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Charice L. Fischer

Divorce and separation Attorney at San Jose, CA

4.9   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2013
    Status
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About Charice

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Charice Fischer is an experienced family law attorney and is Certified by the State Bar of California as a Specialist in Family Law.  She handles all aspects of divorce, including child custody, child support, spousal support, complex property division, domestic violence, and specialized issues, such as dividing a family business, and the tax implications of property division.   She began working in Robert C. Redding’s family law practice in 2011 and strives to help clients achieve the best outcomes possible in these challenging cases.

Ms. Fischer has an extensive business, finance, and accounting background that facilitates her ability to analyze complex cases.  She spent ten years working with over 70 investment companies specializing in real estate development and construction in six states.  Her work gave her significant exposure to the practical aspects of business law, as she worked with attorneys to structure and manage these entities.

While attending law school, Ms. Fischer worked in multiple law offices and gained additional experience in civil and family law.  She also served as a board member on the Santa Clara Law Review, the Part-Time Law Students’ Association, and the Women & Law organizations and won various academic and skills-based awards. 

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Posted by Kevin | July 26, 2023
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5-Star Attorney
Charice Fischer is an amazing attorney. I hired her knowing that she has all the skills and characteristics of a great and hardworking professional in this field. Charice eased all my worries and anxiety of what was going to happen, and spent time really listening to me as I explained my case. She is extremely friendly and truly cares about you and your situation. She pours every ounce of energy into your case and fights hard for you until the very end. I was able to win my case with Charice's help, and now my family is finally made whole. Do not hesitate to reach out to Charice if you are looking for an attorney - she's the right choice! Thank you, Charice, for everything you've done for me and my family!
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Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2023
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Knowledgeable and Efficient
I would highly recommend Ms. Fischer based on her knowledge, efficiency and thoroughness. My divorce was one in which both parties were agreeable and we just needed someone to efficiently help us meet all of the filing requirements and navigate the court system. She and her team were very responsive and explained our options in terms we could understand. We could not have asked for a smoother process. I have referred several people to her and will do so again in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2023
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Top Notch Attorney
I cannot say enough about Charice's skill, competence, attention to detail, professionalism, and level-headedness. She is communicative and sharp. She is also personable, easy to talk to, and has a good sense of humor. Charice has continued to provide clear guidance and navigation throughout my divorce and given the circumstances this is not a small thing! I trust her expertise unquestionably. She is simply top notch. In case that is not enough: my ex wrote to her that he wished he had an attorney with her level of skill and ability!
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Posted by Sherie | March 14, 2023
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Truly the BEST!!!!
Words cannot express how thankful I am to have Charice represent me . I had an attorney prior to her that had zero compassion, lagged on my case and made my already situation worse. Going through a divorce is tough however, Charice being by my side made me feel so much better. Not only does she know the law, but she has extensive knowledge in business, finance, and accounting, which has been crucial in my case. Most importantly, Charice is HONEST and truly has her clients best interest at heart. Thank you again for everything!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2023
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Just who you need in your corner!
Charice was highly recommended to me by trusted people, and I was still nervous about lawyers and the knotty divorce process. It took one meeting with Charice for me to breathe easy, and to know that I was in highly competent and safe hands. Charice is an incredible lawyer - her knowledge and experience are absolutely rock solid. She is highly professional and clearly understands all the nuances of family law, and divorce/custody issues. Talking to Charice always makes me feel that she's part lawyer and part mental health counselor (though she is quick to disclaim the latter). Charice has a calm and warm demeanor that immediately makes you feel that she is on your team and will absolutely go to bat for you. She truly understands her clients and knows exactly how to approach their particular situations and needs in a way that makes sense to them. She takes in all the pieces of information, connects all the dots and communicates in a way that you feel heard and supported. Charice is truly who you want in your corner when it comes to the sad and incredibly hard life crisis that is divorce and child custody.
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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2023
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Highly recommend
