Family Law

Disputes involving families and parenthood are often some of the most divisive matters lawyers handle. Ventura Coast Law’s family law team combines professionalism with sensitivity to advise and represent clients on all family law matters, regardless of whether disputes are connected to prior or ongoing marital dissolution actions. When possible, we emphasize favorable economic settlements, but we are prepared to zealously represent clients when necessary. The matters we handle include:

  • Pre-marital and post-marital agreements
  • Dissolution and Legal Separation
  • Registered Domestic Partner / same gender issues
  • Parentage / Paternity matters
  • “Palimony” disputes
  • Determining child and spousal support
  • Child custody disputes
  • Property valuation and distribution issues, including accountings of businesses, professional practices, retirement funds, professional “goodwill” and other advanced aspects
  • Obtaining and defending against attorneys’ fees awards
  • Post-judgment modification orders
  • Collaborative law
  • Mediation and trial