Sharon Kianfar is a family law attorney, mediator, and collaborative law practitioner offering services throughout Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. After 20 years as a litigator, Sharon is pleased to offer services exclusively in mediation and collaborative law. Sharon’s experience as a litigator taught her that resolving family law related matters through consensual dispute resolution should always be the first approach. Sharon has litigated and mediated all types of family law matters, including divorce and legal separation, paternity, child custody, child and spousal support, division of community property, and pre-marital and post-marital agreements. She also serves as a consulting attorney for a wide range of family law matters. Sharon’s approach to family law is to adapt to each client’s specific needs, interests and goals, and to provide enough information so that parties can make their own well informed decisions. Her goal is to transition families going through a divorce in a compassionate and peaceful manner. Sharon graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1995 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. She received her JD from Whittier Law School in 1998, where she clerked for the Honorable Bernard J. Kamins, Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court, West District. In 2012, Sharon became a Certified Family Law Specialist by the Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California.