Law Office of Stephen W. Penn and Associates

Our Family Law Practice:

Sometimes life doesn’t take us on a path we had planned. Things change, environments change and people change. No one plans on a divorce or conflict. When a dispute arises in a relationship, the impact can be devastating, both emotionally and financially. The court process can seem intimidating and difficult, whether it is a contemplated divorce, a dispute about parentage or existing custody and support orders. Our San Jose divorce lawyers are there to help you navigate these difficult and complicated issues step by step. Stephen W. Penn and his associates are happy to serve clients in San Jose and all of Santa Clara and San Benito Counties.

Our Estate Planning Practice:

As a complement to our Family Practice, We also offer a range of affordable Estate Planning services which allow familiies to make plans in the case of incapacity as well as the transfer of their estate at the time of death. We will be happy to discuss these services with you. Our goal is to provide you an affordable range of services which are designed to avoid probate and minimize the costs of asset transfers when the time comes.

Who We Are: Attorneys at Our Firm

Stephen W. Penn is a certified Family Law Specialist by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California. In addition to a law degree, Mr. Penn has received degrees in Counseling, Psychology and Taxation. He and his associates can help you get through the divorce process with compassion and as little legal pain as possible. Mr. Penn is a past chair of the Santa Clara County Bar Family Law Executive Committee and served as the Board President of the Pro Bono Project of Silicon Valley. Stephen has been helping hundreds of clients with family law and divorce matters since 1991. He is joined by two associate attorneys who are recent graduates of one the most elite law schools in Santa Clara County.

Santa Clara and San Benito Counties:

San Jose divorce attorney Stephen Penn has worked for over 24 years, optimizing familiarity with local court rules, judges and court officials in both Santa Clara and San Benito Counties. Stephen is proud to serve clients from either of these counties. Our office can assist you with court cases in the San Jose, Sunnyvale, Morgan Hill or Hollister courthouses. For your convenience, Stephen Penn has an office in both Morgan Hill and Hollister. The Hollister office is by appointment only.

Practice Areas:

Our office can provide assistance in all aspects of family la Below is a partial list of practice areas. For those couples going through a divorce who are looking for a less expensive option, consider mediation. Stephen Penn can mediate your case when he is not representing either party. Many couples may find this to be an amicable and easy solution. Our office also provides a wide range of affordable estate planning services.

  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child Support and Spousal Support
  • Civil Harassment Restraining Orders
  • Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law Cases (Divorce and Legal Separation)
  • Guardianships
  • Mediation and Negotiation
  • Parentage
  • Post-Divorce Litigation and Court Order Modification
  • Prenuptial and Post-Marital Agreements
  • Property Division
  • Stepparent Adoption
  • Wills
  • Revocable Trusts
  • Durable Powers of Attorney for property
  • Advance Health Care Directives
  • Trust Administration
  • Probate
What You Can Expect:

Whether you already have a court case open or are contemplating going to court, San Jose divorce lawyer Stephen Penn and his associates can walk you through the process. At our family law practice we are:

  • Committed to providing superior client service
  • Loyal to our clients and their needs
  • Focused on assisting families during the difficult transition of divorce, child custody, property division and child and spousal support matters
  • Persistent in obtaining fair results
  • Ethical in our work with clients, opposing attorneys and parties, and the Court
  • Practical in assessing issues and the costs associated with family law and divorce matters
  • Aggressive when appropriate

At the Law Office of Stephen W. Penn and Associates, we pride ourselves in excellent customer service. One of the biggest complaints that people have with an attorney is not being able to get a hold of him or her. At our office, you will receive a return phone call within 24 hours, and we will set up telephone or in-office conferences with you to provide you the best service. In the event of a true emergency, we also have a 24-7 answering service that can reach an attorney after-hours.

Schedule a Consultation:

We offer a discounted initial consultation fee to get to know you and your case and determine how we can help. At your consultation, you can expect to receive expert advice based upon our preliminary impressions and a plan on how best to move forward in your case. Stephen’s office is conveniently located in Morgan Hill, approximately 15 minutes from San Jose. For San Benito County clients, you can also make an appointment for a consultation in the Hollister office.

Call now to set up a consultation at (408) 776-1525 or (831) 636-0115. You can also fill out an online form here.

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