Legal Assistance In All Areas Of Family Law


Counseling a Woman - Law Firm in Rancho Cordova, CA
Most people in California towns like Folsom, Fair Oaks, Citrus Heights and Orangevale will recognize Hugh O. Allen Attorney at Law as a well-known family law firm. They associate the name with a family law attorney who gets things done. We are one of the most trusted firms for family law matters in the area, and we offer full-service legal solutions to meet your needs. Since 1980, Hugh O. Allen has been providing family law advice on a wide range of legal matters that are regulated by California family law.

The Balance

Family law can be very difficult to navigate because it is complex and, of course, there are a lot of emotions in situations involving family matters. We understand the complex nature of both the laws and the emotions and provide a balance between the two so that you get the results you hope for.

The Services

We practice a complete range of family law to meet the needs of our valued clients. We are not only a divorce law firm; we also specialize in:
 
  • Domestic relations
 
If you are active military and are going through a divorce or you face specific challenges, you will need an experienced military divorce lawyer. A domestic relations attorney can be your advocate when you need one. Adding to your family through adoption requires that you have a trusted adoption attorney on your side as well. We offer all of the services you need.

Additional Practice Areas

Our practice offers support in all family law matters, including:
 
  • Family litigation
  • Grandparents' rights
 
  • Fathers' rights
  • Termination of parental rights
 
  • Paternity cases
 
Our goal is to serve the Sacramento area with expert family law legal services. Contact us online today or call us at 916-852-0222 to schedule a consultation at our Rancho Cordova office.
 

Business

For many families, a small business is more than a way to earn a living. It is an important asset they want to continue from one generation to the next. It is also an asset that needs to be protected in case of divorce, incapacity or other unforeseen events.

At the Sacramento law firm of Hugh O. Allen, our lawyer and business lawyer associates represent businesses and business owners in a broad range of legal matters, including:
 
  • Business formation, including limited liability companies (LLCs), partnerships and S corporations
  • Drafting partnership agreements and buy-sell agreements
  • Drafting and reviewing business contracts
  • Business consulting
 
  • Buying and selling businesses
  • Commercial real estate
  • Estate planning for the business owner
  • Valuation of businesses in case of divorce
 
With the variety of business law services we provide, our attorney and business lawyer associates often serve as general legal counsel for firms that do not have in-house legal counsel. We will work closely with your tax planners, certified public accountants (CPAs), banks and other professionals to provide you with legal services that meet your needs at an affordable price.

If you have any questions, you may contact us through this website or call us at 916-852-0222 and we will discuss your legal matters.

This does not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.

Conservatorship

Sacramento, California, Conservatorships Lawyer

When an adult is unable to handle his or her expenses or to manage an estate, another person can obtain a conservatorship and the legal authority to take care of him or her. This is frequently used to care for elderly individuals and those with severe mental disabilities.

At the law offices of Hugh O. Allen Attorney at Law, we have handled family law issues like conservatorships. We represent clients in Sacramento, California, and surrounding communities. If you would like to schedule an appointment, call us at 916-852-0222 or contact us online today.

Helping Clients Plan And Prepare For The Future

It's not inevitable that everyone will become unable to care for themselves in the future. But it is important to make prior arrangements so you, your family and your estate can be prepared if it does happen. In addition to conservatorships, we provide services to help clients prepare for the future, including:
 
  • Wills
  • Trusts
 
  • Durable powers of attorney
  • Financial powers of attorney
 
  • Asset protection
  • Living wills/health care directives
 
Associated family law issues:
 
  • Real estate
  • Real estate transactions
 
  • Business
 
  • Business transactions
 

Taking Care Of Individuals With Mental Disabilities

If you have a child with a developmental disability that will prevent him or her from being fully independent or an adult loved one has suffered a brain injury because of accident or disease and is no longer able to make important decisions, a conservatorship can help you ensure that he or she will have proper care and financial resources in the future.

We offer principled, experienced, caring and knowledgeable services to help our clients provide secure futures for their loved ones. To schedule an appointment, call 916-852-0222 or contact our offices online today.

This does not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.
 

Real Estate

Giving House Key - Law Firm in Rancho Cordova, CA
The real estate attorneys and professionals at the Sacramento law firm of Hugh O. Allen Attorney at Law represent buyers, sellers and developers in all real estate transactions, including residential, commercial and real estate developments.

For most people, buying or selling a home is the largest financial transaction they will complete during their lifetime. It only makes sense to obtain expert legal advice to make sure that you get what you want from the transaction. Our law firm is unique in that our associates and connections with other professionals allow us to expand our total service to include such things as short sales and home foreclosures. We serve as both your attorney and real estate broker to make sure that nothing falls through the cracks in your real estate transaction.

