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Mariya Furman

Attorney Mariya Furman is licensed to practice before all of the Courts of the State of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from Case Illinois Institute of Art in 2004, Ms. Furman went on to attend Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California. She was awarded her Juris Doctor degree in 2009.

After practicing as a criminal defense attorney for a few years, Mariya Furman co-founded Furman & Zavatsky in Encino, California, with a focus on representing clients in all types of Family Law matters in the Southern California area at Furman & Zavatsky office in Encino, California. Ms. Furman now practices Family Law exclusively.

Focusing her practice in family law, Ms. Furman represents clients in matters such as divorce, paternity, child custody, child support, spousal support and visitation.

She also handles cases involving post-judgment modifications of custody and support, as well preparation of prenuptial agreements. Ms. Furman is also very experienced in cases involving domestic violence and she helped many clients in obtaining or defending against domestic violence restraining orders.

While fully prepared to be an aggressive litigator when necessary, Ms. Furman understand the negative financial and emotional impact that divorce litigation can have on the family, and especially on the children.

Collaborative Divorce provides an opportunity for the divorcing couples to work cooperatively with one another to reach a creative solution that would benefit both sides, without going to court. Ms. Furman handles collaborative family law cases and has extensive experience in negotiating settlement agreements, as well as advising clients through a mediation process.

Ms. Furman has significant litigation and settlement experience. Her reputation is widely recognized throughout Los Angeles County. Mariya Furman was named by Los Angeles Magazine as a “Super Lawyer Rising Star” for the last two years in recognition for her superior legal skills. Ms. Furman is a member of the California State Bar Association and Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Paternity
  • Child Custody & Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Alimony & Spousal Support
  • Division of Assets
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
  • Post-Judgment Modifications to Court Orders
  • Collaborative Divorce and Mediation

Awards and Honors

  • Rising Star, SuperLawyers, 2016
  • Top Women Attorneys in Southern California, SuperLawyers, 2016
  • Rising Star, SuperLawyers, 2015
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2015
  • 10 Best Under 40, American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, 2015
  • Premier Attorney, American Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015

Recent Blog Posts


  • Sylvia Recommends Mariya Furman

    Ms. Furman handled my case with professionalism and kept me informed throughout the process. I was very worried before I talked to her and she calmed me down and kept me informed at all times. She got me a great disposition and kept me out of jail. What I appreciated most was that she helped me a...
  • Jackie Recommends Mariya Furman

    Ms. Furman did an excellent job helping me through a difficult divorce case. She helped me with a very difficult divorce case involving multiple businesses and complex issues. She is an excellent attorney and I would recommend her to any client. I really liked her aggressive approach opposing cou...
  • Nellie Recommends Mariya Furman

    Ms. Furman is a professional who brings levelheadedness and ethics that is much needed in this, and any industry. I needed legal help with a post divorce matter which did not require litigation. My objective was to work with a sensible attorney who understands the nuances of the issues at hand, a...
  • Catherine Recommends Mariya Furman

    Excellent divorce attorney. In September 2015 I decided I had to end my 12-year marriage. I didn't know any attorneys and I found Mariya Furman by doing an online search for divorce attorneys near my home. I called the office and was given a consultation appointment right away, which I really app...

Call a Los Angeles Divorce Lawyer

Family law disputes have the potential to have a significant impact on your quality of life and overall happiness. As a result, it is critical for you to protect your rights to the fullest extent possible when involved in a dispute related to family law. The lawyers of Furman & Zavatsky have the skill and experience to resolve your case as favorably as possible and provide compassionate and understanding legal counsel and representation. We also offer flat fee legal services for divorce and family law issues.

To schedule a free consultation with one of our Los Angeles divorce attorneys, call our office today at 818-528-3471. Read our blog on how to prepare for your first meeting with a divorce lawyer.

Furman & Zavatsky
17200 Ventura Blvd., #105
Encino, CA 91316
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