About Stefan Pancer

A graduate from UWLA College of Law, Juris Doctor, Southern California attorney, Stefan Pancer, has over 37 years of experience in San Bernardino County, Riverside County, Orange County, and Los Angeles County, and the surrounding areas of those locations. He brings a proven reputation of success and integrity to every case and into every courtroom.

Family Law | Filing for Divorce In Southern California

Filing for divorce is an emotional time in anyone’s life. If you have never been through this time, you may have many thoughts swirling through your mind and many questions. Below are three frequently asked questions that you may have about the divorce process in Southern California.

How Do I Know What County to File for Divorce in?

When filing for divorce, filing in the right county is a must. If you file for divorce in the wrong county, your divorce may be thrown out. In order to file for divorce, one of the spouses must have been a […]

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Personal Injury Law | Automobile Accidents

Thousands of people are injured or killed in automobile or vehicle accidents each year. Unfortunately, insurance companies usually are not always on your side – offering insufficient settlements or looking for ways to deny your claim.

Whether you are the driver or passenger in a car, motorcycle, truck or bicycle accident you’re entitled to some form of compensation if the accident is not your fault: Lost wages, Property damages, reimbursement of Medical bills, Loss of Earning Capacity, and damages related to Pain and Suffering are potentially compensable.

If you, or someone you know, has been injured in an […]

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Personal Injury Law | Big Rig Accidents

Lawsuits involving big rig accidents are significantly different than the typical automobile accident case. Federal and state law heavily regulates the trucking industry. Both truck drivers and companies must abide by significantly higher safety standards and keep detailed logs of their work. Big rig accidents often cause more damage because of the huge difference in size and weight of the vehicle. Not surprisingly, a disproportionate number of vehicular fatalities involve trucks. Accidents such as jackknifes and under-rides are unique to large vehicles such as big rigs.

If you have been involved in a big rig accident it is important to consult […]

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Personal Injury Law | Bicycle Accidents

With the proliferation of bike lanes and bicycle sharing services, more people are riding bikes to get around in cities. Unfortunately, this has led to more bicycle accidents. The cause is often drivers who are not familiar with the rights bicyclists have on the road. Cars often use bicycle lanes as turn lanes and cause serious injury to the cyclist.

In some cases automobile drivers simply do not pick up drivers in their line of sight and turn right into them. Bicyclists can even be injured by a stationary vehicle when an absent minded driver or passenger “doors” […]

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Family Law | Child Custody

Determining child custody regarding the issues of, legal custody and physical custody is a difficult and weighty matter. During a time of heated emotion, Stefan Pancer is the sound voice of reason. He will explain your parental rights under California law and help you determine how best to proceed for you and your family.

Primarily, child custody disputes involve disagreements over who will be the primary custodial parent; but there are many other issues to consider. As an example, who will make medical and educational decisions for the child? What about concerns over religious education? Are there any issues involving the […]

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Family Law | Making a Case for Child Custody

Dissolution of marriage can be an unpleasant experience, to say the least. It has been compared to the feelings of loss and guilt associated with the suffering of a death of a loved one. While that may be true, it should be said that the worst aspect of this undertaking is the fight, which sometimes follows – for custody over the children.

The emotional wreckage it can cause has the potential to leave all members of the family hurt and confused. How can you avoid such a catastrophe? Make your children’s welfare your number one (#1) PRIORITY.

Take yourself out […]

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Family Law | Spousal Support: Alimony and Maintenance

In the state of California, spousal support statues limit the ordering of spousal support payments (sometimes referred to as maintenance payments) based upon the length of marriage as well as the specific need of the receiving spouse and the ability to pay by the supporting spouse. Perhaps in other states, the terms for ordering payment of support may be very broad. California-based orders for support are generally (in short-term marriages) a measure, which help the receiving spouses re-establish some financial independence. In long-term marriages, the support order may be in place for an extended period of time.

Payments could be intended […]

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Personal Injury Law | Dog Bite Injuries

The State of California is regularly near the top of the list of states with the greatest number of dog bite fatalities. The number of dog bite injuries is rising as well. If you or someone you know in Riverside County or San Bernardino County is the victim of a dog bite injury, you may be wondering whether you should contact a lawyer. There are several reasons why contacting a personal injury lawyer would be a wise decision.

By statute in California, an owner of a dog is strictly liable for the harm caused by their dog biting another person. There […]

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Personal Injury Law | Slip and Fall Accidents

Between Riverside County and San Bernardino County, there are thousands of great things to do. In Riverside County, taking in a rock show or getting a relaxing spa treatment is definitely in order. Make memories in San Bernardino County with the kids, having an afternoon of fun at one of the many museums or incredible parks. One thing you don’t want during your adventures in exploring beautiful southern California is a slip and fall injury.

The responsibility to keep any premises safe is an important one. If negligence on the property owner’s part is involved, a personal injury […]

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Family Law | About California Child Support Law & Payments

How is child support determined in California?

The Agnos Minimum Child Support Standards Act was enacted in 1984 by the California State Legislature to establish minimum levels of child support and to set guidelines which govern awards of support which fall above those statutory minimums. Known as the “Child Support Guideline” (amended July 1, 1992) it includes calculations for determining the minimum amount of support expected from the paying parent.

Family court judges use mathematical formulas and specialized computer programs to determine each parent’s total monthly gross (before taxes) income. Then the court looks at the percentage of time that the paying […]

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