Family Law Attorneys San Diego
Divorce & Family Law Matters

Family Law Attorneys in San Diego

At Schaffer Family Law Group, our practice encompasses all areas of family law. Generally, our work focuses on legal separation and divorce, and related areas of family law including complex property division, child support and visitation, child support, and spousal support.

In addition, we concentrate on domestic violence matters, paternity action, and assisting clients with pre-nuptial agreements and post-nuptial agreements. We understand that we are working with clients during very difficult times in their lives, which drives us to work expeditiously and cost effectively in order to allow families to put their disputes behind them and begin their “new normal” as soon as possible.

Our San Diego Family Law legal team includes 3 Board Certified Family Law Specialists (CFLS) with the California Board of Legal Specialization, who bring expert insight into each case our firm handles.

Divorce Mediation / Collaborative Divorce Attorneys

In every single matter, with every single client, our San Diego family law attorneys strive to ensure that our results are in line with our clients’ best interests. We work aggressively to garner favorable settlements for our clients, avoiding trial whenever possible. Thus, our full-service family law practice includes a significant and highly successful divorce mediation and collaborative divorce division, led by three family law attorneys with extensive experience in domestic dispute resolution.

However, when it is necessary to take a case to trial, we are prepared to litigate, and have a proven track record of garnering winning results. Our zealous advocacy and close client relationships are the hallmarks of our firm, and client satisfaction is Schaffer Family Law Group’s main motivator.

Our comprehensive San Diego family law practice includes all areas of family law, including but not limited to:

Divorce, including:

  • Same Sex Divorce
  • Divorce Mediation
  • High Net Worth Divorce
  • Military Divorce & Support
  • Divorce Over 50

Child Custody and Support, including:

  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support (Alimony)
  • Child/Spousal Support Modifications
  • Child Support Modifications
  • Spousal Support Modifications
  • Child Custody & Visitation
  • Post Judgment Modifications
  • Divorce Relocation/Taking Child Out of State

Other Family Law Matters including:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Intimate Partner Battering
  • Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  • Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Paternity Actions
  • Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Divorce

Speak with a Family Law Attorney in San Diego

Call Schaffer Family Law Group at (858) 509-7907 or contact us online to take advantage of our strategic and hands-on approach resulting in better outcomes for our clients.

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.

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Certified Family Law Specialist CFLS Sarah Schaffer, Wayne Rice 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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