Marla Pleyte

2331 State Street
Santa Barbara, California 93105
United States
Office Phone: 805-770-7080
Member since 2019
Membership Type: IACP



I opened my solo law practice in 2007 and have offices in Santa Barbara, Hollister, and Three Rivers where I am available for online or in person consultations by appointment only. My practice focuses on solution-oriented family law and estate planning, including mediation and collaborative approaches. My background in economics and business consulting gives me an enhanced understanding and ability to deal with complex financial issues, while my education and professional experience in organizational behavior and human performance give me the skillset to effectively participate in the collaborative process.

Area(s) of Practice: Family Law, Estate Planning, Mediation
License(s): Member, State Bar of California; Certified Family Law Specialist, California Board of Legal Specialization

Professional Activities

Santa Barbara County Bar Association Family Law & Mediation Consultation (Online/In Person)

Undergraduate Education

Tulane University, BA Economics 1998

Postgraduate Education

Tulane University, MBA in Organizational Behavior and Marketing 1999

Professional Education

University of California, Davis, JD 2006


By focusing on full information, open communication, and the interests of everyone involved, parties participating in the collaborative process can use their divorce or other legal issue as a springboard to begin the next chapter of their lives from a position of knowledge and strength.