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Daniel R. Hardee

Divorce and separation Attorney at Boise, ID

5.0   38 reviews
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  • Licensed for 30 years
    State ID
    Acquired 1993
    Status
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About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    35%

    31 years, 500 cases

  2. Child custody
    30%

    31 years, 500 cases

  3. Family
    30%

    31 years, 500 cases

  4. Adoption
    5%

    31 years, 200 cases

I HAVE 29+ YEARS OF HELPING PEOPLE WITH ALL ASPECTS OF FAMILY, DIVORCE, CUSTODY, AND CHILD SUPPORT.

Specializing in all aspects of Family Law for over 28+ years I will represent you efficiently and aggressively! We have an excellent team of lawyers and paralegals to ensure that no matter what your need or desire,  you have an advocate that will fight for you!

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Location

Hardee, Pinol & Kracke, PLLC

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Posted by Jeffrey Bryan | June 3, 2021
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Best Hardworking Custody Lawyer in Idaho
I hired Dan Hardee and his team in 2017 to do a modification to my divorce decree and get custody of my son. They worked very hard to achieve everything I wanted at that time. We had a solid slam dunk case. However, a new judge on the bench threw out our 30 page court evaluation. She gave my ex 'one more chance' to prove herself. In 2020, I hired Dan Hardee again to modify the custody due to a material change. Dan and his team worked diligently to 'right the wrong' from the last trial. Dan and his team communicate very well. They are responsive and helpful in all matters. They kept me up to date on everything happening with my trial. Dan met with me the day before my final trial, as well, to help me understand how we would be proceeding with the trial. This time, I ended up with my son full time due to Dan's hard work with everything. He is an advocate for his client and will do his best to represent your interests. I would recommend him to anyone!
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Posted by Jex | March 23, 2021
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Honest, Straightforward, Sound and Practical Attorney
Dan Hardee has been my legal counselor for going on three years now. To say he has done an excellent job is an understatement. I have consistently been provided straightforward, sound, and practical legal advice. He values honesty and is truly invested in his clients. Dan is both knowledgeable and experienced which has been evident through the various issues he has helped me navigate regarding changing the custody arrangement for my child. The results of my custody case due to his guidance and expertise was better than satisfactory. My child's life is forever changed for the better. I now have the majority of time with my child and can provide the stability he deserves. Additionally, Brandi (Dan's paralegal), was also instrumental through my custody case. She delivered timely responses and information or documentation. Brandi is organized and accurate in her work. Working with Dan, Brandi and Team has been a pleasure. I would highly recommend their services.
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Posted by Bill | November 18, 2020
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Family Law
Dan and his team have helped me a couple of times and each time, Dan has couched me to a reasonable settlement. Dan’s background, reputation and knowledge in family law is spectacular. If you are in need of a fine family law attorney, Dan is a great choice.
Posted by Nate | March 30, 2022
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Life Saver
Dan and his staff are the best around! They genuinely care about helping their clients in a way I’ve never experienced. They make you feel like family, and there is no one else I’d rather have in my corner! You can’t find better representation! Thank you Dan!
Posted by Jim and Trina | July 11, 2019
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Lucky to have found him
Look no further. Great Attorney and more importantly a great person. He was more than an attorney, he became our friend.
Posted by Keith | March 13, 2019
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A successful Modification to my Decree!
I hired Dan Hardee as a change of counsel for a case that had drug-on for nearly 8 months- A case where I was spinning my wheels & loosing ground on some key factors. After I transferred counsel; Dan & Amy took quick control of my case. They made the necessary filings in an efficient manner & came up to speed quickly on a myriad of issues. I appreciated their prompt responses when I talked/emailed candidly to them about my concerns. Their demeanor was always polite, honest & in a business-like fashion; regardless of the issue or whether I was applying pressure to them. They were responsive & I appreciated this greatly. I should also mention that their letters & wording were always exacting, explicit & well-organized. I have witnessed this is NOT always the case in this profession. But with Dan as my counsel each document was carefully structured & prepared for my review. I believe these well-designed & executed documents played a part in my counsel's effectiveness. And in some cases I believe these documents even served to educate opposing counsel on matters that were NOT transparent to them. I learned that Family law is NOT always cut & dry YET, Dan's team always seems to have a strong sense of the best approach which is due to their experience & solid relationships with the key players in this field. I left every meeting with new-found confidence & a clear understanding of the next strategy we were to apply. Ultimately, my case settled at the 11th hour. I believe if it weren't for Dan's careful handling/sense & a few command decisions he exercised on my behalf, it would've gone to trial. His actions demonstrated on a regular basis that my best-interest was on the forefront coupled with his concern for being thrifty & NOT running up a massive bill. After *13 months I ended up with a fair settlement that gave me more time with my children. I would highly recommend Dan & his team as a family court/ divorce attorney. I've also heard IF you're so UNlucky as to go to trial you'll DEFINITELY want Dan on your side in the courtroom. *The case drug-on far-too-long but I believe the factors pro-longing it were well-beyond our influence.
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Posted by Tami | November 30, 2018
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An amazingly competent and kind attorney
