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Diane Elizabeth Wolf

Divorce and separation Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

4.2   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1987
    Status
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About Diane

Learn Diane’s areas of practice.

EXPERIENCED, CLEAR, EFFECTIVE: DIVORCE, FAMILY LAW, PREMARITAL AND MARITAL AGREEMENTS

 

Whether I’m working on a case with complex business issues and assets of $25,000,000, or a less complex case with assets of $2,000,000, the attention required is the same.  As a Family Law attorney since 1987, I help people through the divorce process with the close attention, legal expertise and support they need.  I encourage cooperation between spouses/partners whenever possible, keeping the ultimate goals of resolving the issues between them and helping them prepare for the next part of their life at the forefront.  This may occur through litigation, where both spouses are represented by an attorney, and may or may not involve court hearings.  Or, it may occur through mediation, where I represent neither party, but help both craft an agreement that works for both of them.  My background as a Marriage and Family Therapist is helpful in all situations.

In addition to divorce work, I draft and negotiate premarital, post-marital and cohabitation agreements.

On a personal note, I currently have 2 dogs and a cat, and ride horseback.  I've had a great interest in medieval Tuscan art, since attending school in Florence, Italy, as part of my senior year in college.  

 

Location

Law Offices of Diane E. Wolf
1100 Glenmont
15th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90024

Reviews

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Posted by Renee | June 13, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended Attorney
Diane was my attorney for over three years as she handled my divorce. She was available, responsive, and answered my emails and calls in a timely manner. In addition, she put up with my frustrations and has a great sense of humor. Her many years of experience put me at ease as she knows family law well and can manage complex matters. She understood my priorities and worked to settle my case as diligently as possible. I would recommend her highly.
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Posted by Michael | May 22, 2024
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Excellent Family Law Attorney
In late 2023, after speaking to a number of family law attorneys, I hired Diane to prepare my premarital agreement. The agreement was complex, given the various businesses I owned and my desire to keep them as my separate property. My fiancee also had a business she wanted to keep as her separate property. Diane understood our wishes and intentions, knew the law and put our agreement together in a way that perfectly reflected those intentions. She was sensitive to our desire not to upset our relationship during the process and to have an agreement with which we would both be comfortable once married. I highly recommend Diane to anyone needing a premarital agreement - she is a superb attorney.
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Posted by Richard | February 12, 2016
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Hire her!
Diane did an incredible job on my divorce. My ex-wife and I were locked in a custody dispute involving our young son. She had hired one of the toughest divorce lawyers in L.A.; and I had hired someone who came highly recommended. After the court awarded my ex far more custody of our son that I thought appropriate, I called Diane. She immediately saw the errors my previous lawyer had made, then called my wife's ex-attorney. As tough as her lawyer was, Diane was tougher. Six months later we had a new agreement, giving me the custodial time I should have had to begin with. Moreover, my child support payments dropped from $2000 to $200 a month.
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2016
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My highest recommendation!!
I retained Diane for what I expected to be a quick and painless divorce. Unfortunately this was not to be. Since I am largely ignorant of legal and financial matters, I really needed someone looking out for my best interests. Diane took care of everything, always being available for questions, keeping me updated and in the loop. I moved from the LA area shortly after the divorce was underway and had concerns about being so far away from her office, but things went very smoothly without my having to travel except for court when my presence was mandatory. My ex-husband and his attorney have been extremely recalcitrant which is maddening. However, Diane has been meticulous in following up. I am quite happy with her services and highly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2021
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Stay away. Worst lawyer I have ever worked with.
I've worked with dozens of attorneys over the course of my career and Diane was by far the most incompetent. She made careless mistakes in critical areas of my prenuptial agreement and couldn't even get the name of my business right, let alone crucial details like alimony terms. She mixed up who owned what assets and charged me for phone calls where she fumbled around trying to start up her computer. To make matters worse, when she made mistakes she got incredibly rude and defensive rather than owning it and making corrections. She clearly uses a template for all her prenuptial agreements and was over her head when asked to do any sort of customization. She had the nerve to actually ask me to write part of the draft! I was patient in working with Diane after some early red flags but she proved to be absolutely clueless and incredibly rude. I switched to another lawyer after firing Diane and it's been absolutely night and day. Stay away from Diane if you're looking for a competent lawyer.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 550-600 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Diane E. Wolf
  • 1993 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Arlene Colman-Schwimmer
  • 1991 - 1993
  • Attorney
  • Trope and Trope
  • 1987 - 1991

Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1986
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts Modern European History
  • N/A
  • Phillips Graduate Institute
  • MA - Masters
  • N/A

Associations

  • ProVisors, Inc. - PV Group
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • L.A. County Bar - Family Law Section
  • Attorney
  • 1987 - Present
  • OPICA - Serving aging adults with memory loss
  • Member - Board of Directors
  • 2012 - 2015

Languages Spoken

  • Italian

Honors and Awards

  • Exceptional Achievement - Legal Writing
  • Southwestern University SOL
  • 1983

Speaking Engagements

  • Troy Gould PC: Provisors Lawyers CLE Event
  • Identifying and Managing Difficult, High Conflict Personality Clients
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Diane
Mediation Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I cannot more highly endorse Diane. Her approach to mediation is unique in that she is knowledgeable, compassionate, firm and detail-oriented. Diane and I have worked on a few cases over the years, and often confer with one another about complex procedural and substantive family law issues. I have referred her potential clients in the past and won't hesitate to continue doing so."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"On behalf of several of my own clients, I have consulted with Diane Wolf on numerous occasions regarding community property law and premarital agreements. Her knowledge of family law is extensive and impressive. She is solution oriented, quickly gets to the heart of every issue and explains things clearly. I never hesitate to refer clients to her."
Family Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Diane for many years, and I enthusiastically endorse her skills in family law. We worked together on a case recently. She drafted the settlement agreement and it was beautifully done. Not only that, but she was a joy to work with."

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Los Angeles Divorce and separation Lawyer Diane Elizabeth Wolf
Diane Elizabeth Wolf
Divorce and separation Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 37 years