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David T. Pisarra
Family law attorney, newspaper columnist and author David Pisarra, Esq. is the founder and president of the Santa Monica, CA-based law office Pisarra and Grist as well as Men’s Family Law, established specifically for men to receive expert legal representation in divorce and custody proceedings. His recently released books, “A Man’s Guide To Divorce” and “A Man’s Guide To Child Custody,” provide practical, “How-To” advice to help men better understand, prepare for and navigate family court.

He is a regular contributor to such websites as The Good Men Project and Sudden Bachelor in addition to tackling the hot-button issues of the day in his weekly column for the Santa Monica Daily Press titled “What’s the Point?”

For more information or to purchase his books please visit David can also be reached directly via email at

Blog Entries by David T. Pisarra

The Easiest Lie

422 Comments | Posted November 4, 2011 | 05:09:58 (EST)

Not long ago I had a client in Texas who came to me desperate for help in regaining custody of his daughter. He said the courts disallowed him for seeing her for three months and had threatened to kick him out of his house. They also told him they had...

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Welcome To The Danger Zone

Posted April 24, 2011 | 14:17:24 (EST)

Every divorce has a danger zone. That period of time when things can go horribly, horrifically, tragically wrong.

In those cases where the woman has come to the point of no return, wants out of the marriage and demands a divorce is usually her time in the danger zone. Her...

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The "Y" Factor: Gender Bias, Child Custody And The Great Parenting Myth

Posted March 28, 2011 | 03:59:17 (EST)

In the emotionally-charged world of child custody, there is a fundamental myth that both enslaves women and disenfranchises men.

While there are inherent animal instincts hardwired into our species when dealing with infants, parenting is a learned behavior. And the myth that women automatically know how to be a good...

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The Biggest Mistake Men Make

Posted February 23, 2011 | 12:03:40 (EST)

It's been said many times that men are results-driven and women are process-driven. And in my years as a Family Law attorney I would say this is never more apparent than in the arena of divorce court--usually to the disadvantage of the man. Most men are bottom-line creature: They want...

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