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Custody decisions are among the most difficult, delicate, frightening, and painful parts of a divorce process. Even the legal language surrounding it is incredibly fraught—after the agonizing decision that you’ll no longer live together, the idea that one parent would have only” visitation” can feel heartbreaking. When you get divorced, your relationship as a…

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In years past, there was a presumption in custody battles that children should be with their mother, and therefore mothers almost automatically got custody. Today this scenario is no longer the rule, but it’s a common misconception. It’s important to know that California law does not favor either parent. Instead, the court must always…

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For divorced couples, sorting through the details of custody and parenting agreements is a challenge in the best of times. But nearly two years into a global pandemic, Covid-19 is still adding new layers of complication to an already difficult process. Covid-19 news and concerns change almost daily, and relevant legal considerations are evolving….

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Sorting out custody and visitation can be one of the most challenging, contentious, and emotional aspects of any divorce. The court’s job is always to protect the best interests of the child. In many cases, this means that the parenting agreement or custody and visitation order establishes some level of shared responsibility and time to…

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Paternity is a major subsection of family law in California. Every day, people file cases with the family courts in California seeking to establish parental rights, challenge paternity, contest a child’s adoption or modify a child support order. Cases involving paternity disputes can be difficult to handle alone. Luckily, you have the right to…

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A number of states are moving toward some form of “shared” or “joint” custody as a baseline when determining parental arrangements after divorce. In other states, these may be arrangements that a judge decides upon or which parents agree to. Either way, the trend is toward some kind of shared parenting arrangement. But it…

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Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal
American Jurist Institute Top 10 Attorneys 2017
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AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MATRIMONIAL LAWYERS (AAML)
2022 Client Satisfaction American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 10 Best
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10 Best Female Attorneys 2017 American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
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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
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National Board of Trial Advocacy
2017 Parents' Press Best of The Bay
San Francisco Business Times
Rated By Super Lawyers Debra R. Schoenberg
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American Jurist Institute Top 10 Attorneys of 2018
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