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Diana Lucia Martinez

Uncontested divorce Attorney at Chino, CA

5.0   12 reviews

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About Diana

Learn Diana’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Uncontested divorce
    75%
    Solutions without setting foot in court: - Mediation; - Collaborative Practice; - Consulting; - Document preparation and review; - Spousal & Child Support; - Retirement plan valuation and division (QDROs) - Parenting Plans; - Assets & Debts Division

    25 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    10%
    Solutions without setting foot in court: - Mediation; - Collaborative Practice; - Consulting; - Document preparation and review; - Spousal & Child Support; - Retirement plan valuation and division (QDROs) - Parenting Plans; - Assets & Debts Division

    25 years

  3. Estate planning
    10%
    Wills & Trusts to: - Protect your family legacy upon your passing; - Protect your wishes if you become incapacitated; - Avoid probate; - Protect your children; - Protect assets; - Marriage planning before marriage and for the newly married.

  4. Marriage and prenuptials
    5%
    Advanced Family Solutions from day 1: - Mediation to Stay Married; - Collaborative Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements; - Separate property asset, debt, credit protection; - Protect and provide for children from a prior relationship

    25 years

Family Lawyer & Mediator

Since 2007, Ms. Martinez has dedicated her practice 100% to out of court resolutions for couples and families transitioning through divorce and separation. Having practiced in family law since 1998, Ms. Martinez has seen the hardships, destruction, and pain of contested divorces and separations in the court system, and understands from personal and professional expeirence the defficiencies of the family court system. Family matters should be handled first by the families themselves, not some random stranger in a black robe. Only when the family is unable to resolve for themselves, should a judge make decisions for them. Who best knows your children? YOU. Who best knows your financial goals and concerns? YOU. Who should have a voice in your financial and family future? YOU. Ms. Martinez and her professional resources work to empower people to make informed and well-reasoned decisions in their divorce or separation.

Divorce Workshops

Educating the public on out-of-court (alternate) dispute resolution processes is a top priority for Ms. Martinez.  She is a regular guest lecturer at "Divorce Options", a monthly workshop where participants hear from legal, financial, and marriage & family therapy professionals on the topics of divorce litigation, mediation, collaboration, self help, custody, support, working with a difficult spouse, retirement plans, real estate, short sales, and much much more.  Call for more information or register online at .

Ms. Marinez is also a frequest guest lecturer at several churches during their Divorce Care programs, helping participants find a peaceful way to resolve their divorces. Call your local Divorce Care provider for more information.

 Practice Focus

Diana L. Martinez, founder of West Coast Mediation, Inc., provides collaborative divorce and mediation services in San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange and San Diego counties. After over 9 years of litigating disputes, she now devotes 100% of her practice to out-of-court dispute resolution, both in English and Spanish. As a mother, Ms. Martinez places a premium on family.  This is the driving force behind her professional services: to maintain and promote the welfare of the family through difficult changes.  Divorce may be inevitable; how you handle it, is not.  The question is, "what do you want for your family?"

 

Educator

Ms. Martinez is also dedicated to educating and training professionals in the fields of collaborative divorce, mediation, and cultural complexities in family law. She is a national speaker on these topics, and is a trainer, coach, and observer for professionals and students wishing to enter these fields of practice.

 

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Licensed for 24 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1998
Updated 12/07/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Diana

Law & Mediation Offices of DIana L. Martinez
14726 Ramona Ave., Ste. 108
Chino, CA, 91710

