Santa Cruz Divorce & Family Law

Protecting Your Rights in Complex Family Law Matters.

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Santa Cruz Divorce & Family Law, Estate Planning, and Real Estate Solutions

Divorce & Family Law

We are a full service Family Law office focused on representing clients in:

  • Divorce & Family Law;
  • Wills, Trusts & Estates; and
  • Real Estate Litigation & Transactions

Our office considers it an honor to serve families’ legal needs that have such deep personal meaning and import in their lives. Our approach is client centered and focused to attain your optimal outcome. That strategy begins during your initial consultation and every decision we make is focused on your goals.

In Family Law, we can reduce the stress of your circumstances in two important ways:

  • First, we work diligently on your behalf to achieve a fair division of property, support, and custody arrangements that work.
  • Second, we take efficient and cost-effective approaches when applicable while maintaining zealous advocacy for your optimal outcome.

Typically, this can be accomplished through negotiated settlements. However, if the other party is unreasonable we will fight for your rights in the courtroom.  

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Wills, Trusts & Estate Administration

In estate planning you can take solice knowing your wishes will be effectively carried out upon your passing.  We draft the documents that carry out your wishes and offer the greatest tax savings.  This ensures your loved ones are taken care with the full value of as much of your estate as possible.  Additionally, we provide full assistance with administration of estates so your loved ones don’t have to navigate the process alone.   

Whether in a family law matter, estate planning, or in real estate matters we offer clients peace of mind knowing their case is moving forward to resolution. Call for a consultation to see what solutions and services will best accomplish your goals.  

Real Estate Litigation and Transactions

The Law Office of Thomas S. Stinson also offers legal services for real estate transactions and litigation.  We can help you with issues including:

  • Non-Disclosure;
  • Landlord/Tenant;
  • Easements;
  • Encroachments;
  • Partitions;
  • Leases;
  • Nuisance; and 
  • Construction Law

Call for a consultation to see what legal solutions are available in your case.  

Divorce & Family Law
Wills, Trusts & Estates
Real Estate Litigation

Divorce and Family Law encompass very personal and emotional issues. It is our honor to serve clients in these matters and will treat your case with only the utmost focus, sensitivity, and respect. We provide representation in:


We also offer services in estate planning through drafting documents to assure your heirs are provided for in the best possible way that both meets your goals and maximizes tax avoidance available under the law. We accomplish this for you through legal documents such as:

  • Last Will & Testament
  • Various Trust Instruments
  • Advanced Health Care Directives
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Nominations of Guardianship 
  • HIPPA Releases
  • Estate Administration

Additionally, we offer representation in real estate litigation matters.  We have diverse experience practicing real estate law and assist clients with the following issues: 

  • Non-Disclosure
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Easement
  • Encroachment
  • Partition
  • Nuisance
  • Construction