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Charles E. Hardy

Divorce and separation Attorney at San Antonio, TX

4.9   85 reviews

also known as Charles Hardy


Licensed for 38 years

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    60%
    Charles Hardy is a highly skilled Family Lawyer, Negotiator and Litigator who seeks to meet his client's goals as efficiently as possible. He realizes that change is difficult and strives to be as accessible as possible to his client's throughout the divorce process, offering them his office direct line and cell and committing to return their calls promptly.Please feel free to call him if he can help at (210) 561-4025 (Direct Line).

    38 years, 1,700 cases

  2. Child custody
    20%
    Charles Hardy is a highly skilled Family Lawyer, Negotiator and Litigator who seeks to meet his client's goals as efficiently as possible. He realizes that change is difficult and strives to be as accessible as possible to his client's throughout the divorce process, offering them his office direct line and cell and committing to return their calls promptly.Please feel free to call him if he can help at (210) 561-4025 (Direct Line).

    38 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Family
    10%
    Charles Hardy is a highly skilled Family Lawyer, Negotiator and Litigator who seeks to meet his client's goals as efficiently as possible. He realizes that change is difficult and strives to be as accessible as possible to his client's throughout the divorce process, offering them his office direct line and cell and committing to return their calls promptly.Please feel free to call him if he can help at (210) 561-4025 (Direct Line).

    38 years, 1,700 cases

  4. Child support
    5%
    Charles Hardy is a highly skilled Family Lawyer, Negotiator and Litigator who seeks to meet his client's goals as efficiently as possible. He realizes that change is difficult and strives to be as accessible as possible to his client's throughout the divorce process, offering them his office direct line and cell and committing to return their calls promptly.Please feel free to call him if he can help at (210) 561-4025 (Direct Line).

    38 years, 400 cases

  5. Marriage and prenuptials
    5%
    Charles Hardy is a highly skilled Family Lawyer, Negotiator and Litigator who seeks to meet his client's goals as efficiently as possible. He realizes that change is difficult and strives to be as accessible as possible to his client's throughout th

My name is Charles Hardy and I am a divorce and family lawyer at Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P in San Antonio, Texas. Since graduating from St. Mary's University of Law, I have made it my personal mission to resolve cases in a prompt and efficient manner. When clients come to me, I give them my office number, my cell number, and even my home nmber because I want to be as accessible as possible. "Same day return calls" are highly important when it comes to divorce cases, so if there is ever a time that I do not answer my phone, I typically return the call that very same day. That being said, if you are in need of strong representation from a lawyer who has the respect of both judges and the legal community, then I would be more than happy to assist you in your case. I handle a variety of cases, including divorce, family law, child support/visitation, and child custody. If you are in need of legal help, contact my office today at (210) 306-4471 and I would be more than happy to discuss your legal rights and options.

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Licensed for 38 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1984
Updated 10/23/2022

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Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P.

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  85 customer reviews
Posted by Melinda | July 23, 2013
Best Divorce Attorney in San Antonio
I never dreamed I would ever need a divorce attorney but I was wrong. Going through a divorce is one of the most stressful situations you could go through in your life. Charles represented me in a manner that made my experience the best it could have been under these circumstances. Charles accepted my calls during the week and weekends. He was in constant communication with me even when he was out of town in conference, family vacation, etc. I never felt like I did not know what was going on in my case. If Charles was unavailable, his paralegal was excellent and always knowledgeable. I located Charles through a friend of mine who is an attorney. My friend recommmended Charles because not only was he highly respected by his fellow lawyers but but the judges as well. Charles is from the San Antonio area and went to law school in San Antonio which means he is deeply rooted and connected. The mediator that Charles recommended for my case was excellent. We were able to reach an agreement in one day of mediation. Overall, I give Charles and his staff the highest recommendation.
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Posted by Brian | June 21, 2010
Fast , Professional and accessible. Best Custody lawyer in Texas.
Charles Hardy surpassed my high expectations for my Child Custody case. He even worked on Fathers day weekend and completed my case. He was very professional and very accessible to my questions regardless of what time or day it was... I will use his services and be his client forever. Completed my case in a extreme short time period and saved me a lot of money. THANK YOU!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P.
  • 1998 - Present

