About Dianne

For over 30 years Dianne Ophelia, as a Family Law Specialist, litigated divorce and child custody cases in every court, including the United States Supreme Court.

 Dianne knows what it takes for a successful outcome to any Divorce or Child Custody case.


 During her tenure, as a result of her expertise and tenacity,  Dianne earned several nicknames such as:   “The Black Widow,” “The Ice Princess,” and “A Powder Puff packing a gun.”

Dianne has since shifted her practice from Litigation to Mediation.  She felt that the court system could no longer effectively meet the needs of divorce and custody participants. Collaborative Law has its own issues. (Click here to read more about Mediation vs Collaborative Law.)

In addition to her Ongoing Continuing Education and Certification in the Mediation Process, and her extensive background in Family Law, Dianne has a Degree in Business Finance, is a Licensed Real Estate Broker, Mortgage Broker and holds a Lifetime Teaching Credential.


Dianne is a Highly Experienced, Culturally Sensitive Mediator, Coach and Author.  

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Virtual Divorce Mediation:

Dianne provides Divorce and Custody Mediation Services through video conference or by telephone conference.  Her approach to Mediation is Unique and Incredibly Successful.


Substantially all of Dianne’s Mediation Sessions are conducted with the parties individually as opposed to joint sessions, unless specifically requested by the parties.   Dianne understands that it is difficult, if not impossible for parties  to confront each other in this highly emotionally charged area of the law.  Separate sessions keep the Mediation process fair, balanced and calm.  Click Here for More Information About Mediation.



Divorce Coaching:

Dianne knows what a person facing a Divorce or Custody Battle needs to get through the System.  Some of the areas of focus in the Coaching Sessions include:

  • Educating you about the Divorce and Custody Process;

  • Helping you Prepare For Meetings with your Lawyer, Depositions, Custody Mediations. and Court;

  • Working with you to make Well Reasoned Decisions regarding your Case, Finances and Property Division;

  • Discussing Parenting Issues, how to obtain Success in your Custody Action and How to Deal with Parenting Issues;

  • Giving the Non-judgmental Support, Personal Guidance and Help to Avoid Many of the Mistakes which will impact your divorce case, your children and your life.

Click Here for More Information About Coaching.

Books Authored By Dianne:

Dianne knows how essential it is for clients to be informed about the divorce and custody process to guarantee a successful resolution to their action.


For this reason, she has written a series of ebooks to give anyone going through a divorce or custody action the help they need to guarantee success.   She intentionally kept the price of the ebooks low so everyone can have access to this valuable information.

Dianne’s books are not your ordinary divorce and custody books.   Dianne’s writing style and illustrations make the book fun to read as well as informative.   These are books you will actually read, not just buy and put down and forgotten about in 10 minutes.  


Books published to date are:

    •    Divorce, A Survival Guide, 2nd Edition

    •    Divorce:  How to Divide Your Property

    •    Divorce:  Best Strategies to Reduce Your Attorney’s Fees

    •    Divorce:  Save Those Documents

    •    Custody:  Father’s Winning Custody

    •    Custody:  Mother’s Rights:  The Path to Success

    •    Custody:  The Ultimate Parenting Plan

    •    Custody:  How to Recognize and Stop Parental Alienation




Dianne Ophelia graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B. A. Degree in Business and Finance.  

She thereafter earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree (J.D.) and after a short stent working for another firm, she opened her own family law practice and continued to expand the practice until she had six paralegals working under her and hundreds of clients. She became a Board Certified Family Law Specialist on the earliest date available, five years after commencing practice.

She is admitted to the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California and United States Supreme Court.  Dianne has acted as Judge Pro Temp for the Superior Court throughout her career.

Dianne Ophelia is an experienced Negotiator, Litigator, Mediator. and Author.  She has taught College courses in Family Law, holding a Lifetime Teaching Credential. 

Dianne is also is a Licensed Real Estate Broker and a Certified Mortgage Broker.

In addition to her law related work, Dianne loves to design websites and focuses on healthy living, physically, mentally and spiritually.


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