Prepared and Committed to Help

As the world grapples with the uncertainty and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, our attorneys remain steadfast in their dedication to proactively serve clients through these trying times. We have embraced technology to meet our clients’ needs while keeping our families, clients, and community safe by working remotely. We employ telephonic and videoconferencing resources for client meetings and initial consultations so you can focus on protecting yourself and your family. As always, we remain prepared and committed to help. Please stay safe and take care of your loved ones.

To reach your attorney, please reach out through one of the following methods:
1. Call (949) 337-4050 and leave a voice message (messages are picked up daily M-F).
2. Email the attorney or paralegal working on the relevant case. The address will be the person’s first initial and last name @sgsblaw.com.
3. Contact us through our website.
4. Reach out to us on our Facebook page at “Stegmeier, Gelbart, Schwartz & Benavente, LLP”

 

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

Douglas A. Hatherley
ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

George H. Peniche
ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

Aida Khamis
ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

Brittney A. Rodriguez
ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

Eric J. Sather
ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

Shelley Rich Manning
OF COUNSEL

Michael A. Fisher
MEDIATOR

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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May 19, 2020

Starting Your California Divorce

If you have determined that your marriage is irretrievably broken, it may be time to file for divorce or legal separation. The first step is to complete a Petition for…
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May 21, 2020

Seeking Emergency Relief in Family Court

A family law proceeding called a Request for Order allows a party to seek various forms of interim relief from a family court on matters concerning child support, spousal support,…
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