Charice is very talented lawyer with an honest, respectful, and kind personality. She is knowledgeable, experienced, and fantastic active listener with amazing people skills. She kept me focused through the many challenging steps of high conflict divorce with children custody battles. Her work is very detailed and well organized, incorporating perfect accounting and business skills.She turns her knowledge into creativity and provides designer like service with the custom fit to the case. Her talent and work changed my life in the most positive way, and I am so greatful for having all the court orders and structure in my family now. Living in peace, having strong relationship with my children, and healing successfully from all the emotional trauma is way more than I expected. Feeling safe and confident again, is priceless, after being lost and frightened for many months. She cares and works from the heart for her clients. Charice remembers everything I shared and made me feel like I am her only client. She worked around with my late hours schedule and responded in time to all my emails and calls. During the hearings, trial and discussions with the lawyers of the opposing party, Charice demonstrated respect, professionalism and stayed focused on my case and what is best for me and my children. She is very tech savvy, which saved me a lot of time and money. She applies modern and unique style of communication and representation, unlike some lawyers who use intimidating and old school attacks. If you are in a situation where you don't know where to start and what to expect, talk to Charice. If you are trying to find help with your family situation, look no further. You can trust Charice with your case.
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Posted by Michael | March 3, 2021
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Wonderful Attorney
Charice has been very helpful. She responds quickly and professionally. She works well with other attorneys. She was wble to get me back joint legal custody of my kids and has been instrumental in getting reunification therapy with my kids going and in the right direction. She will always fight for her clinets but is also realistic with her and your expectations of what will happen.
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Posted by Cari | February 12, 2019
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From panic to peace, thanks to Charice!
Charice is an incredibly professional, intelligent, and personable attorney who makes some of your most difficult life and family circumstances bearable, doable, and with minimal stress. Even when she is busy she will make time for you, and always responds via email or phone in a timely manner. Her assistant Marty is great as well (which is hugely important!), always so helpful and timely. Looking back I am not sure how I could have managed the process of divorce any other way. People can try to save money by “doing it on their own” or choosing an attorney who may be in a Legal plan – both of which I tried and did not work out. Then I went to Charice and all was well in the world, well, certainly as well as it could be under the circumstances. What a huge blessing during THE most trying time of my and my kids’ lives. She is kind, yet firm and straightforward, doesn’t beat around the bush or waste anybody’s time; always puts things into perspective, whether that be through the eyes of the court/judge or even from an ex-spouse or child’s perspective. If you want your case done right (the first time), go see Charice! You’ll be so very grateful you did.
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Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2017
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Truly Exceptional Representation during a very challenging & difficult time
I was initially impressed with Charice's research, communication skills and professional demeanor when I sought her legal services about a year ago. Since working with Charice, she has provided support during extreme challenges and as moved things along within my family case that seemed unreachable prior to her involvement. Charice is reliable, dedicated and always looking out for the best interest of all involved children relevant in the case. Her ability to stay calm and honest when approached by angry or frustrated parties is unparalleled. Her excellence, in this area as well as many others, is why I now have full trust in her decisions and advice regarding my case. I commend Charice's outstanding level of service, professionalism and follow-through. She is organized and diligent while standing by my side and providing a professional level of comfort and support. Charice has my highest recommendation and I am happy to refer her to all who inquire about support within family law and legal services.
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Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2017
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Divorce
Through the course of handling my complex case, Charice displayed an acute level of organization and was always well prepared for meetings and hearings. She stayed calm and on point throughout the entire case. Highly recommended family attorney.
Posted by Sarah | April 20, 2017
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Custody
Charice was knowledgable and professional. She came into my situation for a special appearance and she was so prepared you would have never known that she was not there from the beginning. Court is a stressful environment and she provided confidence and comfort to make it as easy as possible. She eased my fears and took time to explain terminology and possible outcomes but allowed me to make the final decision. Her communication was top notch. I was very happy with Charice and highly recommend her.
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Posted by Eva | March 20, 2017
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Divorce
Charice is such a caring individual. It took me 10yrs to finally get the courage to proceed with a final divorce. Charice handled the case with kid gloves. Extremely professional yet very patient. Highly recommend her services.
