Attorney Profiles

Golsan Ziff & Ziff is a full-service family law firm that combines the work of three skilled attorneys — Maryanne Golsan, Ronald Ziff and Hali Ziff. Because we are exclusively family law practitioners, we have expertise at all stages of a family law case, from initial planning and consultation continuing through any appeal, as appropriate. Our approach is creative. Our reputation is for smart, effective and efficient representation. Our emphasis is on taking the time to work with you — giving you the legal support you need when facing challenging family law matters.

We bring a wealth of diverse experiences and skills to family law litigation in California courts and dispute resolution services outside of court. Many of our clients benefit from our negotiation skills and never see a courtroom. Whether your case is highly contested or you are able to negotiate agreements, our team approach enables us to draw on our attorneys' diverse experiences.

Maryanne Golsan was admitted to the California Bar in 1993 and has devoted her practice exclusively to family law, becoming a Certified Family Law Specialist in 1999. Maryanne maintains ongoing international contact in the field of family law; for the last 15 years, she has worked with numerous international, interstate and other counsel, as well as local clients and experts. She has received several honors and has been recognized for her work, including for obtaining the return of abducted children. Maryanne Golsan is fluent in French.

Ronald Ziff uses more than 20 years of experience to achieve the best possible results for our family law clients. Having devoted his legal career exclusively to family law, Mr. Ziff became certified as a family law specialist in 1994. He is an active and respected member of the family bar in Los Angeles. Ron has served as a judge pro tem and as a mediator in Los Angeles County for more than 15 years and has served on the Board of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists. Mr. Ziff has a depth of experience in all aspects of family law litigation. He also has significant expertise as a mediator, drafting Qualified Domestic Relations Orders and in the collection of family law judgment. A respected member of the legal community, his former clients frequently refer others to him for creative, smart and caring legal work.

Hali Ziff has been a lawyer since 1986 and since 2005 has devoted her practice to serving her clients in family law and related matters. Whether as an advocate in the court, settlement, mediation or collaborative processes, or as a trained neutral mediator, Ms. Ziff is dedicated to understanding each client and family, effectively assessing her clients' needs, goals and the law, and providing the advice, direction and skills necessary to guide and empower her clients to make the best decisions for them and their families. Ms. Ziff focuses on finding sustainable solutions for her clients to make the necessary transitions and reduce or avoid the need for further legal intervention. She brings creativity and caring to the practice of family law, as well as the depth of experience and skills she developed as a business attorney negotiating and litigating complex business and real property matters, including appellate work in California state and district courts and before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal. Ms. Ziff is well-respected among her peers, and she has been recognized in family law by California Super Lawyers since 2012.

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Maryanne Golsan
Ronald Ziff
Hali E. Ziff

Contact Golsan Ziff & Ziff by calling 310-342-2818 to schedule a confidential consultation with a family law attorney at our west LA law firm. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Our offices are conveniently located in Culver City, off the 405. Free parking.