Marina Manoukian

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Marina Manoukian is the Head of the Family Law department at ADLI Law Group. Her practice focuses on family law and civil litigation including business, real estate and construction litigation. Ms. Manoukian obtained her BA from UCLA and graduated Loyola Law School. She was admitted to the California State Bar in 1995.
Ms. Manoukian began her career working at smaller firms in Glendale and became a partner in O’Rourke, Fong & Manoukian, in 2005. In 2014 she joined ADLI Law Group to expand her practice and broaden her legal scope.
Ms. Manoukian’s family law practice has included litigating custody and support issues, as well as division of property and domestic violence. Her passionate representation of her family law clients has resulted in many successful resolutions. Her advice to her clients who are going through a divorce that involves children is to make every decision based on what is in the best interest of the children. Ms. Manoukin believes putting the children first will guarantee they are best served and will put clients in a better position in front of the court.
In her civil practice, Ms. Manoukian represents businesses, property owners and construction companies. Many of her business and construction clients have stayed with her for over 19 years, demonstrating that attorney-client relationships built on trust and mutual respect can be long-standing.
In her private life, Ms. Manoukian has always made time for her family and community. She faithfully attends her sons’ soccer and basketball games and has been the basketball team mom for her son’s Homenetmen Glendale Ararat Chapter’s basketball team for eight years. Additionally, she currently serves on the Bylaws’ Committee and the legal counsel committee at the same organization. Ms. Manoukian has served on the Parent Support Committees at her sons’ school and is still on the school board at St. Mary’s Tufenkian Preschool, serving as its chair for a majority of the last 11 years.
Ms. Manoukian feels blessed to have the opportunity to serve her clients as well as her family and community.

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AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Civil Litigation and Counseling
  • Business Litigation and Counseling
  • Construction Law
  • Family Law

EDUCATION

  • Loyola Law School, Juris Doctor, 1995
  • UCLA, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 1991

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • California, 1995

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Marina Manoukian Evolving definitions of the ‘date of separation’ in California, Daily Journal, September 2018
  • “Marina Manoukian, Child custody: Does the child get a say?, Daily Journal, April 2018
  • “Marina Manoukian, Social Media Divorces – 5 Things to Avoid Posting During a Divorce, The Recorder, March 2018; available at https://www.law.com/therecorder/2018/03/06/social-media-divorces-5-things-to-avoid-posting-during-a-divorce/
  • “Marina Manoukian, The New GOP Tax Law: Good or Bad News for Divorce, Divorce Magazine, February 2018; available at https://www.divorcemag.com/articles/the-new-gop-tax-law-good-or-bad-news-for-divorce/

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • Armenian

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