The Law Offices of Gary D. Sparks

2950 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94534, United States
Contact: Gary Sparks
Areas of Practice
  • Family Law
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
Number of Attorneys
Sole Practitioner

Practice/Organization Description

I specialize in the dissolution of marriage, legal separation, annulment, child custody and visitation, paternity, child support, spousal support (alimony), property and debt division, domestic violence and restraining orders, prenuptial agreements, marital and marital settlement agreements, divorce mediation, 730 custody evaluations, QDROs and retirement division, collaborative divorce, wills, trusts, basic estate planning, and probate.

I once clerked for the Family Law court, and was even certified by the State Bar of California to engage in the limited practice of law while still a law student. I worked for several years as a student instructor and thereafter as a teaching assistant at the School of Law, and today continue to privately tutor and mentor law students in preparation for their finals and the bar exam.

I have a reputation in the family law community for being firm, yet fair in dealing with other parties and attorneys. My experience working for the court has given me valuable insight and experience into the inner workings of our legal system, flawed as it may be. I enjoy legal research and analysis, and practice law from the perspective of a divorced father who learned the legal system firsthand during my own highly contested custody case.

My goal is to do everything possible to try and settle your case. When that doesn't work, I believe in the Colin Powell theory of warfare: if we have to go to Court, I play to win. Having said that, keep in mind that sometimes going to Court results in no one winning.

Bar Admissions

State Bar of California


John F. Kennedy University School of Law, Magna Cum Laude

Professional Associations & Memberships

State Bar of California

Contra Costa County Bar Association

Solano County Bar Association

Los Angeles County Bar Association

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