Practice areas

Family Law, International

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

Gretchen Beall Schumann, Esq., serves as a founding partner at the prestigious law firm of Rabin Schumann and Partners LLP, located in New York City. Her remarkable legal career has been defined by her exceptional expertise in the field of family law within the New York City metropolitan area. Ms. Schumann’s unwavering dedication to her clients has consistently positioned her among the most esteemed female attorneys in the state of New York.

With a wealth of experience, Ms. Schumann adeptly assists clients facing intricate challenges that span both negotiation and litigation. Her practice encompasses a wide spectrum of family law matters, including those of a domestic and international nature.

Ms. Schumann’s sterling reputation and the deep respect she has garnered in her profession routinely lead to her selection as a featured panelist and lecturer for Continuing Legal Education programs hosted by academic and corporate institutions. She has also lent her expertise to print media as a commentator, particularly on topics such as name changes and related legal matters. Furthermore, Ms. Schumann has authored chapters on New York family law practice for international publications, underscoring her authoritative knowledge in this field. Her outstanding legal acumen has earned her an “Excellent” rating on Avvo, further validating her status as a top-tier attorney.

Ms. Schumann’s commitment to the legal community extends beyond her practice, as evidenced by her distinguished roles in various professional organizations. She served as the President of the New York Women’s Bar Association Foundation, Inc. from 2016 to 2022, and earlier, as the President of the New York Women’s Bar Association during 2010-2011. Her involvement in these organizations also included previous positions as Vice President and Treasurer.

Notably, from 2005 to 2008, Ms. Schumann served as the Secretary of the New York City Bar Committee on Children and the Law, and from 2004 to 2007, she held the role of Secretary in the New York County Lawyers’ Association Matrimonial Law Section. Presently, she is a distinguished fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, underscoring her global recognition in her area of expertise.

Ms. Schumann embarked on her legal career in 2001, following her successful completion of her law degree at Cornell Law School. She had previously earned her undergraduate degree from Columbia University, a testament to her commitment to academic excellence. Ms. Schumann is duly admitted to practice law in both New York and New Jersey.

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