Charles E Hardy

Charles E Hardy

Partner
Location:
San Antonio, Texas
Phone:
210-306-4471
Fax:
210-349-9988
Email:

I am a San Antonio Divorce lawyer who specializes in divorce and family law matters. I understand how incredibly traumatic the divorce experience can be. Change is difficult. I strive to timely resolve your case in as prompt and efficient and best manner as possible. I'll work persistently to insure that the delays of our opposition, intentional or not, do not stagnate your legal process.  I will work in your best interest to efficiently complete your divorce in the best possible manner.

If you need a high caliber lawyer with a thorough understanding of divorce law, and you want a man of integrity, proud of his reputation and the respect of both judges and fellow lawyers, then I am eager to assist you.

I am confident of my professional capability, but I am not one who is pompous or aloof, like those who return calls "later in the week." In fact, I may be the most accessible Family Law attorney in San Antonio. My divorce clients have my office number, my mobile number, and even my home phone number. When I'm not available, my calls are usually returned the same day.  ("Same day return calls" is the best policy for a lawyer in divorce cases.)

I handle all types of divorces the best way possible, from the simple uncontested divorce to the most complex divorce. I will aggressively represent your best interests to obtain any and all relief. My practice is predominantly in the city of San Antonio, but I am often called on divorce cases to Kendall, Comal, Kerr, Guadalupe, and other surrounding counties.

I can quickly and accurately assess your divorce, child custody or other case and present you with informed options and clear insight upon which you can base an educated decision. Once you clearly understand your best position, you'll be able to decide how best to handle your case and you'll know what to expect.

Areas of Practice

  • 70% Divorce
  • 20% Child Custody
  • 10% Visitation, Child Support, Relocation

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
  • 20% of Practice Devoted to Best Mediation Resolution

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1984

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Education

  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • J.D.
  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
    • B.B.A. - 1980
    • Major: Business, Journalism

Classes/Seminars

  • Fair Fees to Clients, Advanced Family Law Course
  • Fairness in Judge's in Chambers Interviews, Marriage Dissolution Seminar
  • Successful Divorce Mediation Practices, Advanced Family Law Seminar
  • Successful Billing Practices and the Mutual Fairness Doctrine, Advanced Family Law Course - Boot Camp
  • Preparing and Presenting your Best Divorce Custody Case Using Technology, Advanced Family Law Course
  • Bizarre Divorce Cases and Best Solutions, UT Parent Child Seminar
  • Protocols and Advanced Technology, Advanced Family Law Course
  • “ADR Is NOT A 4-Letter Word!, Hot Tops for Successful Litigation Alternatives", Parent-Child Relationships Seminar
  • Disproportionate Divisions in Divorce, Marriage Dissolution Institute
  • Analyzing Your Property Case: A Prequel to Characterization, Valuation and Division of the Divorce Estate, 35th Annual Advanced Family Law Course
  • "Do I Look Like I’m Negotiating?”, Creative Mediation Techniques Panel, 34th Annual Advanced Family Law Course
  • The Mysteries of Family Law: Ten Must Know Procedures, Family Law Seminar
  • The Mysteries of Family Law: 10 Must Know Best Procedure & Evidence Tips, Family Law Seminar
  • Standard of Value-How to Best Determine the Value of An Entity, AAML Mid Year Meeting
  • Discovery and Evidence: What I’ve Forgotten Since Law School!, San Antonio Bar Seminar
  • Applying Procedural Tactics to Enhance Your Client's Divorce Case, Advanced Family Law Drafting Course - New Orleans, Louisiana
  • HIPAA and Divorce Lawyers: Best Practices, San Antonio Bar Seminar

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly Magazine, 2006 - 2016
  • Best of Family Lawyers - 9 years running - Scene in SA Magazine
  • President's Award, San Antonio Bar Association, 2004 - 2005
  • Texas Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year (for Pro Bono Divorces), American Bar Association Journal
  • President's Award, San Antonio Bar Association, 2005 - Present
  • President's Award, San Antonio Bar Association , 2004 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Past President, 2013 - 2014
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Past President, 2012 - 2013
  • International Academy of Family Law Specialists

Pro Bono Activities

  • Community Justice Program (Best Divorce Program for Needy in Texas), 2005 - Present

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Alpha Tau Omega

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