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Ventura Divorce Attorney

The Divorce Process in California

The divorce process begins when one person (the petitioner) files a petition for dissolution with the court. This may be a matter which has been discussed between you or it may be a surprise. The other person (the respondent) has 30 days in which to respond to the court.

Whether you have few assets or a vast marital estate the divorce process usually entails a lot of work. At Negley Law, APC, our Ventura divorce attorney is skilled at smoothing the process to make it as painless as possible. We represent clients throughout Ventura County, including Thousand Oaks.

Call our office today at (805) 464-7315 and make an appointment for your free consultation!

What Matters Must Be Settled in Divorce?

Divorce and annulment are the two legal methods of ending a union. Since annulment is only an option in very specific circumstances, the vast majority of couples must work through the process to arrive at a divorce settlement agreement.

This involves settling such matters as:

This is accomplished by discussion, or in the case of a dispute, by mediation or by trial before a judge. Discussion or mediation put the two parties more in control of the outcome, generally the least stressful and result in far less hostility later on.

When is it Time to Get the Court Involved in My Divorce?

Our firm makes an effort to assist in an amicable resolution of differences without an expensive trial. Should this prove impossible, an aggressive divorce lawyer at Negley Law, APC uses every available legal tool in the courtroom to protect a client's rights.

Here are some examples of when we will need to get the court involved:

  • When there has been domestic violence the court can issue restraining orders and other forms of protection.
  • Highly contentious divorce some matters may have to be determined by the court.

A knowledgeable divorce lawyer at our firm can help you understand your options so you can make an informed decision. If you are considering filing for divorce, contact a Ventura divorce attorney for professional representation.

Why Choose Negley Law, APC?

  • Prompt & Professional Legal Advice & Service

  • Over 20 Years of Combined Experience

  • Highly Recommended by Clients

  • Certified California Family Law Specialists

  • 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

Testimonials From Our Clients

See How We've Helped Our Past Clients Resolve Their Family Law Matters
  • “You and your firm are true professionals. You are fantastic.”


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


  • “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 appreciate all your hard work.”


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


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

    C. C.

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


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


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


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


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