Divorce and Parentage
Compassionate Pasadena, California Divorce Lawyers with Decades of Experience
Making the decision to divorce can involve complex emotions, stress and frustration. In addition to dividing household income and assets, you will also have to establish a new life for your children involving custody and support determinations. At Salisbury Lee & Tsuda, LLP, we are staunch family law advocates focused on protecting your rights and interests. We will also remain mindful of the best interests of your children and work to achieve long-term solutions for your family. Whether you are considering divorce, have already filed, or need help with a post-divorce modification, we can help.
We will take the time to review the facts of your case, identify your objectives and develop a tailored approach to meet your needs. Our first goal is to settle your case reasonably but on terms that are favorable to you. We know from experience that resolutions that are crafted by the parties with the help of their attorneys are more likely to take hold because the parties themselves are invested in the process.Therefore, we always focus first on settlement and then on litigation when that becomes necessary.
Prepared to Fight For Your Family and Your Rights
Our lawyers are experienced with all aspects of divorce, from division of property to spousal support, child custody and more. A Pasadena family law attorney from our firm can also assist you with any post-divorce issues that may arise, such as necessary modifications of child support, spousal support, child custody and enforcement of previous court orders.
A Pasadena family law attorney with our firm will be sensitive to the issues that you face and will work constructively with opposing parties on even the most emotionally charged and divisive issues. We are available to assist you on the following matters:
When filing for divorce, we are available to protect your rights and interests involving the following:
Personal assets and income. The division of property, including a family home, can be one of the most contentious issues in a divorce. We will review your assets, income and debts and fight aggressively to ensure that you keep the property to which you are entitled. Division of retirement benefits is a particularly important matter which can have important long-term consequences for your financial security. Careful consideration must be given to the decisions that are made about such rights. We are able to discuss your options with you and explain how they can be implemented.
Support, including child support and spousal support. Whether you are seeking to collect support or you want to prevent unmanageable obligations, a spousal support attorney will review the numbers and facts of your case to ensure an optimal outcome. There are many factors that have an impact on these decisions that are highly technical and require sophisticated and experienced legal advice and representation. California has a complicated mathematics based guideline that is used in determining child support. By contrast, the courts have wide discretion in determining the amount and duration of spousal support after considering a long list of factors that are prescribed in the California Family Code.
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Some of these factors are:
- The duration of marriage
- The age, health, income and employability of both parties
- Earning capacity of each party
- The extent of the parties’ property and how it is being divided
- The standard of living during marriage
- The tax consequences of the spousal support being awarded
- Time taken away from career pursuits to raise children or support the other party’s career
Custody. We will help to establish a fair custody and parenting time schedule that meets your needs and serves the best interests of your children. We work towards amicable settlements but are ready to aggressively litigate these issues when necessary and do not hesitate to act immediately in emergency situations.
At Salisbury Lee & Tsuda, LLP, we are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome in your family law matter and establishing a solution that works for you and your family in the long run. You can trust that your Pasadena divorce lawyer will always remain available to answer your questions, address your concerns and effectively assert your rights through negotiation and settlement or in court. For a consultation with an experienced attorney, please call 626.449.4812 or contact us online. We are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Salisbury Lee & Tsuda, LLP is located two blocks south of Lake Ave. and Colorado Blvd. Our firm is accessible from the 110 (Pasadena) Freeway and the 210 Freeway. Free parking is available. We also have attorneys who speak Mandarin and Japanese.
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