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“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Negotiating with your spouse in a healthy, intelligent way has advantages: preserving assets and privacy, while reducing risk and stress. We strive for that first.

What if my spouse refuses to negotiate? If a negotiated settlement cannot be reached, our team will promote your interests in court.

There’s a lot to know, and lot at stake — your family deserves the guidance of experienced divorce attorneys.

Either way, we’re committed to helping you settle your case quickly, without wasting time and money.

Cases in Ventura County and Los Angeles County are handled through our Westlake Village office.

Contact us, we’ll listen, help you explore options, and find the best solution.

Divorce court is risky, stressful, and expensive.

Divorce court transfers power over your case a judge, who decides the outcome. However, the court’s decision may not be best for you or your children. What if the judge doesn’t see things your way?

The hostile win / lose environment is emotionally draining and creates a real risk of squandering your family’s wealth in lengthy litigation.

The uncertainty, publicity, and stress can be debilitating.

Thankfully,  we can explore options . . .

Divorce court: unpredictable, expensive

A better way to divorce.

We take a “settlement first” approach. By helping you strike a deal with your spouse — a settlement —  you’ll have more control over your future and maintain what is most important: family relationships, financial support, and emotional health.

By staying out of court, settlement first preserves assets and privacy, limits risk, and reduces stress.

You can move on with your life, knowing you’ve achieved the best outcome for yourself and your children with minimal cost and negative effects.

For many people, it’s simply a better way to get divorced.

Of course, sometimes settlement cannot be reached and court becomes the best choice. At times like these, you need a divorce legal team that is trial ready.

Settlement first : stay healthy, preserve wealth.

Settlement first : stay healthy, preserve wealth.

“I have worked with Lisa Zonder’s office on a number of matters over the years and have found both Lisa and her staff to not only thoroughly and zealously advocate her client’s position, but to do so in a manner which is both professional and consistent with the highest ideals of the legal profession …” —Rick L. (attorney)

“While my due diligence led me to the Law Offices of Lisa R. Zonder, it has been my experience with the firm that leads to this complete and absolute recommendation.” —G.C.

“Lisa, I want to extend a big THANK YOU for your efforts in what I see as a real win for me and my family. Your professional manner and attention to my needs are truly appreciated." —T

"Hello Lisa - To begin with, I would like to thank you for all of your help, support and excellent advice with regards to my mediation. My divorce is final, glad that is done!" —DP

"I would not hesitate to recommend this particular (Second Saturday) workshop to any person who may be even slightly interested. You will not regret it. The overall presentation (by other professionals involved) was superb." —Yoon Jin Kim, CPA

“Lisa, I wish to extend my sincere appreciation to you and your staff for all your hard work on my case. Your hard work paid off with reaching the excellent and just goals that we had all hoped to obtain. Again thank you kindly!” —C.G.

I found them to be great advocates for me. Should you need to utilize the services of a family attorney, Ms. Zonder and her team will be a formidable advocates to choose. I definitely recommend the Zonder law firm. Thank you for your help and for being accommodating. —Mike A, Thousand Oaks

"I highly recommend Lisa and her wonderful assistant Sharon to get you through one of the most difficult times in your life. Lisa is efficient and trustworthy. She means what she says, and says what she means, in a clear and understandable voice." —Ericka

“I know this was not easy and I came with some pretty heavy and stressful baggage. I can’t thank you enough for your patience through it all! I admire what you do and your strength. You and your team were great and made me feel at ease. It was easy keeping a good attitude knowing you were taking good care over me!!” —A.L

“Lisa, I have received it thank you very much. I really appreciate all you have done and the timely manner you have dealt with this issue! Thanks again.” —M.A.

I am so pleased with the mediation services I received from the Law Offices of Lisa Zonder. Lisa and her associate, Nicole were able to handle my divorce mediation remotely, which meant I did not have to travel long distances for in-person meetings. The mediation was handled quickly and efficiently. I really appreciate Lisa and Nicole’s efforts in making this stressful time in my life less stressful by responding to emails in a timely fashion, assisting with required court filings, and providing me with clear guidance. I highly recommend the Law Offices of Lisa Zonder for your mediation needs. — V.R.

“A note of appreciation to all of you for your competence in my alimony reduction activity and for your sage advice on how to proceed. As they say, “it’s been a privilege doing business with you.” —Lou

Explore your options with an expert divorce attorney.

We have extensive legal, financial, and mental health resources, and with those resources we  strive to find the best solution for your case.

If settlement cannot be reached through diplomacy, we’ll defend your interests in court.

At Zonder Family Law, you’ll enjoy prompt communication, personal attention, and direct access to your legal team.

Divorce can be a difficult experience, but there is “light at the end of the tunnel”. Our clients talk about the sense of relief, calm, security, and gratitude they feel after their cases are concluded.

If you’re ready move forward, reserve a strategy session (in-person or by phone). We’ll do our best to make your journey through divorce a positive one.

Preserve and protect what’s most important.

Highest Avvo Rating — Superb
Highest Avvo Rating — Superb
Certified By The State Bar Of California, Board Of Legal Specialization — Family Law
Certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization — Family Law
SuperLawyers — 5 Years
SuperLawyers — 5 Years
Member, Academy Of Professional Family Mediators
Member, Academy of Professional Family Mediators
Member And Past President, Collaborative Practice California
Member and Past President, Collaborative Practice California — Certified Member — Certified Member
Member, Lawyers Of Distinction
Member, Lawyers of Distinction

Lisa R. Zonder, a Certified Family Law Specialist* with 25 years of experience.

I am committed to helping you settle your case quickly, without wasting time and money. My two main goals are to:

  • Provide you with options and creative approaches to resolve your divorce
  • Ensure you have the information and support needed to make educated decisions

I will listen and find the right solution for you. More about Lisa’s qualifications.

Lisa R. Zonder, Certified Family Law Specialist.

Lisa R. Zonder, Certified Family Law Specialist.*

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