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.
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The Law Offices of Makupson & Howard has collectively 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.
50 Years' Collective Experience
Membership in The Pasadena Bar Association
Membership in California Women Lawyers
Membership in The State Bar of California
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.
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.
It is important to know what the process entails so that you can make the best decision for your family.
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We have been named Top Attorneys by Pasadena Magazine seven years in a row (2011 - 2018).
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The Law Offices of Makupson & Howard is a boutique family law firm with over 50 years of multigenerational expertise. Under the direction of Kristen Howard, Managing Partner & Chief Attorney, the Law Offices of Makupson & Howard is dedicated to leading families toward the next chapter in their lives. Whether you are filing for a contested or uncontested divorce, it is always a smart decision to secure legal representation at your soonest convenience.
Our seasoned attorneys have 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.
Pasadena was once home to a Native American tribe known as the Hahamogna. The Spaniards took control of the land in later years, and after that, the area became part of Mexico until California joined the United States in 1850. Pasadena incorporated in 1886. Today, Pasadena has grown into one the most well-known cities in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. It has a population of 142,017. The city is best known as home to the Rose Bowl, Tournament of Roses, the California Institute of Technology, and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Other notable sites to visit in Pasadena include the Colorado Street Bridge, Pasadena Playhouse, and Vroman’s, which is Southern California’s oldest and largest independent bookstore.