Harding & Associates Family Law attorney named to 2018 Best Lawyers™ list

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Pleasanton, CA, August 16, 2017 — Harding & Associates Family Law is pleased to announce that John Harding has been included in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers has published their list for over three …

Lessons From Lisbon

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I am just back from the European Chapter meeting of the International Academy of Family Lawyers in beautiful Lisbon, Portugal. Held at the Ritz Four Seasons, this year’s meeting continued the legacy of fantastic IAFL events. It is such a privilege to be a Fellow of this distinguished organization. At the Lisbon meeting old friendships were renewed and new friendships …

Divorce Triggers

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The Huffington Post website features a divorce section that always impresses me. The content and advice on divorce is substantial. Take for example a recent article entitled The Three Dangers of Divorce. The article discusses triggers that can be initiated by divorce. It is valuable information related to the unknowns of divorce. For example: Danger number one: The triggers. If …

New Law on Date of Separation

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In the Summer of 2015 the California Supreme Court released its opinion in the Marriage of Davis case. In that case the Court took the traditional test for date of separation, i.e., state of mind that the marriage was irretrievably broken (subjective intent) combined with behavior consistent with that state of mind (objective evidence of intent) and added a new …

John Harding selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 in the field of Family Law.

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Harding & Associates Family Law proudly announces that John Harding has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 in the field of Family Law. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Over 83,000 …

Calling on London

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As a Fellow in the International Academy of Family Lawyers I enjoy the privilege of associating with the finest family law lawyers from around the world. From those associations genuine friendships have evolved. Case in point: last week I traveled to London (truly one of the world’s greatest cities). While there my friend Simon Bruce and his colleagues at Farrer …

Alameda County Reorganizes Family Law Courts

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The long awaited consolidation of the family law departments in the Alameda County Superior Court appears to be complete. All of the family law departments that had previously been conducting business at the George E. McDonald Hall of Justice in the City of Alameda have been moved to, and consolidated with the family law departments at, the Hayward Hall of …

John Harding Starts Term as AAML Nor Cal Chapter President

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Harding & Associates Family Law principal John Harding has begun serving his term as the 2016 President of the Northern California Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers was founded in 1962, by highly regarded domestic relations attorneys “To provide leadership that promotes the highest degree of professionalism and excellence in the practice …

Can You Name The Two Countries On The Planet Where You Cannot Divorce?

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On this great big planet of ours there are two countries where you cannot get divorced (up to you decide if that is good or bad).  The first might be obvious if you are Catholic:  Vatican City. Yes the Vatican is an autonomous state. And no you cannot get a divorce there.  Not surprising. Not illogical either.  If all you’ve got …