Family Law,
Juvenile Dependency,
and Dispute Resolution

Julie O. Wolff is a compassionate family law attorney who will successfully guide you through the court system and into a brighter future for yourself and your children. She utilizes common sense dispute resolution techniques to ease the emotional pain of difficult family law issues. If the matter is unable to settle, her stellar advocacy will provide you with a fierce advocate in the courtroom.

About Julie

Portrait of Julie O. Wolff, juvenile dependency and family law attorney.

Julie was born and raised in Southern California. When her parents divorced, the sunshine outside did not match the emotions inside. Julie understands the emotional pain you and your children are going through. She is a supportive ear and fierce advocate. Upon her graduation from University of California at Santa Barbara, Julie began a successful career in the television and film management side of Los Angeles' entertainment industry. Julie negotiated employment contracts for television and film stars and worked with top agents and managers. She was accepted into the Academy of Television and Film as a member, and is still a member. After ten years, she set out to advocate for those more in need.

Julie finds working with parents and foster children in juvenile dependency extremely rewarding. She helps mothers and fathers tackle real world issues such as substance abuse and helps reunite them with their children. Julie enjoys fighting for the best interests and educational rights of the foster children.

Julie's talents in trial advocacy and dispute resolution make her an excellent choice to represent you in your family law or juvenile dependency case. She is up to date on current laws for probate and family law guardianships and conservatorships, adoptions, child custody, restraining orders, and divorce issues. Julie will work with you to draft a pre- or post-marital agreement, a surrogacy contract or a sperm donation agreement.

Member of

Other Affiliations

National Association of Professional Women, Member

San Diego County Bar Association Juvenile Law Section, Member At Large

San Diego County Bar Association Family Law Section, Member At Large

Legal Services of Northern California, Volunteer Mediator

San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, Volunteer Attorney

Practice Areas

Julie O. Wolff specializes in family law and juvenile dependency. As a child of divorce, Julie's approach is child centered. Her clients feel empowered knowing they are fighting for what is best for the future of their children. Their future is their children's future. Julie will advocate for your child's best interest and provide you with consistent communication, so you stay connected with the legal process.

Family law issues may include child custody, child support, modification, move-away, spousal support, and divorce. The firm is also able to assist with same-sex marriage, domestic partnerships, adoption, both family law and probate guardianships.

In addition to family law and juvenile dependency, Julie can assist you with:
Residential Landlord / Tenant Disputes
Small Business Formation
Name Changes
Restraining Orders
Custody of House Pets (including Dogs, cats, and rabbits)

Client Testimonials

"I had been struggling to be heard at child support court. I got tired of the court being unfair. My sister highly recommended Julie Wolff. I reached out to her and i was so pleased at our consultation that i hired her to represent me. Sure enough the court heard my side of the story and Julie Wolff was able to get my child support reduced and my visitation increased. I am very happy with the outcome and just like my sister I highly recommend Julie Wolff."
~ Victor (May 19, 2017)

"Julie is an outstanding lawyer. She makes your situation her priority and makes sure that you have everything you need to succeed. I was in a bind and I didn't know were to turn. Julie made me feel relaxed and was able to process everything and get me on my way in a week. Now our family will be complete due to her. She cares so much and puts the child's best interest first. Shes honest and very humble! She truly cares about helping you. I would recommend Julie anytime!"
~ Angel (March 17, 2017)

"Been trying to serve papers for years. All the other attorneys only spoke of upfront fees and costs but not Julie Wolff! Not only did we discuss that stuff later, she explained so much more in detail to reassure me that this would finally be done correctly. I'm so happy she was referred to me and I have already referred her two of my relatives for custody cases. Thank you Julie!! Thank you so much for really taking the time to explain everything and making me feel like I matter."
~ Rachel (February 26, 2017)

One of San Diego's Most Experienced Private Juvenile Dependency Attorneys

When Child Protective Services or the Health and Human Services gets involved, it is crucial to hire a skilled dependency attorney. Court-appointed attorneys often have over 200 clients per attorney. If you hire Julie O. Wolff, you will receive the special attention your case deserves. The juvenile dependency process is complicated and confusing. Most family law attorneys do not practice dependency.

Julie began her career in juvenile dependency and spent nearly five years working full-time for dependency parents and children. Julie will not only prepare and file all forms and documents, she will sit down and explain every aspect of the process at each step of the way. When you are finished talking to Julie, you will go into court with confidence in your attorney and an understanding of how to successfully re-gain custody of your child. Julie will advocate for you both in and out of the courtroom. More importantly, Julie will teach you the skills necessary to successfully maneuver through social worker meetings, supervised visits, and services for substance abuse and other personal issues.

Grandparents, relatives, close friends, and foster parents deserve to be heard in dependency proceedings, and are welcome to hire an attorney to ensure their rights are upheld. It takes a village! This can mean, making sure a home is quickly evaluated for placement of the child, arguing for a child to move to or away from a home, facilitating regular visits with the child, and much more.

Julie will provide you with a free consultation to discuss your rights and options.


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The Law & Mediation Office of Julie O. Wolff
Symphony Tower
750 B Street, Suite 3300
San Diego, CA 92101

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