STRENGTH. GUIDANCE.
COMPASSION. DISCRETION.

The attorneys at Stegmeier, Gelbart, Schwartz & Benavente
have the experience, reputation, and expertise to deliver peace of mind
and exceptional results in any family law matter.


Offices in Orange County & San Diego County

 

STRENGTH. GUIDANCE.
COMPASSION. DISCRETION.

The attorneys at Stegmeier, Gelbart, Schwartz & Benavente
have the experience, reputation, and expertise to deliver peace of mind
and exceptional results in any family law matter.


Offices in Orange County & San Diego County


MEDIATION

Our in-house Mediation Center can resolve your family law issues without going to court


TRADITIONAL

Full service negotiation and litigation of divorce and other family law related issues


LIMITED SCOPE

When smaller issues are at stake, we may be able to limit the scope of our work and accept a lower retainer

Our Team

The partners of SGSB are well known throughout Orange County and the State of California as highly knowledgeable, skilled, credible, and experienced family law practitioners. SGSB’s clientele includes entrepreneurs, business owners, corporate executives, celebrities, professional athletes and their spouses.

Eleanor A. Stegmeier PARTNER/MEDIATOR

Saul M. Gelbart
PARTNER

Jason M. Schwartz
PARTNER

Robert A. Benavente
PARTNER

Joan E. Loos
PARTNER

Jason J. Coleman
PARTNER

Michael A. Fisher
MEDIATOR

Matthew P. Heim
ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY/MEDIATOR

Erica A. Swensson
ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

Douglas A. Hatherley
ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

Tullo Mumtaz
ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

Sana F. Mashedy
ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

Shelley Rich Manning
OF COUNSEL

Practice Areas

SGSB attorneys have successfully negotiated and litigated thousands of family law matters, ranging from simple divorce or post-Judgment matters to high-conflict custody disputes, parent relocation issues, complex financial issues involving business valuations, executive compensation benefits, complex retirement benefits, high net worth individuals, high-income earners, and multi-million dollar estates.

SGSB attorneys obtain exceptional results in less common matters such as validity of premarital (prenuptial) agreements, the prosecution and defense of family law, contempt actions and domestic violence issues.

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Affiliations & Accolades


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