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Paul E. Schonauer

About me

My philosophy is simple. I strive to provide the best and most cost effective representation during the most significant and possibly traumatic time of your life. I bring a lifetime of experience, compassion, and common sense, to this task. My Office will provide thoughtful assessment of your case and give you well-defined choices on how to proceed.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 60%
    4 years
  2. Child Support: 10%
  3. Child Custody: 10%
  4. Estate Planning: 5%
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Hourly ($165-275/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (10%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Law Office of Paul E. Schonauer

209 East Anapamu Street
PO BOX 91021
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Witkin's Award – Constitutional LawThe Witkin Legal Institute2010
scholarship candidate (Top 5 in class)CPA • Law Society of Ventura County2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Santa Barbara BarristersSecretary2014 - Present
Collaborative Family Law Practitioners of Santa BarbaraMember2014 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Barbara College of LawN/AN/AN/A