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Debra R. Schoenberg | Founder | Schoenberg Family Law Group

Debra R. Schoenberg:  Championing Justice and Empowering Clients

Redefining Family Law with Compassion and Expertise!

The legal world can be a complex and confusing place, especially when it comes to family law. Whether you’re facing a divorce, a child custody battle, or other family law issues, finding the right attorney is crucial to achieving a favorable outcome. It’s no secret that legal matters involving family relationships can be emotionally charged and overwhelming for those involved. However, having a knowledgeable and dependable attorney can make all the difference in navigating these intricate legal matters.

Meet Debra R. Schoenberg, the esteemed family law attorney who has emerged as a beacon of hope and unwavering support for individuals navigating the complexities of domestic legal matters. With her unmatched expertise, unwavering compassion, and relentless pursuit of justice, Debra is reshaping the landscape of family law, one case at a time.

Debra’s journey in the legal arena has been nothing short of extraordinary. As a trailblazer in the field of family law, she has dedicated her career to empowering her clients and ensuring their voices are heard during their most vulnerable moments. With a deep understanding of the emotional intricacies of legal battles, Debra approaches each case empathetically and is committed to achieving favorable outcomes for her clients.

As the founder of Schoenberg Family Law Group, she leads an exceptional team of legal professionals who share her dedication to providing comprehensive legal services in various areas, including divorce, child custody, spousal support, and property division. Together, they form a formidable force, fighting for justice and advocating for their client’s rights. Furthermore, Debra’s impact extends beyond the courtroom, as she is a trusted advisor and mentor. She guides her clients through every step of the legal process while offering unparalleled emotional support during immense stress. As a result, Debra has earned the admiration and gratitude of countless individuals and families.

Let us discover how this remarkable attorney has become a guiding light in family law, forever changing lives and championing the cause of those in need!

Exceptional Family Law Attorney

More than thirty years ago, Debra established the Schoenberg Family Law Group, which focuses on the complicated and delicate field of family law. Through her vast experience and proficiency, Ms. Schoenberg has amassed a professional standing for her scrupulousness, strategic thinking, perspicaciousness, unfaltering allegiance, and unwavering devotion to rendering exceptional client service.

Ms. Schoenberg currently deals with a wide range of cases, encompassing intricate financial concerns, extensive marital possessions, and contentious custody disputes. She is well-versed in negotiating settlements and pursuing litigation when necessary. She is also proficient in handling a wide range of family law matters, pre-and post-nuptial agreements, and marital settlements. Throughout her career, Ms. Schoenberg has consistently demonstrated her unwavering commitment to equity and justice, and her extensive expertise allows her to strike a delicate balance between empathetic understanding and assertive advocacy for her client’s rights.

Expert Family Law Representation

The Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C. acknowledges that family law matters entail intricate and delicate issues that have the potential to have a long-lasting influence on you, your loved ones, your financial state, and your future. As family law cases involve complexities that can prove crucial, skilled and empathetic direction is imperative. This law practice in San Francisco was founded by a board-certified specialist who has been practicing law for over three and a half decades. Their primary area of expertise is in divorce and family law.

Debra spearheads a team of highly skilled attorneys catering to various clients in San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and the entire Bay Area. They tackle intricate and arduous divorce and child custody disputes as legal representatives for entrepreneurs, executives, professionals, and high-net-worth individuals’ spouses. Additionally, they can assist any spouse or parent seeking a blend of astute guidance and vigorous advocacy.

The lawyers representing the parties are skilled legal professionals who handle complex and critical disputes. Although they strive to improve efforts towards reconciliation and take advantage of opportunities for a mutually satisfactory resolution, emotions, pride, and various other factors often push these conflicts to be resolved in court. It is essential to partner with a firm that understands how to apply the law and its integrity to your advantage, whether in the courtroom or at the negotiating table.

Before commencing any legal action or filing any paperwork, their lawyers take pride in establishing a bond with their clients. You want to feel at ease with your lawyer’s techniques and tactics and for the communication channels between you and your attorney to remain unimpeded throughout the entire process. The Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C., specializes in high-conflict and complicated matters such as domestic violence and child abductions. They routinely undertake intricate asset division litigation for clients with high net worth and marital estates in the multimillion-dollar range. All their lawyers are accomplished and have an in-depth understanding of California family law, facilitating swift and favorable results.

