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In these complex and contentious disputes, our aim is to keep the proceedings as amicable and as simple as possible. If you have children, your chosen approach will affect your future relationship as co-parents, and a practical parenting agreement is almost always preferable to a judge’s edict.

We try to resolve every case without litigation, yet we realize an out-of-court resolution is not always possible. As formidable trial lawyers, we will litigate if faced with a bad faith offer. Whichever course your family law matter takes, Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C., will treat you with respect, compassion and honesty.


Debra R. Schoenberg is a certified specialist* in family law. She draws on more than 35 years of experience to help clients define their goals and bring them to fruition. Debra has assembled a talented and passionate group of lawyers and staff, enabling the firm to address client needs with a true team approach.


  • Family Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Family Law Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy

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We commonly represent high net worth individuals as well as parents involved in high conflict custody matters. We bring value to any case involving complex assets or unique legal challenges.


Our law firm will diligently yet expeditiously handle your case. While we cannot control the speed of the court’s docket, we will work to move your case along as quickly as possible. We offer seasoned advice on the issues that arise in dissolution actions. We will respect your wishes and aggressively yet compassionately work to advance your interests while maintaining high standards of legal, professional, and ethical integrity.


We will devote our attention to your case, without delay, prepare documents, filings, and discovery tailored  to your matter. We will keep you apprised of court dates and important deadlines in connection with your case, and will be in contact regarding documents that you will need to read, authorize, and execute before we file them with the court.

Our Awards and Memberships

Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C., recognizes that family law matters involve complex, sensitive issues that can have a lasting impact on you, your family, your finances and your future.

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10.0 Avvo Superb Top Attorney Family Law, Divorce
Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal
American Jurist Institute Top 10 Attorneys 2017
2022 Client Satisfaction American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 10 Best
100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies In the Bay Area San Francisco Business Times
10 Best Female Attorneys 2017 American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
San Francisco Bay Area's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For Winner 2021
2018 Best Lawyers Best Law Firms U.S. News & World Report
California Board of Legal Specialization (CBLS) State Bar of California
2020 Client Champion Debra R. Schoenberg
San Francisco Business Times Corporate Philanthropy Awards 2019
Expertise Best Divorce Lawyers in Concord 2020
2018 Expertise Best Divorce Lawyers in San Francisco
Fast 100
Lead Counsel Rated
Litigation Counsel of America (LCA) Fellow
National Board of Trial Advocacy
2017 Parents' Press Best of The Bay
San Francisco Business Times
Rated By Super Lawyers Debra R. Schoenberg
The Business of Pride
2021 Best Businesses Three Best Rated
San Francisco Business Times Corporate Philanthropy Awards & Summit
American Jurist Institute Top 10 Attorneys of 2018
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Certified family law specialist with more than 35 years of experience.

What sets up apart

At the Schoenberg Family Law Group, we pride ourselves in providing outstanding client services. We value and promote open and honest communications. It is the policy of this firm that we respond to your phone calls and emails within one business day. We ensure that you are promptly provided with copies of all correspondence, both incoming and outgoing, and we steadfastly work to keep you apprised of the status of your case, including even the most minor of developments.

Unwavering commitment to excellence

What sets us apart is the pride that we take in our work and our unwavering commitment to excellence. Our top priority is delivering high-quality legal services to our clients. Our firm builds relationships based on trust, integrity, and open communications.Every member of the firm shares the goal of preserving our clients’ dignity and humanity through what can be a very difficult and painful process, while at the same time achieving a favorable outcome for our clients. We also are deeply committed to the highest standards of professional practice.

Professionalism and civility are the hallmarks of our practice. Additionally, every member of the firm is immersed in continuing legal education and self-study so as to stay abreast of the ever-changing developments in family law, on both the state and national levels.

Choosing the right family law firm can have an enormous impact on the outcome of your case.

Our firm’s commitment to professionalism, civility, and open and honest communication allows us to provide our clients with the highest level of professional service.

Personal Attention

A divorce or custody dispute may be the most difficult challenge you ever face, leaving a lasting impact on your children, your finances and your family structure. While some variable are beyond your control, choosing the right law firm can make all the difference.

Thoughtful Litigation

We diligently work toward favorable outcomes for our clients, prioritizing your needs and interests. We help clients establish priorities, choose their battles, and secure your fair share of the estate.

Final Resolution

Whichever course your family law matter takes, Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C., will treat you with respect, compassion and honesty.


We believe knowledge is power

At the Schoenberg Family Law Group, we believe that knowledge is power. We are all deeply committed to helping our clients navigate their family law matters and to provide our clients with a road map of their case. In so doing, we strive to ensure that our clients are aware of all options before deciding upon a course. We zealously advocate on behalf of our clients, and in so doing, take a realistic approach to all cases.

We focus exclusively on Family Law

At Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C., we embrace complex and challenging cases. Our law firm focuses exclusively on family law, serving San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Jose, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties and the entire Bay Area. We deliver tailored advice and strategies for these important and sensitive matters. We’ve been doing this for more than 35 years. Call us today at 415.465.5632 or click here to email us.


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Meet Our Founder —
Debra Schoenberg
Words from our founder

“My goal is to preserve your dignity and your humanity throughout what can be a very difficult and painful process, while at the same time achieving a favorable outcome on your behalf.”

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