Areas Of Practice
  • Primarily in southern California
  • Divorce
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Division of assets and monies
  • Settlement Agreement at divorce
  • Marital Agreements
  • Pre-marital Agreements
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Domestic Partnership Agreements
  • Domestic Partnership issues
  • Modification of order
  • Enforcement of order
  • Domestic Violence issues
  • Grandparents' rights
  • Paternity
  • International custody cases
  • Hague Convention kidnapping cases
  • Custody in sexual abuse cases
  • Legal counsel  of the Colombian consulate

Contact Us

Maria Rivas Hamar

Hamar Family Law Corp.

9454 Wilshire Blvd,


Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Phone: 310-550-0460

Fax: 310-550-0461


In order to be identified as a "certified" specialist in California, an attorney must be certified either by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, or an organization whose certification program has been accredited by the State Bar, and which is at least equally demanding as the State Bar.

California attorneys certified as specialists must pass a written examination in their specialty field, demonstrate a high level of experience in the specialty field, fulfill ongoing education requirements and be favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with their work.

An applicant must demonstrate that, within the five years immediately preceding submission of the written application, he or she has been substantially involved in the practice of family law, which shall include actual experience in each of the following areas:

  • Restraining orders/domestic violence proceedings;
  • Dissolution of marriage, legal separation, or nullity of marriage litigation;
  • Custody of children
  • Child support;
  • Spousal support;
  • Modification of support;
  • Division of community property;
  • Confirmation of separate property;
  • Taxation issues incident to dissolution of marriage;
  • Contempt and/or enforcement proceedings;
  • Mediation and/or negotiation of family law disputes; and
  • Psychological and counseling aspects of dissolution of marriage

Maria R. Hamar is in the elite group of Certified Family Law Specialists.  Maria also brings, besides her specialization in family law, the skill and experience of jury trials she had in the past (jury trials are not permitted in family law cases) against the most difficult opponents all over the country.