The Premier Family Law Firm of the Central Coast

Why Choose Us

At Comstock & Wagner, we know you have your choice of attorneys to resolve your family law matter. We are honored when you choose to place your confidence in us and put your future in our hands, and we take our commitment to help you very seriously. We never take your trust for granted. Here are some of the reasons clients choose Comstock & Wagner for their California family law needs.

Focus on California Family Law

Family law is all we do at Comstock & Wagner. Our focus on this one practice area allows us to acquire a depth of knowledge and experience in family law that most attorneys lack. Just as you would want an experienced neurosurgeon rather than a general surgeon if you needed brain surgery, you should choose a dedicated family law attorney for your California divorce or custody matter, rather than a general practitioner.

Comstock & Wagner handles a significant portion of the family law cases in Santa Barbara County. We are known and respected in the local courts and legal community for our work.

Recognized Board-Certified Family Law Specialists

It's one thing to concentrate our practice in California family law. It's another altogether to be recognized by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in this area. Our attorneys have met the stringent practice and ethical requirements to be called board-certified. In addition to passing a written test, devoting a significant percentage of practice to family law, and completing extra continuing legal education requirements, California board-certified family law specialists must be evaluated favorably by judges and lawyers in their practice area.

Personalized Attention

At Comstock & Wagner, we are proud of our practice experience and our recognition in the legal community, and we use those things for the benefit of our clients. We understand that family law disputes are about more than just resolving a legal issue. What we do, and how we do it, affects the lives of real people: our clients.

We may have handled a case with issues similar to yours a hundred times before. But that doesn't mean we treat your case as "routine." We are mindful that your case will change your life, and we do everything possible to make that change a positive one. Your case is as important to us as it is to you.

Dedication to Client Needs

Family law disputes are stressful enough; the law firm representing you shouldn't be adding to your stress. We offer evening and weekend hours by appointment for your convenience. Our attorneys and staff speak English and Spanish. Effective communication is a critical part of every family law case; we believe you shouldn't have to struggle to express yourself to your attorney. We want you to feel comfortable asking questions, so we make it a point to respond quickly to communications. You and your family are important to us, and we work hard to make sure you know it.

If you are facing a California family law dispute, you don't have to face it alone. We invite you to contact Comstock & Wagner to schedule a consultation. We look forward to working with you.

Meet Our Partners

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Marie Comstock Marie Comstock is the managing partner of Comstock and Wagner. She co-founded the firm in 2011, with the goal of providing skilled and compassionate service to family law clients in Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County, and the Central Coast. Prior to Read More
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Stephen Wagner Stephen Wagner is a partner at Comstock & Wagner and has devoted his entire legal career to the practice of California Family Law. Steve is a California board-certified family law specialist and, in addition to his family law practice, he has taught… Read More

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