Charles Aaron Young

Charles Aaron Young

San Francisco Family Law Attorney | Partner at Cardwell Steigerwald Young LLP
  • Family Law
  • California
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Charlie has extensive litigation and trial experience, having litigated countless contested hearings and various jury trials. Although Charlie practices all areas of family law, his practice now focuses on complex and high-asset dissolutions, many of which require collaboration with business counsel, estate planning counsel, and/or criminal counsel. Charlie practices in all Bay Area Counties, including but not limited to San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, and Alameda County.

Charlie believes that no two family law cases are alike and that each case requires a clear understanding of his client’s needs and ultimate goals in order to achieve the best outcome, whatever that may look like for a particular client. For many clients, this may include proactive measures such as prenuptial agreements or advice and counsel regarding the implications of marriage in California. For others it may include drafting postnuptial agreements or transmutation agreements. Charlie encourages clients not to view these measures as an indication that a divorce may occur in the future, but rather as a way to provide certainty and to maintain harmony in the unlikely event those documents become needed.

Charlie also provides advice and counsel for clients who are considering ending their marriage, as well as for clients who wish to engage in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), such as mediation and/or co-parent counseling. Charlie recognizes that these informal approaches may not be right for all cases, but he believes that mediation can be a faster and more affordable approach for many clients who wish to remain amicable with their spouse, even amid a divorce or custody matter.

When the above informal attempts to settle are not appropriate or effective, Charlie is not afraid to take a matter to court and to zealously fight for his clients at every stage of the litigation process, including at short cause hearings, at trial, and in post-judgment matters.

Education
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
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Professional Experience
Cardwell Steigerwald Young LLP
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Certifications
Certified Family Law Specialist
California State Board of Certification
Awards
Rising Star
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Professional Associations
State Bar of California  # 292250
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State Bar of Oregon (Inactive)
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State Bar of Washington
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San Francisco Bar Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Area
Family Law
Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Languages
  • English
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Contact & Map
Cardwell Steigerwald Young LLP
140 Geary Street
Floor 7
San Francisco, CA 94108