Divorce and Family Law


Domestic Violence Restraining Orders


Spousal Support & Child Support


Child Custody

Why Choose The Sperling Law Firm

Our law practice provides the personal touch that seems to be lacking with so many larger impersonal law firms. The days of relentlessly over-charging clients are over.

Meet our Attorneys

Caroline Abramyan is a Paralegal at Sperling Diarian and McAllister, APLC and has been with the firm for over five years.

Caroline assists with all aspects of file management and organization, including drafting pleadings, organizing documents, court applications, and gathering and analyzing evidence.

She attended Glendale Community College to complete her general education courses.

Caroline’s personal interests include traveling, dining, watching movies, and spending time with her family. She has a special love of Sydney, Australia, where she lived as a child. She dreams of traveling to France and other cities across the United States.

Caroline is dedicated to providing clients with a caring, friendly atmosphere where they feel comfortable. She greets each client with a warm smile and helps to facilitate the relationship between the attorneys and clients.

Lauren Bociaga (fka McAllister) is a Certified Family Law Specialist recognized by the State Bar of California as having demonstrated a broad-based and comprehensive experience in the area of family law based on the completion of a variety of matters, favorable evaluations by other legal professionals, and successfully passing the written examination.

Ms. Bociaga has extensive litigation and negotiation experience in all aspects of Family Law, including restraining orders, child and spousal support, custody and visitation, and property division. Within these broad areas of law, she has successfully helped her clients in cases involving difficult issues such as parental alienation, hidden assets and income, complex compensation packages, and gaslighting and emotional abuse. She has honed her craft practicing in numerous courtrooms in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. She is also a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Ms. Bociaga graduated summa cum laude from California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, minoring in English Literature. She attended law school at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, where she graduated cum laude. In addition to her J.D., Ms. Bociaga received her Certificate in Dispute Resolution and her Certificate in Criminal Legal Practice. She also served as an Executive Editor of the Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal.

Ms. Bociaga volunteers her time as a pro bono attorney for Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles. In 2021, she was honored as Attorney of the Year for the program.

Outside of law, Ms. Bociaga enjoys Scuba Diving and travel, both domestic and international. She has a special love of London, England, where she spent her study abroad during law school. She volunteers as the Vice President and Webmaster for a local dive club in her free time.

Ms. Diarian earned her Juris Doctor degree from Trinity Law School, where she was honored with multiple academic awards.

During her years in law school, she was an active leader in numerous campus organizations, and also served as Editor of Law Review. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Diarian obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from University of California, Irvine, where she graduated with magna cum laude honors.

Ms. Diarian is a dedicated and compassionate attorney who has successfully settled and litigated all aspects of family law, including child custody and support issues, spousal support matters, division of property, (including community businesses), both civil and domestic violence restraining orders, as well as modification and enforcement of family law orders and judgments.

When clients work with Ms. Diarian, they can trust in her strength as an advocate in all aspects of their marital dissolution. She has proven record of aggressively and passionately representing her clients against situations that would threaten their well-being as individuals and as a family unit.

Ms. Diarian currently volunteers her time with the Los Angeles Superior Court as a family law mediator and is an active member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and San Fernando Valley Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in all California Courts, as well as the Western, Southern, and Central United States District Courts.
When she is not zealously advocating for her clients, Ms. Diarian enjoys spending quality time with her family, traveling, and working out. Ms. Diarian is fluent in Farsi.

Mr. Sperling is the founder of Sperling Diarian & McAllister, APLC. Mr. Sperling’s practice is exclusive to resolution of family law disputes, including, but not limited to, divorce, child custody/visitation, support, and division of assets.

Mr. Sperling represents wealthy, high-profile business owners, corporate executives, professional athletes, doctors, lawyers, accountants, actors, motion picture and television executives, and homemakers. He has achieved success in and out of the courtroom and is recognized as one of the leading family law attorneys in the San Fernando Valley.

Mr. Sperling graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology and studied law at the University of West Los Angeles.

Mr. Sperling is an active member of the legal community. He serves as a volunteer family law mediator and has served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Los Angeles Superior Court.

In his over 40 years of practicing law, Mr. Sperling has handled hundreds of family law and general litigation cases. He is well-versed in aggressive litigation tactics and trial advocacy, and will passionately present your case.

When Mr. Sperling is not in Court, he enjoys painting and playing with his beloved lab, Maggie.

A Certified Family Law Specialist is available at our firm



A California Family Law Specialist must take and pass a rigorous written examination in family law and has demonstrated a high level of experience and integrity in family law.

This highly competent expertise is provided to you at a reasonable low hourly rate. Read More

Being involved in the legal system can be difficult, stressful, and expensive. The way you manage your case can have life lasting consequences. Our experience, competency, current success in court, and strict adherence to cost control, will help you minimize your stress, cost of litigation and will give you the best chances to win your case.

Our experience divorce cases for example includes the fair separation of community and separate property assets. The appropriate division of liabilities are also carefully managed. Additionally, our Los Angeles family law attorneys’ expertise includes the fair adjudication of spousal and child support monetary awards.

Our Los Angeles divorce attorneys will lay out a plan that will include action steps, time table, and cost. This will incorporate your unique goals for a reasonable and affordable fee.