Thus, through a divorce, we provide representation for:
 
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Leasing
 
  • Transactional real estate work
 
  • Real estate buyers
 
Our associates make sure that buyers receive clear title to the property they are buying, that any required work or repairs identified on the home inspection report are completed prior to closing, and that there are no surprises such as easements that affect their property rights that are not clearly explained. We will take the time to answer all of your questions.

Representing Real Estate Sellers

When representing sellers, our associates will help resolve any title issues prior to closing such as lost heirs, outstanding mortgages, tax liens or anything else that would prevent them from providing clear title to the buyer at closing.

If you have any questions, you may contact us and the Sacramento real estate lawyers we associate with through this website or call us at 916-852-0222 and we will discuss your real estate matter with you.

This does not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.
 

Trusts

Happy Family - Law Firm in Rancho Cordova, CA
If you have more than $100,000 in assets or a house, creating a trust will allow your family to avoid the expense and delay of probate. Creating a trust will also ensure that your family's private financial information remains private and does not become part of public records through a probate proceeding.

Trusts allow you to decide who will manage your property if you are unable to do so or in the event of your death. A living trust is created to exist now, holding your property. The Sacramento trust lawyers associated with us can assist you in making these important life decisions. Contact us to be put in touch with lawyers who can help you make the right decisions regarding your estate planning.

Answering Your Questions Regarding Estate Planning With Trusts

We help you consider such questions as:
 
  • How do you want to distribute your property?
  • Who will manage your goods and assets?
  • For whom should you provide?
  • Do you need to manage property so children use it responsibly or receive it when they are older?
 
  • Do you need to protect property from any future creditors with a spendthrift provision?
  • Do you need to care for a child with special needs?
  • Do you need to have a will?
 
Our trust lawyer associates help people in the Sacramento area create and revise living trusts, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, AB trusts, charitable trusts, special needs trusts, spendthrift trusts, Q-TIP trusts and provisions for minor children.

A trust does not exist until you transfer property into it. We will work with your banker and real estate broker to make sure your important assets are transferred into the trust you create.

Consult With An Experienced Lawyer Regarding Your Trust Questions

If you have questions, you may contact a California attorney through this website or call us at 916-852-0222 and we will discuss your legal matters.

This does not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.

Wills

Many people do not realize how important it is to have either a will or a living trust. If you do not take the time to plan how your acquired money and goods will be distributed while you are alive, then your estate will be distributed as required by the California Probate Code. Ignoring the issue of estate planning means you will have no say in how your estate will be distributed or who the administrator will be.

If you have more than $100,000 in assets or a house, you and your family would be better off with a trust to avoid the expense and delay of probate. If you have less than $100,000 and do not own a house, a will may be all you need. Even if you have no assets or property, drafting a will is important if you have children since it allows you to appoint a guardian.

For answers to your will questions, consult with our law office. The Sacramento will lawyers associated with Hugh O. Allen Attorney at Law can assist you in making these important life decisions.

Drafting A Will In California

When you sit down to write your will, you usually have one goal in mind: to make things easier on your heirs while leaving them a legacy. Some people are reluctant to consider the inevitable. Let our kindly staff and associated attorneys make difficult choices easier with their experience.

We will help you consider such questions as:
 
  • How do you want to distribute your property?
  • Who will manage your goods and assets?
 
 
Please take the responsible step and provide for those dearest to you and for charities that you believe in and support by drawing up a will or trust.

Probate

Probate is the legal process by which a person's debts are paid and assets are distributed upon her or his death. California state law directs the probate court how to distribute the deceased person's estate. The court supervises this process to ensure that any instructions from a will are carried out. It can be an expensive and time-consuming experience.

Advance Health Care Directives

We can draft advance health care directives (also known as living wills) to deal with end-of-life care. Through an advance health care directive, you can tell doctors, nurses and other caregivers how you want to be cared for if you are incapacitated and in a vegetative state. Your directive also names a trusted person to serve as your advocate and decision-maker in health care matters if you are unable to speak for yourself and includes a HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) consent form so your health care advocate can access your medical information.

Durable Powers Of Attorney

The durable power of attorney is a powerful document that lets you name a trusted person to manage property for you if you are incapacitated and in a vegetative state. The person to whom you give power of attorney can step into your shoes and take whatever actions you define. You can limit the power of attorney to paying bills for you or broaden it into managing and even selling your property. It's important to pick someone you trust to perform this role.

Consult With A California Wills Attorney Regarding Your Estate Planning Needs

If you have any questions, you may contact our Rancho Cordova area law firm through this website or call us at 916-852-0222 and we will discuss your legal matters.