Attention:Our firm remains operational offering remote teleconferencing for consultations and appointments via phone and/or Skype for those who are concerned about in-person meetings. We will be offering a free 1/2 hour telephone consultation during this time. If you are an existing client with a court appearance, we are closely monitoring the court system to determine what protocol is being taken. We will notify you of any changes to your upcoming court appearances as information comes in from the Superior Courts. We will continue to offer quality service during this time.

Pasadena Divorce Lawyer

Helping You Through Your Divorce

Divorce is one of the most difficult situations a family can go through. Not only is it a time of emotional turmoil for the spouses, but the children become equally upset over the changes to their life. As Pasadena family law attorneys, we are dedicated to helping families get through this trying experience with as little upset and stress as possible.

We are passionate about fighting for you and your family's needs as you go through divorce. We are committed to discussing your case in full so as to completely understand your goals for the different aspects of the divorce. It is always our goal to attempt amicable resolution of family issues whenever possible. We strive to avoid the emotional stress that animosity between spouses can create, in addition to the added cost of litigation. Nevertheless, when it becomes unlikely that a resolution will be reached, we will aggressively represent you and your children's interests in court in order to achieve the best results for your family.

  • 2018 Top 3 Lawyers in Pasadena
  • Expertise Best Divorce Lawyers
  • Avvo 10.0 Rating - Kristen
  • Avvo 10.0 Rating - Carolyn
  • AV Preeminent
  • BBB Accredited
  • CA Bar Association
  • Lawyers of Distinction

Why You Should Choose Us

The Law Offices of Makupson & Howard has collectively nearly 50 years of experience and have an excellent understanding of the family law court system and divorce law. Our firm has been honored by several prestigious organizations when it comes to our quality legal representation and we continue to be involved in associations to help increase our knowledge of family law in California.

Without the help of a seasoned law firm, you may end up losing custody of your children because your divorce attorney was incapable of correctly conveying your ability to care for your children. When working with our firm, we strive to provide the highest level of legal representation necessary to find a favorable outcome in each case, no matter the specific circumstances surrounding the case. Need a lawyer for your divorce in Pasadena? Seek help from one of the top divorce lawyers in Pasadena for your case.

  • Nearly 50 Years' Collective Experience
  • Top Attorneys by Pasadena Magazine 2011-2018
  • Membership in The State Bar of California
  • Membership in California Women Lawyers
  • Membership in The Pasadena Bar Association
  • Accredited by the Better Business Bureau

Divorce Practice Areas We Handle

Our firm has provided skilled legal representation to our clients in many different areas of family law. If you are considering filing for a divorce, you will have to decide which type of divorce is best for you. For example, collaborative divorce means that you will not have to drag your case in front of a judge.

Mediation is another way to avoid court. With a divorce attorney acting as a mediator, you could cut down on the cost, time, and stress of a contested divorce. We can also help you in regards to the determining which type of child custody is right for you. Joint custody, physical custody, and legal custody all have different pros and cons and it may prove to be invaluable to have a professional walking with you through the details of the case. If you are dealing with conflict in regards to paternity actions, parental relocation, or custody modifications, you should meet with a member of our team to discuss your situation.

In other matters, we have experience in creating thorough pre-marital & post-marital agreements. These are not only beneficial for couples with a high net worth, but for anyone who wants to prepare for any eventuality. If you suffered from any type of domestic violence in your family, we can help you request an order of protection. This situation may also have an effect on divorce and child custody. If you which to avoid divorce for whatever reason, a legal separation may be in your best interests.

Experienced & Compassionate Divorce Attorneys in Pasadena

Our firm treats each client individually and will tailor our legal efforts based on your needs. We understand that your children are always of foremost importance and will keep them in mind when advising you on any child custody or support matters. Attorney Makupson represents the interests of children in contested custody matters, appointed by the court as a result of her experience.

She is also trained in mediation and can assist your family through that process. With the skilled representation and solid base of experience we provide, you can trust that you and your family's future and finances will be protected. We have a strong record of success, in cases ranging from simple dissolutions and mediations, to complex child custody cases and property division.

  • “I am so happy with Kraig and the whole team at Makupson and Howard for they are great representation in this arduous and stressful thing that is family law.”

    N.T.

  • “I highly recommend Ms. Howard.”

    Felicia S.

  • “Having her as an attorney allowed my stress level to drop down tremendously!”

    D.D.

  • “I highly recommend this firm to anybody looking for a divorce attorney.”

    Gina E.

  • “She was able to get me what I needed from the divorce.”

    J. C.

  • “Kristen explained everything to me and advised me in what was Best for ME!”

    D.C.

  • “Listen to her, she knows what she is doing and will give you the best plan moving forward!”

    M.G.

  • “I'm giving them 5 stars because they work from a place of integrity and extreme diligence”

    J.R.

  • “At our court hearing Kristen conducted herself with such confidence and poise, and ultimately helped secure a favorable arrangement for our family.”

    J.B.

  • “Makupson & Howard feels like a family firm (as it is), but the attorneys and their staff work to make their clients feel like family, too.”

    J.A.

  • “I thought he would be steamrolled in court, but he was calm, collected, and confident.”

    T.H.

Contact the Law Offices of Makupson & Howard

Whether you are filing for a contested or uncontested divorce, it is always a smart decision to secure legal representation at your soonest convenience. As a seasoned law firm that has seen virtually every type of divorce and family law related case, we want you to understand that working with a lawyer sooner rather than later will make a huge difference in your case. It can be the difference between keeping custody of your children and losing custody, or having your assets improperly divided. If there are children involved, it is often wise to have legal help to ensure that your plans for custody, support and visitation run as planned.

Contact a Pasadena divorce attorney for caring and attentive legal counsel.

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