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Diane M. Wanger

Wills and living wills Attorney at Bedford, TX

5.0   19 reviews

also known as Diane Wanger

  • Licensed for 40 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1983
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Diane

Learn Diane’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Wills and living wills
    Diane offers simple Estate Planning which does not include federal tax implications

    40 years, 300 cases

  2. Probate
    Diane does simple probate cases.

    40 years, 150 cases

  3. Divorce and separation
    After practicing for 39 years Diane no longer litigates. Instead, she focuses offers document review, second opinions, mediation and arbitration.

    40 years, 2,500 cases

  4. Family
    Diane handles agreed adoptions, name change, and general consultation, but no court interventions.

    40 years, 2,500 cases

I was board-certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1992. After litigating family law disputes for more than 39 years, I now work part-time in a limited number of areas and I am attending nursing school full time. (Yes, that is quite a change)  While I do in person meetings, I am more available by video conference.

Wills and Probate
• Simple Estate Planning (Wills, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Do Not Resuscitate Orders, HIPAA Releases)
• Uncontested Probates
• Transfer on Death Deeds-Lady Bird Deeds
• Affidavit of Heirships

Family Law

• Second Opinion - Document review
• Name Change
• Mediation / Arbitration
• Agreed Adoption

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Diane M. Wanger, PC
304 Harwood Road
Bedford, TX, 76021-4148


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Posted by Jena | April 22, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very Pleasant Atty AND Office Staff
Ms. Wanger, and everyone in her office, was very professional, and even made a way for us to complete our transactions in spite of the Covid-19 situation. She managed to get documents signed in front of witnesses and a notary, and completed the final transactions without me having to leave my car! She brought witnesses and the notary to the parking lot with masks and gloves, so all the requirements were met without anyone being exposed to, or exposing anyone else to, any germs. She went above and beyond the normal call of duty to get my business taken care of. I would definitely recommend her!
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Posted by Jeff | December 3, 2018
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Diane Wanger
I was thoroughly impressed by Diane Wanger in the case she represented me in. She was very professional and very prepared as well. she was a pleasure to work with!
Posted by Bruce | December 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Top Notch, Exceeded Expectations!
Going into this process, I wasn't sure what to expect. Ms. Wanger took me through the various steps and helped me navigate what can be a complicated process. She is knowledgeable and thorough and her experience within the Tarrant County judicial system was invaluable.
Posted by Karen | October 31, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Love Ms. Wanger!
Diane Wanger helped my husband and I with a time sensitive family law issue mixed with some real estate issues. We were able to meet with her right away. She was tough and got the job done! She's also a very nice lady.
Posted by Jim Roach | June 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The Best!
As the owner of four companies (and a lot to loose in a divorce) I though the large Fort Worth firm that handled my business could handle me divorce. Three years later and thousands of dollars in fees, we were not any closer. Diane had everything settled in less than 90 days greatly to my favor. Could not recommend her strongly enough. She is truly the best.
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Posted by Anne | May 11, 2016
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Honesty and Trustworthy
Diane and Courtney both were a huge help and comfort for me during a turbulent time in my life. It is not an easy process to go through a divorce, and they helped me tremendously!! I would definitely recommend both of them if you are in the midst of or thinking about a divorce. They will be honest and tell you upfront what is the best for your situation. You need to be able to trust your attorney during a time like this in your life. You can trust them.
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Posted by Todd | October 2, 2015
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Top Notch
Any time you go through a divorce with children, its an emotional time where you need sound advice. Diane and her team provided just that. Her understanding of family court is as good as it gets. A very straight forward lawyer who will tell you how it is, what your rights are, and will not waste you money or time. If your going through a divorce with kids, I would strongly encourage you to call Diane and her team. You will make emotional decisions, which Diane and her team will help you make sound decisions that look toward the future not the present. She sticks to the facts of your case, the law, she doesn't take you down rabbit holes and focuses on your rights and what is obtainable by law. Most importantly, with children involved, she is looking out for them 3, 5, 10 years down the road along with what's in your best interest. Our family was blessed to have found her guidance helped me secure 50% custody of my children. Went back to court, 3 years later, Diane and her team responded the exact same way they did when I first met them. There is no one better out there. If you find yourself in a divorce situation, you owe it to yourself and your family, to consult Diane and her team.
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Posted by Lisa | June 10, 2015
Custody Case
Diane Wagner is very great attorney, her office was very helpful during my whole case. She handles your case in family law extremely well. I was very impressed at her skillful ways during my tiral. If you need any attorney assistance in family law Diane Wanger is the way to go.
Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2014
Excellent Attrorney
Have had Ms. Wanger do wills for my wife and I twice now. Her and her staff are pleasant to work with and were timely and efficient in their communications with us. Worked with us for a convenient time for US to come in to sign the wills.
Posted by Michael | November 19, 2014
Former Client
Diane and her team were a tremendous asset to me throughout my divorce. They were on top of every detail and were quick to inform me of any situation that needed my immediate attention. Diane was very sympathetic to my concerns while maintaining an aggressive approach to obtain my desired results.
Posted by Stephanie | June 2, 2014
Caring, Capable, Knowledgeable
Divorce is a horribly ugly process and I wouldn’t want my worst enemy to go through it. There are so many laws and variables that can affect all possible outcomes of divorce, but the one thing I’m certain of is that hiring Diane Wanger and her team was the smartest move I could have done to get through it. Diane’s knowledge of TX family law and her compassion helped this undertaking go smoothly; giving me peace of mind that she could take care of me during this stressful time. I was right. Diane and her team got me through this process as efficiently and painlessly as possible. I’m so glad I had Diane in my corner, and I can’t thank her enough for all she did for me by easing me through what was the worse time of my life.
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Posted by Shelly | December 12, 2012
Direct and Settlement Oriented
Diane is a direct and settlement oriented lawyer. She read my situation very quickly and gave clear and direct counsel. She also guided me in thinking creatively with what the law would ultimately decide on my divorce. I believe she had my best interest at heart throughout this difficult process and I would highly recommend her for counsel. She's also on the cutting-edge with Collaborative Law. Unfortunately, it was not an option for me due to the fact I had already started this process with another lawyer, but had I started with Diane, I definitely would have explored this option with my ex.
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Posted by Owen | December 3, 2012
Very good attorney. Aggressive when you need it.
I hired Diane to handle a custody issue of mine on multiple occasions, and it was the best decision I could have made regarding legal counsel. She is very good at managing expectations up front, and her staff is always professional and helpful. She was always very well prepared in court. She is very experienced and that definitely shows, and she is timely in responding, which is a rarity when it comes to lawyers. We once had to use a rarely used procedural device to get what we needed, and it required swift action. She had done it before and was well prepared, and the action was successful. She filed the papers on the same day I requested it and things went very smoothly. Overall, she is a great attorney and I will definitely hire her again if the need arises.
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Posted by Cheryl | July 19, 2012
Honest and Knowledgeable
Above all, Diane’s honesty, knowledge and conscientiousness were invaluable to me. She kept me strong and focused in the right direction at all times. I appreciated her interest in the welfare of all involved. Her team added outstanding professionalism and warmth to a long and difficult process. Words will never express how truly grateful I am to Diane Wanger and her staff.
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Posted by Alex | June 10, 2012
Alex Harris
Great help for my Divorce. Made sure that, even for my uncotested case, I was well advised.
Posted by Meagan | June 10, 2012
I highly recommend Diane Wanger
I highly recommend Diane Wanger, without reservation, for any matter involving Texas’ family law. Diane’s character and integrity are above reproach. She is a forceful advocate with a thorough knowledge of the law and an insightful understanding of the workings of the legal system. I truly believe the outcome of my case was vastly influenced by Diane’s knowledge, expertise, and guidance. The reassurance and calming guidance provided by Diane’s entire staff helped me to understand and endure through a potentially traumatic event. Diane, and her staff, was exactly what I needed. Tamra possesses the sensitivity needed in a family law practice and was always extremely courteous and encouraging. Brandon was quick to respond and incredibly knowledgeable. Words will never express how truly grateful I am for all the hard work, legal expertise and experience that Diane and her staff brought to my case.
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Posted by Chris | March 14, 2012
Perceptive, Sharp and Results Oriented
What was clear to me about Diane was that she was an expert. She quickly analyzed my situation, made some adept maneuvers, and then proceeded to skillfully negotiate a settlement that far exceeded my expectations in terms of fairness, civility and common sense. She is excellent at what she does, and I cannot recommend her more strongly.
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Posted by Frank | July 13, 2010
The Best in Family Law
My child custody case was the anecdotal nightmare. Five years in court, legal fees approaching six figures, lawyers on both sides fanning vitriolic winds of hate, prompting more and more hearings and charging me more and more money. With no final court date in site, I fired my counsel and began shopping for another. I found legions of attorneys anxious to take up where the last one left off, with their eyes focused on the dollars they could bill out. Then I met Diane Wanger. Words cannot describe my gratitude for the services she provided. Diane took the time to research what would be best for my son, explain it to me and work towards providing him with a positive future rather than one shrouded in past parental animosities. Because of her refusal to play games with opposing counsel and her determination to do what was best for the child, the matter was settled amicably within a few months. I attribute Diane much of the credit for my son being able to achieve so many of his dreams, unfettered by the discord that surely haunted him the five years before Diane came into our lives. I know a lot of attorneys. I do not like most of them. And of the few I do like personally, I still can not understand how they can sleep at night. Except for Diane Wanger. Diane is different. With her morals and ethics, I am certain Diane sleeps like a baby every night. And I would walk through the fires of hell for Diane, so that she may remain here on this earth and do the good deeds that are her destiny.
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Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2010
Experienced and professional
Diane has always been efficient and direct. She is a true professional who genuinely cares about her clients. I trust her judgement and experience.
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Work Experience

