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Christina Marie Shaffer

Divorce and separation Attorney at Thousand Oaks, CA

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2004
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Ventura County Family Law Attorney, Christina Shaffer, prides herself in providing superior services in all aspects of Family Law, including Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support.  Ms. Shaffer has been serving Ventura County clients for over 16 years and commits herself to being a strong advocate for her clients.  Call us for a consultation, which includes a thorough assessment of your case and a support analysis.  

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Christina Marie Shaffer
100 E Thousand Oaks Blvd
Ste 132
Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360


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Posted by Zena | November 7, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The most compassionate attorney for the tough times
No one wants to find themselves getting divorced, but if you are in this situation the best thing you could do for yourself and your kids is to have Christina Shaffer and her team on your side. She's incredibly compassionate and she's an incredible advocate who will get you through this tough time. She and her team work incredibly hard and fight for you, giving you individual attention when you need it most. They take your situation seriously and will get you through it.
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Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Trustworthy and Knowledgeable
I connected with Ms Shaffer to find out more about her practice recently. I was amazed by the time she spent with me to find out more information and to share about what she and her firm have to offer. Ms Shaffer is so professional, kind, and caring and I can tell she takes on her responsibilities seriously. I recommend setting up time to consult with her if there is ever a thought that you may need to take a next step with an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Job!
I was looking for someone to represent me during my divorce involving a very unreasonable spouse and two very young children. Christina meet with me free of charge and discussed my situation and set real expectations for me right off the bat. I decided to retain her services and am extremely glad that I did. Christina and her assistant Sarah were very professional and helpful throughout my lengthy case and trial. Christina's office was very well organized and punctual with all my paperwork and filings, they handled everything perfectly and I never had to worry about a single thing, which is important when you are going through such a testing experience like a divorce. If I ever needed to discuss a situation or ask a question, Christina's office was always available and would quickly take care of whatever I needed. Christina's billing and fees were fair, and for what she brings to the table, I never gave it a second though. My initial legal needs were representation durning a rough custody mediation and spousal support issue. Without Christina, my children would barely see me and I would be paying so much in child and spousal support that I would have been living out of my car. But she was able to fight for me and get me more and more time with my children each time we went to court. Christina put together a very detailed MSA for me and after several attempts to reach an agreement with my ex, we had to cut our losses and go to trial. After reading some horrible stories of what has happened to some people that went to trial, I was very anxious, and a little freaked out. Christina once again gave me real expectations and told me that this was my best shot to get a fair deal. Christina and Sarah dedication and effort preparing my trial reassured me that I was in good hands, and that every detail was going to be just right, and that is exactly what you need to know when you are going to trial. Christina gave me confidence and I knew that she was going to get me the fairness and equality that I was seeking, even if it seemed like a long shot and as if the court was working against me. After my divorce was finalized, and my trial was over, I was able to finally move on with my life and start again. Christina fought for me and turned a bleak situation into a win, something that I never thought to be a possibility. I know without a doubt that without Christina's representation, my life would be a mess right now. I would absolutely recommend Christina to anyone in need of a silver bullet. Thank you Christina and Sarah, you were amazing and I could never thank you enough for everything you have done for me. Sincerely, NM
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Posted by Dan | September 17, 2014
A Leading Attorney
My case was complex. My ex-spouse was very contentious at every issue of divorce. She would do or say anything to win sole custody of our child. She attempted to strip me away from him. My ex also wanted to sell out our family residence, or otherwise would demand unreasonable amount of equity if I wanted to keep the house. I found the law firm of Attorney Shaffer on this website. After reading her former clients’ comments here, I decided to meet with Christina. Ms. Shaffer was upfront and honest with me about my case. As a mother, she understood both sides of the custody issues and the needs of a young child. Christina is all about fair divorce. She agreed to represent me. Throughout my case, Christina always found the proper strategy at the proper time. She was strategic and tactful in dealing with the opposing counsel. Christina knows the family laws and the court systems very well. Her guidance was accurate and up-to-date. Christina fought hard for me. At the same time, she tried to keep my expectations realistic. She looks at the big picture. Her correspondence to the opposing counsel was clear, intelligent and to the point. Christina encouraged me to do leg works for my case to help control my legal fees. She worked hard to verify the information that I provided since she did not necessarily take it at the face value. Therefore her settlement proposal was consistent and accurate to the end. Her firm was fair with the billing. Her staff is friendly, professional and responsive. In short, Accuracy, Responsiveness and Integrity are what I have experienced with her law firm. I finally got what I wanted: the child custody agreement that every parent wants, and retaining our family residence at a fair market price. I highly recommend Christina for any family law matter, especially to fathers who care about their children but might face uphill battle in the court. Ms. Shaffer definitely has the expertise and experience to help culturally diverse clients.
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Posted by Frank | January 23, 2013
Excellent attorney
Ms. Shaffer is an excellent attorney. She provided awesome results for my complex case.
Posted by arci | May 12, 2010
Strongly Recommended
I strongly recommend Christina as a family law attorney. She assisted me with a very difficult divorce and child custody case. She is compassionate, caring and able to take on very complex cases, like mine. After already going through 2 bad divorce attorneys, I was lucky to find Christina from a fellow co-worker that was also happy with the outcome of his case.
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lead Attorney
  • VS&R
  • 2004 - 2007


  • University of La Verne College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Univ of California Santa Barbara
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • Custody
  • Client prevailed


  • Ventura County Family Law Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Certified Mediator
  • Collaborative Family Law
  • N/A
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  • Citations (VCBA)
  • Domestic Partnership
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Calvary Divorce Recovery Group
  • Divorce Recovery Group
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (15)
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Family Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Ms. Shaffer. I have had the opportunity to work with Ms. Shaffer as opposing counsel and I found her to be an excellent advocate for her clients. She was very professional and committed to finding the correct solution for her clients. Even though we have been on opposite sides of these cases and advocating strongly for our clients, Ms. Shaffer's compassion and professional demeanor allows us to handle the case for our clients in an amicable manner."
Family Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked cases with Christina as opposing counsel and have a lot of respect for her. She is tough, professional and does not create disputes where they don't exist. She is a great advocate for her clients and works hard to achieve the best possible result for them."
Family Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Shaffer advocates for her clients enthusiastically and effectively."
Family Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Christina is a true professional who cares about her clients. She will fight hard if needed but also understands how important it is to resolve matters efficiently and amicably when possible."
Family Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. . Attorney Shaffer is an outstanding family law attorney with an exceptional reputation. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and true credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend her legal services."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Truly one of the leading authorities in the field of family law in Ventura County. I endorse this attorney's work."
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Thousand Oaks Divorce and separation Lawyer Christina Marie Shaffer
Christina Marie Shaffer
Divorce and separation Attorney
Thousand Oaks, CA
Licensed for 19 years