Board Certified
Family Law Specialists
Serving Northern California

The depth and breadth of our experience and knowledge is your advantage in getting through a troubling time, while safeguarding your rights.

Goal-Oriented Family Law Representation Since 1960

Hoover ♦ Krepelka, LLP, is the preeminent family law firm in Northern California. Robert L. Hoover founded our firm in 1960 with one focus in mind: to provide exceptional guidance and strong representation to individuals in the Bay Area and throughout Silicon Valley who need to solve family law problems. We have grown from a one-attorney law firm to become the largest law firm in Northern California that practices family law exclusively. The vast courtroom and settlement experience we have collected over the years provides us the knowledge of how to solve family law problems effectively and efficiently, while protecting the needs and goals of our clients. We are well-positioned to provide exceptional representation to resolve your issues, no matter how complex.

Whether you are facing divorce, a legal separation or other family law issue, we handle all stages from negotiation to trial to appeals.
Issues Involving

We are full-service lawyers for solving child custody, support, modifications, dependency and grandparents’ rights problems.
Property Division
And Finances

Our attorneys are well regarded for our attention to detail in complex property disputes and spousal support matters.




Personal Service

When you work with our legal professionals, you are gaining access to an exceptional legal team. Our 15 attorneys include three Certified Family Law Specialists certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Together, our attorneys have more than 130+ years of combined experience. We work as a team to ensure that each client gets superior legal guidance on complex issues. You will work with a dedicated lawyer and a legal assistant, who know the day-to-day details of your case. Moreover, we understand that family law problems can be highly personal and emotional. Because the human element plays a critical role in family law matters, we are dedicated to providing well-reasoned guidance on family law dynamics to allow you to make informed choices at every step of the process.

Exclusive Family Law Attorneys In San Jose

Get Started on Solving Your Family Law Problems

To arrange a complimentary one-hour legal strategy consultation with a trusted divorce lawyer, we invite you to call 408-922-9826 or send us a message online. We are conveniently located in San Jose along the historic Alameda. Complimentary parking is available and we are also meeting via phone and Zoom during the pandemic.


First and foremost, thank you so much Travis! I’ve been through 4 years and 2 separate lawyers trying to get my defaulted divorce finalized. It took Travis 6 months to fix, work out the bugs and get my divorce finalized. Anyone…. Read More

– Client

I needed a tough attorney to work on my divorce case which has been prolonged more than 3 years. I jumped on and off to three different law firms and my divorce never ended until I found the Hoover Krepelk, LLP firm…. Read More

– Bob Via Yelp

I wanted to thank you for all the support you and your firm has provided me during my divorce process. I wanted to commend the work of Ms. Kelsey Hickman. Since she has been on my case she has been extremely…. Read More

– Client

Jim and Travis at Hoover Krepelka, LLP are the ultimate professionals. Their years of deep experience in family law shines through in all their communications. We refer many clients…. Read More

– Somita Via Google

I have known and have been referring Travis Krepelka for over 10 years! He is absolutely an exemplary attorney. I love that he offers a free consultation to make sure… Read More

– Doug Via Yelp

I have referred several business clients and contacts to Hoover Krepelka for help with their family law matters. The firm has been top notch in helping them resolve these difficult life problems…. Read More

– Steve Via Yelp

Travis was my divorce attorney. Did Travis minimize the monetary repercussions of my divorce and maximize my results? Yes he did. Did he provide me with the best information and strategy to help me make informed decisions regarding…. Read More

– Candice Via Yelp

I have personally know Jim Hoover for over a decade. I have reffered friends and family to his law firm with outstanding results. He and his law firm are a first class act… Read More

– Via Google

Absolutely amazing!
Jim helped me all the way through my meditation process with my ex. I had just started my own business and the conflict was very distracting… Read More

– Via Google

I retained Jim Hoover to handle a variety of civil issues for me. Not only was he and his law firm extremely professional, but also very caring. Even after my issues were resolved, Jim continued… Read More

– Client Via Avvo

Dear Jim & Karlina, You guys are simply rockstars!!! You guys are the first step that opened the doors… Read More

– Client

Travis Krepelka handled my divorce and was outstanding in every way. His knowledge, experience, and insights are matched only by his caring for all… Read More

– Client

“I contacted Jim for a family matter consultation. Jim and his staff make you feel welcome right from the start… Read More

– Consultation

“Thank you very much for doing such a fantastic job putting this together and helping me through the process… Read More

– Client

“Sharp and sweet. You help me through one of the most difficult times in my life. I will forever be grateful to your law-firm. Thank you Karlina… Read More

– L.T.

“I left a message after hours. I received a call back promptly by the support team and a personal call from the named partner. I had a short time frame to accomplish my objective and I was done within days… Read More

– Craig N

“I wanted to sincerely thank you for your time and undivided attention during our consultation. You answered questions, specially about Supervised Visitation, that I didn’t even know I had!! Ironically, during our conversation… Read More

– Consultation

Karlina is a first class attorney! Early on in my case she was brought in to assist with the assigned attorney, but she made her mark because of her genuine concern for clients…. Read More

– Sandra

Atty. Karlina is a very compassionate lawyer. She can feel what her client is going through. She did everything to help my sister get the justice she deserves. Thanks again attorney.

– Myrna

“I could not have been in better hands. James Hoover understood my challenge and the approach I wished to take… Read More

– Maureen C.

“I couldn’t have done it without such an amazing team….I cannot tell you how relieved, grateful and happy I am! … I thank you both for your counsel, guidance and patience with me… Read More

– Client

I hired Jim after letting go of my first attorney. When I came to him, my ex-wife and I were in a tumultuous battle. With Jim’s help we were able finalize the divorce amicably. Jim is an expert and truly cares about his clients.

– Stuart

Jim and his staff are amazing. I was divorcing a highly narcissistic individual who would not participate in the process. I never thought it would get finished (it had been going for 8 years before I came to Jim.)…Read More

– Client

I worked with James Hoover in a divorce case and he gave me top notch advice on how to move forward with my case. He helped address the strong-arm tactics that we saw from opposing counsel and made me feel more in control of the whole process.

– David

“Julia is a competent, hardworking, and trustworthy attorney that always has her client’s best interests in mind. She is an exceptional lawyer and a wonderful person, too. I would definitely recommend her to anyone.”

– Prashant V.

“During a sensitive transition Julia was a guiding light for a mutual client. I couldn’t recommend anyone else for your family law needs. Thank you Julia.”

– Dan B.