Posted by Jennifer | March 3, 2017
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Extremely Grateful for Her Outstanding Representation
Charice Fischer has provided outstanding support, guidance, legal advice and advocacy throughout the process of my complicated divorce. Because of her professional acumen and thoughtful approach, I was able to quickly obtain an order for child support and custody that served my children's best interests. When I was ready to pursue the divorce itself, Charice explained each step that I would need to take in order to receive a final judgement, interpreted legal terminology with patience and grace, guided me toward the optimal path in an efficient and cost-effective fashion, and coached me in effective courtroom communication techniques. She faced my former spouses' negativity with fearless tenacity. Today, I am so thankful to have realized personal and financial freedom and I attribute this to her exemplary work.
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Posted by Cory Riley | February 28, 2017
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One in a million
Charice has been amazing and has guiding me through a long drawn out custody battle with my ex wife. She has provided great representation and also the best advise when dealing with such a long, frustrating process. I would highly recommend her expertise to anyone i know.
Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2017
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Highly Recommend!
She is very knowledgeable, approachable, organized, and helpful. She handled our very messy case with grace and dignity. Fights hard for her clients. Highly recommend!!
Posted by Derek | October 21, 2015
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An Excellent and Sensitive Attorney
Charice has been exactly what I needed through these unfortunate circumstances. She has taken the time to understand my concerns, stood up for me when I might have caved too easily, and has enabled me to have more time with my children. Yet she has also counseled me when I should accept an issue rather than draw out the fight. I have been extremely happy with her work.
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Posted by Julie B. | October 16, 2015
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Crazy, irrational ex? Charice can handle it!
I have two kids, and started my divorce in 2002, but I was young,had two small children and we tried working it out, I refiled for divorce in 2005, but again got talked out of it...and when things hadn't changed I was done with the violence by 2008- My Ex Husband had lawyers paid for by mommy and I started with another law firm but couldnt afford them so I went pro-per. After my ex was in and out of prison and filing countless BS motions, not following the rules and taking me to court for things I had paid for on his behalf, it was time to get things done once and for all, and that's when I called Charice Fischer at Madden and Redding law office. I can tell you it wasn't easy, and she had boxes of filings to go through from all the old motions and orders. but she did it, and she helped me get through the entire process. She kept control of the situation, and was able to pin down my ex on so many issue he had avoided for so long! I was able to get a large judgment from my ex and would not ha ve even gone after him if it wasnt for Charice showing me that I was entitled to those items, The two day trial was stressful and hard, but is done and She was always supportive even when it came to bringing water and snacks along to make sure I was taken care of, She is amazing, and knows what she's doing. She got my case wrapped up and we got everything we asked for, which was more than I ever would have, Thank You Charice and Madden and Redding, I am truly thankful for you all! JB
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Posted by Manfred | October 16, 2015
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An excellent lawyer
Charice is my divorce lawyer, she understands her clients, and she does what is best for them. When it comes to a law firm, Charice is out for my best interest as a client. She is dedicated to giving the client the best advice, the path of least cost, and most of all, what is needed to settle the my divorce in the shortest amount of time. I know of no bad advice that she has given me, she has recommend the hiring of court approved experts, to help the divorce case proceed in my favor. Her charging of time spent on my case is not out of line with what she accomplishes. I really have no dislikes, because my future ex-spouse, is being difficult in settling the divorce, Charice has given me the best advice for moving forward. Most important of all, is I am copied on all correspondence the Charice has with anybody involved with my case. I am always fully aware of what is happening, and were the case stands.
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2017
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Custody Case
Charice was instrumental in helping me work through a custody battle. She was always professional and calm even when I wasn't. Charice was very good at diving in and taking care of all communication with my ex-husband and made a hard process very easy for me.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-575 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Madden & Redding
  • 2011 - Present
  • Certified Law Student
  • Daprile-Bell Family Law Offices
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Certified Law Student
  • Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Certified Law Student
  • Kutche Law Offices
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operations Officer
  • Solomon Capital, Inc.
  • 2002 - 2010
  • Specialty Finance Division
  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Business Development/Sales/Marketing
  • Emagia Corporation
  • 2000 - 2001
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Education