Crafting Tailored Legal Strategies

The attorneys specializing in divorce are adept at formulating focused legal tactics that cater to the exceptional situations of your marital separation in San Francisco. They provide guidance, settle disputes, bargain, and contest as deemed fitting, depending on the specific predicaments you encounter. They effectively bargain for clients embroiled in acrimonious circumstances. They are diligent in uncovering the entire marital property and experienced in guaranteeing that the optimal welfare of the children takes priority.

The firm specializes in these legal matters:

  • The role of mediation, even in complex and high-conflict divorce
  • Temporary orders for custody, support, and marital property
  • All facets of property division and community property disputes
  • All matters of custody, visitation, and child support
  • Alimony
  • LGBT matters, including same-sex marriage and domestic partnerships
  • Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements (creating or litigating)
  • Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
  • Post-divorce modifications of court orders
  • Appeals of Family Court Orders

They adeptly manage personal and fiscal affairs with meticulous foresight, guaranteeing that distinct scenarios are given due deliberation and equitably distributing marital assets. Subsequently, they execute a comprehensive discovery procedure that caters to the requirements of the case while competently resolving intricate monetary complications that emerge from the distribution of commercial enterprises, pensions and retirement plans, equity portfolios, and stock alternatives.

Unraveling the Intricacies of Contentious Divorce

Managing contentious divorce cases that involve intricate financial matters and substantial assets requires a formidable character. It necessitates a distinct blend of legal proficiency, strategic insight, and emotional intelligence to maneuver through the intricacies of such cases and secure an equitable resolution for my clients,” Schoenberg expressed.

In any legal situation, meticulous attention to detail is crucial, especially in divorce cases where the breakdown of assets and determining child custody can have long-lasting ramifications. Ms. Schoenberg is well-known for her conscientious attention to detail, ability to think strategically, and talent for skillfully navigating the legal terrain in matters related to asset division, child custody, and complex financial concerns.

Moreover, she exhibits agility in navigating the highly charged emotional terrain of custody battles and strives indefatigably to safeguard the best interests of her clients and their children. Propelled by her profound compassion and empathy for children affected by marital dissolution, Schoenberg maintains that children should not experience entanglement in their parents’ strife.


Debra Schoenberg made me feel like a priority from our first meeting. An uncertain situation was turned into a manageable one through their organization, efficiency, and knowledge. I felt confident enough to put myself completely in her hands. I always felt Ms. Schoenberg was being candid with me and trustworthy. She never beat around the bush, was transparent at every step, and made complex legal issues easy to understand. The professionalism with which she worked on my case was remarkable. I would recommend the Schoenberg Family Law Group to anyone going through a divorce.


Debra and the team were so helpful and supportive through the most difficult time in my life. I am grateful to the team for their advice and would highly recommend their services to anyone needing a divorce attorney.


Ms. Schoenberg and her highly competent staff guided me through a complex divorce with a satisfactory and timely resolution for both parties. Her insight and compassion, coupled with a profound knowledge of every aspect of family law relevant to my case, were key in bringing this highly stressful event in my life to a rapid close. Highly recommended!


Honors and Awards

  • 2022 Family/Elder Law Trailblazer, The National Law Journal
  • 2022 Top Family Law Lawyers in California, The Daily Journal
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Certified Family Law Specialist, State of California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Board Certified Family Law Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Super Lawyers
  • US News and World Report, Best Lawyers
  • 10 Best Female Attorneys, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Expertise, Best Divorce Lawyers in San Francisco
  • Top 100 Woman-Owned Businesses, San Francisco Business Times
  • Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies, San Francisco Business Times
  • Top 25 LGBT-Owned Businesses in the Bay Area, San Francisco Business Times
  • Corporate Philanthropy Awards, San Francisco Business Times
  • AVVO 10 Rating
  • AVVO Client Choice Awards
  • Recorder: “The Best” Hall of Fame
  • Parents’ Press: BEST of the Bay