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Pasadena, California is home to the annual Rose Bowl football game and the Tournament of Roses Parade, as well as a number of scientific and cultural institutions such as the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Art Center College of Design, the Norton Simon Museum of Art and the Pacific Asia Museum. Pasadena is just miles away from the Balian Mansion in Altadena which is historically known for its annual Christmas lighting displays, as well as the towering Angeles National Forest in the San Gabriel Mountains that overlooks the city. With Old Town Pasadena on Colorado Blvd and Paseo Colorado, and the Rose Bowl Flea Market, Pasadena is the perfect place to shop, enjoy fine dining, work and raise a family.

Are you getting a divorce and live in the Pasadena area? If so, I encourage you to contact me at my firm, The Law Offices of Paul A. Eads, A.P.C. as soon as possible. I want you to know that I am not only a Pasadena divorce attorney, but I am a divorced father of three amazing sons. I have first-hand knowledge of what it's like to go through a divorce and get divorce papers served upon you because it happened to me. As someone who has been there, I am better equipped to address your situation, particularly as it pertains to child custody, visitation and child support because I can understand the emotions and concerns that you are going through.

Quality Divorce Representation When You Need It

All divorcing couples will need to address the same general issues involving child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, and asset division where applicable. If you do have minor children with your spouse, it will be necessary to develop a parenting plan. The parenting plan is developed by you and your spouse and contained within it would be the child custody and visitation arrangement that you two come up with. Ideally, you and your spouse will be able to come up with a sound plan together but if you and your spouse cannot agree on the terms of the arrangement then it may be necessary to go through mediation or conciliation court.

Some of my clients are not interested in getting a divorce for moral, religious, or health-related reasons, in which case a legal separation may be more suitable. A legal separation offers the benefits of being married and divorced at the same time, and much like a divorce, it will be necessary to address asset division, child support and visitation, and spousal support where they apply.

Nobody ever said divorce is easy, and I am the first to tell you that from my own personal experience. Even amicable divorces are stressful and virtually all divorces are unpredictable to some degree or another. You don't always know how your spouse is going to react during a time like this, especially when there are children involved, real estate, or if the divorce is of a high net worth.

I always do my best to encourage good communication between my clients, their spouses and their spouse's attorneys, that way my clients can suffer the least amount of stress, anxiety and worry. What's more, an uncontested divorce is less expensive and faster than going to court; however, I have to be realistic, there are some couples who cannot agree on important issues, and these generally pertain to the big three: child custody, asset division and spousal support. Should your spouse be unwilling to work with you or defiant, I am fully prepared to not only advocate on your behalf, but use California's laws to your greatest advantage in court.

Family Law Areas of Practice

In addition to handling every aspect of the divorce process, I also handle domestic violence cases. If you are a victim of spousal abuse or if your child is being abused by your spouse, I can assist you with applying for a domestic violence restraining order. I can also explain how domestic violence affects a divorce and what you should and should not do in order to protect yourself and the wellbeing of your children.

I can help both men and women seeking to establish paternity. Once paternity is confirmed it affords the father all of the same rights and responsibilities that a father would have if had been married to the child's mother. This would include a right to visitation, as well as the responsibility to pay child support.

If you've already obtained a divorce and need assistance with a relocation matter, or if you need assistance with a support & custody modification, I can help you fully prepare your case to be presented before the family court judge. If your ex has not complied with a standing court order in regards to child support, spousal support or custody and visitation, I assist with the enforcement of court orders as well.

To learn more about your rights under California law, please contact my firm today to schedule a consultation with me. I look forward to guiding you in the right direction and answering all of your questions.

Pasadena Resource Links

A Practical Guide to California Family Law By Paul A. Eads, Esq.

This book, written By Paul A. Eads, helps readers know how to prepare before they initiate a legal endeavor and helps make the legal terms of family law issues easier to understand.


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    "Mr. Eads, you are a true master in your field and I will always be available should any of your prospective clients want to contact me as a reference."
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    "Mr. Eads worked hard for me and I am confident he will do the same for you."
    My ex boyfriend was very abusive. His attorney seemed to be very aggressive and was always filing Ex Parte (emergency) hearings for me to appear in court. Due to a cost issue, I attempted to handle matters myself but it seemed that I could not get my point accrues to the judge who seemed to be familiar with my ex boyfriend’s attorney. I found Mr. Eads in the phonebook and I thought I would give him a call. Mr. Eads was able to get the restraining order I was seeking and my ex boyfriend ended up paying Mr. Eads’ attorney fees. I can now feel rest-assured that my daughter and I will be safe. I also happy that I do not have to deal with my ex’s attorney anymore. Mr. Eads worked hard for me and I am confident he will do the same for you.
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    "He was very sympathetic to my cause and was very reassuring when I needed his assistance."
    I was very pleased with the outcome of my case.
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    "I was barely able to make ends meet. Mr. Eads worked out a payment plan with me and reduced my arrears."
    I will be able to pay it off quicker and with more money left over with the payment Mr. Eads was able to negotiate for me.
    - John H.
    "The outcome was much more than I ever expected to receive."
    My previous attorney failed to show up for my court date and as a result, the matter was set for trial without any input from my side. I desperately sought out an attorney but most of them wanted a huge retainer up front. I found Mr. Eads and when I went in for a consultation, I found that his retainer was more than reasonable. I also liked the fact that he practices exclusively family law and seems very familiar with the local judicial officers. I felt very comfortable with Mr. Eads in my corner going into my trial and I found that the outcome was much more than I ever expected to receive. Mr. Eads was very thorough in my case evaluation and helped me get everything I was entitled to.
    - J.L.
    "Mr. Eads when to bat for me and in my opinion, hit a home run."
    I decided to hire Mr. Eads based on his experience and the fact that his practice is limited to Family Law.
    - Veronica S.
    "Mr. Eads was able to help structure a settlement that allowed me to keep my business while sharing the business debts with my ex."
    I am a business owner and when I got divorced, I was terrified that I would lose my business. My business was also heavily leveraged against and I did not have enough capitol to sustain the business and pay my wife spousal support. My ex had an attorney who was very intimidating and kept pressuring me to liquidate the business so that I could pay his attorney’s fees. I was referred to Mr. Eads by a friend. Mr. Eads was able to help structure a settlement that allowed me to keep my business while sharing the business debts with my ex. I was also able to shorten my spousal support obligation. I really appreciate Mr. Eads professionalism and guidance during these difficult times.
    - J.A.
    "Not only did Mr. Eads get my daughter returned to me, I was able to have full physical custody."
    I am honored to write this review for Mr. Eads after he helped reunify me with my daughter after my ex abducted her and moved to Arizona. I was devastated when I came home from work to find my ex had left with all our daughter’s belongings. I called the police who told me I needed to hire an attorney. I came across Mr. Eads’ website and I was impressed with his bio. I contacted him immediately and within days, we were in court requesting that my the DA Abduction unit assist me in the return of my daughter. Not only did Mr. Eads get my daughter returned to me, I was able to have full physical custody and my ex has summer and holiday visitation. Mr. Eads is truly my hero. Thanks Mr. Eads!
    - Paul W.

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