Thousand Oaks Divorce Lawyer

Filing for divorce in California?
Contact Richard Ross Associates


Divorce is never easy, even when both parties are generally amicable and able to communicate. There are many issues that must be fully resolved, including child custody, child support, spousal support and property division. If both two parties cannot come to an agreeable decision on any one of these issues, reaching a settlement can demand a high level of skill in negotiating with the opposing attorney to seek resolution. At Richard Ross Associates, our lead and founding attorney, Richard Ross, is Board Certified as a Family Law Specialist by the California Board of Legal Specialization. His training and knowledge of all aspects of family law is far beyond what most firms or lawyers can offer.

With 30 years of experience, you can be confident that your case is being handled by an attorney that has a great depth of knowledge and insight into the process, as well as extensive trial experience. Each case is carefully evaluated to determine the best course of action in seeking a settlement. The firm takes on both simple and highly complex cases, and offers compassionate, professional guidance to each client. In many cases, there can be a better, more reasonable resolution to marriage dissolution through the application of collaborative law. Whether you were married a short or long duration or are concerned about asset protection / high-asset divorce, our firm is prepared to assist you today.

Navigating the Legal Complexities of Property Division

There are often complex matters to resolve related to property division. For those couples who own a home, retirement accounts, stock accounts, and other assets, these issues are usually of great concern, and rightly so. As California is a community property state, the determination of what property is community property and what property is personal property must be sorted out carefully. Even in cases in which there are prenuptial agreements in place, such an agreement could easily be challenged in a divorce.

When there has been any comingling of funds, or one party invested in the upgrade of a property owned by the other, or other similar situations could impact whether the court will view the property as community property. A full evaluation of the financial situation of your marriage is one of the critical points in the process of managing a divorce case. If you believe there are hidden assets or that your spouse has spent money carelessly, we can review your situation and advise you about how to proceed. Our goal is to achieve the best possible settlement for you.

Custody, Child Support and Visitation in Thousand Oaks

A marriage with children has the issues of child custody, child support and visitation to resolve. Each family has unique dynamics, and the best interests of the children must be protected, and will be the fundamental of any decision when the court is involved. The quality of life that was enjoyed by the children during the term of the marriage should be maintained when possible. The earning capacity of each parent will be reviewed.

For example, one parent may have raised the children while the other attended university and gained a degree. The value of the professional degree and the facts regarding the past care of the children will be evaluated in a contested divorce. If one parent took on the duty of raising the children, this factor could influence a decision in a litigated divorce; however, these arrangements can be made without the need for a trial through a collaborative divorce, an effective process to bring issues of child custody and support under control and resolved more fairly. Our Thousand Oaks divorce lawyer has the experience and insight to manage every detail of your case, in or out of court.

Our firm has gained a reputation for our high quality work in family law, from a simple uncontested divorce to highly complex litigated cases. Whether the case will be resolved at trial or has the possibility of resolution through negotiations, you can be confident that you will be represented by an expert. Our knowledge of family law and experience in a range of cases throughout our years in practice can be of great benefit to you if you are filing for divorce in the Thousand Oaks area. We can review your situation and advise you about how state law could impact your case in all of the critical issues.


Contact our firm for immediate assistance. Our Thousand Oaks divorce attorney has the credentials and experience you will need.