Ventura Divorce Attorney
Compassionate Representation in Ventura
Contemplating ending your marriage can be a difficult and emotional decision.
After you have reached such a life-altering conclusion, choosing an attorney
to be your advocate during your proceedings can make all of the difference
in how your divorce is settled.
Law Offices of Janet L. Mertes, we have help thousands of clients successfully navigate through the muddy
waters of divorce so they can begin their new life with stability and
peace of mind. In California, the only grounds needed to petition for
a divorce is
"irreconcilable differences." Our experienced Ventura divorce firm can provide the
supportive and assertive representation you need to honor your wishes, enforce your rights, and protect your best
Protecting Your Rights During the Division of Property in California
As a community property state,
assets and debt are divided equitably between the two partners. While it sounds simple enough, determining which property is to be designated
as separate and which is marital can be a complex and sometimes contentious process.
Our firm strives to negotiate amicably with your partner to achieve a harmonious
settlement and prevent the expense of going to court. However, The Law
Offices of Janet L. Mertes can deliver the firm representation you require
to ensure you are being treated fairly and your rights are protected.
We provide legal counsel for all aspect of the
division of property, including:
- Determining separate vs. marital property
- Determining property value
- Assigning of debt obligations
- Spousal support
Safeguarding Your Family Relationships
We understand maintaining a healthy relationship with your children or
other family members can be the most complicated and worrisome part of
a divorce. Our compassionate Ventura divorce lawyer can help you create
a workable custody plan that best safeguards your family bonds. Protecting
your family's stability is always our first priority.
We can help with the establishment of any
child custody terms, including:
- Determining legal and physical custody
- Establishing child visitation
- Modification or enforcement of orders
Free Initial Consultation - 805-291-4858
Making the decision to seek a divorce may leave you uncertain of your future
and unsure of what to do next. At your
free, initial consultation, we can thoughtfully address your concerns, detail your rights, and explain
your available options.
At the Law Offices of Janet L. Mertes, we work with you to develop a plan
that best protects your rights and respects your wishes. Our supportive
Ventura family law attorney can guide you through the complex legal system and help you achieve a
settlement that is fair to you and your family.