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Lydia E. Hsu

Lydia E. HsuPartner

Phone: 408-841-7200
Fax: 408-217-0265

Lydia 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 provides representation in guardianships and step-parent adoptions.

Lydia serves a broad range of clients including attorneys, doctors, business owners. parents and grandparents. She is passionate about providing counsel that is empathetic and pragmatic and ensuring that her clients are aware of their options. Lydia works closely with her clients to achieve the best possible result for them and their family – whether through mediation or other alternative dispute resolution or through litigation.

Lydia has worked in family law since 2009. She previously worked with two non-profit organizations assisting domestic violence survivors and clerked with the Supervising Family Law Judge in Santa Clara County. Prior to co-founding Foster Hsu, LLP, she was a Senior Associate at the largest family law firm in the Bay Area. In addition to representing her family law clients, Lydia currently serves as a volunteer settlement officer for the Family Court.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Support
  • Property Division
  • Domestic Violence
  • Prenuptial/Postnuptial Agreements
  • Guardianships
  • Step-Parent Adoption

Bar Admissions

  • California

Education

  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D.
  • University of California, San Diego, California
    • B.A.

Honors and Awards

  • SuperLawyers 2021
  • Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star – 2018-2020
  • Top Attorneys Northern California’s Outstanding Young Lawyers, 2019
  • American institute of Family Law Attorneys Top 10 Best in Client Satisfaction- 2019
  • Top Attorneys Northern California Rising Stars – 2019
  • SuperLawyers 2022
  • SuperLawyers 2021

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Silicon Valley, Women in Law Committee member, 2011 – Present
  • University of San Francisco Public Interest Law Foundation, Advisory Board member
  • Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area
  • Chinese American Lawyers of the Bay Area, 2014 – Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, 2013 – Present
  • California Bar Association, 2013 – Present

Languages

  • Mandarin Chinese
  • English (Primary)
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Lydia E. Hsu
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Lydia 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 provides representation in guardianships and step-parent adoptions.

Kara N. Foster
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What Our Clients Are Saying
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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
5 Stars

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
5 Stars

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
5 Stars

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
5 Stars

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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