John Harding Starts Term as AAML Nor Cal Chapter President

hl-admin Blog, John Harding 0 Comments

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 …

Update on Alameda County Family Court Reorganization

hl-admin Blog, General divorce information, News 0 Comments

Presently the Alameda County Superior Court hears family law cases at two courthouses: the Hayward Hall of Justice in the City of Hayward, California and the George E. McDonald Hall of Justice in the City of Alameda, California. In 2015 the administration of the Alameda County Superior Court issued notice that all family law departments would be consolidated at the …

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

hl-admin Blog, General divorce information, John Harding 0 Comments

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 …

Date of Separation Update

hl-admin Blog, General divorce information, John Harding, Property division 0 Comments

In July, 2015 the California Supreme Court clarified the law on date of separation for divorce. In IRMO Davis (here is the link to the opinion: Davis S215050) the Court held that to establish a date of separation a divorcing spouse must present facts establishing a complete and final break in the marital relationship, including living separate and apart. Living separate and …

The 5 Stages of Breakup Grief

hl-admin Blog 0 Comments

  Over at Huffington Post Divorce Bernie Lautrette has written a thoughtful piece on the 5 stages of breakup grief.  They are: Stage 1 – Denial. Wait . . . what?  Stage 2 – Psychosis. Raving lunatic. Stage 3 – Misery. Why me? Stage 4 – Affirmation. Screw this. Stage 5 – Restart. Freak on.  She elaborates on each of …

John Harding Added to Best Lawyers

hl-admin Blog 0 Comments

John Harding was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 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 79,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, …

Alameda and Contra Costa Family Court Realignments

hl-admin Blog, General divorce information 0 Comments

The family law courts in Alameda County and Contra Costa County are going in opposite directions. Alameda County has announced a contraction effective 2016. All family law departments and courtrooms will be consolidated at the Hayward Hall of Justice (no more court rooms in Alameda). Contra Costa County has announced that effective 2016 a family law courtroom will reopen at …