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Family Law Overview

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 Alameda and Contra Costa County and the East Bay 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:

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.

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To discuss your situation, call 510-291-4884 or send an e-mail.

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I first met Mr. Gardner when I desperately needed help with an out-of-control divorce and custody situation. He was very attentive, thoroughly responsive, and absolutely compassionate as he helped me regain mental focus and legal control. Few attorneys practice their craft with the level of transparency and trust Mr. Gardner's clients enjoy as a matter of routine. As a senior management professional in a large Bay Area organization, I truly appreciate Mr. Gardner's no-nonsense, trustworthy, experienced approach solving legal problems.

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