Education

  • St. Marys University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1981
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • 1980

Legal Cases

  • Relocation Case
  • Mom and children allowed to move to Corpus.
  • Custody Win
  • Judge allowed move

Associations

  • Texas Family Law Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Family Law Council Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Member (Past President) - Texas Chapter 2009-2010
  • 2004 - Present
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • Member (Past President 2013-2014)
  • 1989 - Present
  • San Antonio Family Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2002 - 2003
  • San Antonio Family Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 1996 - 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer 2006-2015
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2015
  • Best of Family Lawyers - 8 years running
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2015
  • SuperLawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2012
  • Client Reviewed
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2006
  • Pro Bono Award
  • American Bar Association Journal
  • 2005
  • President's Award
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • 2005
  • President's Award
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • 2004
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Publications

  • San Antonio Bar Familiy Law Seminar
  • Top 30 Tech Tips for the Advanced Family Law Office
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Marriage Dissolution Seminar
  • Fair Attorney Fees Practices
  • 2015
  • State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting
  • Indispensable Tips for All Family Lawyers: From Basics to Advanced Ideas
  • 2015
  • Advanced Family Law Course
  • Fair Fees to Clients
  • 2014
  • Marriage Dissolution Seminar
  • Fairness in Judge's in Chambers Interviews
  • 2013
  • Advanced Family Law Seminar
  • Successful Mediation Practices
  • 2013
  • 2010 Parent-Child Relationships Seminar,
  • “ADR Is NOT A 4-Letter Word!, Hot Tops for Successful Litigation Alternatives
  • 2010
  • UT Parent Child Seminar
  • Bizarre Divorce Cases and Unique Solutions
  • 2010
  • Advanced Family Law Course
  • Protocols and Advanced Technology
  • 2010
  • 2009 Parent-Child Relationships: Critical Thinking for Critical Issues
  • Case Law Update
  • 2009
  • Mid-Year Meeting
  • Co-CLE Director, 2009 , March 17-21, 2009, Kauai, Hawaii
  • 2009
  • On Campus Lecture
  • How to Maintain Your Financial Relationship with Your Client,
  • 2009
  • 35th Annual Advanced Family Law Course,
  • Analyzing Your Property Case: A Prequel to Characterization, Valuation and Division of the Marital Estate,
  • 2009
  • Advanced Family Law Course
  • Analyzing Your Property Case
  • 2009
  • Marriage Dissolution Institute
  • Disproportionate Divisions
  • 2009
  • Parent-Child Relationships
  • Case Law Update
  • 2009
  • Advanced Family Law Course
  • Creative Mediation
  • 2009
  • Family Law Section Seminar
  • Maximizing Results at Mediation,
  • 2008
  • 31st Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute
  • “Electronic Evidence Panel”
  • 2008
  • Advanced Family Law Seminar
  • Practice in the Trenches – Show Me the Money – Your Financial Relationship with Your Client”,
  • 2008
  • 34th Annual Advanced Family Law Course
  • Do I Look Like I’m Negotiating?”, Creative Mediation Techniques Panel,
  • 2008
  • Family Law Section Seminar
  • The Mysteries of Family Law: Ten Must Know Procedures
  • 2007
  • 2007 Family Law Seminar
  • The Mysteries of Family Law: 10 Must Know Procedure & Evidence Tips,
  • 2007
  • Mid Year Meeting
  • Standard of Value-How to Determine the Value of An Entity,
  • 2006
  • Ultimate Trial Notebook Family Law
  • Proving Attorney’s Fees (Ways and Means),
  • 2006
  • Family Law Section Seminar
  • Co-Course Director, “Extreme Makeover”,
  • 2006
  • 20th Annual Trial Institute;
  • Litigation Alternative – Collaborative Law
  • 2006
  • Family Law Section Seminar
  • Innovative ADR Litigation Options
  • 2006
  • San Antonio Bar Seminar
  • Discovery and Evidence: What I’ve Forgotten Since Law School!
  • 2005
  • Corpus Christi Bar Association Family Law Section,
  • Make More Money - Play More Golf! Increasing Billing Efficiency & Client Satisfaction!,
  • 2005
  • Advanced Family Law Course,
  • Evidence and Discovery
  • 2005
  • San Antonio Bar Association Family Law Section Seminar
  • Extreme Billing Makeover - Successful Billing Practices and the Mutual Fairness Doctrine
  • 2004
  • Use of Discovery at Trial – Ultimate Trial Notebook,
  • Use of Discovery at Trial – Ultimate Trial Notebook,
  • 2004
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Family Law Section Seminar
  • New Year’s Resolutions for Successful Billing Practices! (40 Rules to Making More from your Practice),
