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Raising kids takes a long time. Although great care goes into making the best possible custody and visitation agreement, the right plan for your child at four years old may not be suitable by age 10 or 14. There are several reasons this might happen. Fortunately, in California, either parent, custodial or non-custodial, can…

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For parents going through a divorce, the decisions and disputes surrounding child custody can be among the most challenging and emotional parts of the process. Whether you and your ex will work together to reach an agreement out of court through negotiation or mediation, or the conflict has reached the point where a judge…

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When you separate from your spouse or partner, and there is a child involved, custody is often one of the thorniest issues to resolve—complex, emotionally loaded, and time-consuming. In every case, when the court is deciding custody, there are many factors to consider, but the question of what is in the child’s best interest…

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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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10.0 Avvo Superb Top Attorney Family Law, Divorce
Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal
American Jurist Institute Top 10 Attorneys 2017
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 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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