Immigration can often be a long and arduous journey, but the Law Offices of Meisa Banh have been successfully helping clients obtain citizenship since our founding in 2013. Whether you're in the Alhambra, CA area or abroad, your search for an immigration lawyer is over; we have years of experience working to get people through the system.
Our legal team has been providing family lawyer services for years. For people in the Alhambra, CA area, you can find help with anything regarding family law. Get help with divorce proceedings and other issues when you need professional legal assistance.
Needing legal representation can be highly stressful and can have many downstream effects on your life. You may be concerned about who may get custody of your children, how long the divorce process will take, your financial security or stability, or whether or not a loved one can be eligible to come into the country. We understand these concerns, and are ready to work with you to get through the legalities, no matter what the situation may be. We are committed to making the legal process as easy and as cost effective for you as possible, while still maintaining a personable, client focused level of service. Our practice has been intentionally designed to remain small, so that we can provide the needed attention to every case.
We focus our entire practice on family law, and immigration law. We can help individuals resolve custody, visitation, support and property matters without the intervention of the courts. We will partner with you, your spouse, opposing counsel and outside experts to craft solutions that minimize the time and expense of divorce, and that provide the best long-term results. We can also help you fashion custody agreements that are in the best interests of your minor children while protecting your relationships with them. In all custody situations, we focus on minimizing the emotional harm to your children. We will not participate in any effort to use determinations of child custody as a way to punish your ex-spouse.
We also provide experienced advocacy to individuals in non-traditional relationships, including domestic partnerships and same-sex unions. We provide representation to alternative families in the same way as we approach traditional family law matters.
An initial consult is the first step towards learning what your specific case may require. During our first meeting, you will learn about your rights and obligations arising from a divorce/marriage and/or having a child with another person. The standard issues we help people address during a divorce include, but are not limited to: (1) child custody and visitation, (2) child and spousal support, (3) property/debt division and (4) attorneys fees and costs. During the consultation, we review the various options for finalizing a prenuptial agreement or obtaining a separation/divorce. Ultimately, each client must chose his/her own path, and we then assist you with the options that best suit your goals.
Collaborative Divorce We offer collaborative divorce counsel in divorce, custody, visitation, support and property matters, helping you resolve differences without the intervention of the court. we will work with you, your spouse, opposing counsel and any outside experts to formulate agreements that are in the best interests of everyone involved. When successful, the collaborative process saves time and money.
Child Custody Matters We will help you establish and implement, custody arrangements that are in the best interests of your minor children while protecting your rights as a parent. Our primary goal, in all custody disputes, is to minimize the emotional harm to your minor children.
Marital Property Disputes We will help you equitably divide the debts and assets of your marriage, including real and personal property, retirement funds, investments and business assets.
Alternative Family Situations We provide advocacy and counsel for men and women in non-traditional relationships, including domestic partnerships and same-sex unions. We advise and represent clients in all family law matters, including custody, visitation, support and property distribution.
Ms. Banh is the founder and managing partner of the Law Offices of Meisa Banh and emphasizes her practice in family and immigration law. Nominated as Pasadena Magazine’s Top Attorney in Family Law for 2012 and 2013, Ms. Banh has successfully represented hundreds of clients in all aspects of family law. Having parents that were once immigrants themselves, Ms. Banh also dedicates her practice to helping immigrants remain in the United States. Prior to starting her own firm, Ms. Banh was an Associate at Ideal Legal Group, Inc. handling family law cases from its inception to its resolution. Additionally, Ms. Banh was an Associate at Levin, Margolin, and Itzkowitz, a family law firm in Beverly Hills specializing in complex family law litigation.
Before practicing law, Ms. Banh had the privilege of serving as an extern for Commissioner Gretchen Taylor (Ret.), of the Los Angeles Superior Court, Family Law Division. Ms. Banh has also clerked for the A.D.I.L.A. Law Group, a complex immigration litigation firm, and the National Immigration Law Center. Ms. Banh earned her undergraduate degree from CaliforniaState Polytechnic University, Pomona, where she was on the President and Dean’s Honor Lists, and a member of the Golden State Honor’s Society. Ms. Banh went on to receive her law degree from Southwestern University School of Law. While at Southwestern, Ms. Banh was one of two recipients of the prestigious Harvey L. and Lillian Silbert Fellowship Grant, and officers of the General Relief Advocacy Project and the Asian Pacific Student Law Association.
Her mission is to provide each client with close personal attention. Her extensive experience aids her in developing innovative solutions as she champions the best interests for her clients and their loved ones.
Ms. Banh is fluent in Cantonese Chinese, and licensed to practice law in California. During her off-time, Ms. Banh enjoys volunteering her services at the Harriet Buhai Family Law Center and at legal clinics in Los Angeles.
I've never been more fond of someone I've never actually met in person. I found Attorney Meisa Banh through US Legal Services, but also discovered many glowing reviews of her on Yelp. She's the epitome of professionalism, and her legal staff, specifically Tessa Fung, is a joy to communicate with.
Now, let's rewind about 6 years. I learned that I have a daughter. This was eventually confirmed, not through her mother, but through child support. From that moment, I made every effort to be a part of our daughter's life. Unfortunately, her mother has been less than agreeable. It's been a struggle involving court hearings ever since, and not particularly fair ones, imo. Custody Court isn't much better than Child Support Court. However, I will say that had it not been for Custody Court, I'd be paying a large amount of child support with no say in our daughter's life nor any knowledge of her whereabouts. That was the hand our daughter's mother dealt me.
