Call Today 805.464.7315
Get a Free Consultation
  • Please enter your name.
  • This isn't a valid email address.
    Please enter your email address.
  • This isn't a valid phone number.
    Please enter your phone number.
    You entered an invalid number.
  • Please enter a message.
    Please select an option.

Ventura Divorce Lawyer

A Decade of Dedicated Representation

When a marriage comes to an end, not only are there emotional and personal issues, but there are important legal matters that must be resolved. At Negley Law, APC, we take that legal burden off of your shoulders so that 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 in Thousand Oaks and throughout Ventura County.

Why Choose Negley Law, APC?

  • Prompt & Professional Legal Advice & Service

  • Over 20 Years of Combined Experience

  • Highly Recommended by Clients

  • John Negley is a Certified Family Law Specialist

  • Michael Rutkowski is a Certified Family Law Specialist

Meet the Negley Law Team

  • John Negley, CFLS
    John Negley, CFLS Attorney
  • Michael Rutkowski, CFLS
    Michael Rutkowski, CFLS Attorney
  • John Negley, CFLS Attorney
    John Negley, CFLS

    A California Certified Family Law Specialist, Attorney John Negley has extensive family law experience. He has practiced law in Ventura County for over 12 years, guiding everyone from military service members to athletes through difficult family law matters. Highly recognized within the community and his peers, John has been nominated as a Super Lawyer. Read More

  • Michael Rutkowski, CFLS Attorney
    Michael Rutkowski, CFLS

    Attorney Michael Rutkowski brings a wealth of legal experience to Negley Law. He has a passion for helping individuals through difficult times that are often experienced when going through a divorce or custody battle. Now focusing exclusively on family law matters, he has a deep understanding of family law in California and fights to keep his client's family whole. Read More

House with Tree

Why Hire a Divorce Attorney?

Protect Your Interests & Your Future

While you may be inclined to represent yourself in divorce, as it seems much less expensive or time consuming as 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, 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 & post nuptial agreements.

Our lead attorney, John J. Negley, Jr., is a long-time resident of Ventura and is committed to serving the community and assisting those who are in transition in their lives.

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

Client Testimonials

  • “He did a good job, has a great disposition, good manners, good poise, conducted himself properly at all times.”


  • “John is doing a terrific job on my case and I am very happy.”


  • “I am glad I found you guys. I really appreciate your help! ”


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


  • “What's most important to me is that you carried yourself with me and my wife in a honorable manner.”


  • “Words cannot truly express my appreciation for the team at Negley Law.”


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


  • “I appreciate all your hard work.”


  • “There’s no better lawyer to represent you than John Negley.”

    C. C.

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


  • “You and your firm are true professionals. You are fantastic.”


  • “Exceeded expectations by under promising and over delivering.”