Where we specialize.
At IPS Law, we understand that emotions and stakes run particularly high when family and loved ones are involved. That is why we implement customized representation suited to your specific needs, inside and outside the courtroom. We will remain your calm and collected backbone navigating and protecting you through the process, whether amicable or highly contentious. You are not alone.
Prenuptial and Cohabitation Agreements
Need to protect your assets or understand what rights you are being asked to waive before making a life altering decision? We have the knowledge and skill to negotiate your best outcome.
Parentage and Child Support
Whether you are a father, mother, third parent, or grandparent seeking to establish or contest rights to a child, including the right to child support, we will provide quality representation so you can remain composed and focused throughout the proceedings.
Child Custody and Visitation ("Parenting Time")
While we are experienced in high conflict custody disputes, including international child abduction and Hague Abduction Convention Applications, we also appreciate calm, collaborative efforts to ensure the best interest of your children. We understand the value of healthy interactions on a child's development, and encourage peaceful interactions for every family.
Whether by agreement or through litigation, we handle property characterization, high net asset and debt division, and alimony or family support. We focus on and cater to your specific needs and goals, and collaborate with experts as needed to make the process as effective and efficient as possible.
Domestic Violence and Civil Harassment Restraining Orders
Are you involved in domestic violence? Are in you in need of protection, peace of mind, or a good defense? We will help you feel safe and secure, and will make the best of the worst as painless as possible, keeping you informed, strong, and supported.
From set aside, to enforcement, to modification motions, we have the experience and skill to successfully obtain the results to which you are entitled.
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Ilana Plotkin Schauer, Esq.
Wife. Mother. Advocate.
"I do not believe in merely competent representation; I believe in strategic representation tailored to the client, the circumstances, and the audience. I am committed to excellence and securing positive results while remaining compassionate and attentive during what too often are ugly and trying times."
Ilana Schauer is the founder and principal owner of Law Office of Ilana P. Schauer. Ilana has been successfully providing legal services and representing a wide range of clientele since 2013, when Ilana was admitted to practice law for the State of California. Since that time, Ilana has devoted substantially all of her time to practicing family law. Before becoming a lawyer, Ilana worked as a therapist with special needs children and their families, preparing and implementing customized programs for her clients.
Ilana attended Pepperdine Law School's Los Angeles, California and London campuses, where she earned her Juris Doctor Degree in 2013. Ilana was a Dean's Scholar during her time at Pepperdine. While attending law school, Ilana clerked for the Los Angeles County Public Defender, a superior court judge, as well as several non-profit organizations. She was also a member of the Advocates for Public Interest Law and the Jewish Law Student's Association.
Ilana completed her Bachelor's degree in Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2009, where she was on the Dean's List.
Ilana’s goal in representing her clients is to always remain reasonable, practical, and supportive. She says, "I do not believe in merely competent representation; I believe in strategic representation tailored to the client, the circumstances, and the audience. I am committed to excellence and securing positive results while remaining compassionate and attentive during what to often are ugly and trying times."
Ilana is a Los Angeles native who is fluent in Russian. She attended high school at Beverly Hills High and then homeschooled, graduating at 17. She is a lover of the performing arts, almost as much as of arts and crafts. Ilana has four siblings; she is the middle of five. She gave birth to a blond baby boy in June 2017, brother to Ilana's puppy-son, Winston, who Ilana rescued with her husband in February 2015.
Ilana is a mother, a wife, and an advocate.
Whatever your legal needs or questions might be, come to Ilana for comprehensive and meaningful counsel, assistance, and representation.
"I would recommend anyone that has a divorce /child custody case to contact Ilana Schauer as she is not only informative but easy to talk to as well. Ilana has utilized her remarkable expertise to fight for my three children. She has been incredibly understanding, committed, caring, diligent and responsive. As someone who has interacted with numerous attorneys and judges over seven years, these qualities can be hard to come by. After a short time, I realized all I needed to do was supply information as requested and I could stop worrying about the outcome and leave it in Ilana's good hands.
In addition to being easy to talk to, providing clarity, and having compassion, Ilana was also great at suggesting ways to keep the overall cost down. I am extremely happy and grateful for her help and I highly recommend her services. Ilana is top notch and undoubtedly my number one suggestion for anyone looking for excellent counsel."