Christina Maranhão

Attorney, Of Counsel

Practice Area: Adoption, Guardianships and Family Law


Christina Maranhão grew up in Orange County, California. Christina graduated from the University of California at Irvine, with a Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Criminology, Law, and Society.  After graduating from UCI, Christina wanted to combine her degrees to focus on helping others.  She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law with honors in 2014.  During law school, Christina was a Student Attorney at the Children’s Rights Clinic, where she had the opportunity to act as attorney ad litem within dependency and termination of parental rights cases.

Focused on Helping Families

Christina has always had a desire to help children and their families.  With this goal in mind, she has focused her career on helping families within the complete range of family law cases.  Christina’s past experience as a minor’s counsel and on guardianship matters has helped her further understand the implications divorce and family conflict can have on the children at the center of many of these cases. She has extensive experience with handling co-parenting and child-related issues as well as the financial concerns within family law, such as property/debt division and support orders.  Christina has been devoting 100% of her practice to family law issues since 2015 and practices in all areas of children and family law with a focus on children’s issues, custody matters, adoptions, and dissolutions. 

Message from Christina

Creating a family and life with your loved one doesn’t end when the relationship ends. The reality of family law is that while it may seem like an end of a relationship, it really is a transition and shift in the relationship.  This transition can be difficult to navigate alone.  The litigation process involved in these changes can become unnecessarily contentious and cause people to lose focus on their ultimate goals during this time.  By focusing on this area of law, I am able to help families through some of the most difficult phases of their lives while concentrating on resolutions for our client’s goals. I have handled more than 200 cases. It is important to me that I work with my clients to work on achieving their goals while minimizing the financial and emotional impact family law cases can have.  No two cases or clients have been identical, and each case needs its own unique and tailored strategy.  It has been my pleasure over the years to provide tailored approaches to cases and see clients through these transitions in as seamless a manner as possible, and I look forward to continuing to do so for our future clients.