When my husband asked for a divorce I was totally at a loss as to what to do next and where to turn. Dan and everyone in his office has been extremely professional while kindly helping me through the divorce process. He not only has years of experience and a knowledge of the law but also has integrity as he works to get the best possible outcome. And work he does! From day one I've known I was in good hands and I could trust him to do what was fair and right while keeping my best interest in mind. Dan has a great network of professionals and experts in other areas to call upon as he meticulously gathers information and builds your case. He places a high priority on being accessible, answering my emails quickly, to ensure I'm comfortable and confident through the process. I've been pleased that his paralegals and those with whom he associates are very competent as well as pleasant and respectful. I know Dan is a sought-after attorney but I when I meet with him, I always feel as though I'm his most important client all day. Dan is a well-respected member of the Boise community whose roots run deep in our town. I highly recommend Dan Hardee to anyone who needs an excellent attorney and wants one who cares about doing right by their client by following the law with honor and integrity.
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Posted by Marty | October 29, 2018
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Mr. Hardee is the BEST!!!
Mr. Hardee was hired to represent our son in a child custody case. Mr. Hardee was very upfront and honest about the legal process and time involved. He was dilegent in his work and the time and effort he put in our case was simply astounding!! He was always accessible when we needed him, even if meant staying after hours. His office staff were the greatest. Amy, Holly, and Brandi are simply awesome!! They kept things moving forward and always were very helpful in answering any questions we had. It was an incredibly stressful time for our family but Mr. Hardee and his entire staff always put our minds at ease with the time they dedicated to our case! We felt we were in the best possible place we could be under such a difficult circumstance. Mr. Hardee’s upmost concern was always what was best for the child involved. I would give the highest recommendation to anyone needing a hard working, caring, honest, diligent lawyer. He and his staff are going to give you their best effort in making the a positive, productive legal outcome.
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Posted by Ryan | October 21, 2018
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Incredible, thoughtful attorney and top-notch staff - the complete package
I was a single father struggling to establish custody with my 2 year old son before I met Mr. Hardee. I was unfamiliar with and nervous about the family law system, but Mr. Hardee and his staff did everything possible to work with me, involve me in the process and thoughtfully consider my concerns and requests. I never once felt left out, confused or disregarded during all the twists and turns of a long, contentious, emotional case. Mr. Hardee was extremely thorough at procuring and examining evidence as well as skilled at articulating arguments and asking important questions. Mr. Hardee is amicable and friendly in person but when it matters most his seriousness and professionalism inspire confidence. In the end with Mr. Hardee's help I won primary custody of my son. Even after the case, however, he's kept in contact to check up on my son and I as well as help me with further questions and concerns. That epitomizes the quality of his character. He was truly invested in my son's well-being and I couldn't have asked for a better advocate on my son's behalf. Mr. Hardee restored my faith in the family law system and empowered me as a father and parent. For that I will always be grateful. I think people would have a much more positive perception of lawyers if they all took after Mr. Hardee's superb example.
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Posted by Gina | February 2, 2018
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Dab Hardee Review
Dan helped me this past year with a complex custody modification that was very contentious. Dan's advice was sound, he made adequate time to get to know me and my case, and he worked hard to get a result that worked best for my family.
Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2018
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Excellent, honest lawyer - highly recommend!
Dan and his team (especially his paralegal assistant Brandi) exceeded expectations in every way. They both were always quick to respond to emails or meet in person as needed, even when busy with other cases, going above and beyond every time to give accurate answers to questions and the best possible advice. A few things I really appreciated about Dan were his honesty, work ethic, genuine concern for what was best for the kids (he represented me in a child custody modification case), and desire to achieve the best possible outcome at the lowest possible cost in terms of time, money, and emotion. Where it made sense for me to draft documents, Dan would provide templates and Brandi would edit them, thereby saving us money – he wasn’t out to rack up as many billable hours as possible. On the other hand, when things were crucial and required Dan’s experience and expertise, he provided it in spades. When Dan thought something was worth pursuing or fighting, he would let me know, but if something was a likely waste of time and money, he would say that as well. His experience and insight into the various family judges on the bench, opposing counsels, and potential mediators and arbitrators was invaluable as the case drug on for over a year and a half. Dan also encouraged me to settle the case outside of court if at all possible. He understands that going to trial is a big expense, and saves his time and energy for where and when it matters the most so that you get the biggest bang for your buck. Thanks to Dan’s efforts, my ex-husband and I were eventually able to reach an agreement after some challenging mediation sessions and avert a trial just days before it was scheduled to begin. I also have to say that Dan’s assistant Brandi is one of a kind. It's rare you meet someone like her that is so dedicated to her job, committed to performing it with excellence (and near perfection), and manages to remain calm even during stressful times (such as rushing to meet a 5 PM court submission deadline). You can count on her to be efficient, responsive, attentive to detail, and incredibly friendly. She made all the difference in the world, and saved me literally thousands of dollars in legal fees. I would highly recommend Dan and Brandi to anyone looking for an excellent family law practitioner who will fight for your (and your children’s) best interests with intensity and integrity; you won't be sorry. I’m thankful there are still people in this world that truly care about what they do and do it with excellence!
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Posted by Tessa | January 25, 2018
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Expert Counsel
