Easing the tension surrounding divorce and family law issues with high-level service in a stress-free environment.


Easing the tension surrounding divorce and family law issues with high-level service in a stress-free environment.

Edward S. Matisoff: A Firm Believer In Changing The Way We Think About The Family Law System

The Law Office of Edward S. Matisoff is an established and respected family law firm in Westlake Village. For nearly 40 years, I have helped families resolve complicated matters and get through very difficult periods of transition in their lives. My goal is always to work with them to find the best solution possible for their future, whether in the capacity of a neutral adviser or individual representative.

The legal system is inherently adversarial. Even in a divorce, California law requires one spouse to file a complaint (petition) against the other. Early in my career, I saw the adversity and conflict that such a system promotes and searched for ways to find solutions through cooperation and sensible negotiations. How? I focus a portion of my legal services on acting as a peacemaker in divorce mediation.

I was honored and humbled to be named “Problem Solver of the Year” by the Ventura County Family Law Bar.

Why did I choose to promote this approach? Family law deals with current disputes and issues, but the effects of the process itself and the outcome can last many years after the court issues an order or finalizes a divorce. I strive for solutions that foster relationships, facilitate successful co-parenting and safeguard the people and the things my clients hold most dear.

This approach may not be feasible, nor appropriate in every situation, which is why the other half of my practice focuses on individual representation. As your lawyer, I will advocate for you, protect your interests and pursue your goals through strategic negotiation or litigation.

Follow the link below to learn more about my legal qualifications and experience.

Genuine Care For You And Your Family | Free Initial Consultations

My advice as your third-party adviser or individual lawyer is always direct and honest, but I genuinely care about making the process easier for you and your family. This begins the moment you contact me. Initial consultations are always free at my office, and I am willing to work around your schedule — even when that means meeting on evenings or weekends.

Call me directly at 805-666-0980 or send me an email, and I will contact you.