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.

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Pasadena Attorney for Collaborative Divorces

Understanding the Collaborative Divorce Process

In California, divorcing parties who are looking for a cleaner option than battling a divorce in court often are able to look towards collaborative divorce as their option. Under Collaborative Law, both parties are thus able to retain a lawyer to help protect their interests. Unlike mediation, under Collaborative Law, there is not one neutral party, but rather gives each party highly-effective and comprehensive legal representation.

During this process, neither side is able to threaten to go to court. Instead, both parties must work together to come to an amicable agreement on issues such as alimony, child support and custody. If the case evolves to a point where a party is threatening to take the other to court, then both lawyers are released and are banned from helping the party again through a similar process. Those who are looking for a civilized divorce and would like to keep a friendly relationship with the other party often turn towards this option. Collaborative divorce is also an excellent option to help protect and shield children from a bitter court battle.

Why Hire a Pasadena Divorce Lawyer?

You need the best divorce lawyer in Pasadena to help you reach the results that you want. At the Law Offices of Makupson & Howard, we are a cohesive team of lawyers who are looking to protect your best interests. Regardless of your situation, you can be confident knowing that if you work with a Pasadena attorney from our firm that we will stop at nothing in our efforts to protect your rights. We are fully devoted to protecting our clients and will leave no stone unturned as we work to defend your future. We understand how difficult divorce is and we are therefore completely willing to do everything we can to protect both your rights and the rights of your entire family in every way that we can.

To schedule your initial case consultation, contact a Pasadena Collaborative Divorce Lawyer from our firm by calling (888) 328-2734.

Client Testimonials

  • “I highly recommend Ms. Howard.”

    Felicia S.

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


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


  • “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.”


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


  • “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.”


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


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


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

    J. C.

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

    Gina E.

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