As a law firm dedicated to the practice of family law, the Law Office of Stephen W. Penn and Associates provides its clients with the full array of legal services needed to resolve their family law issues. View the list of practice areas on the left.
Asset and Wealth Identification and Valuation
Divorce cases involving substantial assets or complex estates require specialized knowledge. We are skilled at identifying and recommending strategies for valuing assets and wealth, including real estate, securities, business interests, retirement funds, pension plans, tax shelters (domestic and foreign), overseas accounts, stock options, trusts and other actual or potential sources of wealth.
Negotiation and Mediation
Resolving disputes requires patient, persistent negotiation. But to be most effective, negotiation must be balanced by the skills and resources to litigate at the highest levels. Stephen Penn and his associates are experienced litigators – precisely the experience that allows us to avoid litigation when possible, and to prevail in court when necessary. We also have extensive experience negotiating and drafting pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements to provide our clients with reliable, long-term security.
Securing the stability and support of children whose parents are involved in matrimonial or parentage disputes requires both skill and compassion. The attorneys in our office are experienced at resolving child-related issues efficiently, keeping both the children’s and the client’s best interests at the forefront.
Pre- and Post-Marital Agreements
Prenuptial agreements allow parties who intend to marry to establish their respective rights and obligations in the event of a future divorce or the death of the spouse. Post-Marital Agreements allow couples who are already married to delineate their rights in a similar fashion. Stephen Penn and his associates are adept at counseling prospective and current spouses about their rights and options, and negotiating and drafting state-of-the-art agreements for our clients.
Mediation is a process in which parties try to settle their disputes with the help of a neutral third party, known as a mediator. Stephen Penn is a highly trained and experienced mediator, who can mediate disputes as a neutral party in cases where we are not representing either party.
Individualized Attention for Family Law Cases
Family law cases are, by their nature, highly personal situations. The Law Office of Stephen Penn and Associates has built its reputation one client at a time, and that individualized focus remains the core of our practice. Every client’s situation is unique and requires a unique strategy. We employ a team approach, bringing the resources of the firm to a case as needed, and engaging the decades of experience of our lawyers to strategize and execute for our clients.