Elainie Honjas focuses on family law and the tax aspects of family law cases. She also maintains a small practice in bankruptcy law, dealing with cases as they relate to family law and beyond.
With twenty-four years of experience as a California attorney, Elainie possesses the skills and knowledge to handle any kind of family law case, whether it raises intricate tax questions, complicated property division, or the deeply emotional issues that are found in divorces or child custody cases. The matters she has handled have included issues of complex property division, reimbursement claims, support, fiduciary duties, child custody and visitation, international and interstate custody cases, child abduction cases, family law jurisdictional issues, nullity of marriage/putative spouse cases, and other aspects of family law, such as paternity, dissolution of marriage, guardianship, step parent adoption, and domestic violence cases.
Education and Involvement
Ms. Honjas graduated in 1969 from the University of Athens with a B.A. in political science. She received her Juris Doctorate from the law school at New College of California in 1985. Ms. Honjas graduated with an LLM in taxation from Golden Gate University in 1995 and was admitted to the U.S. Tax Court in 1996.
Ms. Honjas has been a member of the State Bar of California since 1989. From 1991 to the present, Ms. Honjas has also been a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association where she served on the Board of Trustees from 2001-2006. She is a member of the Family Law Executive Committee and the Fee Arbitration Executive Committee. In 2005, Ms. Honjas served as Presiding Arbitrator for the latter committee.
Currently, Ms. Honjas serves as co-chair of the Education Committee of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, and a member of the board of the Family Law Executive Committee.
An Experienced and Compassionate California Family Law Attorney
Before pursuing a legal career, Ms. Honjas studied clinical psychology for more than two years in pursuit of a Ph.D. Accordingly, she not only understands the emotional toll family law cases can take on a client, but she gives personalized attention to each case.
As a multilingual attorney, Ms. Honjas can competently address any cultural issues that can arise in family law settings. These issues can be particularly pronounced in situations where the parties speak different languages or come from different cultural backgrounds. Fluent in both English and Greek, as well as conversational in French, Ms. Honjas is committed to providing excellent service to all clients across a broad range of cultural backgrounds.
Armed with detailed knowledge of financial and emotional repercussions of legal actions, Ms. Honjas is a staunch advocate for a diverse range of clients in several northern California counties. She knows that each of her clients may have different needs and desire different outcomes, but that each case is of equal importance. Elainie aims to help the client determine the best possible outcome of his or her case, strongly advocating for the desired outcome bringing to bear all her knowledge, while minimizing her client’s psychological discomfort during difficult and stressful times.