Stegmeier, Gelbart, Schwartz & Benavente, LLP

Headquarters: Irvine, California

5 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

1 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

Best Law Firms Edition 12 National Badge

Eleanor Stegmeier and Saul Gelbart founded the firm in 1995, after they established their reputations in the Family Law community. Ms. Stegmeier started practicing in 1978 and Mr. Gelbart started in 1981. As our firm grew, long-time associates Jason Schwartz and Robert Benavente became partners, and they become known as SGSB. In 2015, Joan Loos and Jason Coleman were elevated to the partnership level.  Today, we have 12 lawyers on our team as well as a Mediation Center.

Our Mediation Center is the highest quality service of its kind in Orange County and, perhaps, in all of Southern California. Eleanor Stegmeier and Michael Fisher are Fellows in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and both have completed the advanced Mediation courses offered by The Academy and Pepperdine University’s Strauss Institute. 

Our Orange County office is staffed with 12 lawyers and seven Legal Assistants or Paralegals. We are prepared to handle all aspects of Family Law litigation, as we have for many years. We also offer “limited scope” representation, which allows a client to select the type of service that we provide and, if necessary, limit the retainer fees for that service.

Our firm is unique in Orange County as we have four lawyers who are Fellows in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Seven lawyers are Board Certified by the State of California as Family Law Specialists. Please feel free to visit our website at to learn more.

About Our Clients
At Stegmeier, Gelbart, Schwartz and Benavente, we routinely represent business owners, CEOs, entertainers, and other high-profile individuals or their spouses.  Our lawyers are committed to complete discretion and professionalism with all of our clients.Our attorneys are always respectful of clients' sensitive family issues, and we work with the utmost discretion on all of our cases.
SGSB Family Law
Divorce, Alimony, Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support, Divison of Estate

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