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 …

Bad Parent Can Lose Spousal Support

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An unpublished opinion out of San Diego County provides a thorough refresher on the court’s ability to terminate spousal support for a parent who interferes with the other parent’s custody and visitation rights. Maureen and Jeffrey got divorced.  As part of the divorce Jeffrey was ordered to pay spousal support.  Putting it mildly, Maureen was less than cooperative when it …

Full Or Sole Custody

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From our eNewsletter: Full custody or sole custody is when one parent has exclusive rights over the children regarding all aspects of their lives. The parent with full or sole custody is usually awarded a maximum amount of child support is usually awarded a maximum amount of child support from the other parent because there will most likely be little …

Stephanie Hon Named To EACBA Board

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Harding & Associates attorney Stephanie Hon has been named to the Board of Directors of the Eastern Alameda County Bar Association.  EACBA is a professional membership organization serving attorneys practicing in the cities of Danville, San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton, and Livermore, California. Harding & Associates Family Law practices exclusively in the areas of California family law litigation, divorce mediation and …

Child Support Problems For The Super Rich

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Joseph and Maryanne divorced in 2000.  Joseph agreed to pay $8,500 per month for chile support for their 3 children and $12,000 per month nonmodifiable spousal support to Maryanne for 10 years.  At the time Joseph’s income was $800,000 per year from the  company he founded. In 2007, Maryanne filed a motion seeking increased child support for remaining minor child …

10 Detrimental Misconceptions about What Really Happens in Court

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Most family law litigants prefer to avoid trial, and with good reason.  Trials are expensive, prolong the case, and raise the anxiety associated with divorce. From our eNewsletter, we present Judge Michele Lowrance’s thoughts on trials. Preparing for trial requires superhuman strength. Many people try to simultaneously mobilize sufficient reserves of the required negative emotion while trying to remain on …

How Child Support Is Paid

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From our Harding & Associates eNewsletter: There are several ways child support can be paid, and each method has advantages and disadvantages. One parent can directly pay the other by cash, check, or money order. This person-to-person method is simple and does not require waiting for any processing time by the state. The receiving parent must keep records and track …

Paying Rent For Use Of Community Property

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If a couple owns a home, and starts a divorce, it is not uncommon for one of the spouses to stay in the house, and for the other to move out.  Follow up questions then come in to play.  Who pays for the house.  What payments are included, i.e., mortgage, property taxes, utilities, etc? Watts (In re Marriage of Watts …