We provide executives, professionals and high net worth clients with exemplary customer service and professionalism. Our experience in family law in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties is unmatched.
At Harding & Associates Family Law, we have a proven history of achieving outstanding results for our clients. Ours is an established law firm comprised of experienced professionals who are particularly skilled at resolving complex property and financial issues, significant spousal and child support matters, and delicate child custody cases.
Exclusively Focused on California Family Law
The family law system in California is among the most sophisticated and complicated in the country. We have the experience it takes to steer you through the legal maze, and usher you safely into your new life ahead -- while protecting your assets, the integrity of your relationships, your children's interests, and your personal well being.
Settlement-Minded, but Ready to Litigate
We work hard on your behalf to achieve equitable settlements through negotiation, mediation and collaborative divorce. However, if your case requires litigation, then rest assured that few family law firms can match our trial readiness, experience or worthiness. We're widely respected by judges for our competence and trial skills, and we are known within the legal community as lawyers who will take a case to trial when opposing counsel unwisely takes an unreasonable position at the negotiation table.
Serving Select Client Base with our Unmatched Experience
Our firm's principal, John E. Harding, is an expert in all areas of California Family Law and Divorce Mediation. He is among the less than 1% of lawyers in California who are certified by the State Bar of California's Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in family law. John Harding is a Fellow in the prestigious International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He has repeatedly been named to the "Northern California Super Lawyers" list, which is a rare distinction awarded to the top 5% of Northern California lawyers.
We deliberately work with a small number of high net worth clients, and limit our geographic practice area to Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. We focus our efforts and resources to serve these select clients, so we can give them the advice and representation they need.
We use cutting edge technology, such as case management software, digital imaging technology, computer based research tools, and mobile computing platforms to ensure that your case is analysed and handled efficiently, so that we can more fully demonstrate facts, and so that we can more effectively and persuasively present evidence in court.
Exemplary Customer Service
Beyond providing outstanding legal representation, we also understand that we are service providers. We serve a sophisticated clientele with high expectations. No family law firm can match our commitment to outstanding customer service. You will be informed of every detail and development in your case, receive copies of all documents and correspondence, and have your calls and emails responded to the same day.
You can also count on us to always be more prepared than the opposing counsel.
Sensitive to Family Dynamics
We understand the complex emotions that emerge during divorce, and the importance of protecting children during this vulnerable time. We empower you to make wise, reflective decisions that enable you to transition from family to single life, and from parent to co-parent.
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The California Family Law offices of Harding & Associates services high net worth clients in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, including Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, Castro Valley, Fremont, Newark, Union City, San Leandro, Hayward, Oakland, Berkeley, Piedmont, San Ramon, Danville, Alamo, Walnut Creek, Concord, Clayton, Lafayette, Orinda and Moraga.
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