Divorce Law


No matter what the particular family circumstances, divorce is never easy. Although some divorce proceedings are simpler than others, especially if no children are involved, many are complex, raising a multitude of questions and emotions. All family law cases are the result of the ever-broken dream of having a family and the heartache that ensues in the failure to achieve that dream. The Family Law Office of Elainie Honjas has handled the gamut of family law proceedings, ranging from relatively routine matters to fiercely contested divorce and custody cases. Experienced San Jose divorce attorney Elainie Honjas can help you navigate the challenges, both, emotional and financial, brought on by divorce.

A Life Changing DecisionThere are many reasons that divorce has the potential to permanently impact a person’s life. Like no other legal conflict, divorce raises issues that affect family members emotionally, personally and financially. A person contemplating divorce must consider and weigh these potentially contentious issues, preferably with the help of an experienced attorney who can answer questions and guide the family through the process with dignity. The Family Law Office of Elainie Honjas has devoted its practice to helping people resolve their divorce disputes for 24 years, and the staff has extensive experience pursuing the best course of action within the state of California’s legal framework.

California Divorce LawsIn an attempt to lessen the strife of divorce, California was the first state to enact a no-fault divorce law. This means that the grounds for divorce do not lay blame on either spouse. Parties may seek to dissolve a marriage for “no-fault”, based on grounds of “irreconcilable differences” or “incurable insanity.” The Family Law Office of Elainie Honjas can help further explain what these terms mean and how they could apply to your divorce.

Divorce is a serious step to pursue. Despite the fact that California has a no-fault divorce law, the entire process can be fraught with intense emotions and sometimes unexpected, bitter and angry behavior. This emotional trauma is something the Law Office of Elainie Honjas deeply understands and has handled day to day, for 24 years. Attorney Elainie Honjas will guide you through the maze of legal choices and help you achieve a judgment that will take into account your best legal interests and will minimize the negative impact on your children. As professionals, we are prepared to minimize the impact of divorce as much as possible, and move you through the process as quickly and efficiently as we can.

As part of Elainie Honjas’ approach to a divorce, she often seeks alternative means of resolution, to reach a mutually acceptable solution for the parties, such as settlement.

Divorce Related Matters Parties may disagree about issues such as child custody, visitation, spousal support, the distribution of assets, and any relevant business interests, to name a few. Child custody matters, in particular, can exact an emotional toll on the divorcing spouses, because both parents love their children and want to spend as much time as possible with them. Elainie Honjas is a seasoned, caring attorney who anticipates and carefully addresses each client’s expectations for child custody and support. She focuses on the client and provides support, service, and sound legal advice throughout the case.

Our office represents clients in the city of San Jose, as well as the counties of Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda, San Francisco, and Contra Costa. To arrange for a free and confidential consultation regarding your divorce, please call our office at 408-292-4849 or contact us online.

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