The Law Offices of Barton Pokras was first established in 1973, in San Francisco, California and was in operation until 1992. In 2007, offices were opened in both Ventura and Westlake Village, and have been in operation since then continuing to the present.
The focus is entirely on family law matters. Although I have many years of litigation experience, I have always tried to negotiate a fair out of court agreement for my clients. Whenever possible I try to help my clients arrange to have their matter resolved through mediation or collaborative family practice.
• Dissolution of Marriage of physician with medical practice and extensive property holdings resolved entirely out of court with negotiated settlement.
• Successfully obtained and successfully defended against Domestic Violence Restraining Orders.
3075 East Thousand Oaks Boulevard
Westlake Village CA 91362
Free 1/2 hour initial consultation.
I don't have fixed price services.
$250 - $350
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Evening hours available.
Family law is an area that encompasses many other areas of law and also deals with the personal dynamics and emotions of the people involved. I like being able to help people resolve their conflicts and moving forward in their lives.
Knowledge is power. Going through a divorce is one of the most stressful experiences a person can have. Being aware of the legal issues involved helps a person effectively deal with the many issues presented in dissolution of marriage.
I offer unbundled services, and often review and complete documents prepared by my clients.
I offer unbundled legal services and serve as a consulting attorney in mediations.
I was employed by Community Legal Services in Philadelphia, PA from 1972 - 1973 before I opened my law office in San Francisco in 1973.
I have over 20 years of family law experience. I graduated with honors from the University of California, Hastings College of Law. I have a Master of Laws degree in taxation which enables me to deal more effectively with the tax issues in a divorce, in dividing property, as well as in situations where there are complicated estate plans. I have a great deal of experience in business law, contracts, and real property law matters which enables me to deal more effectively with these issues when they arise in a divorce, such as where one of the spouses runs his or her own business, has stock options and retirement / pension plans.
My strengths are my legal knowledge, years of experience, and my ability to bring peace into highly conflicted situations.Personal interests:
I am an avid reader and love to go sailing, backpacking and enjoy the outdoors. I also have a ham radio operator's license in conjunction with the sailboat cruising I have done.
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