order to gain child custody and visitation rights, as well as those who want to establish that they aren’t the father. We often represent mothers who want to utilize a paternity lawsuit, so that the proven father will fulfill child support obligations.

Once your paternity case begins, all aspects of the relationship are at stake, including visitation, child support, and beyond, and it takes an experienced paternity lawyer to help you navigate these matters with ease.

At the Law Office of Bruce A. Mandel, our experienced and knowledgeable legal team will be by your side to make you feel comfortable throughout your paternity matters and to help you achieve your desired outcome in your case.

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Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements

Torrance Prenup and Postnup

With divorce being a commonality in our society, it’s easy to see how prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements come in handy. Assets, children, and debts in a marriage are not to be taken lightly, and both prenuptial and postnuptial agreements expect the unexpected. They can alleviate much of the stress of a divorce, if one were to take place.

In both prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, we will help you with your legal contract of how you and your spouse’s debts or assets will be divided, if a divorce takes place. California has strict guidelines for the contents and procedures of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and our experienced team will help you navigate within those guidelines to achieve your goals.

We will make sure your agreement protects you and is in your best interest. During the process, we will be here to be your guide and help you reach your goals.

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Spousal Support

Torrance Spousal Support Attorney

California spousal/partner support is also known as alimony, which is a monthly payment made to a former spouse after a divorce or legal separation. Not all divorces require an alimony arrangement, and not all spousal support is the same in California. Additionally, there are both temporary and permanent spousal support options.

Divorce should not lead to financial crises. We will help you determine if alimony will be part of the divorce and help establish an equitable amount of spousal support. We have deep knowledge and experience in the law and the local courts, so we can negotiate the fairest outcome in your trial.

We know what the court requires for permanent and temporary spousal support, and we will help you with every detail, such as the length of time to the payment amount and everything in between. Our team is here to support you during your spousal or partner support matters.

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Talk With Dedicated California Family Law Attorney Bruce A. Mandel Today

Ready to get your case in the hands of a dedicated law team with decades of experience? Whether you have legal matters regarding divorce, child support, child custody, or something else, it can be a very hard time for you and your family. We’re here to help ease your stresses and guide you through the process to get the resolution you deserve.

We’d love to get you scheduled for a half-hour initial consultation with our lawyer at a time that is convenient for you. We’ll get to know you and your case and show you how we can help you get the results you need.

Don’t hesitate to call the Law Office of Bruce A. Mandel today at (424) 250-9130 or contact us online now! We’re here to help.

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