Certified Specialist in Family Law in California
Jason Elter, J.D. is certified by the California State Bar as a Specialist in Family Law, a certification shared by less than 1% of the entire State Bar. He has practiced family law exclusively since 1997 in California, New York and Colorado.
Jason specializes in complex financial cases involving the division of separate and community property and the tracing thereof, the computation of spousal and child support involving intricate income sources, and highly contested custody and visitation disputes. Jason also routinely handles contested and uncontested adoptions, guardianships, paternity, and same-sex relation marriages and arrangements. He also regularly handles cases that are resolved through mediation and collaboration.
He currently serves as the California State Bar Co-Chair to the Family Law Bay Area Standing Committee and is a member of the Alameda County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Contra Costra County Bar Association, Family Law Section and the Eastern Alameda County Bar Association.
In May 2014, the Alameda County Bar Association awarded Jason its "Mentor of the Year Award" for his Pro Bono work. Jason also serves as a settlement conference judge and as a judge Pro Tempore in Alameda County.
The Law Offices of Jason J. Elter is a well-established and comprehensive Family Law firm with long standing relationships with other prominent law firms in the Bay Area. Jason has extensive court experience and good rapport with many presiding judges in Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Joaquin, and San Mateo counties.
FAMILY LAW is a unique area of law that encompasses all stages of family and matrimonial relationships. We specialize in all areas of Family Law in California, including:
Each client has different needs and each case has unique set of legal issues. Should you choose our firm, we will work with you on your individual issues and goals, as well as guide you through the legal process. We will provide you with expert legal representation and will do so with respect and compassion. Our main goal is to help bring peace of mind to you and your family.
Our firm handles matters that can be resolved through mediation as well as more complex issues that require litigation. No matter the type of family law issue, we will help you navigate through the process.