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Santa Clara, California

Santa Clara, California is located between the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Diablo Mountain Range, near the center of Silicon Valley. First settled by the Ohlone Indians, the territory became part of Mexico or the “New Spain” in 1777. Junipero Serra consecrated one of the first missions “Santa Clara,” giving the area its name. After Mexico broke with the Spanish crown in 1821, the United States declared war on Mexico, claiming most of California in 1848. The Gold Rush flooded the valley with American immigrants, forever changing Santa Clara’s sociopolitical landscape. In fact, Santa Clara is home to the San Francisco 49ers, named for these miners of gold. By 1851, the Jesuits had converted the old mission into Santa Clara University, the first college in the new State. With a current population of over 100,000 inhabitants, Santa Clara remains a small city that packs a big punch. Known for its own electric utility company and amusement park, Santa Clara is also the headquarters of Intel, McAfee, and other hi-tech giants.

Santa Clara Family Law Attorney

For over 24 years, Elainie Honjas has practiced family law in Santa Clara and the surrounding areas. Ms. Honjas skillfully handles even the most complex issues involving divorce, annulment, legal separation, and domestic partnerships. Whether the dispute concerns legal separation, division of property, or domestic violence, Ms. Honjas uses her comprehensive knowledge and experience to find a fair resolution through mediation or other means. Always acting on her clients’ behalf, she helps them make tough decisions with long-term benefit, whether they involve paternity, bankruptcy, or restraining orders. Grateful clients commend her unswerving defense of their rights and fair analysis of the issues.

Having battled in court over everything from child and spousal support to child custody and visitation rights, Ms. Honjas gives clients perspective on taking preventive measures to avoid litigation through guardianships, conservatorships, and pre-marital or post-marital agreements. Even in the most harrowing instances of child abduction, interstate custody battles, and enforcement of family law judgments, Ms. Honjas follows through with her promises and does right by her clients. This is what makes her the most respected and sought-after family law attorney in Santa Clara.

Seek Experienced Counsel in Family Law Matters

The law office of Elainie Honjas is conveniently located in San Jose, California, on 111 West Saint John Street, Suite 700. To reach the office from Santa Clara, head southeast on Lincoln Street and turn left on El Camino Real. Continue onto Alameda and turn left on West Taylor Street. At Coleman Avenue, turn right, continuing onto North Market Street. When you reach West Saint John Street, turn right; in less than a mile, the office will be on your right.

The court that handles family law matters in Santa Clara County is the San Jose Family Courthouse located in downtown San Jose at 170 Park Ave., in the City View Plaza. Other courthouse locations in the area include the South County Courthouse in Morgan Hill, and the Sunnyvale Courthouse.

If you want to resolve a family law matter and wish to consult an experienced Santa Clara family law attorney, please call (408) 292-4849 to schedule an appointment or contact us online.

Client Reviews
"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 attorney, and especially good if you want to have a more harmonious resolution to your case." M.P.
"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 opinion, with a well respected reputation and lots of very strong contacts throughout the local Legal community, enabling her to negotiate matters effectively outside of the Courtroom, but I have also found her to be a really warm human being with a great sense of humor and a big heart..." A.R.