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San Diego Family Law Attorneys

Family law matters are never simple, but the San Diego family law attorneys at Schaffer Family Law Group aim 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 and effective attorneys are here to ably guide you through the legal process and will stand by your side every step of the way.

Undoubtedly, you are looking to resolve your family law 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 divorce and related family law cases.


Family Law Solutions With An Eye Toward The Future

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 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.


Proven Leadership

The firm 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, a 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 servicemembers face enable her to provide superior counsel.

Fighting For The Results That Are In Your Family’s Best Interest

Divorce, division of property, child custody, domestic violence 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. Our firm is focused on finding and fighting for the results that are in your family’s best interest.

Though our 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.

Sarah T. Schaffer In The News

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Sarah T. Schaffer Recognized in San Diego Discovery Magazine With over 220,000 attorneys in California, Schaffer is one of the few, numbering 178 within San Diego, to hold the distinction of Certified Family Law Specialist.

San Diego Magazine Women of the Year Awards Colonel Sarah T. Schaffer, USMC – Camp Pendleton recognized for her Military Service as JAG Officer.

Top 50 Influential Leaders in San Diego Sarah T. Schaffer is active in the San Diego County and North County bar associations and supports the programs of Kids’ Turn San Diego, a nonprofit that helps children through family separations, and Casa Cornelia Law Center, which provides pro bono legal services to victims of human and civil rights violations.

Dividing a Business - San Diego Discover Magazine Not all businesses have marital value, especially smaller businesses whose primary value is from the efforts of one spouse.

Sarah Schaffer on the cover of Discover Magazine
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Family law matters are never simple By your side every step of the way

Certified Family Law Specialist CFLS Sarah Schaffer and Leslie Ryland have been certified by the State Bar of California as “Certified Family Law Specialists,” a distinction earned by family law attorneys who have “gone beyond the standard licensing requirements.” Every attorney at Schaffer Family Law Group has either earned their CFLS Certification, or is actively working towards that professional goal as a requirement of the firm and our commitment to providing our clients the most skilled and proficient attorneys in San Diego County.

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What You Should Know

Top 10 Mistakes In A Divorce To avoid the top five mistakes in a divorce you must take a step back, remove the emotions and treat the process similar to a business transaction. Use these tips to help you expedite the process.

Divorce Over 50 How a 'gray divorce' will impact your retirement planning, including the timing of your retirement as well as the new economic reality divorce may bring to your life.

Top 4 Things To Know if Over 50 and Divorcing Getting a divorce after the age of 50 comes with its own set of challenges, both social and economic.

Professionals, Business Owners & Divorce Solving problems with the division of marital assets. The need for privacy and not leaving written records of your 'dirty laundry' for the world to see in the permanent public record and more...

Military Divorce Sarah serves as a colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve. Military families find Sarah’s understanding of the military and issues servicemembers face enable her to provide superior counsel.

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