Helping Families Throughout Ventura County Supportive Guidance & Firm Representation

Filing for Divorce in Ventura County?

Compassionate Divorce Representation in Ventura, CA

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.

At the Law Offices of Janet L. Mertes, we have help hundreds 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 interests

At the Law Offices of Janet L. Mertes we handle divorce matters and provide the best supportive representation. Call our Ventura law firm at (805) 291-4858 or fill out our online form to schedule a free initial consultation today!

Division of Property in California - What Is Considered Community Property?

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 aspects of the division of property, including:

  • Determining separate vs. marital property
  • Determining property value
  • Assigning of debt obligations
  • Spousal support

Safeguard Your Family with a Custody Plan

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 experienced 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
  • Instituting child support
  • Modification or enforcement of orders

Put Years of Experienced Counsel on Your Side

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.

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Contact our Ventura law office to schedule a free consultation by calling (805) 291-4858 or by contacting us online!

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