The Law Offices of Stephen E. Penner
Family Law and Estate Planning in Santa Barbara County
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Santa Barbara Firm Specializing in Family Law and Estate Planning


Experienced and Friendly Law Firm Dedicated to Serving You and Your Family in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura Counties.


Focused on Getting Results

When you are facing a complicated legal matter, you need guidance and support from attorneys who understand not only the law, but also the many processes and guidelines associated with your situation.

At the Law Offices of Stephen E. Penner, PC, our legal team provides cost-effective, comprehensive representation across a wide range of legal matters; specializing in estate planning and family law. We tailor our representation to each client's needs while remaining conscious of legal costs. With 40 years of experience, we have the necessary skills and resources to help you achieve your goals.


Personal Client Service

We care about our clients and take steps to ensure personal client service to help reduce the emotional stress associated with the legal system. We devote substantial time, energy and resources to our clients to better understand their short and long-term goals. Our in-depth client service includes detailing your available options as well as possible consequences so you can make informed decisions throughout the course of your case. 

At the Law Offices of Stephen E. Penner, there is always a friendly voice on other side of the phone. Our personal answering service ensures that someone is available 24/7 to answer your questions and discuss your concerns. We provide open and direct client communication via phone and personal consultations. If you have an emergency, we will respond within 24 hours.

Get in touch with us to set up a FREE consultation, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to enquire whether our services are right for you.




1215 De La Vina Street,
Suite K
Santa Barbara, CA 93101



Phone: (805) 965-0085
Toll Free: (877) 588-9400
Fax: (805) 963-3156


Areas of Practice

divorce and spousal support

We understand that family law issues are highly emotional and stressful. We are dedicated to effectively and efficiently concluding your case in matters of Divorce, Property Division, Spousal Support, and Marital Agreements to enable you to get on with your life.


Trust Administration and Litigation

Trust administration in accordance with California law is a highly specialized field involving numerous fiduciary duties, requirements, and responsibilities. We have extensive experience representing trustees in administering trusts according to the requirements of California law. 

child custody and support

We are dedicated to supporting your family with an in-depth knowledge of the issues of child custody and support. Our primary goal is to work with you to achieve results that are both efficient and effective, so you and your family can continue to move forward. 



We understand that the loss of a close family member or friend is a difficult time, and that the settling of an estate in probate can be overwhelming. We are able to help guide you through the step-by-step probate process with over 40 years of experience handling cases in probate.


We provide comprehensive representation, with 40 years experience handling the complicated issues for wills, trusts, and directives. We will discuss your short and long-term goals, family dynamics, and other circumstances to help establish a plan tailored to your needs.



The  fundamentals of business are still the keys to success, and business owners of every size need sound legal advice to protect their interests. There is a vast body of law that governs real estate transactions, and it is important to recognize when you need the advice of legal counsel.


We will never forget all of the dedication and hard work Stephen E. Penner put in our case. Thank you.
— Wayne and debbie b.


How Can We Help You?

Use the form below to contact us regarding your legal enquiry. Please be as detailed as possible. To help us best service your enquiry, we recommend that you first describe the issue you’re having, before telling us what you want to achieve. You may also email or call us to make an appointment for a FREE case evaluation.

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