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Family Matters


Schaffer Family Law Group aims to make them less difficult and painful for everyone involved. When you seek the counsel of a family law attorney, we understand that you likely have been going through a very difficult time. Our experienced San Diego family law attorneys are here to ably guide you through the legal process and will stand by your side every step of the way.

Experienced Guidance


Creating Faster Resolutions,

so you can move forward

Undoubtedly, you are looking to resolve your family matter as soon as possible so you and your family can move forward. We are here to help. Schaffer Family Law Group is comprised of aggressive yet empathetic advocates who have experience in nearly every area of family law and who specialize in handling sophisticated, highly complex and multi-faceted cases.

Fighting for Results that

are in your family’s best interest

Divorce, division of property, child custody and other family law disputes create a significantly unsettling family dynamic and home environment. We understand how difficult and disturbing it can be for everyone involved. Schaffer Family Law Group is focused on finding and fighting for the results that are in your family’s best interest.

Finding Beneficial Solutions

for your complex situation

While we strive to settle every family law dispute as expeditiously as possible, our 150 years of collective experience advising clients in hundreds of matters have illustrated that no family law matter is ever as simple as it seems. However, no matter how difficult or complicated the dispute seems to be, we are able to successfully find solutions that ultimately help the families we work with function more effectively in the future.

Mediate When Possible, Litigate When Necessary

to keep you and your family out of court

Though our San Diego-based family law attorneys are always prepared to litigate when it becomes necessary, we also work collaboratively towards favorable settlements for our clients and their families through mediation whenever possible. Our honesty, integrity, professional ethical standards, thorough understanding of all facets of family law and true desire to help families find a way to successfully move forward are the cornerstones of our firm and the values that are embraced by every attorney in every single matter.

Honest, Ethical
Family Law Experts

150+ Years
Combined Experience

High Net Worth +
Complex Case Specialists

Aggressive Yet

Results with Your
Future in Mind

Helping Families


Schaffer Family Law Group has been helping San Diego families navigate every facet of family law since 2011. Whether it is working with San Diego couples on prenuptial agreements or postnuptial agreements, guiding clients through divorce mediation, settling child custody disputes, or working with military families or high net worth individuals on complicated division of property, our team of family law attorneys employs a sympathetic and supportive yet savvy and sophisticated approach to finding the solution that will work best for your family.

Proven Leadership


Schaffer Family Law Group is led by Sarah Schaffer, who is known for her ability to connect with her clients in order to understand and appreciate their particular situation and the needs of their families. Sarah is a Certified Family Law Specialist, which means that she was certified by the State Bar of California as an attorney who has “gone beyond the standard licensing requirements.”

She holds a Master of Laws Degree (LL.M.) in taxation and prior to practicing family law, worked as a tax consultant with Big 4 accounting firm Ernst & Young, background that serves her clients well in regard to tax and financial planning. In matters involving high-value property, large pensions, retirement accounts, and other assets, Sarah employs her tax background to ensure that her clients are well-protected. Prior to earning her law degree, Sarah served as in the United States Marine Corps and spent five years on active duty serving as a Logistics Officer. She continues to serve as a colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve. Military families in particular find Sarah’s understanding of the military and issues service members face enable her to provide superior counsel.

“Amazing Attorney! She is kind and caring but she has that military background, so she will absolutely not be intimidated by opposing counsel. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is considering divorce.”