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Donna Santo

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Donna Santo


Donna Carol Santo has been a board certified specialist in family law in California for 34 years and is greatly respected by her peers and clients alike. Her family law practice at SANTO MEHAS centers around integrating present day financial realities in a quickly changing world directly into her clients’ cases.

With the ability to litigate, mediate or collaborate, SANTO MEHAS gives families a better alternative to fighting out their complex custody and financial disagreements in divorce. Donna’s goal is to serve family while preserving family wealth.

Donna has founded a new model in practicing family law and tailored it to meet today's family needs. Her firm's central focus is on serving family values first, shaping them into the best possible form to fit her clients' desires, and to keep all her clients' family members moving forward in their lives in a positive direction.

Ms. Santo’s Commitment to Family First

Donna's focused on what the economy is doing now and how it affects a family's ability to survive financially; how to pay off the debts and keep as much value as possible for the family. She excels at unraveling complex family law disputes and preserving the net worth of high income earners, including separation and divorce agreements, spousal support, child support, family property division and wealth preservation, and the well being of family.

Ms. Santo's Training, Education and Experience in Family Law are Second to None

Donna Carol Santo has been a Board Certified Family Law Specialist certified by the State Bar of California for thirty four years. She is a skilled and experienced Family Law Mediator, certified by the Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law, and admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Central District of California. Donna is a member of the California Bar Association, Ventura County Bar Association, and the VCBA-Family Law Section, and former Vice President of the Women Lawyers Association and Ventura County Bar, Family Law Section.

Donna is a long-term member and former Board Chair at the Ventura College Foundation, Board of Directors with the Carnegie Art Museum Cornerstones, and Ventura Hillside Conservancy. When she's not skateboarding down the hillsides of her Ventura neighborhood overlooking the Pacific Ocean with her grandchildren of European, Asian, and Hispanic descent, she's working on bringing greater community to Ventura County.

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