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Elainie Honjas

Phone: (408) 292-4849

777 North 1st Street, Suite 268
San Jose, California 95112

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Elainie Honjas focuses on family law cases. She also maintains a small practice in dealing with cases as they relate to family law and beyond.

With over 30 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.

 Ms. Honjas previously served as co-chair of the Education Committee of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, and also was 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.


  • M.P. Recommends Elainie Honjas

    "Two thumbs up for Elainie. She's experienced and easy to work with, and I've used her services for over a decade now on a variety of issues. She will not push hard to get what you want if you are being unreasonable, as she wants her cases to have solid justification. Overall, a very good attorne...
  • N.P. Recommends Elainie Honjas

    "I met Elainie through a referral, at a stage where I am almost giving up trusting the attorneys or the Santa Clara family court system. My situation is 2 years of marriage but 5 years of court case at Santa Clara family court. I had 3 lawyers before who never attempted to close the case instead ...
  • K.F. Recommends Elainie Honjas

    "I called Elainie Honjas office to see if she can help with my situation. Her secretary was very nice and pleasant and took her time to hear me out. I told her that I don't want to take time out of my working schedule to come if the lawyer can't work on my problems. She was very understanding and...
  • She has worked more than one legal miracle for me.

    "Elainie Honjas has been my attorney for six years now. She has worked more than one legal miracle for me. With her profound experience in the Courts of Santa Clara County I have consistently found her advice to be sound and wise. Not only is Ms. Honjas a really effective professional, in my op...
  • The outcome of my divorce was better than I expected - thanks to Elainie.

    "I went through an ugly divorce that had all the ingredients for a horrible outcome. My ex-husband was unreasonable and unwilling to communicate; let alone cooperate. On top of that, opposing counsel were not the nicest and easiest people to work with. I was extremely stressed and preparing mysel...


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