Ms. Sahar Maknouni is a dedicated and passionate attorney specializing exclusively in family law, including serving as Minor’s Counsel, a role appointed by the Court.

Ms. Maknouni finds fulfillment in her capacity as a family law attorney, as it allows her to provide assistance to individuals navigating the emotionally challenging terrain of divorce and family-related issues. Having traversed her own divorce, she intimately comprehends the intricacies and hurdles involved. Through complimentary consultations, Ms. Maknouni assesses compatibility with potential clients, drawing on her keen ability to discern their needs and circumstances effectively.

Ms. Maknouni customizes her approach to accommodate the individual demands of each case, demonstrating readiness to assertively pursue avenues deemed optimal. Whether inside or outside the courtroom, Ms. Maknouni is unwavering in her advocacy for her clients, adeptly navigating the emotional complexities inherent in family legal disputes both in and out of the courtroom.

Ms. Maknouni’s approach is guided by two key principles. Firstly, she ensures that all court documents are meticulously drafted to present her client’s perspective persuasively. Secondly, Ms. Maknouni exhibits a professional yet assertive demeanor in court, drawing upon her extensive litigation experience to effectively safeguard her clients’ interests.

Ms. Maknouni is dedicated to providing her clients with a stress-free experience, offering comprehensive explanations of the legal process at every juncture. Her client-centric approach emphasizes achieving favorable outcomes through meticulous analysis and strategic handling of each case. Upon engaging Ms. Maknouni’s services, clients are granted access to a Client Portal, where all their legal documents are centralized for convenient and readily accessible management. Ms. Maknouni recognizes that clients involved in divorce or family law cases often have pressing or sensitive matters requiring immediate attention. To facilitate communication, Ms. Maknouni offers clients access to her calendar to schedule virtual meetings or phone calls. Additionally, she provides a dedicated work cell phone number that accepts text messages for quick and non-urgent inquiries.

Ms. Maknouni earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Law with a minor in Management from California State Northridge and obtained her Juris Doctorate from Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law. Recognizing the significance of community involvement, Ms. Maknouni volunteers her time at the Harriet Buhai Center in Los Angeles.

Outside of her legal practice, Ms. Maknouni enjoys traveling, immersing herself in new experiences and cultures. She also values spending quality time with her family, friends, and beloved dog Mushu, ensuring a balanced and fulfilling life.


  • California State Northridge - B.S.
  • Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law - J.D.

Client Reviews

My attorney Sahar did an excellent job in obtaining the results I wanted! Collaborating with this firm through my challenging divorce was truly eye-opening. Being in the military, my top priority was to preserve a meaningful bond with my children amidst the demanding nature of my deployment...

Jon P.

I was impressed by Sahar's strategic approach to my complex divorce case. She was always ahead of the game, anticipating moves and countermoves, ultimately leading to a very satisfactory outcome for me. I highly recommend Sahar to anyone dealing with family law challenges, thanks to her...

Sarah Jennings

Going through a divorce with young children was my biggest nightmare. Attorney Maknouni not only helped me navigate the legal process smoothly but also ensured my children's best interests were at the forefront of every decision. Her sensitivity and professionalism were truly commendable.

Jessica H.

Sahar is a great lawyer, who knows how to handle cases both in and out of court. From our first meeting, I felt assured and understood. She navigated through my divorce proceedings with incredible professionalism and efficiency, ensuring a fair division of assets and custody arrangements that were...

Carlos Rodriguez

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