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Bernie J. Kempen

For Bernie J. Kempen, his clients are his priority. After a consultation, he will give you an honest assessment of your situation and your options moving forward. If it is decided that you become a client, he will be on your side every step of the way. His education, knowledge, and experience makes him a Alameda County, CA divorce lawyer that you can depend on, especially if you are in need of a legal professional on short notice. 

We believe that it is in the best interest of most clients to seek a settlement for their case outside of court. So for example, if you are dealing with a difficult divorce, we can use strategies to help you reach a resolution without having to attend court. However, if the other side is resistant to the process, we have no problem preparing your case to present in front of the judge. 


Mr. Kempen is qualified to handle family law related issues. His education and experience has been listed below:


  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, CA
  • J.D. (1992)
  • Honors: Public Interest Scholar

  • University of Cape Town, Rondebosch
  • B.A. (1978)
  • Majors: Constitutional Law and Comparative African Govt. & Law

  • Bar Admissions 
  • California (1993)
  • U.S. District Court Easter District of California (1993)

  • Pro Bono Activities
  • Past President (2006-2007): Castro Valley Rotary
  • Vice President: San Francisco School of the Arts PTSA
  • Board Member, School Site Council: San Francisco School of Arts PTSA
  • Director: Castro Valley Arts Foundation
  • Leadership Counsel (2001): Castro Valley Unified School District


Family law matters that Bernie J. Kempen can handle include, but may not be limited to, the following:


  • Spousal support (alimony)
  • Step-parent adoption
  • Child support
  • Child custody
  • Visitation 
  • Marital property
  • Debt division
  • Establishing legal paternity
  • Conservatorships
  • Guardianships
  • Domestic violence 


We can respond to inquiries within 24-hours, and can act quickly if you are dealing with an emergency. For legal representation you can trust, don’t hesitate to call Attorney Bernie today. 

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