Debra Schoenberg

Debra Schoenberg

Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C.
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • California, New York, Vermont
Review This Lawyer
Reviewed by H. L. March 28, 2020
Excellent work
I am so fortunate to have found Debra to represent me in my divorce. She helped me through an incredibly difficult time- gave me choices, excellent advice, and guidance along the way. She helped secure my future with my children - I am grateful for her service.
Reviewed by J. M. February 29, 2020
Excellent service
Debra represented me on a divorce case as I was moving cross country. She provided excellent guidance and support throughout a difficult time. She is superior in her knowledge of CA law and is great at communicating along the way. I would highly recommend her to any needing this type of service in the Bay Area.
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More than thirty years ago, she established her own firm, which has vast experience and expertise in the highly sensitive and complex practice of family law. Ms. Schoenberg has established a professional reputation for thoroughness, strategic thinking, keen attention to detail, loyalty, and dedication to client service.

Today Ms. Schoenberg handles cases that range from complex financial issues and extensive marital estates, to high-conflict custody matters. Adept at negotiating resolutions as well as aggressively pursuing litigated outcomes, she also handles straightforward family law cases, pre- and post-marital agreements, and marital settlements. Ms. Schoenberg has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to fairness and equity, and because of her vast experience she is able to capture the perfect balance of compassionate sensitivity, and the aggressive assertion of a client’s rights.

Long recognized as a leading family law attorney, Debra Schoenberg is a frequent lecturer in family law. In recognition of her work she was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a Board Certified Family Law Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. She is also a Certified Family Law Specialist by the State of California Board of Legal Specialization. As the result of an extensive and confidential review by members of the Bar, she has been repeatedly listed in the Directory of Super Lawyers.

Ms. Schoenberg has been recognized by US News and World Report as one of the nation’s Best Lawyers. The San Francisco Business Times repeatedly names Debra Schoenberg to their Top 100 Women Owned Businesses, their 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area, the Top 25 LGBT-Owned Businesses in the Bay Area and a Leading Corporate Philanthropist.

Practice Areas
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Child Custody
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
  • Post Divorce Disputes
  • Appeals
  • Litigation
  • Spousal Support
  • Paternity
  • Child Support and Visitation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept all major credit cards. Payment options available through our website.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Many factors affect the ultimate cost to a client in a family law case, including the complexity of contested issues, the size of the marital estate and the emotional content that invariably drives each party. While it is difficult to predict total case costs, we view ourselves as creative problem solvers. We seek to have consistent and open communication with clients about financial matters throughout their case in an honest and mutually respectful fashion. Our priority is to minimize fees while achieving the best results.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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New York
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founder / Attorney
Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C.
University of New Hampshire School of Law
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Western College of Miami University
B. Phil
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Litigation Counsel of America
AVVO 10 Rating
Client Choice Awards
“The Best” Hall of Fame
BEST of the Bay
Parents’ Press
Certified Family Law Specialist
State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
Corporate Philanthropy Awards
San Francisco Business Times
Woman Leaders in the Law
Selection - Top 5% of Family Law attorneys in Northern California
100 Top Women Owned Businesses
The San Francisco Business Times
100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area
The San Francisco Business Times
Top 25 LGBT-Owned Business in the Bay Area
The San Francisco Business Times
Ten Best Family Law Attorneys in California
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Top Ten Family Law Attorneys
American Jurist Institute
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Traditional client representation and litigation. Highly skilled in complex financial issues and high-conflict custody cases.
Board Certified Family Law Trial Specialist
National Board of Trial Advocacy
US News and World Report
Professional Associations
California State Bar
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Articles & Publications
Divorce in California: The Legal Process, Your Rights, and What to Expect
Addicus Books
Speaking Engagements
How to Utilize the Magistrate, CLE
Child Custody and Time Sharing, CLE
Trusts, Estate Planning and Divorce, CLE
Family Law and Relief from Abuse, CLE
Pro Se Litigation Education, State Family Court
Business Valuation: Presentation of Exhibits, Admissibility, Persuasiveness, CLE
Complex Divorce, CLE
Women in Transition: Dealing with Issues Surrounding Divorce, CLE
Divorce Cases from Start to Finish, CLE
Complex Issues in Divorce, CLE
Dealing with the Pro Se Litigant, CLE
Successfully Dealing with Life Transitions, CLE
Keeping it Civil: The Same Sex Couples' Journey, CLE
Business Valuations for the Matrimonial Practitioner, CLE
Tax Consequences of Divorce, CLE
Domestic Law, CLE
Complex Matrimonial Law Issues, CLE
What Family Court Judges Want You to Know, CLE
Equitable Divorce Settlements, CLE
Advertising Ethically and Effectively, CLE
Family Law: Year in Review, CLE
A Road Map through Divorce Proceedings, CLE
Family Law: Helping Your Clients through Difficult Times, CLE
Successful Financial Settlements for your Divorce Client, CLE
Child Custody and Shared Parenting, CLE
Preventing Financial Mistakes during Divorce, CLE
Family Law: Year in Review, CLE
What Family Court Judges Want You to Know, CLE
Tax Consequences of Divorce, CLE
An Income Tax Primer for Family Law Practitioners, CLE
Board Certified Family Law Trial Specialist
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Family Law
State of California Board of Legal Specialization
Websites & Blogs
San Francisco Family Lawyer
San Francisco Divorce Attorney
San Mateo County Family Lawyer
Contact & Map
Schoenberg Family Law group, P.C.
575 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Telephone: (415) 834-1120
Fax: (415) 834-1121
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