Tel: (805) 258-3906

1500 Palma Drive #210
Ventura, CA 93003

Welcome and thank you for visiting this website.  My firm is available to assist with any divorce and family law matter throughout the Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, and Los Angeles County.


"I would like to take this opportunity to really thank you and express my gratitude for your help and support.  I really appreciate the fact that you've stood behind me in one of the most difficult time of my life and I can't forget that." -Carlos, Oxnard

"Thank you very much for your efforts and diligence in helping me resolve my case/issues. Without your help I really don't think I could have resolved the situation as well as you did."- Walter R. Camarillo

"Karen was great at negotiating a settlement for terminating alimony in this difficult and complex case...She is definitely an attorney with integrity and the utmost of professionalism....Karen's sound advice...kept us on track toward the ultimate goal. I would highly recommend her for any family law cases. Thanks, Karen, for all your hard work and due diligence and God Bless!"  - John M., Camarillo

"Karen was kind, patient and very helpful to me.  She took the time to explain everything to me...she kept me informed of all information every step of the way.  I felt that I was in good hands and could trust her.  I would hire her again if needed and recommend her to anyone that has family law issues." - Tawn K., Ventura

"...thank you for allowing me to benefit from your experience as an Attorney while representing me during a very difficult period. Your forthright, candid, and timely answers to my never ending questions helped make a difficult experience less painful. I sincerely appreciate your professionalism and would not hesitate to recommend you. Thank You." - Jeff E., Ventura

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Family law and divorce can be the most frustrating and emotionally challenging experiences in life.  I understand this and try to provide the best representation possible and make the process as smooth as possible for you.

YOUR goals are MY Goals

I listen to you and then help you reach your goals by using my legal expertise, my experience, and my understanding of the system.  If you are unclear about your goals, I can help you get clarity.  I bring cases to successful conclusions and try to get you the best results possible.  Many family law cases in California are resolved through negotiations, without a trial.  I am skillful at both negotiating and litigating and I give you options and guidance on the best course of action for you. 

I offer discreet representation for client's wanting to avoid court intervention.  I offer strategies for those wanting to go to trial and strategies for those seeking to minimize the financial and emotional toll of litigation.  My
goals are your goals.

Courtesy And Respect

We treat our clients with courtesy and respect and keep them informed about their case.  Our attorney is accessible and returns phone calls and emails promptly. 

Accepting payment by ZELLES &
Socher Law Office, APC, Family Law Attorney, 1500 PALMA DRIVE, SUITE 210, VENTURA, CA 93003, Phone (805) 258-3906, Fax (815) 301-9230, [email protected] The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. © 2019 All Rights Reserved.

  • Divorce and Annulment
  • Paternity
  • Spousal Support
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Property Division and Valuation
  • Complex Family Law matters
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Marvin Actions
  • Post-Judgment matters
  • Appeals
  • Domestic Violence Restraining Orders 

My Rates: $225/hour plus any expenses.  An advance/retainer fee is required and is put into a client trust account and drawn upon as work is performed.  Client is billed monthly for work performed and must pay the bill to maintain client's trust account balance.  Any monies left in the trust account at the conclusion is returned to client.

Retainer fees vary depending on the facts of the case, but here are some examples: $3000 for a divorce, $1700 to modify orders.

Limited scope - a smaller retainer is requested for limited scope where the attorney is hired or a limited purpose such as to help draft pleadings or provide legal advice.