John Harding’s Spring Speaking Schedule

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John Harding will be featured at these upcoming Legal Education Programs and Speaking Engagements April 5, 2012 Introduction to Divorce Law Oakland, California LawReview CLE April 24, 2012 Introduction to Divorce Law San Diego, California LawReview CLE May 1, 2012 Introduction to Divorce Law Anaheim, California LawReview CLE May 3, 2012 Introduction to Divorce Law Pasadena, California LawReview CLE May …

Reconciliation, Negotiation, Mediation, Litigation?

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Lawyers are under a duty to discuss reconciliation and mediation with their clients. The court must be certain that there is no possibility of reconciliation before proceeding with a divorce petition. If both parties are certain that they want to proceed with the divorce, they have choices as to how they will proceed. You may be angry and your first …

Divorce Stories

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From our eNewsletter A few months ago, we invited readers and our website visitors to submit their divorce-inspired stories to our divorce blog. Our goal was to help readers express themselves, heal some of their wounds, and connect with members of our community who are traveling on the path of divorce. Below, we’re pleased to feature some selected written works …

A Family Friendly Approach To Resolving Child Access

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From our eNewsletter: When it comes to establishing each parent’s individual roles and their levels of involvement, influence, and time spent with the children, the terms most discussed and debated are joint custody, sole custody, and visitation. Generally, physical child custody (whether sole, shared, or split) really comes down to the amount of time spent with one’s children. Custody in …

Keeping Information From Your Divorce Lawyer

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From our eNewsletter: This family lawyer presents eye-opening “real life” examples of how concealing information during divorce can backfire. By Joseph Cordell, Esq. We tell our clients that the most valuable thing they have in their case is their credibility — their credibility with their lawyer, with their children, with social workers or the GAL, and especially with the judge. …

New Address For H&A Walnut Creek Office

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Harding & Associates’ Walnut Creek (Contra Costa County) office has a new home and a new address. We will now be proudly serving our Contra Costa County family law clients from the Treat Towers office complex.  The new address is 1255 Treat Boulevard, Suite 300, Walnut Creek, CA 94597. This Class A office space reflects our continuing commitment to provide …

Embrace Change After Divorce

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From our E-Newsletter: People generally don’t like change. We resist it, even though we know it’s inevitable. Someone once said we’re all a little bit insane. That’s sort of a dramatic way of getting your attention, but you do have to admit that we all do irrational things. We know that change is inevitable. We know that it will come …

Stephanie Hon Judges Mock Trial Competition

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Stephanie D. Hon, JD participated as a Judge for the Philip A. Harley Memorial Mock Trial Competition this January.  The Mock Trial Competition is a national program through which students learn key concepts of our judicial system and hone critical thinking and debate skills.  In the competitions, teams of high school students portray key players in the courtroom in a …