E. David White III Law Office

E. David White III Law Office

Family Law, Real Estate and Probate

Firm Overview

It Makes Sense To Have A Lawyer
Who Appreciates What This Means To You.

When divorce becomes a prospect, it can be a shock
and a surprise, no matter how long it's been on the horizon.
And when so many issues arise at once, wise counsel makes
a huge difference.

David White will listen closely and make sense of the choices
that must be made. With more than 25 years of experience,
he is a trustworthy guide through the legal challenges ahead,
and fully committed to achieving the best possible outcome.

Main Office

Main Office
3445 Golden Gate Way
Lafayette CA 94549




Divorce, Family Law

When dealing with delicate matters of family law, it's important to be represented by an attorney who has the experience to handle your case effectively, and who also brings a personal touch to difficult situations. David White provides clients with both.

An attorney with more than 25 years of experience, he is representing clients with complex issues in divorce, property division, custody and support. He also handles difficult probate and real estate matters in Contra Costa County and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

David White provides legal services in all areas of divorce, family law, including:
Complex Property Division, including a Family Business, Professional or Medical Practice, Restricted Stock, Options, Real Estate
Separate Property Issues
Spousal Support
Child Support
Child Custody
Marital Agreements
Modification or Enforcement of Court Orders

Spousal Support
Divorce should not lead to financial crises; David White can help you establish an equitable amount of spousal support.

Child Custody and Visitation
David White protects your parental rights to raise your children in an appropriate and supportive home.

Child Support
He can also ensure that you receive or pay an equitable amount of the financial support required to raise your children in a healthy, happy environment.

Child Support Modification and Enforcement
Child support payments do not change unless the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or the noncustodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, he can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.

Mediation puts the decisions in your hands, and it can often provide more expedient, predictable results than a trial. David White is a skilled negotiator who can help you obtain the most equitable divorce settlement.

Pre- and Post-nuptial Agreements
David White expects the unexpected and drafts premarital agreements that protect both spouses' interests and that can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.

David White

E. David White III Law Office

Family Law: Divorce; Complex Property Division, including Family Businesses, Professional, or Medical Practices, Restricted Stock, Options, Real Estate Investments; Separate Property; Spousal Support; Child Support; Child Custody; Paternity; Restraining Orders; Mediation; Divorce Taxation; Marital Property Settlements; Domestic Partnerships; Modification.

Real Estate: Real Estate Fraud; Quiet Title; Real Estate Title; Easements; Boundary Disputes; Adverse Possession; Real Estate Partition; Real Estate Mediation; Litigation.

Probate: Contested Wills; Undue Influence, Fraud, Inheritance, Financial Elder Abuse.

State Bar of California, 1973;U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1974;
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 1979; Member, Contra Costa County Bar Association, and its' Family Law Section; Member, American Bar Association, and its Family Law Section;
Formerly, licensed Real Estate Broker, California Department of Real Estate, 1980-1992.

Duke University Law School (J.D., 1973), where he won the Hardt Cup Moot Court Competition and the Duke University Moot Court Competition, (both 1971, with fellow team member Leonard B. Simon); MA in Economics, University of Kentucky, (1970); BA in Psychology, Bellarmine College, (1965, Cardinal Section Honors Program).


Associate Attorney, Belli, Ashe, Ellison & Choulos, 1974-1975; Investigator, Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, 1966-1968.

David lived in Mougins, France with his wife and children, (1991-1993), and enjoys travel when time permits. Weekends, he likes to hike above Tomales Bay, head for a remote beach, or kayak somewhere between here and Monterey.