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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.

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

  • Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star – 2018
  • Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star – 2019
  • 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

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
Partner

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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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...

What Our Clients Are Saying
5 Stars

I refer all of my clients and friends with family law issues to Lydia Hsu and Kara Foster. I know that they respond promptly and communicate well with their clients. They also know many of the family law judges and have a good...

- Janelle H.
5 Stars

I needed help with some divorce concerns and a friend of mine recommended Lydia. Both Lydia and Lillian were so helpful and friendly. They were able to assist me perfectly! I would highly recommend Foster Hsu!

- Sue L.
5 Stars

Kara helped with our divorce. She was very professional and guided us through this process we knew nothing about. She was very efficient with her time and really helped us finalize the divorce with the least resistance/cost...

- Anonymous
5 Stars

The entire experience with Lydia Hsu was an exceptional one. She was very helpful, diligent and incredibly responsive. Her Staff also adds to the great services of her firm Thank you very much for Lydia for handling and taking...

- Tony S.
5 Stars

I have had the opportunity to work with Kara since 2015 for my child custody and child support case. Kara is intelligent, very attentive and caring to my case. She is professional, knowledgeable, and very responsive to my...

- Anonymous
5 Stars

Lydia Hsu was my divorce attorney and I am so grateful she was. When I first met with her I felt like a deer in headlights, but she has a way of making you feel at ease and that she will be there to guide you every step of the...

- Gayle J.
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I'm so grateful to be represented by such caring attorneys. Kara Foster has been very responsive and is always on top of everything. She immediately responds to my emails, keeps me updated and is very knowledgeable.

- Linda B.
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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 had found the right attorney for me. Lydia provided knowledge and...

- Sara S.
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Lydia is extremely professional, smart, detail orientated and stays on top of every task with immediate responses to other parties attorney or court. Lydia took immediate action when necessary. She educated me throughout the...

- Marisol G.
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