- Why would an attorney refer someone to a divorce attorney?
Some cases may require expertise in a specific aspect of family law, and an attorney who doesn’t specialize in this area may be unable to deliver quality legal representation. Divorce cases can be very complex and challenging to handle. Cases involving child custody and division of property require a skilled divorce attorney knowledgeable in all aspects of a divorce case.
- Why should an attorney refer a client to SFLG?
The award-winning attorneys at the Schoenberg Family Law Group attorneys take pride in being aware of the ever-changing landscape that defines divorce. In addition to having legal expertise and experience, SFLG is consistently recognized for its achievements in the legal profession. For two consecutive years, SFLG has been ranked the #1 Family Law Firm in California on the list of The Recorder’s Best of Awards for Family Law Firms. The Daily Journal has also recognized Debra Schoenberg as one of California’s Top Family Lawyers for 2022. We have the necessary experience to handle emotional and stressful family law cases. In most cases, attorneys refer their clients to SFLG because they trust in our ability to provide quality legal representation and know that we have the expertise, experience, and resources to handle any case. If an attorney is concerned that they don’t have the knowledge and resources necessary to handle cases involving complex multimillion-dollar marital estates or high conflict custody cases, they should feel confident in referring the matter to us.
- What does it mean to be a “Certified Legal Specialist”?
A Certified Legal Specialist is an attorney certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Despite an attorney’s years of legal experience, they can only identify themselves as a “specialist” after obtaining this certification. To be represented by a Certified Legal Specialist is to be represented by a leading practitioner in the field of family law. As a top family law attorney, Debra Schoenberg is a Certified Family Law Specialist by the State of California Board of Legal Specialization. In addition, Debra has been named a Board-Certified Family Law Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
- Why do other family law attorneys come to SFLG when a resolution isn’t possible and they’re headed to court?
It is critical to work with a firm that knows how to apply the law and present facts, whether it’s in the courtroom or at the negotiating table. The attorneys at SFLG are trial lawyers who litigate high-conflict, high-stakes cases involving complex asset divisions on behalf of clients with million-dollar incomes and multimillion-dollar marital estates as well as high conflict custody cases. Our lawyers are accomplished and well-versed in the nuances of California family law, enabling us to create solid teams to handle cases.
- More specifically – Why do estate planning, trust, tax, financial, and real estate attorneys refer their divorce cases to us?
Each divorce case is uniquely challenging; however, some cases can be very complex. Having a the right team is crucial when navigating the legal and financial aspects of a divorce. Our firm has an extensive network of skilled professionals who assist clients seeking additional support during the divorce process. SFLG has experience litigating complex asset divisions on behalf of clients with million-dollar incomes and multimillion-dollar marital estates, which is why other attorneys are comfortable referring their cases to our firm. A financial advisor may be able to assist the parties in the financial area involved in their divorce, and a tax attorney can help address any tax-related issues that may arise. Real estate issues can also occur during high-net-worth divorces. Someone with years of experience can ensure that all factors related to the property the divorcing couple owns together and separately are part of the equation. In high-conflict custody battles, for example, it’s helpful to seek the advice of a family therapist or mental health professional.
- Do you pay referral fees?
We believe that the best attorney to handle a divorce case should be recommended based on merit, not on fees to be paid.
- Why is location not an issue?
Our San Francisco-based attorneys work with lawyers and clients from all over the Bay Area and beyond, including those in Sacramento. Debra R. Schoenberg leads a talented team of attorneys that serves diverse clients in San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and all the Bay Area counties.
- What types of cases are typically referred?
We receive referrals for many family law matters, including Divorce & Separation, Custody, Visitation & Child Support, Division of Property, and Post-Divorce Disputes.
- What are the benefits of referral systems?
By referring clients to attorneys you trust, who are experts in a specific aspect of the law, you and the other lawyer can focus your strengths and expertise to give the client the best possible advice and outcome.