J. William Hargreaves

Bill Hargreaves

Bill Hargreaves is a 1972 graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law and was admitted to the California State Bar in December of 1972. Mr. Hargreaves received an advanced [LLM] degree in taxation law from USD Law School in 2000. He is a partner in the Family Law Firm of Hargreaves & Taylor. Mr. Hargreaves is a Family Law Specialist, first Certified by the State Bar of California in 1980. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; former chair of the California State Bar Family Law Advisory Commission to the Board of Legal Specialization; and a former Vice President of the San Diego County Bar Association. Mr. Hargreaves is active in various Bar Association committees and frequently lectures locally and nationally on California Family Law topics. He has served as Chair of the County Lawyer Referral Service and served on the Family Law Specialists Executive Committee. Mr. Hargreaves has taken many complex divorce cases through trial and has extensive experience dealing with difficult financial issues, including those involving tracing and business valuation. In addition to his experience as a trial lawyer, Mr. Hargreaves partners with Mary Mudd Quinn Ph.D. to provide Mediation Services for parties who are divorcing, negotiating post-Judgment support issues, or negotiating pre-nuptial agreements. The firm also has extensive experience in preparing and reviewing pre-nuptial and Domestic Partner agreements.

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Nancy Taylor

Nancy Taylor

Nancy A. Taylor, a native of San Diego, is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law. She has practiced law in San Diego since 1986. She is a Certified Family Law Specialist and has been a named partner in the law firm of Hargreaves and Taylor, LLP, since its inception in January 1996. Ms. Taylor's practice not only includes litigation, specializing in the areas of dissolution, custody/visitation, child and spousal support matters, but she is also trained as a collaborative divorce attorney. She also is experienced in negotiating and drafting of Premarital and Postnuptial Agreements. Her goal is to settle cases when possible, but will pursue litigation in the event settlement is not an option. From 1998 to present, she has been a member of the Family Court Services Subcommittee for the San Diego County Certified Family Law Specialist. Ms. Taylor is also a member of the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego. She has further been involved in the legal community serving on the Executive Board of the San Diego County Certified Family Law Specialists. She has also been a speaker for the San Diego County Certified Family Law Specialist, International Association of Collaborative Practice, the Continuing Education of the Bar and San Diego Volunteer Lawyers. In addition, she sits as a court appointed temporary judge for the Superior Court, County of San Diego, Family Law Division. On top of her extensive knowledge in family law, Ms. Taylor also has considerable knowledge in the area of life, property and casualty insurance, having owned and managed her own insurance agency for a period of six years prior to practicing law.

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Elizabeth Kreitzer

Elizabeth Kreitzer

Elizabeth Kreitzer is a Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California in 2002. Ms. Kreitzer joined the Hargreaves & Taylor team in July 2007 after managing her own family law practice for 10 years. Ms. Kreitzer has handled hundreds of family law cases from those involving a few simple issues to those with numerous complex issues, keeping in mind the impact divorce has on the parties, their children and their extended families. Ms. Kreitzer’s practice encompasses all aspects of family law including divorce, paternity, adoption and premarital and postnuptial agreements. Ms. Kreitzer has the experience to handle the litigated family law case as well as the collaborative family law case, a process that focuses on a client-centered approach to divorce as an alternative to litigation. In 2007, Ms. Kreitzer was named as one of San Diego County’s “Top Family Law Attorneys.” In 2005, the San Diego Certified Family Law Specialists named Ms. Kreitzer as the Michael C. Shea Chair. The Michael C. Shea Chair has been bestowed every year since 2002 on a Certified Family Law Specialist with superior ethics and dedication to teaching and mentoring family law attorneys. Ms. Kreitzer sits as a court-appointed temporary judge for the San Diego Superior Court, Family Support Division and has been a member of the Settlement Judge Panel since 2003. She is active in various San Diego Certified Family Law Specialists committees speaker for the San Diego Certified Family Law Specialists and appeared on NBC Channel 7/39 news programs discussing family law issues. Ms. Kreitzer is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law. She is admitted to the State Courts of California and the Central and Southern Districts of the U.S. District Court.

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