Andrea Schneider

Helping Good People Through Bad Times


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Dog lady

How is your week going?

Mine has been super busy.  Court, court, court….  Some interesting cases.  I really enjoy helping my clients get what they want and giving them the personal touch.  Calls and emails returned promptly, texting, FaceTime… Why not use technology instead of only traditional forms of communication?

As I am getting busier and busier, I am thankful for the STRESS buster techniques I have built into my life.  You probably know these but, are you doing them?

3 of my favorite STRESS Busters:

I write 5 things that happened during the day that I am thankful for/grateful for in my gratitude journal each night before bed. I keep my book with a pen in it right next to my bed.

Exercising almost every day- even if it is an abbreviated workout. 

Being out in nature-gardening, running, walking my dogs, working….  

I mentioned last week that I would tell you about one of my strangest family law cases.   That would have to be dog lady.  I got hired to work out a custody and visitation schedule for a dog.  As soon as my assistant Traci brought the paperwork to court and the clerks started laughing and commented that “dog lady” was back, I knew it would be interesting.

It turns out this had been an ongoing battle with many attorneys hired and quitting.  My client insisted that the dog was being mentally abused when he was with the ex husband. She wanted to go to court and fight it out.  She would leave me 30 minute messages at 4 a.m. and then call back a few minutes later because I had not yet called her back at 4 something in the morning.  

Needless to say, I had to return her unearned portion of her retainer and get off her case.

Well, I said I would write about the third death penalty case but I am tired and will save that story for another time.  If curious, his name is Richard Samayoa and he is still on death row.  

Have a great week!

And if you know someone who needs an attorney please have them contact me.  I appreciate you and your referrals.😉


Attorney Andrea Schneider

Attorney Andrea Schneider


Mom of 2, Attorney, Healthy Lifestyle Consultant,  Almost 10 year Breast Cancer Thriver (May 10, 2006 Diagnosis) & Survivor, Author

P.S. I am a no nonsense attorney.  Dedicated, compassionate, caring, a great listener, prepared, and cost efficient.   

(619) 518-0476

I appreciate your referrals.  When in doubt, call or email me with your legal questions at 

(619) 518-0476 or

My areas of practice:

Family Law-anything to do with divorces, child custody, child support, spousal support, marital settlement agreements, paternity…

Consulting on Family Law Matters. See


Criminal Defense– DMV Hearings, arrested for DUI’s and arrested for anything else.