Reviews

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Posted by jeremy | September 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
helpful and fair
Diana Martinez was excellent. She took the time to explain very thoroughly each step through the process of divorce. And she made sure everything was clear and understood by both parties involved. I hope I never have to, but I would recommend her to anyone in a similar situation. A big thanks to Diana and her paralegal staff.
Posted by Marilyn | April 13, 2015
Extremely satisfied
Diana L Martinez was my attorney for my collaborative divorce. I could not speak more highly of her. She always had my best interests in mind while at the same time keeping the process completely "collaborative". She is extremely ethical and was always easy to get a hold of and to talk with. She was very understanding and empathetic, putting me at ease and being proactive regarding my concerns. She really had to go above and beyond as the other attorney who had agreed to work collaborative, but did not have the experience or knowledge, therefore it put a lot of the burden of the work on Diana. She was amazing and I am very grateful that I chose her to help me through the process.
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Posted by Patti | April 12, 2015
Excellent attorney
Diana was my attorney in our collaborative divorce. While working with her over the past year, I've felt that I was in very competent hands. I appreciate her knowledge, integrity and attention to detail. She truly cares about her clients and works hard to achieve equitable results. Above all, I respect her ethics - a rare virtue in the legal divorce world. I would recommend her without reservation!!!!!
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Posted by Lisa | December 11, 2014
Consummate and compassionate professional
I hold Diana in high esteem. She brings a unique blend of legal knowledge, an incredible eye for detail and amazing sensitivity to her collaborative divorce clients. She is extremely well-prepared for negotiations, interacts with a very calm, level-headed approach, and is one of the most articulate people I've ever met. Diana made my "gray" divorce from a difficult spouse as smooth as possible, given the challenging personality we dealt with. I admire and appreciate her greatly. I urge you to interview her if you want to settle legal differences outside of litigation.
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Posted by Diane | April 14, 2013
Mediation divorce
My number one goal was to stay out of court and with Diana this became possible even when there were several times it seemed impossible - she kept listening to all my suggestions on how to get the other person involved and willing to mediate. In several ways I am not sure that you would call my case typical mediation - probably far from it. All that matters to me is that I did not have to go to court. Diana is absolutely amazing, she is a lawyer that is honest , compassionate about people. She is more concerned with family staying whole and healthy as possible in a difficult time than at getting even with the other spouse. She truly listens and understands the emotions that go along with divorce. She is upfront and honest about how she perceives the circumstances, even when she knows that this will be the hardest talk to have with her client that she cares about so much. She ultimately leaves the decision up to the client. THANK YOU Diana for all your support and quick responses to all my questions and concerns.
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Posted by Todd | December 5, 2012
Great Mediator
Used Diana (West Coast Mediation) to mediate my divorce. Had it not been for Diana's services we would have potentialy spent tens of thousands more on our divorce. She offered a pre-divorce class that was extremely helpful and I would suggest anyone who is considering a divorce attend even if they don't end up using West Coast Mediation. Because of the services Diana offered we were able to reach a fair and customized solution to our situation which made our divorce and post divorce much better for the whole family, especially the children.
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Posted by Dana | September 26, 2011
AMAZING
Diana is an amazing collaborative lawyer. She is honest and sets goals and stays focused with achieving them. She is truely in her line of work because it is her calling and it shows. She facilitated the set up of our "team" and was effective in getting through our toughest points with ease. With this "team" in place I was able to learn the necessary skills needed for us all to be successful. As a result I am still able to communicate with my EX about our children without resentment or animosity. Because of Diana's knowledge and experience I am able to raise my children in the most healthiest of atmospheres post-divorce. THANK YOU DIANA!!!!
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Posted by Diane Elise Holmes | August 7, 2011
The Awesomest Mediator ever
How do I start!!!! Diana is an amazingly kind person, freakishly educated in her art, and an amazing listener. She made me feel comfortable in literally the worst time in my life. Diana educated me...I was schooled! I have learned so much from her. I would hire Diana at any time again to take care of business. I can't thank her enough for helping me and guiding me through my divorce with as little drama as possible. I made it through even though I felt like I would die. Honestly, she held my hand, and I made it. I will forever be grateful to Diana for this.
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Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2009
The Best of the Best
Diana Martinez is a very bright and energetic attorney. She is truly passionate about what she does and believes in solving problems peacefully. She always kept me well informed and helped me resolve child support issues with my ex husband without having to go to court. I have worked with quite a few attorneys in my time and none have been as compassionate, trustworthy or efficient as Diana. If you want someone who believes in getting the job done, Diana is your best choice!
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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2009
Diana Martinez is an excellent attorney.
Ms. Martinez worked well with us during our contract negotiations with another party. She was always well prepared and kept us apprised of all correspondence and communications. She is detailed oriented and very friendly to deal with. She took a lot of time to explain our options to us and presented us with her opinions and professional evaluations of the situations. She was available to us at a moment’s notice and was very responsive when we left messages.
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2009
A Lifesaver!
Diana is a true master of her trade. When I was going through my divorce, I did not want to ruin my children's childhood. My husband and I were somewhat amicable, but needed help getting past a lot of what we disagreed on. Everytime I went to interview a divorce attorney, they seemed like they wanted to go to war, and destroy any bit of civility that remained in our family. I did not want that, because I have seen friends' families devastated when going that route. Diana preserved and nurtured our integrity. My ex-husband and I can be civil with one another, and we don't have to run back to Court and have a judge make decisions on issues that come up. The expense of that alone would be overwhelming. We can communicate and reach solutions, thanks to the help of Diana Martinez. Our children are extremely well-adjusted after the divorce, even scoring honor-roll during the process! This is all due to Mediation and Diana Martinez. I give her the highest recommendation possible.
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Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2008
Rating for attorney Diana Martinez
Extremely dedicated to her profession and her clients, very compasionate and understanding. Always kept us informed of any changes. Very trusworthy. An excellents attorney, could not have any body better.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Professional Mediator Observer selected by Professor Mosten
  • UCLA Law School Mediation Clinic
  • 2010 - Present
  • President, Collaborative Attorney/Mediator
  • West Coast Law & Mediation, APC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Diana L. Martinez
  • 2001 - 2007
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Diana L. Martinez
  • 1998 - 2001
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Education

