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California Western School of Law
University of California San Diego | Masters of Arts
University of Kansas | Bachelor of Arts
Julia Schneider is the managing attorney for our office in West Los Angeles, which serves all of Los Angeles County. Julia exclusively practices family law and brings a compassionate and practical approach to her cases.
Julia understands that clients who need assistance with their family law matters are experiencing a challenging, emotional and stressful time in their lives. She builds a relationship of trust, openness, and respect with her clients, as well as sets realistic goals and expectations based on the unique facts and circumstances of each client’s case. Julia’s practice is diverse: she represents clients with very few assets or issues to clients who have complex, multi-issue cases. She helps her clients reach resolution to their family matter whether they are in low-conflict, amicable relationships or high-conflict, acrimonious relationships, and everything in between.
Julia ensures clear and direct communication between attorney and client. Her clients feel informed and empowered throughout representation, both with the legal process and with resources and support systems in the community. Julia has significant courtroom experience and will litigate a case when necessary and appropriate. She is also settlement focused and will work with the client and other party (or other party’s attorney) to reach agreements outside of court whenever possible. Julia ultimate goal is to help her clients to resolve their family law disputes and move on with their lives as successfully as possible.
She has significant experience in the following areas:
–Division of assets and debts, including low, medium, and high-asset cases;
-Cases involving pre-marital and post-marital agreements;
–Child and spousal support, including initial and permanent orders, modifications, and determination and/or defense of arrears owed;
–Child custody and visitation, including move away cases;
-Domestic violence restraining orders; and
-Enforcement or modification of judgments.
Julia received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Kansas (KU), with a double major in Spanish and Latin American Studies. During her time at KU, she was involved in many campus organizations, studied abroad in Mexico and Costa Rica, and worked as a legal intern at the Douglas County District Court Trustee’s Office for three years. After graduation, Julia moved to Barranquilla, Colombia where she taught fifth grade science and language arts at a bilingual school. She moved to Southern California in 2007 to pursue a Masters of Arts in Latin American Studies at the University of California San Diego.
Shortly after earning her MA, Julia entered California Western School of Law as a Trustee’s Scholar. During her time at California Western, Julia served as an editor for the California Western Law Review, was the vice president of the Public Interest Law Foundation during the 2012-2013 academic year, received two Public Service Honors awards, and earned Academic Achievement awards in several of her classes. Julia graduated magna cum laude in the top seven percent of her class.
In a Domestic Violence Restraining Order case against her client, Julia presented argument and evidence that convinced the judge the Husband seeking the restraining order had no credibility and his allegations were baseless. As a result, the restraining order was dismissed.
After a contested move away trial, the Court granted Julia’s client’s request to relocate the parties’ child to his primary residence in another California city.
In several custody cases, wherein Julia’s client has been absent from the child’s life for an extended period of time (often due to the other parent withholding the child or denying visits), Julia has been able to successfully negotiate agreements or litigate a parenting plan that gives her client frequent contact with the child.
In a contempt motion regarding support arrears filed against Julia’s client, the motion was dismissed after Julia successfully argued the procedural and legal flaws.
Julia has reached full agreements in many of her cases without seeking the court’s involvement, thereby expediting resolution of the case and reducing costs to the client.
*Please note that Julia’s success in any case example here does not guarantee success in any other matter.