Dan Hardee skillfully represented me throughout my difficult custody modification case. Both he, and his assistant Brandi, responded to my inquiries promptly, and kept me well informed of all matters pertaining to my case. I truly appreciate his forthrightness and commitment to achieving the best possible outcome in support of my children. I would confidently recommend his services to any of my friends, family, and associates.
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Posted by Richard | January 23, 2018
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A lawyer who cares
I hired Mr. Hardee to handle what potentially could have been an ugly divorce that involved two young children. I am a busy professional who was completely blindsided. Instead of fueling the fire, Dan lent a compassionate and caring ear, provided sound and reasonable advice and guided me through a painful process that ultimately led to reconciliation. If not for his professionalism, team (Brandi), knowledge and caring attitude this would not have been possible. He is truly the best and has helped a close friend as well. You will not find a better family law attorney. My family and I are forever grateful!
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Posted by Chad | October 26, 2017
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Incredible service
Dan worked his tail off for me. Although there were rocky parts along the way, no fault of Dan, he battled for me every step and kept me feeling like I was his number one client. He’s a good, honest man that will do what it takes to get you through your struggles. Brandi Weeks is also an associate of his and she is incredible. Dan and Brandi were able to get me out of paying legal fees for my ex wife after the custody hearings were over.
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Posted by Jim | June 2, 2017
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Couldn't be Happier
I filed for divorce 6 years ago, it took almost one year to get completed and cost tens of thousands of dollars in attorney fees. Unfortunately I didn't have Dan Hardee as my attorney at that time. My custody arrangement with less than ideal, I ended up with around 17% custody with my son year round. Two years back I filed paperwork to get my custody changed using my original lawyer. Nothing changed, it was stopped by the judge before it even got started. Last July I was ready to try for more custody again and decided to try another attorney. I chose Dan Hardee after a recommendation from a friend and reading online reviews about him. It was the best decision I could have ever made! It took 10 months of hard work by myself, Dan Hardee, and his wonderful staff but, I now have my son 50/50 year round! Dan Hardee is first class all the way, explaining ever step of the process, having me fully prepared for my deposition by opposing counsel, and being very thorough on deposing my ex-wife. He explained what to expect during the parenting evaluation and had me fully prepared for that as well. Giving me idea's that increased my odds of getting a favorable outcome. I went from paying, what I consider, a large monthly child support payment to actually receiving a small child support payment. Dan promised me, in the beginning, he would help me get more custody of my son I just didn't believe I would get what I was asking for. During this process we were required to do mediation, I went in knowing full well I would not get 50/50 in mediation since that was what I was asking for, I had to negotiate down. Just as my ex was not willing to budge an inch off our current custody agreement and would have to negotiate up. It went nowhere since my ex was not willing to negotiate. That was when Dan Hardee filed for a parenting evaluator to get involved. By the luck of the draw the judge assigned us Cary Imeson in Eagle. I cannot say enough nice things about Cary Imeson as well, she did a very through evaluation spending over 30+ hours evaluating our case and ended up coming back with a recommendation to myself and ex wife, our respective attorneys, and the courts of 50/50 year round, improved the holiday schedule, gave me more than I asked for during the summer schedule, improved how we do our exchanges to reduce conflict , and recommended we work together to get our son a passport, which was very important to me. Like I titled this review, I could not be happier with my decision to hire Dan Hardee, and also a special thanks to Cary Imeson.
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Posted by Lael | April 10, 2017
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Best Lawyer
Dan was amazing to work with. Hard working, caring, and very meticulous in my case. Hands down one of the best lawyers I have worked with.
Posted by Barbara | July 26, 2016
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Excellent Attorney
Dan has represented me for nearly 10 years in my divorce and custody case. He is excellent and will go to whatever lengths needed to protect your children. He is straight forward and matter of fact. He will represent you and your children, keeping their best interest in mind. He takes the time to explain your options and the pros and cons to all options. I would highly recommend Dan and will use him again if ever necessary,
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Posted by Robert | June 9, 2016
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Personal Recommendation of Daniel R. Hardee
Daniel has been amazing to work with. He has demonstrated the utmost professionalism, attention to detail and service to me through a very difficult time and period of my life. His team and his abilities are exceptional.
Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2016
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Dan and his team made sure I understood the modification process
Dan and his legal assistants are extremely patient and helpful. I never felt like Dan was too busy for my questions and appreciated his calm and professional approach. I've recommended him to several of my acquaintances.
Posted by Gabriel | March 16, 2016
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Best custody lawyer you could ask for
We have been working with Dan on our custody case for over a year now and he has been everything we could have asked for. His wealth of knowledge and expertise was the only reason we were able to get the ruling we were hoping for. Dan is a bull dog, he is passionate about what he does and he gave us the confidence to stand up beside him and fight for what was right. He is a no-nonsense lawyer and would not stop until we received the ruling that we desired. His interpersonal skills are what you need from someone in his profession, with Dan you will not only get the guidance your looking for, but you will build a friendship for the years to come. I would HIGHLY recommend Dan to anyone who is looking for his kind of services.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Marcus, Christian, Hardee & Davies, LLP
  • 2005 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Marcus, Christian, Hardee & Davies, LLP
  • 1996 - 2005
  • Caldwell City Prosecutor
  • White Peterson
  • 1993 - 1996

