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San Jose Divorce & Family Attorneys

San Jose family lawyers assisting individuals and families with their family law matters in Santa Clara and the surrounding Bay Area and Northern Central Valley.

At Foster Hsu, LLP, we’re here to help you from your darkest hour to the light at the end of the tunnel. Our San Jose divorce attorneys strive to achieve results in an amicable fashion whenever possible in order to spare our clients the cost and emotional anguish that litigation can bring.

Settlement-Oriented, but Ready for Trial as Needed

Divorce is an emotionally difficult time. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of representation that will allow you to make informed decisions throughout your family law matter – whether that be through achieving a settlement or through litigation.

Some people want a lawyer to go to court and fight for every penny and concession they can squeeze out of the other side, and there are lawyers who will do that. At Foster Hsu, our philosophy is focused on the best interests of our client and working to ensure they are okay at the end of the divorce. We’re not here just to get you a result, but to make sure you are taken care of throughout the entire process.

We strive to achieve resolutions that meet the needs of everyone involved when possible. In our experience, when the parties work together to fashion a mutually beneficial agreement, the result is one that both parties can willingly implement. When decisions are imposed on parties, they are less likely to be satisfied and more likely to fail to follow court orders, often requiring frequent trips back to court and ongoing stress and strife.

We also recognize that not every case can result in settlement, and we are prepared to fiercely advocate for our clients when necessary.

Comprehensive San Jose Family Law Practice

Contact Foster Hsu in San Jose for any family law matter in Santa Clara or surrounding counties. Our comprehensive family law practice includes:

Divorce – We provide skilled, compassionate advice and representation to make sure your rights are protected and your best interests are reflected in the outcome of your California divorce. We provide thoughtful representation in child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, and property division under California’s complex community property laws.

Domestic Violence – Domestic abuse can take many forms, from physical abuse and sexual assault to stalking, harassment, intimidation, verbal abuse and financial abuse. You and your children have a right to be safe and protected from violence and abuse, even when the perpetrator is a close member of the family. We’ll guide you through appropriate steps for your immediate safety and long-term security and happiness.

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements – Couples entering marriage with disparities in income or wealth can benefit from agreements that ensure both parties will be taken care of and neither taken advantage in the event of a divorce. Parents in blended families can use a prenup to ensure their children from a previous marriage won’t be cut out of inheritance rights. In truth, any couple can benefit from the process involved in creating a prenup, ensuring they go into the marriage with a clear understanding of both spouse’s finances and expectations for the future. Far from planning for divorce, prenuptial agreements help ensure marriages start off on the right foot, without any anxiety or unease about family finances.

Guardianship – If a child’s parents have died, become incarcerated or are unable to raise their children, the state may move to place them in a state facility or foster care. As an involved grandparent, aunt, uncle or other family member or friend, we can help you through the steps of becoming a guardian for the child and caring for them and their needs. The legal process is tricky for people trying to navigate it on their own; we are here to simplify the process for you.

Stepparent Adoption – Adopting your spouse’s kids strengthens family bonds and gives the children a sense of identity, security and self-esteem. It also gives them inheritance rights and access to your health insurance and government benefits. As a parent, you’ll have legal rights to custody and visitation, no matter what may occur. We can help you through the process of stepparent adoption in California.

Our San Jose Divorce Attorneys Are Ready to Help

Divorce and other family law matters can be extremely personal, and you need to find an attorney who is not only capable and competent to handle your matter, but also is someone you can work with, open up to, and trust. If you are located in Santa Clara County, surrounding counties or in the Northern Central Valley, call Foster Hsu in San Jose. Contact us for a consultation to learn about you and your needs, and to determine whether we are the right fit for you and your case. Our San Jose divorce attorneys are fluent in both English and Mandarin and represent a diverse mix of clients throughout Silicon Valley, the Bay Area, and into the Central Valley. Call 408-841-7200, and let’s find out how we can help you with your divorce, child custody dispute, or other family law needs.

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Lydia E. Hsu

Lydia is a Family Law Specialist as certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. She has experience in all aspects of family law matters, including child custody and visitation; child and spousal support; property identification, characterization, valuation and division; reimbursement claims; pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements; and domestic violence issues. Lydia also...

Kara N. Foster

Kara represents individuals in all aspects of family law, including divorce, property division, child and spousal support issues, child custody and visitation, attorney fees and costs, as well as domestic violence restraining orders, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements. Kara’s clientele incorporates a broad range between C-level executives, business owners, engineers, start-up employees, other...

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I cannot say thank you enough to Lydia and Lillian for their help! The turnaround time for everything was quick and it was GREATLY appreciated. They were able to help me compile documents needed before I got married and they were...

- Margarita L.
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Lydia & Kara have repeatedly provided outstanding service and insight to our office's clients. Their willingness to provide clear and unbiased feedback beginning with the very first conversation allows everyone to improve their...

- Nicolay W.
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As you can imagine, referrals are paramount to success in my profession. With that in mind, I am confident in referring Divorce, and Family Law Attorneys Lydia Hsu and Kara Foster with the Foster Hsu Law Firm to my clients and...

- Mario R.
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I would recommend Kara to my female friends who are seeking a legal consultant for family law. I signed a prenup when I married my ex. I also signed the waiver based on my trust in him and I didn't even understand the law and what...

- Jessica C.
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Lydia and her team were very helpful and professional in helping to write up my prenup. They had clear communication, detailed instructions on what I needed to do/provide, and quick response. I would highly recommend them to...

- Michael G.
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I am so thankful to Lydia and her team for all of their hard work!! She is extremely detail oriented and she is so on top of everything. She is truly an expert in her field! I was facing a serious time crunch when I reached out...

- Priscilla G.
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Lydia is wonderful to work with. She walked me through what was happening every step of the way and ensured I understood. I appreciated how easy she was to talk to, her compassionate demeanor, and how knowledgeable she is. I would...

- Brittany
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I was recommended to Foster Hsu after spending months with another law firm attempting mediation for my divorce. I'm very glad I called them. I'm very happy with the very personal level of care and consideration my case was given....

- Nicole
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I was going through a painful and confusing divorce and had several prior attorneys who I did not feel understood my situation. Once I met with Lydia, I knew I found the right attorney for me. Lydia provided knowledge and...

- Anonymous
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Kara was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was professional, knowledgeable and exceptionally responsive making the entire experience so much easier and stress free. Lillian, Kara's office manager, was equally amazing and...

- Robert
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Kara is the absolute best attorney! She represented me throughout my divorce, got me full custody of my son and also had my ex-husband ordered to pay for all attorney's fees. She's super knowledgeable, professional, compassionate...

- Ubah
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Lydia & Kara have repeatedly provided outstanding service and insight to our office's clients. Their willingness to provide clear and unbiased feedback beginning with the very first conversation allows everyone to improve their...

- Xiomara S.
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Thank you Lydia Hsu & Kara Foster of Foster Hsu Family Law Firm for giving my client referrals caring and professional advice for divorce, child custody and pre/postnups. Your compassionate and holistic approach to life's most...

- Lisa Bryant
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From attorney to attorney, I can say that without a doubt Lydia Hsu is the person you would want representing you in a family law matter. Not only is her knowledge of the law superb but she has the demeanor which both commands a...

- Katya M.
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Lydia is a fantastic family law attorney! She is professional, knowledgeable, caring, detail oriented, and responsive with her clients. We refer all of our family law matters to Foster Hsu because we know our clients are in good...

- David
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Kara is absolutely amazing! She cares and helped me resolve my dissolution of marriage as quickly as she could. She is fair in her fees and dealings with both parties. She knows when to be assertive or aggressive, especially...

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