Exceptional Mediation & Representation for All Aspects of Family Law
Guiding You to a Better Future
Family law touches the most important areas in any person's life —relationships and their finances. If your case is not handled well initially, it can often and unnecessarily exacerbate matters.
I am Michael A. Gardner, a lawyer who helps clients in Oakland, CA, and Alameda and Contra Costa Counties resolve divorce and other family law matters. My goal is to ensure that long after the dust settles, my clients are better off because they worked with me. I provide sensitive, responsive and effective legal representation in negotiations and in family court.
My practice encompasses all aspects of family law:
- Community property division
- Alimony and spousal support
- Child custody and visitation
- Domestic partnership agreements and dissolution of partnerships
- Same sex divorces
- Cohabitation agreements
- Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
- Modifications in support, custody and visitation
- And other family law matters
Focusing on Complex Property Division
While I have always represented and continue to represent individuals with more modest assets, a significant part of my practice involves representing clients with significant marital estates and cases involving complex property issues. With more than 20 years experience in this area, I am prepared to address questions concerning real estate and divorce, division of a business, division of a professional practice, pensions, stock options and other complex cases.
While I am extremely diligent in the protection of my clients' rights and interests, I also take a practical approach to these problems. I work to achieve effective solutions that preserve and divide assets as promptly and efficiently as possible.
When you work with me, you will have the confidence of knowing that an experienced attorney is doing everything possible to achieve a beneficial outcome for you.
Contact an Attorney for a Confidential Consultation
To discuss your situation, call 510-451-4822 or send an e-mail.
“The needs of your family are always at the forefront of our legal services. Whether through litigation or mediation, we believe that reaching a fair, efficient solution with minimal negative impact to your family is of the utmost importance.” Henry F. Lewis