Education

  • University of Idaho College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • College of Idaho
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Associations

  • Idaho State Bar
  • 1993 - Present
  • Participant in Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • N/A
  • Idaho State Bar
  • Family Law Section
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • ILF Online-Adapting to Changing Times in Family Law
  • Family Law
  • 2020
  • ISB Fam Online
  • Beyond the Decree: Retirement Plans, QDROs and Financial Planning
  • 2020
  • ISB PRo Online-Ethical Challenges
  • Ethical Challenges in Problem Solving Courts
  • 2020
  • How To Try a Contested Case
  • How to Present a Custody Case
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (11)
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Family Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've had the privilege of growing up and witnessing my father, Dan Hardee, build his law practice by fighting for his clients and achieving outstanding results for them. He is an expert at guiding clients through what may be the most difficult time in their lives. If you are in need of an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to help you with your family law case I highly recommend Dan Hardee!"
Family Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Dan is always great to work with. Smart, hardworking, and straightforward."
Family Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is one of the most experienced and capable lawyers in Boise."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Dan was great to work with as an opposing counsel in a deposition in which he was defending a third party outside of the case. Dan was incredibly kind to me as a new attorney and offered beneficial feedback. Would be grateful to see him on the other side in the future."
Family Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. This guy knows his stuff and treats each of his cases as the most important case he has."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is and should be regarded as one of the best divorce and family law litigators in the state."
Family Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Dan works hard for his clients and provides common sense, results oriented advice to his clients. He has a very practical and objective approach to representing family law clients, which serves his client well in the often-times emotionally charged area of family law."
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Boise Divorce and separation Lawyer Daniel R. Hardee
Daniel R. Hardee
Divorce and separation Attorney
Boise, ID
Licensed for 30 years
Virtual consultation available