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Neither the website nor use of information from the website creates an attorney-client relationship. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision and you should consider the information contained on this website as well as other relevant factors in making such decisions.

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Contacting us via the Internet – You may contact Schaffer Family Law Group, APC in writing via contact forms on this website to schedule a consultation. HOWEVER, sending communication to us via contact form message to our office, does not create an attorney-client relationship. Do not send confidential or privileged information to us until you establish such a relationship; and even then, continue to be aware and always cautious that any non-encrypted email or other electronic contact channels SHOULD NEVER BE CONSIDERED secure.

Even if we have created and attorney-client relationship, we advise against sending privileged or confidential information through non-encrypted email at all, since we can in no way ensure the security of your email or email systems in general. Despite appropriate precautions, email and other forms of electronic communications cannot be completely protected against disclosure to someone other than the intended recipient. As a result, we cannot and do not make any representation that emails transmitted are entirely private. By sending sensitive or confidential email messages that are not encrypted you accept the risks of such uncertainty and possible lack of confidentiality over the Internet.

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To the extent the State Bar Rules in your jurisdiction require us to designate a principal office and/or a single attorney responsible for this Website, This Firm designates its office in Del Mar, California, USA as its principal office and designates Sarah T. Schaffer as the attorney responsible for this Website and advertising platform.

This web site was created November 2011.

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Jurisdiction – The Attorneys of this Firm are licensed in California ONLY, unless otherwise designated. Unless otherwise specified, some attorneys listed in this website are not certified by the California State Bar of Legal Specialization and are not certified as a specialist in any practice area certifiable by the California State Bar. If you have any questions concerning Firm, please contact us at 858.509.7907 or in writing via snail mail: Attn: Website Legal Disclaimer, 12520 High Bluff Drive, Suite 380, San Diego, CA 92130.

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This information may not reflect current legal developments or the current status of the law and is general in nature. It should not be relied upon or construed as legal advice and is not a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a competent attorney licensed in your state.

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This Firm assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of this website.

This Firm is not responsible for any third-party content that may be accessed through or linked to this website.

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Do not send us confidential information via e-mail without first speaking with one of our lawyers and obtaining authorization to do so.

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