Law Offices of Carl E. Combs - Honest and Straightforward Advice from an Experienced Attorney
Estate Planning Packages
Our office has extensive knowledge and experience with Estate Law Packages. Estate planning is a very individualized and person centered process. That's why at the Law Offices of Carl E. Combs, our attorneys take the time to get to know you and learn what your needs and goals are. We then work with you to create an individualized estate package that will work to avoid unnecessary taxation and ensure the future security of your estate and heirs.
Our Estate Law practice consists of the following:
  • Revocable and Irrevocable Living Trusts
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Joint and Individual Trusts
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Advanced Health Care Directives
  • Charitable Planning
  • Estate and Gift Tax Advice and Planning
  • Powers of Attorney for Healthcare and Finances 
  • Wills
Civil Litigation
While we strive to obtain cost effective and speedy resolutions for our clients, at times litigation is a necessary tool to resolve legal problems. As a general civil practice with an emphasis on business, real property and personal injury litigation, our office has successfully litigated hundreds of cases. Some of our past  cases have consisted of:
  • Accountings
  • Actions for Waste against life tenant 
  • Auto and motorcycle accidents
  • Breach of Contract
  • Construction Defect
  • Conversion
  • Employment Disputes
  • Divorce with and without children
  • Fraud
  • Medical malpractice 
  • Negligence
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Personal Injury 
  • Real Property Disputes
  • Trust Contests/Litigation 
  • Will Contests 

Business Law
Our office has more than 25 years of experience advising and serving California's Central Valley businesses. We handle everything from complex business litigation to everyday business decision counseling.
Our Business Law practice consists of the following:
  • Business Development, Purchase, Day to Day Decision Counseling, and Sales.
  • Corporation Formation and Operation (C corp, S corp, LLC, etc.)
  • Corporation Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Contract Advice, Preparation, and Review
  • Employment Contract Advice, Preparation, and Dispute Resolution
  • Partnership Agreements
Construction Law
Our office has worked with and successfully defended numerous self-owned and small construction businesses who have been wrongly accused of faulty work. We know construction law and we are here to protect your business and reputation when you need us.
Contract & Employment Law
Our office provides legal assistance with all types of contract cases. Whether it be contract drafting, preparation, review, breach or defense, we are here to help you. We also work with both employers and employees with resolution of work related problems. Our employment law practice areas consist of:
  • Employment Manual Development, Review, and Advice
  • Discrimination (Age, Race, Disability, and Sex)
  • Sexual Harassment, Quid Pro Quo, Hostile Work Environment
  • Wrongful Termination
Family Law
The Law Offices of Carl E. Combs also provides experienced family law representation in the areas of divorce and child custody. Our Family Law practice consists of the following:
  • Premarital and Marital Agreements
  • Dissolution of Marriage or Domestic Partnership
  • Non-contested Divorces
  • Domestic Violence Restraining Orders and Defense
  • Legal Separation
  • Annulment of Marriage
  • Spousal Support and Child Support
  • Paternity Actions
  • Child Custody, Visitation and Custody Modifications
  • Emergency Orders
  • Request for Orders
  • Post Judgment Enforcement Orders and Actions
Personal Injury
If you've been injured in any type of accident you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Remember that your injuries can worsen with time and any settlement or judgement should be reflective of your long term needs and life plan. We handle most personal injury plaintiff cases on a contingency fee basis which means that you pay no fee until we win your case. We offer Personal Injury legal representation on a contingency fee basis for the following types of plaintiff cases:
  • Auto, Boat, and Motorcycle Accidents
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Insurance Defense and Disputes
Probate Law
Probate Law covers the process of distributing the assets of a deceased person to his or her beneficiaries and heirs. Probate proceedings and administrative proceedings are very technical and can raise a lot of complicated issues. Our office has handled numerous probate and administrative proceedings and petition contests between legal heirs to estates. We are here to guide you through the legal issues involved in the probate of your loved one's estate.We can also offer advice and representation on the numerous alternatives to the standard probate such as in the case of a Small Estate or Surviving Spouse situation. 
Real Estate Law

 Our Real Estate Law practice consists of the following:
  • Actions for Waste, Ejectment, Declaratory Relief and Injunctions.
  • Boundary Disputes, Adverse Possession Claims and Defense
  • Easements
  • Landlord-Tenant Dispute Resolution, Evictions, and Defense
  • Sales and Leases (Residential and Commercial)
  • Loan Modifications
  • Litigation
  • Quiet Title Action
  • Unlawful Detainer Advice for Pro Per Litigants and Full Defense
  • Wrongful Removal of Timber
  • Zoning Issues
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