After several hearings and many attorneys, I learned that regardless of what the law says, your chances of winning are only as good as the attorney who actually believes in and will fight to enforce it. I've not found many willing or capable of making that effort. Few would even listen to what I had to say before concocting what seemed to be a cookie cutter routine argument to recite in court. When I provided evidence of the mother violating the court order it was ignored. When I brought it up in court, the judge refused to allow me to speak to it, stating that I have a lawyer for that. That attorney said nothing. Hearing after hearing, what seemed to be open and shut cases, imo, resulted in less than desired outcomes. I interviewed several attorneys and worked with a handful. You know the rule of law has gone out the window when a number of attorneys state their understanding of it to mean one thing and a separate number state it to mean the complete opposite. Some have even ridiculed me for being in opposition of what seems to be a growing alternate understanding. I'm retired law enforcement. And while I realize that does not make me an attorney, it seems that if we're all governed by the same set of laws, we should on some level be in one accord.
That's what I like about Meisa. She is, imo, in accordance with the law. I don't have to wonder about 'this' or 'that'. And what I may not have understood, Meisa or Tessa or both were ready to provide ample explanation. It is a breath of fresh air to see Meisa in action. She's easygoing, but direct and speaks with certainty. She listens to my concerns and asks for feedback. She's knowledgeable of the law, but more importantly, she's not afraid to respectfully challenge the judge. She fights! The judge currently assigned to my case, seems to favor the best interest of my daughter's mother rather than my daughter. And she's been less than fair, imo. So, I don't know how much more substantial a role I'll actually have in my daughter's life going forward. But I know if it's the Lord's will, Meisa will find a way to make it happen. I highly recommend her and her team for your family legal needs. Thanks Meisa!
We had a very good experience with this law office.
They have helped me with restraining order and divorce and been very thoughtful and supportive and understanding the whole way
I have hired attorneys before but none were as thorough and attentive as Meisa. I was referred to her by a friend of mine when I needed a lawyer to help me understand my options, and then pursue them. I liked that she called and emailed me anytime there was an update. I will retain her again in the future if the need arises!
The lawyer is honest and she knows her job very well, reasonable price,,nice person...
Meisa helped my family with the immigration case
Fast reliable and knowledgeable.
Highly recommend to anyone that is looking for immigration service
Thank you Meisa and your staff!!!
Called in to ask some questions for my relative about immigration. They are very helping informative. excellent service with great attitude. strongly recommend!!!
Meisa is a knowledgable, personable, and dedicated attorney, and I truly appreciated her help with my green card interview process. From ensuring that we had all the right documents, to walking us through the process and types of questions they ask, to speaking up in the interview to help us to get our approval notice on the spot, Meisa made sure we got the best result with the minimum stress. She was responsive and available whenever we had questions, and her office was organized and extremely helpful as well. I can't recommend enough her and her team's work.
This feedback its long over due. I had some complications with immigration and marriage problem. I tried to look online to find some lawyers and guidance but werent that great since the lawyer that I use to go to passed away. One day out of no where I decided to search on yelp thats when I found aboMeisa. At first when I met her I was doubtful because I wouldnt really trust yelp but on the page she had 5 stars so I gave it a try. To my surprised she was really helpful, patient and kept me updated about my case. She explain in detail about what I need it to do and guided me through the process. Dont hesitate to book an appointment with her if you have any problem with your immigration or marriage.
I was going through a divorce back in February. And I was referred to Meisa Banh from a coworker. Meisa and her staff knew exactly what I was going through and they were very sensitive to my situation. They made the process easy and fast. I would highly recommend Meisa and her firm! Very kind and people first company.
If you are looking for someone who has expertise in Family Law it would be Mesia Bahn. She is very knowledgeable when it comes to the Family law field and also immigration. She response back to emails and phone calls on a timely basis. I have been using her for the past couple of years for my daughters custody case and she has been the only one who made my ex stick to the paperwork. She is a very sweet person and her staff as well. Cindy is very knowledgeable as well. They are all very understanding and also know how to get the job done right. She bills accordingly no hidden fees. I would fully recommend Law Office of Mesia Bann who wants a good attorney who will follow up.
Meisa and her staffs are so nice to work with. They are thorough in the filing process and effective in communications. Teona is super helpful and friendly!
I had a time sensitive legal matter which unfortunately landed during the end of the year holidays. I contacted Meisa per a recommendation of a family member. Even under such tight time constraints, Meisa delivered outstanding work. She made herself available to speak on the phone even when the office was closed for Christmas. She is a kind and caring individual and you should look no further! With such sensitive matters, this office is very accommodating, compassionate and understanding of people's needs - and that's why they are the best. Meisa is a litigant not just a paper pusher!!! You are getting a serious attorney when you hire her. She has appeared in front of all of the county judges and knows what to expect from each one. She is well regarded and respected in her field by both colleagues, superiors and clients.
Immigration process in itself is a very stressful process. I needed an immigration lawyer for my sister and her family. They were denied during the interview process, so I reached out to a handful of lawyers around the area. Meisa was able to see me within a day's notice. Meisa put me at ease and was able to comprehend my sister's difficult case. She guided me on type of documents and files I had to gather for her to put together a case. As I have never been through this "unchartered immigration case", I was so happy that I had found Meisa on Yelp!
Meisa's email response is prompt and efficient. Anytime I had a question, I can either email or call her for any questions. I am very happy to say that Meisa and her team was able to bring my sister and her family to America. I would HIGHLY recommend anyone to Meisa! THANK YOU SO MUCH, MEISA!!!
Meisa and her staffs have been great assistance with providing me with all the necessary insight for my case and have guided me and provided with great details and knowledge to help me prepare myself for my what I need! Great services and she is always there to help!
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