Over 38 Years of Combined Legal Experience  Experience That
Makes a Difference.

Our firm channels the expertise of attorneys John Negley and Michael Rutkowski, both recognized as Certified Family Law Specialists. We are the #1 best reviewed family law firm in the county by Google & Avvo, the firm your family deserves.

  • Avvo Reviews
  • Avvo Client's Choice 2016
  • Avvo Clients Choice 2018
  • Avvo Top Attorney
  • 2013 Top Lawyers in California
  • Certified California Family Law Specialist
  • Ventura Chamber of Commerce
  • Ventura County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Ventura Divorce Lawyer

Nearly Four Decades of Dedicated Representation

When a marriage comes to an end, not only are emotional and personal issues involved, but there are important legal matters that must be resolved. At Negley Law, APC, we take that legal burden off of your shoulders so you can focus on rebuilding your life. We place the highest importance on you, your children, your finances, and your future, giving your objectives our full focus.

Our firm represents clients in all types of family law matters, including: divorce, mediation, annulment, and legal separation agreements. Some divorces are simple, and when the two parties are generally in agreement on all these matters, will lead to a faster resolution. When there is any issue in contention, it can be addressed through mediation and negotiation with the opposing attorney; if this does not lead to getting the agreements settled, it is necessary to take the case to court and have it decided through litigation.

We proudly represent clients throughout Ventura County.

why hire our firm

Nearly Four Decades of Advocating for Our Clients
  • John Negley is a Certified Family Law Specialist
  • Michael Rutkowski is a Certified Family Law Specialist
  • #1 Best Reviewed Family Law Firm in the County by Google & Avvo
  • A Personalized Approach for Every Client
  • Prompt & Professional Legal Advice & Service
  • Over 20 Years of Combined Experience

Why Hire a Divorce Attorney?

Protect Your Interests & Your Future

While you may be inclined to represent yourself in divorce, as it may seem much less expensive or time consuming than hiring an attorney, it is really very important to get legal counsel. The divorce process is extremely complex, especially in marriages of long duration, with children, or high assets.

Without experience knowing the ins and outs of the legal process, there are thousands of little mistakes that could be made, potentially jeopardizing your family's future. All aspects of divorce should be addressed by a legal professional with extensive knowledge and experience in family court in California.

If you need help with enforcement of court orders, are facing a legal issue as a parent involving relocation, or are a victim of domestic violence, we are here to bring these serious issues to a close. We can help you file restraining orders to protect yourself from further harm, such as spousal abuse, child abuse, stalking, or harassment, and this should be done at once if you or your children are in any danger. We also represent clients who need skilled legal assistance in guardianships or in drafting pre and post nuptial agreements.

Common family law questions

Have questions about your family law matter? You do not have to navigate these complex laws alone.

Client testimonials

Hear from Past Clients' Experiences
  • “Words cannot truly express my appreciation for the team at Negley Law. I was faced with a difficult and overwhelming family law matter and did not even know where to begin. Mr. John Negley confidently ...”

    - A.
  • “I felt very confident in court today because of all your hard work and it paid off!”

    - J.C.
  • “Things went great and you're an awesome lawyer. Thank you so much for all your help and advice. ”

    - C.Y.
  • “Thank you for enforcing the court's order. You are the best.”

    - C.S.
  • “I appreciate all your hard work.”

    - k.c.
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A Hometown Law Firm for Your Family

Our lead attorney, John J. Negley, Jr., is a long-time resident of Ventura who is committed to serving the community and assisting those who are facing a transition in their lives. Our firm understands the complexities of the law, are here to help our clients through every step of the process.

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