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Denise L. Schneider


Denise L. Schneider is a Principal/Shareholder of the law firm of Gladstone, Weissman, Hirschberg & Schneider, P.A. She is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Marital and Family Law. Schneider earned her J.D. (magna cum laude) as well as her Bachelor of Science from Nova Southeastern University. Prior to joining the firm in 2007, Schneider worked in several Fort Lauderdale area boutique marital and family law practices.

Following her admittance to The Florida Bar in 2002, Ms. Schneider has strictly limited her practice to complex matrimonial and family law cases, including prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, dissolution of marriage, equitable distribution, alimony and spousal support, parenting issues and timesharing, paternity, and complex financial matters.

Ms. Schneider is active in the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar and is a past Chair of the Family Law Section of the Broward County Bar Association. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Broward County Bar Association as well as the Board of Directors of Abi's Place, a non-profit school for children with moderate to severe developmental disabilities.

Ms. Schneider was recently recognized as a 2023 & 2024 Best Lawyer by the Best Lawyers in America. Selected as a Super Lawyer again in 2022 and 2023, she was also a Super Lawyer's Rising Star for 2009, 2011-2012 and 2014-2016 and was also named Top 100 Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers. Ms. Schneider was also the recipient of the Practice Section Chair Award, recognizing her outstanding leadership and guidance for the year 2009. Moreover, Gladstone, Weissman, Hirschberg & Schneider, P.A. has been named to the 2023 list of 'Best Law Firms' by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® as a ‘Tier-1' Marital and Family Law firm in the United States.

Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Matrimonial Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • The Florida Bar Board Certified in Marital and Family Law, 2011

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2002


  • Nova Southeastern Law University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    • J.D. - 2001
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    • B.S. - 1998

Honors and Awards

  • Florida Super Lawyers by Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyer by Best Lawyers in America, 2023-2024
  • Super Lawyers – Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • South Florida Legal Guide's List of Top Up & Comers
  • Practice Section Award, Broward County Bar Association

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Broward County Bar Association, 2007 to Present
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Member, 2002 to Present
  • Broward County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Past Chair, 2009 to 2010
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association , 2007 to Present
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association , 2007 to Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Best Lawyers-Denise
  • Lawdragon 2024
      "Treated as One of Their Family"

      From my first meeting with Jeff Weissman and Denise Schneider, and throughout my entire divorce, I was treated as one of their family. If you’re looking for attorneys with the highest level of integrity that really care about their clients, these guys are the “real deal”. Their knowledge and experience of the legal process combined with their carefully constructed strategic and tactical planning made my divorce easier than I could have ever imagined.

      Whether it was early morning or evening hours, they were always there for me when I needed questions answered or just someone to speak with.

      I was treated as a human being, with dignity and respect. I was not just another client getting divorced.

      Divorce is painful. Jeff and Denise helped to ease my pain.

      David M.
      Categories: Jeffrey A. Weissman, Denise L. Schneider
      "Kind, Competent and Extremely Effective"

      Peter, I am coming to the end of my child support modification issue and wish to commend you, Denise Schneider and your firm on the excellent legal representation provided. While I still disagree with the laws application in my case, the legal advice was never in question. In fact, Denise Schneider consistently advocated the most prudent course of action which at times, was contrary to the usual critical assessment of attorneys’ overt concern with billable hours. Further, I found the response time to any question appropriately correlated to the urgency communicated by me.

      These types of legal matters can be annoying and emotionally draining. You and Denise were kind, competent and extremely effective. Thank you and I would enthusiastically recommend your firm to anyone seeking legal representation.

      James M.
      Categories: Peter L. Gladstone, Denise L. Schneider
      "I highly recommend them"

      When faced with divorce, it’s rare to find a firm that you can trust and that personally cares about their clients. Gladstone, Weissman, Hirschberg & Schneider is that firm. During the process I worked with Jeffrey Weissman and Denise Schneider, who were very competent and always made me feel heard and safe. Recently I had a modification and once again, Denise Schneider handled it professionally, was able to help resolve the situation in my favor. I highly recommend them and their firm as trusted advisors.

      Helen F.
      Categories: Denise L. Schneider
      "I felt she did for me what she would have done for herself."

      I never write a review, but this time I think it’s important to share my experience to others who are going through the same situation:

      Divorce is not an easy process, with a minor child involved it is even more difficult. I had the pleasure of meeting Denise in the middle of a tough time emotionally and while in the middle of a current divorce process that seemed to have no end in sight. It was the most painful period in my life. I had a 1-year-old baby, a company to take care of, and my entire family living outside the United States, and I felt totally powerless. I was unable to finalize my divorce and to have a proper timesharing schedule that would be in the best interest of my child. Two prior attorneys tried for over a year, but couldn’t find the right strategy to move my process forward and release me from the deep pain of the divorce along with the never-ending high bills. The entire situation left me completely frustrated.

      Denise looked out for me and my daughter. She moved my case and gave me advice to help me deal with the situation. I was able to think better and to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I had a complicated case with a complex person who was not willing to agree to any proposal. I was ready to invest more and more money in what was a tough situation for me to go through. I was willing to go to trial and solve everything in court. Denise never let me lose the faith that it would end and that I would be okay. She set up the mediation as a final step and we were able to finalize my divorce with a detailed agreement that included the best interest of my daughter. I highly recommend Denise with all her knowledge and being so careful with the client. Denise made me feel heard, In what was a very tough time in my life, I trusted Denise and she led me to my freedom. I am extremely grateful to have found her. Denise never made me feel like a statistic, I felt she did for me what she would have done for herself. I am thankful for Denise and her support through this difficult process.

      Danielle A.
      Categories: Denise L. Schneider

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