We respect and admire clients who strive to educate themselves about California family law and the divorce process. For this reason you can click this link to connect directly to the

Los Angeles Superior Court Family Law website.

Our California family law and child custody attorneys can assist in the following areas:

  • California Dissolution of Marriage (divorce)
  • Spousal and Child Support Orders
  • Complex California Divorce Property Division
  • Financial Tracing of Assets
  • Child Custody and Visitation Orders
  • Child Custody Move Away Cases
  • Post Judgment Modification
  • Paternity (child custody-not married)
  • Domestic Violence Restraining Order
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
  • Mediation

If you are the eccentric academic type, you can also click the following link and visit the California Family Law Code.

If you find yourself in an untenable domestic violence situation with no one to turn to for help, please contact the following domestic violence shelters for assistance.

CIVIL LITIGATION (Personal or Business):

Civil litigation usually involves disputes of private law issues between individuals, businesses or non-profit organizations. At the same time, civil litigation can entail public law issues. If you are entering a civil litigation lawsuit, contact us. We first want to settle the matter and only go to trial if absolutely necessary.


Thinking of filing bankruptcy? We will sit down and discuss the best options for you, be it Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 13 cases.


The Sperling Law Firm handles criminal cases including but not limited to DUI, Theft, crimes of passion, possession of narcotics, as well as white collar crimes such as embezzlement.

Felony and misdemeanor cases handled.


My family has roots in Sherman Oaks and San Fernando Valley going back to 1948. Back then Model T’s were still racing up and down Ventura Boulevard. You could have also seen starlets dining at Du-Par’s restaurant into the wee hours of the morning.

Well, a lot has changed since then…

My law practice provides the personal touch that seems to be lacking with so many larger impersonal law firms. The days of relentlessly over-charging clients are over. Big firms, with even bigger bills,* are unsustainable in this economic climate. Especially for so-so results! (see what judges have to say about big bills below*).

I promise to provide a high level of expertise at an affordable cost. My family owns the building where the firm is located. As a result we can pass the cost savings onto our clients.
Unlike other establishments, our firm’s policy is not to over-charge for telephone calls, faxes or copies. In many instances, our firm will charge a flat fee for services.

Thank you for your trust, Mitchell Sperling, Esq.

“Our mission is to cost effectively negotiate,
mediate, or, if necessary, litigate, a fair settlement.”

Free consultation (818) 205-9090
We can come to your location for initial interview.

Our fees are reasonable and fair.
Financing available, payments acceptable.

The Sperling Law Firm
13960 Ventura Blvd., 2nd Floor
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Tel: (818) 205-9090
Fax: (818) 205-9099

* “Big firms, with even bigger bills” is not an exaggeration.”

Consider this quote from Los Superior Court, then-presiding family law judge, Aviva Bobb, from a bar association meeting in September 2002. “By the time we see [divorce] cases in court, most people have spent all their community assets on the divorce itself.”

Also according to Presiding California Family Law Judge Marjorie Steinberg in the Los Angeles Times Magazine, May 4, 2008, if a couple can get a divorce for $100,000 in Los Angeles, Judge Steinberg considers that “pretty cheap.”

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Contact The Sperling Law Firm at (818) 205-9090 to schedule your appointment today.

Who We Help

We practice in family law so that we know every possible nuance of this particular area. Our clients are husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, who need meticulous, compassionate and experienced legal guidance through many hard choices and decisions they face.

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Our Los Angeles, California, family law attorneys have served fair-minded, family oriented, reasonable and law abiding citizens for over 40 years. Our efficient office structure allows us to pass the cost savings to our clients. Unlike other establishments, our firm’s policy is not to over-charge for telephone calls, faxes or copies. In many instances, our firm will charge a flat fee for services. Our fees are low cost, affordable, reasonable and fair. Call for a no charge consultation (818) 205-9090. Financing available, payments acceptable.


My mother occasionally visits the office to make sure clients are happy.

The Sperling Law Firm has over 40 years of experience in providing clients with high quality representation in cases ranging from simple divorces to highly complex civil litigation matters. The staff at The Sperling Law Firm has an established track record of achieving exceptional results for all of our clients and is highly respected throughout the Southern California legal community.

Our California Family Law Attorneys serve the residents of:

Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, West Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Brentwood, Century City, Venice, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, South Bay, Bel Air, Santa Monica, Culver City, Mar Vista, Rancho Palos Verdes, Pacific Palisades, Commerce, Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista, Cheviot Hills, Malibu, Hawthorne, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Long Beach, Westchester, Pasadena, El Segundo, Burbank, Studio City, Universal City, Sherman Oaks, Burbank, Glendale, Agoura, Agoura Hills, San Gabriel, San Marino, Santa Clarita, Sierra Madre, Calabasas, Bell Canyon, Chatsworth, Newbury Park, Moorpark, Canoga Park, Oak Park, Simi Valley, Wood Ranch, North Ranch, Lake Sherwood, Camarillio, Conejo Valley, Woodland Hills, Hidden Hills, Bradbury, Inglewood, Glendora, Rolling Hills, La Canada Flintridge, Encino, Van Nuys, Tarzana, Reseda, West Lake Village, San Fernando Valley, Norwalk, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Upland, Westminister, and Orange County.