  • President
  • Diane M. Wanger, P.C.
  • 2000 - Present
  • Owner
  • Diane M. Wanger
  • 1983 - 2000


  • Harvard School of Law
  • 2005
  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1980

Legal Cases

  • Child Support and Trust
  • Successful
  • Child move away allowed
  • Mother was allowed to move
  • Child wanted to Live with Father
  • Successfully kept the child in the custody of her mother.


  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • North East Collaborative Professionals
  • N/A
  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • N/A
  • Collaborative Lawyers of Tarrant County
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Family Law Attorneys
  • Fort Worth Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Family Law Attorneys
  • Fort Worth Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Family Law Attorneys
  • Fort Worth Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Family Law Attorneys
  • Fort Worth Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Family Law Attorneys
  • Fort Worth Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Family Attorneys
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top Family Attorneys
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2010
  • Top Family Law Attorneys
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2009
  • Top Family Law Attorneys
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2007
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  • Texas Judiacial Conference
  • Confidentiality and Access to Texas Adoption Records; A Historical Perspective
  • 1997

Speaking Engagements

  • Collaborative Law Spring Retreat
  • Collaborative Law
  • 2008
  • Advanced Family Law Course
  • Collaborative Law
  • 2007
  • Weatherford Bar Association
  • Collaborative Law
  • 2001

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with her for years on opposite sides of cases and in promoting Collaborative Law. She is very skillful in getting cases settled, but also does an excellent job for her clients if she has to go to court."
Family Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Ms. Wanger for several years and she is one of the best collaborative famly law practitioners in Tarrant County in my opinion."