  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • Master of Business Administration
  • 2002
  • Santa Clara University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Associations

  • Family Community Church
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyers Northern California Rising Stars
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2020
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyers Northern California Rising Stars
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40 (Nationally Ranked)
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyers Northern California Rising Stars
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Attorneys in California
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Dean’s List
  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • 2011
  • Honors Moot Court Best Brief Award and Quarter Finalist
  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • 2010
  • Part-Time Law Students’ Association Secretary
  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • 2010
  • Law Review Board Member
  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • 2010
  • Highest grade in Community Property
  • CALI Award
  • 2010
  • Women & Law Scholarship Winner for Overcoming Adversity
  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • 2010
  • Best Oral Advocate Award
  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • 2010
  • Women & Law Board Member
  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • 2009
  • #1 Class Rank for Master of Business Administration
  • California Polytechnic State University
  • 2002
  • Valedictorian Nominee
  • Santa Clara University
  • 2001
  • Top Student
  • Financial Executives Institute
  • 2001
  • Presidential Merit Scholarship
  • Santa Clara University
  • 2000
  • Best Senior Project Award
  • Santa Clara University
  • 2000
  • Student Achievement Award
  • Wall Street Journal
  • 2000
  • Finance Association Vice President
  • Santa Clara University
  • 1999
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Speaking Engagements

  • Weathering Divorce
  • The Legal Perspective
  • 2018
  • Weathering Divorce
  • The Legal Perspective
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (8)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly endorse Ms. Fischer, not only on account of my observations of her when she is across the table on a case, but also watching her in court on unrelated matters. All the positive reviews are true. Ms. Fischer is the attorney you want representing you. She is professional, knowledgeable of the law and practice, competent, pragmatic, persuasive and notably courteous to others. You won't go wrong with her education and advocacy. Jim"
Family Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Charice is professional, experienced and dedicated to advocating for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Charice is tough when she needs to be, but also compassionate and understands the emotional toll that our clients experience, especially with divorce. She is detail oriented and extremely hard working. She is goal oriented and worked diligently to get clients through the divorce process in a smooth, efficient manner."
Family Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charice is an excellent attorney. I worked with her in law school, and as opposing counsel in a trial setting. I can say that she has a sharp mind, she's organized and she cares for her clients. I admire her very much as a colleague in the legal profession."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Charice on many occasions, which include issues ranging from child custody, visitation, property division, and other complex family law matters. Charice is professional, motivated, and very knowledgable about the law. Charice's experience proves itself by her Courtroom presentation, as well as her vigorous advocacy for her clients. Charice is one of the most upstanding attorney's I have met. I strongly endorse Charice."
Child custody Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Charice in a number of different capacities and have found her to be an excellent attorney. In addition to having a strong understanding of the law, Charice is a well-balanced attorney in that she is reasonable in her approach, professional in her communications with counsel, and a zealous advocate in court. As a colleague and opposing counsel, I have great respect for her lawyering skills and her ability to represent her clients' interests."
Family Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Charice has practiced with me for the past 5 years. She is a true professional. She is caring with clients. She has wonderful negotiating skills and is a fine trial lawyer. She will only get better as time passes."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working with Ms. Fischer on several cases, both as opposing counsel and on the same cases. Ms. Fischer is a consummate professional. Not only is Ms. Fischer willing to negotiate agreements where appropriate and in the best interests of her client, but she also a strong advocate for her client inside the courtroom and out. I strongly endorse her."
Family Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Charice is the rare breed of attorney who is reasonable and professional, while still zealously advocating for her clients. She has a great deal of trial and settlement experience, and is able to effectively make her case both to counsel and the court. I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Charice is an all-around excellent lawyer with strong ethics and a superior knowledge of the law."
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San Jose Divorce and separation Lawyer Charice L. Fischer
Charice L. Fischer
Divorce and separation Attorney
San Jose, CA
Licensed for 10 years