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Everyone wants to celebrate mothers! It may seem like a sweet, harmless occasion—a holiday largely promoted by greeting cards, candy, and flower companies. But for many women—and for many different reasons—Mother's Day can be agonizing. Some women have lost a mother or child or are estranged. Some struggle with an unfulfilled longing to become...
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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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High-conflict divorce is not only painful for sparring spouses it can cause emotional consequences if there are children involved. A study published in Child Development found that conflict between divorced or separating parents is linked to an increased risk for children developing mental health problems. Researchers found a connection between parental conflict and higher fear of...
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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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By Debra Schoenberg  Thanksgiving just passed and now Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Years are just around the corner. For divorced or separated couples that means tension, drama, arguments, and more. Children of divorced parents already face a number of challenges, and the holidays only complicate matters further. Even for couples not battling over custody,...
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By Debra Schoenberg Separation and divorce are a painful process that disrupts many families. When parents decide to separate, there are several reasons why they may consider a model of separation called “nesting”. No matter how you spin it, getting divorced is tough — especially if you have kids. Even if the decision to part...
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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
2020 Most Trustworthy Companies of the Year
100 TOP WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES Women Who Lead
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MATRIMONIAL LAWYERS (AAML)
2022 Client Satisfaction American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 10 Best
100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies In the Bay Area San Francisco Business Times
2021 LGBTQ-OWNED BUSINESSES Business Pride
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 Recorder Law Business Technology Best of 2021 Winner
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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