Family Law

Family Law News 2016, Issue 2, Volume 38, No. 2

Holding Out as My Own

Avi Levy and Nathan W. Gabbard

Avi Levy is a partner at Trabolsi & Levy, LLP, a family law firm in Santa Monica, CA. He has been practicing family law exclusively since 2002, and became a Certified Family Law Specialist in 2011. He is uniquely involved in the development of family law legislation as Chair of Affirmative/ Developing Legislation for the Family Law Section of the State Bar of California. Mr. Levy is also the Chair of Legislation for the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, is on the Board of Directors of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, and is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Mr. Levy was designated as a "Super Lawyer Rising Star" in the July 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016 editions of the Los Angeles Magazine.

Nathan W. Gabbard is an associate at Trabolsi & Levy, LLP in Santa Monica, CA. He graduated from Southwestern Law School and became licensed by the California State Bar and United States District Court for the Central District of California in 2009. He participates in the Los Angeles Regional Standing Committee of the Family Law Section of the State Bar, is an Executive Committee Member of the LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles, and is a member of the Leadership Council for the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice. In the past, Mr. Gabbard has volunteered as a presenter of Safer Community workshops, providing information and opening a dialogue with incoming college students about domestic violence. Mr. Gabbard recently passed the California Family Law Specialist Examination and is awaiting confirmation of certification from the Board of Legal Specialization.

Pete’s half-sister is Pete’s mother. The daughter of Ricky’s ex, Liz, from Liz’s relationship with Charles is Ricky’s daughter. The son of Carla via artificial insemination is the son of Sandra, Carla’s ex because Carla lived with Sandra and Sandra’s son, and Carla told family and social networks that Sandra’s son was Carla’s son.

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