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Sharon E. Alkire

Divorce and separation Attorney at Berkeley, CA

4.8   5 reviews

also known as Law Office of Sharon Alkire

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found

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About Sharon

Learn Sharon’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Contested, default and uncontested divorce. Division of property, spousal/partner support, child custody and support. Termination of domestic partnership. Full and limited scope representation available.

  2. Family
    Custody and visitation, divorce, domestic partnerships, spousal/partner support, domestic violence restraining orders.

  3. Alimony
    Establish/modify temporary and permanent spousal support. Long-term vs. short-term marriages and domestic partnerships. Characterization of marital standard of living and income available for support.

  4. Child custody
    Establish/modify child custody and support, visitation, holiday schedules. Parentage, supervised visitation, move-aways.


Dealing with family law issues can be one of the most difficult events in a person's life. It is important to hire the right attorney for your case - someone you trust to aggressively fight for your rights. I will use my 10 years of experience, sound judgment and tenacious spirit to craft solutions based on your best interests. 

Whether you have just begun contemplating divorce or you need a post-judgment modification, I offer full legal representation in court, as well as legal consultancy to help you become a more powerful self-advocate. I provide aggressive advocacy in litigation and settlement negotiations and will guide you through the process every step of the way. Contact me to schedule a free consultation.


Law Office of Sharon Alkire


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Posted by Felicia G | January 13, 2015
Trustworthy & Fighter!
I went to Sharon with a very personal problem that caused me immense stress and anxiety. She made me feel comfortable immediately. She had a lot of patience with me as I went back and forth through the separation and divorce process. I messaged Sharon often and she always replied to me, answering all my questions and making me feel at ease. Sharon made things go easier than I had anticipated and her thoughtful guidance was truly appreciated. She was always just a phone call away when she did not need to be. In spite of her very demanding schedule, Sharon still came to court on my behalf even when I was too ill to show up for myself. Sharon is a fighter and very knowledgeable of the law and worked hard to win my case for me....a HUGE relief. Even if I hadn't worked things out with my husband, I would still recommend her to anyone that needs a lawyer. Thank you Sharon!!!
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Posted by Lidia | April 20, 2018
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Better Call Sharon
If you need a lawyer Better Call Sharon, she has high knowledge about divorce, she could understand perfect anything I wanna tell her even if english is not my native language an I have a strong accent. She ended my divorce which lasted for 3 years. She did the best she could to take me out of that 3 years stress, she is very patient and passionated , works very hard, a brilliant lawyer.
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Posted by Ellen S | March 24, 2017
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Responsive and Reassuring
Sharon helped keep my high-conflict divorce out of court when we fell out of mediation. She answered all of my questions thoroughly and returned my calls and emails promptly. I really appreciated her straight forward approach to advising me on my best options and her ability to negotiate a fair settlement.
Posted by Phill | January 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Sharon is an amazing attorney who put me at ease during a difficult divorce. She alleviated much of the stress of dealing with my spouses attorney. By the way she handled setbacks and utilized her knowledge of the law to allow me to feel as if I had options. She was willing to work with me when I was low on funds and never pressured me to make decisions without thoroughly explaining each possible decision. If I had to do this alone I would not have come out of the divorce as successfully as I did with her assistance. Sharon pays close attention to detail was able to use all facets of the law to benefit my situation. She was always professional and allowed me to vent my frustrations without compromising the case. She would also give me options that would keep my legal expenses low. I am eternally grateful to Sharon and would highly recommend her to anyone going through a divorce in need of an excellent attorney!
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Posted by Benjamin | January 24, 2015
Her support was much appreciated
I was referred to Sharon through Emily Doskow and was happy to find a lawyer willing to work with my unusual divorce case. Getting married in another country is usually a union supported here in the California legal system, however the intricacies of same sex unions abroad require research and tenacity. As differing nations have different laws in place that are changing rapidly, my ex-spouse decided to contest the divorce on the basis that it wasn't a real marriage. Sharon conducted research that I could present in court to the judge saying that this was not so, and although the proceedings have yet to conclude I have a much stronger, cleaner case for it. I felt that she is on my side and wants to see the case through even when things get tricky; her amiability is one of her strongest assets and I appreciate her straightforwardness. Working with Sharon gave me enough experience in the matter that when my savings dried up and I could longer afford a lawyer, I had enough of a footing to stand on my own, which is not an easy thing to do in the California Family Law system. I am grateful to have been able to work with her.
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Pro Bono Family Law Attorney
  • Bay Area Legal Aid
  • 2013 - 2015


  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • California State University, East Bay
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Ellis v. Rodas
  • The Court held that California had jurisdiction over the civil union partnership, granted termination and spousal support with arrears, plus over $9,000 in attorney's fees.


  • Queen's Bench Bar Association, Diveristy Committee
  • Chairperson
  • 2014 - Present
  • Women Lawyers of Alameda County
  • Board Member 2014–2020
  • 2014 - 2020

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Unity Award
  • Minority Bar Coalition
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (3)
Endorse Sharon
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Sharon is a very thoughtful lawyer. She's a great listener and works hard to come up with solutions to difficult case issues. I fully endorse her!"
General practice Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sharon is intelligent, thoughtful, reasonable, and compassionate. I think highly of her ability as an attorney."
Divorce and separation
Uncontested divorce

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Berkeley Divorce and separation Lawyer Sharon E. Alkire
Sharon E. Alkire
Divorce and separation Attorney
Berkeley, CA
Licensed for 11 years