  • University of Southern California Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of California - Riverside
  • Undergraduate
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • In re Marriage of F.
  • Agreement reached without going to court.
  • In re Marriage of H.
  • Agreement reached without going to court.
  • In re Marriage of S.
  • Agreement reached without going to court.
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Associations

  • Collaborative Practice California
  • Board Member, Delegate, and SoCal PEC co-chair
  • 2017 - Present
  • Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Orange County
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Collaborative Divorce Education Institute
  • Trainer
  • 2010 - Present
  • Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2008 - Present
  • CultureCounts.net
  • Educator/Lecturer
  • 2008 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Southern California Mediation Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Eureka Award
  • Collaborative Practice California
  • 2017
  • 2016 Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • avvo
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • avvo.com
  • 2012
  • Board Member
  • Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association
  • 2009
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Publications

  • West Coast Magazine
  • Telling Your Kids You're Getting Divorced
  • 2008
  • West Coast Magazine
  • Mediating Your Divorce - Finding the Right Fit
  • 2008
  • West Coast Mediation
  • Finding Common Ground in Divorce
  • 2008
  • West Coast Mediation
  • Premarital Agreements - A Plan for Success
  • 2008
  • West Coast Mediation
  • Divorce in a Tough Economy - Should You Postpone
  • 2008
  • West Coast Magazine
  • Divorcing Out of Court - Saving Couples and Families Big Money
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • CP Cal Conference XII
  • Becoming Culturally Competent and Ethical: Beyond Basics
  • 2017
  • Family Law Conference 2016
  • Effective Collaborative Practice
  • 2016
  • 2016 Collaborative Conference
  • Agreement Readiness
  • 2016
  • Law School Mediation Class
  • Cultural Complexities in Dispute Resolution
  • 2014
  • CDSOC Monthly Luncheon
  • Enrolling the Client and Spouse
  • 2014
  • CDSOC Monthly Luncheon
  • Does What Happens in Vegas Stay in Vegas? Confidentiality in Collaborative Practice
  • 2013
  • CPCal Celebration
  • Avoiding Malpractice - Diversity Workshop
  • 2010
  • Second Saturday, Inland Empire
  • What everyone should know about divorce
  • 2009
  • Family Matters, a free informational divorce workshop
  • Options, process, and related costs of divorce
  • 2009
  • CPCAL Seminars
  • Dealing with the Marital Home in Divorce
  • 2008
  • CPCAL Seminar
  • An American Quilt - A Workshop on Diversity
  • 2008
  • An American Quilt - A Workshop on Diversity
  • Addressing issues on cultural diversity in divorce
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (3)
Endorse Diana
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Martinez is an excellent attorney. She is truly caring and compassionate towards her clients, yet she is realistic with them as well. I found her to be very professional and knowledgeable. It is very easy to see why she is so highly respected by her peers."
Mediation Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an excellent mediator, collaborative lawyer, and consulting attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent lawyer!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Martinez's credentials and reputation are impeccable. I would recommend her to anyone needing representation in her community,"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Martinez is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional repuation. She is a credit to the legal profession. I highly endorse her."
Family Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Martinez's work as a mediator takes conflict resolution to a different level unlike any I have dealt with in practice or heard from colleagues. Her approach is radically different than the court mandated process for civil dispute resolution addressing the fundamental issues that are the underlying cause of the disputes. Her approach is not how to resolve the case quickly, but how to resolve it finally and completely. Although her emphasis is family law and divorce resolution, her approach to mediation and dispute resolution is across the board for all civil disputes. This is a top quality lawyer/mediator."
Family Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Martinez is a gifted and dedicated advocate to her clients. I recommend her without reservation."
Family Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Family Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms.Martinez is a wonderfully warm person, attorney and mediator."
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