  • 2004
  • San Antonio Bar Association Family Law Section Seminar
  • Playing By the Rules – Using the Rules of Civil P rocedure, The Rules of Evidence and the Family Code to Bolster Your Child Custody Case
  • 2003
  • Advanced Family Law Drafting Course - New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Applying Procedural Tactics to Enhance Your Client's Case,
  • 2002
  • Texas Family Law Practice
  • Applying Procedural Tactics to Enhance Your Client's Case
  • 2000
  • San Antonio Family Lawyers Association Luncheon
  • U. S. Enforcement of Mexican Decrees, San Antonio, Texas.
  • 1999
  • The 30th Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute
  • Attorneys Fees Ways and Means
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (39)
Family Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Charles Hardy is one of the outstanding lawyers in Texas. His skill and dedication to his clients is evident from the glowing reviews he received here. We oppose each other, we work together on occasion and we work to produce continuing legal education for the local and State Bar. He not only works very hard for his clients but he volunteers his time and energy to help train other lawyers."
Family Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I Have known Charles for many years and have both worked with him and observed him in Court. Charles is devoted to his clients and handles every situation with absolute professionalism. I endorse Charles without hesitation."
Family Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I got to know Charles through cases together over the years and found him to be a consummate professional and incredible advocate for his clients. Charles is simply one of the best family lawyers in Texas, there is no other way to put it. When he asked me to come work for him a few years ago, I could not have been more humbled or excited to be part of such a great team of lawyers."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Charles is the Best of the Best! If you need a high caliber lawyer with a thorough understanding of divorce law, and you want a man of integrity, and who has the respect of both judges and fellow lawyers, then Charles is the lawyer for you. I highly endorse Charles and his firm."
Family Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked for Charles for six years. He is an exceptional attorney and mentor that is also highly respected in the legal community. Charles is compassionate and accessible to his clients who are going through a difficult time in their lives. He is also very knowledgeable about the law and a fierce advocate in the courtroom. I highly recommend him!"
Family Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. He is hard working, intelligent and compassionate at the same time."
Family Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Charles from our memberships in TAFLS and AAML. He is knowledgeable, ethical, and well-respected. I would refer the most complex family law cases to him...he'll do it right."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I was Charles Hardy's opposing counsel on a very difficult divorce case that was recently concluded. He is a very aggressive and knowledgeable attorney who fights zealously for his clients, yet maintains a professional demeanor that makes him a credit to his profession. I am, therefore, proud to enthusiastically endorse Charles Hardy, a very reputable member of the legal community in San Antonio and beyond."
Family Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Charles is a sharp witted, outside-the-box thinker who brings these attributes to the table for his clients' benefit."
Family Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Child custody Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I am a board certified family law attorney with almost thirty years of experience. I know family law attorneys practicing all over the state. I am a senior officer of two leading professional organizations in Texas family law. When I have a particularly tough issue in one of my cases and wish to seek an opinions from other attorneys, Charles Hardy is first on the list to call. Charles is knowledgeable, resourceful and practical. It is my pleasure to endorse him."
Child custody Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Charles is an excellent attorney, supremely focused on getting the very best results for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. His answers and insight prove that he is able to offer clear and concise advice and to move his clients in the best direction based on his knowledge of the law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Hardy is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. He is one of the finest attorney's in Texas and I highly recommend his legal services."
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