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Thousand Oaks Divorce Attorneys Guiding You Through Difficult Times

Thousand Oaks Divorce Attorneys

Strong-Yet-Compassionate Divorce Services

Divorce can be scary to contemplate, but for many couples, it is the best choice. At SANTO MEHAS, A Professional Law Corporation, we know how difficult it is to go through a divorce. With over 70 years of legal experience behind us, we are well-versed in all aspects of divorce in California and are prepared to use our wealth of knowledge to help you through it.

Whether you have been married for five years or five decades, we have the resources and skills to handle your case from start to finish. We have worked with many clients in Thousand Oaks on all types of divorces, including high-net-worth divorces. When you need someone on your side, turn to us.

Divorce is never easy. Reach out to SANTO MEHAS, A Professional Law Corporation for thoughtful, caring representation. Call us at (805) 222-7818 or send us a message online

Get Help Navigating a Contested Divorce

In California, there are two types of divorces: uncontested and contested. An uncontested divorce is when a couple agrees on all aspects of their settlement. Meanwhile, a contested divorce is more challenging and often more contentious. A contested divorce occurs when a couple disagrees on one or all aspects of their divorce settlement. It is recommended that you have legal representation no matter what type of divorce you are going through. However, it is especially important to secure legal counsel during a contested divorce.

Our attorneys can help with all aspects of your divorce, including:

Not only can an attorney help explain your rights to you, but should you be in a situation where your spouse refuses to come to an agreement with you, they can also represent you in court. Divorce litigation can be challenging, but with the help of one of our experienced attorneys, you can have peace of mind knowing someone is looking out for your best interests.

Professional Mediation Services

Mediation is a valuable tool and can help make the divorce process smoother. When a couple decides to mediate their divorce, they will meet with a third-party mediator. The mediator does not take sides or tell you what to do. Instead, they remain neutral and facilitate the couple’s negotiations as they work towards an agreement. Therefore, you and your spouse will continue to work with your individual lawyers during the mediation process. Your attorney will help you understand your options and can help you make important legal decisions with confidence.

The benefits of divorce mediation include:

  • Keeps the terms of your divorce out of the public record
  • Reduces stress and potentially reduces contention between divorcing parties
  • Can encourage a healthy co-parenting relationship
  • Helps couples retain more control over the outcome of their divorce

Mediation can be used to resolve a wide range of divorce and family law disputes, including child custody and visitation, asset, property and debt division, and spousal support. However, mediation is not appropriate for everyone. For example, in highly contentious divorces or cases where there have been instances of domestic violence, mediation may not be a good idea. We recommend you consult with one of our lawyers before moving ahead with mediation.

How Our Attorneys Can Help You

We know how stressful divorce is at SANTO MEHAS, A Professional Law Corporation. We also understand that it can take an emotional toll on everyone involved, especially if your case drags out longer than you expected. Our Thousand Oaks divorce attorneys work hard to help our clients move through the divorce process as smoothly as possible. From handling the paperwork and other logistics to ensuring that you understand all your legal options, we are here for you.

You don’t have to go through your divorce alone. Call SANTO MEHAS, A Professional Law Corporation for strong legal support at (805) 222-7818, or contact us online

An Emphasis on Strong Family Values

Our firm places a strong emphasis on the importance of family values. The balance between maintaining these family values and generating a better future for you and your family is one we strive to achieve with each case. Our values consist of:
  • Holistic Approach

    We aim to resolve conflict so you and your family can move on peacefully. We approach all aspects of a case, including the emotional, financial, and mental components, and advocate with you throughout.

  • Collaboration

    Collaborative divorce can be a great option for spouses looking to share joint custody of their child/children and the court looks favorably on this decision. When possible, we strive to come to a resolution that will benefit both spouses.

  • Children Come First

    We respect the fact that our clients trust us with important life-decisions. We strive to be as understanding and empathetic as we can with you and treat you like we would treat a close family member.

  • Compassionate Legal Services

    We respect the fact that our clients trust us with important life-decisions. We strive to be as understanding and empathetic as we can with you and treat you like we would treat a close family member.

Our Satisfied Clients

Real Stories from Real People
  • “Professional, Experienced, Real!”

    Deciding to file for divorce was by far one the most difficult decisions I have had to make. Having no idea where to start, who to believe, where to go, Donna was recommended by a friend. Upon calling her office, I was able to make an appointment right away. When I met with her, she listened to me attentively, asked questions and she explained the process from beginning to end. She did not sugar coat anything, she clearly explained all the different scenarios that I was facing, specific to my divorce and child custody matters. Donna helped me during the most overwhelming and stressful time in my life. I am grateful for her support and guidance throughout the entire process, I could not have do ne it on my own.

    - Tiffany
  • “He is simply awesome!!!”

    Yay, bro! Michael has been looking out for me on several legal matters, including a car accident case, for several years. He is simply awesome!!!

    - Brian Su
  • “5 stars is not enough.”
    5 stars is not enough. Mr. Mehas and Ms. Santo are the A team of attorneys. They are comprehensive, strategic, one step ahead, and a powerful team! When you hire the Santo Mehas firm to manage your case, you have hired a team of legal advocates who care, who will keep you informed, who will fight for you, and be the voice you need to represent you. Without the help of the entire firm, I know that I would not have had the successful outcomes I have had. They took on an extremely difficult case and encountered issues that no one expected and few had ever seen. They worked tirelessly to make sure that the truth was told and presented it perfectly. They stood by every one of my requests and guided me through the entire lengthy process. Though there were challenges, they strategically and diligently with compassion met them head on and never faltered. Their expertise and thoroughness provided us the pathway we needed to rise to victory. I am proud to be a client and will continue to retain them for all legal matters that may arise as I know I am in the best hands.
    - Christy B.
  • “Exceptional Lawyer”
    Attorney Michael Mehas was one of the most straight forward people I have ever met. He handled my cases immediately. He accomplished something for me and my family that three Los Angeles County divorce lawyers failed to do: He got child support from my ex husband within short periods of time. He guided me through the process with honest advice, and his legal fees were very reasonable, he's professional, and I have referred him to family members. Since then, Mr. Mehas has also handled several civil matters for me and is the only attorney I turn to when I need legal help. I’d hire him again, such a positive experience in the middle of a bad situation. Thank you, Michael Mehas, for all you've done for me and my family.
    - Jess
  • “I highly recommend Donna Santo and the Santo Mehas law firm.”
    “I highly recommend Donna Santo and the Santo Mehas law firm.”
    - John J.
  • “It’s like a family & they wanna make sure your family is well taken care of”

    I needed assistance ASAP! I called many firms & I was turned away due to COVID & the emergency of my case. I contacted Donna & Michael & they were there so fast, helped me prep, told me what to expect, what they needed from me & explained the processes. I highly recommend their services but be prepared to go to battle because Donna & Michael will literally go into that battle & win it. I have had great experiences with them as a professional team & know when I need them they are there to help, guide & support. It’s like a family & they wanna make sure your family is well taken care of. I appreciate them so much. Thank you.

    - Erika
  • “Then I hired Ventura County family law firm Santo Mehas and everything changed for the better.”
    “Attorney Michael Mehas accomplished something for me and my family that three Los Angeles County divorce lawyers failed to do: he got child support from my ex husband.”
    - Jessica Cheng
  • “Mr. Mehas is very kind and approachable”
    “Mr. Mehas is very kind and approachable”
    - Nicole H.