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Travis Krepelka Talk – Divorce: Who Gets The House?

Posted on: March 28th, 2017 by admin

Watch as Travis Krepelka of Hoover ♦ Krepelka, LLP speaks on divorce, and one of the most common questions, “Who gets the house?”

Three Major Elements That Can Make Divorce Very Nasty

Posted on: January 26th, 2017 by admin

Watch as Travis Krepelka of Hoover ♦ Krepelka, LLP speaks about the three major reasons divorce can be a very expensive decision. Tune in for the next bit of advice Travis gives, or visit to speak with a Hoover ♦ Krepelka, LLP. attorney.

Testimonial by: Amanda N.

Posted on: November 17th, 2016 by admin

“I was referred to Hoover Krepelka by a friend, and I’m glad I chose this firm. Travis is extremely knowledgeable, straightforward, and honest, even if you don’t want to hear it. He’s not going to waste your time, and money, trying out strategies that aren’t going to work. They handled my case well and got me the outcome I wanted in the end. As a team, Travis and Kara did everything right! You can’t go wrong with this team!”

— Amanda N.

Hoover ♦ Krepelka, LLP congratulates Kara Foster on her promotion to Senior Associate Attorney.

Posted on: August 19th, 2016 by admin

The team at Hoover ♦ Krepelka, LLP congratulates Kara Foster on her promotion to Senior Associate Attorney. Kara is an integral part of the firm and successfully manages highly complex family law issues for our clients. Congratulations on a well-deserved promotion, Kara!

Ms. Kara N. Foster attended the University of California, San Diego for her undergraduate education. There she received a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Ms. Foster worked her way through her undergraduate career as a laboratory intern for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Neurocrine Biosciences and Crinetics Pharmaceuticals.

A Northern California native, Ms. Foster returned to the Bay Area for Law School at Santa Clara University School of Law, where she received her Juris Doctor. Originally planning to practice Patent Law, she instead found her calling in Family Law, helping people through difficult life situations. While in law school she worked for the Northern California Innocence Project which helps exonerate wrongfully convicted persons. She also gained valuable experience in the Dependency Court and earned a Pro Bono Award as a Certified Law Clerk for The Law Offices of Allen Korenstein. Ms. Foster joined Hoover ♦ Krepelka, LLP as a law clerk in 2012 and became an associate upon passing the California State Bar. In 2016, she was promoted to senior associate.

In her free time Ms. Foster enjoys reading and baking as well as sky diving, snowboarding and cheering on local Bay Area sports teams.

Filing For Divorce In San Jose

Posted on: July 22nd, 2016 by admin


Divorce in San Jose is a process that no one enjoys, especially when it is contested. It is a situation that occurs far more frequently than most people are aware. Because the dissolution of marriage process can be a long and arduous process, it is critical that you pick the right divorce lawyer.

You will want someone to guide you through this stressful process from beginning until the end. If you have children, you will want legal professionals with expertise in this area of family law representing you. (more…)

James J. Hoover: Top Three Rated Divorce Lawyer

Posted on: April 10th, 2016 by admin

James J. Hoover, Esq.,  Partner and Certified Family Law Specialist at Hoover Krepelka, LLP, has been named one of San Jose’s “Three Best Rated” divorce lawyers:

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James J. Hoover: Top 3 Divorce Lawyers

Hoover Krepelka, LLP San Jose Divorce Lawyers

Posted on: March 28th, 2016 by admin

Hoover Krepelka, LLP proudly welcomes Karlina Paredes Fulk

Posted on: February 4th, 2016 by admin
Hoover Krepelka, LLP proudly welcomes Karlina Paredes Fulk as Associate Attorney.  Karlina joined the firm last month and is successfully managing complex property division and high net worth divorce cases.  She can be found strategizing with and advising our clients in the newly expanded Hoover Krepelka office suite.


Helping Your Daughters Self-Esteem After A Divorce

Posted on: December 5th, 2015 by admin

Hoover Krepelka, LLP presented to a support group of separated mothers facing divorce. We discussed the importance of minimizing parental conflict in front of children.

You can read the entire article HERE.

Ashley Madison Members Information Hacked

Posted on: July 21st, 2015 by admin

“You’ve likely read the recent news in which hackers seized the clientele database for Ashley Madison, aka the “online affair store”, and threatened to publish the contact information of its clientele.  Whether such publication will give rise to the rate of divorces is to be determined.  The question is:  is it relevant in family court?  Legally, perhaps.  Practically, absolutely. 

 Of course, one does not need to prove infidelity to obtain a divorce.  You’ve likely heard that California is a no fault state, wherein all one needs to claim is “irreconcilable differences” as grounds for a divorce and thereby eliminating the need to prove “fault”, no matter how nefarious that fault may be.  However, it is not rare that one party raises the other spouse’s infidelity in the pendency of a divorce, much to the shock, anger and objection of the other spouse and counsel.

 While infidelity is legally irrelevant as to grounds for divorce, it is legally relevant with respect to claims of alleged breaches of fiduciary duties owed between spouses, including but not limited to the duty of loyalty, care, candor and management of community funds.  It is not a stretch to make the argument that community funds (money earned or received during the marriage) were unilaterally  used for separate purposes (payment for use of the Ashley Madison affair website, gifts made to the “colluding” party, et cetera) without the knowledge of the other spouse and certainly not for the benefit of the community.  Such conduct may be considered a breach of fiduciary duty of loyalty, management of funds, disclosure, candor and related matters under Family Code Sections 721, 1101 and relate case law.  The remedy for such breaches include reimbursements of such funds to the non-offending party, attorney’s fees and costs as sanctions, and possibly more.

 And that’s just the legal side.  On the practical side, infidelity is very relevant.  It comes as no shock that an aggrieved party may wish to seek justice, revenge and retribution, even if not allowed under prevailing authority.  Indeed, I often tell our clients that most questions of cost and duration of a case can be answered by addressing:  (i) the facts; (ii) the law; and (iii) the personal dynamics.  Infidelity may greatly weigh on personal dynamics of who is the aggrieved party who seeks justice, revenge, retribution or other relief not necessarily found in the black and letter law.  For example, a simple fact and law case without infidelity as a personal dynamic may be resolved at low cost in short time.  However, that same simple fact and law case with infidelity as a personal dynamic may cost more and take longer, as the offended spouse may not be so forgivable and willing to come to the settlement table in a marital dissolution.

 At Hoover Krepelka, LLP, we educate, advocate and act in our clients’ best interests on all issues, including the one of infidelity now raised by Ashley Madison.

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