Marshall S. Zolla

Marshall S. Zolla: Attorney with Law Offices of Marshall S. Zolla A Professional Corporation


Editorial Consultant and Commentator, California Family Law Monthly, Published by Matthew Bender & Company, 1988-2015; Author: "Incorporating Personal Values into Advance Healthcare Directives," Los Angeles Lawyer, October 2015; Author: The California Lawyer’s Grey Fog of Uncertainty: Assessing a Client’s Diminished Mental Capacity, Updated and Reprinted, California Family Law Monthly, November 2014; Practice Consultant, California Family Law Litigation Guide, Published by Matthew Bender & Company. Author: UCLA and CEB, Estate Planning 2012, Chapter 9, Family Law and Estate Planning Crossover Issues; Co-Author: “Mediation Confidentiality vs. Breach of Spousal Fiduciary Duty: The Clash of Enshrined Public Policy Titans,” California Family Law Monthly, June 2012; Author: The California Lawyer’s Grey Fog of Uncertainty: Assessing a Client’s Diminished Mental Capacity, University of California, Los Angeles/Continuing Education of the Bar Tax & Estate Planning Conference, May 2012; U.S.C. Tax and Probate Institute 37th Annual Trust and Estate Conference, November 2011; Author: Publication of Chapter in Nationwide Book Published by Aspatore Books entitled Inside the Minds: Strategies for Family Law in California, 2011 Edition, Chapter Title: Evolving Family Law Issues and Strategies; Co-Author: Publication of Chapter on Fiduciary Duty Between Spouses in the 2008 Family Law Symposium Reference Book, Los Angeles County Bar Association, May 2008; Co-Author: CEB Practice Guide "Dividing Pensions and Other Employee Benefits in California Divorces," "Initial Procedures and Pretrial Orders," Chapter 2 2006 and Chapter 9 update; "Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders [ATROS]: Protector of the Status Quo or Impermissible Restraint on Alienation?" California Family Law Monthly, November 2005; "Marital Duty," Cover Article Los Angeles Lawyer, February 2004; "Health Care and Family Law: An Unhealthy Alliance," California Family Law Monthly, June 2003; "Religious Divide: Religious Upbringing Provisions in Prenuptial Agreements: Time for Another Look," California Lawyer, June 2002; "Lasting Wishes: California's New Health Care Decisions Law," Los Angeles Lawyer, December, 2000. Author: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Modern Family Law Practice," Los Angeles Lawyer, July/August, 2000; "Religious Differences in Child Custody and Visitation Disputes," Los Angeles Lawyer, November, 1998. Co-Author: "Guards of the House: As Agents of the Court, Guardians Ad Litem Face Substantive and Ethical Dilemmas in Family Law Proceedings," Los Angeles Lawyer, July/August, 1997; "Promises, Promises: Enforcement of a Prenuptial Agreement in California May Founder on Three Conflicting Standards of Law," Los Angeles Lawyer, December, 1995; Co-Author: "Qualified Medical Child Support Orders (QMSCO's)," Beverly Hills Bar Association, 1995; Co-Author: "The Perpetuation of Shattered Hearts: The Disturbing Conflict Between Dependency Court and Family Law Jurisdiction," Los Angeles Lawyer, July/August, 1993; Co-Author: "Guideline Child Support: How to Get 'Off' the Mandatory Guideline," Beverly Hills Bar Association Family Law Workshop, 1993; Co-Author: "The Diversity of Child Custody Proceedings in California," Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Symposium Reference Book, 1993; Co-Author: "Child Custody Proceedings Other Than in Marital Dissolution Actions," Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Symposium Reference Book, 1991, 1992; Editorial Consultant, California Marital Settlement Agreement, Cal. Draft Master Series, Published by Matthew Bender & Co., 1990; Author: "When Parents Change Their Minds," California State Bar Journal, January 1985; Author: "Evaluation, Division and Proof of Retirement Plan Benefits Incident to a Marital Dissolution Proceeding," Beverly Hills Bar Association Eleventh Annual Family Law Symposium, 1985; Editorial Consultant, California Legal Systems, Domestic Relations, Published by Matthew Bender & Company, 1983; Author: "Tax Implications of Living Together: Close Encounters of the Uncertain Kind," Beverly Hills Bar Journal, Spring, 1981 (Reprinted by the Continuing Education of the Bar, Advanced Family Law Series, "Solving the Problems of Unmarried Couples," 1982) Author: "Prenuptial Agreements and Freedom of Contract in California," California State Bar Journal, January, 1981; Co-Author: "Report of the Family Law Mediation Program of the Los Angeles County Superior Court," Beverly Hills Bar Association Journal, Spring, 1980; Panelist: Beverly Hills Bar Association Family Law Symposium, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995; Beverly Hills Bar Association Citizens Law School, 1991, 1993. Chairperson, Family Law Mediation Program, Los Angeles Superior Court, West District, 1978-1980.

Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

(Certified Specialist, Family Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization)

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Family Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
424-354-4146  Phone
310-407-0770  Phone
310-407-0776  Fax
University Attended:
University of California, Los Angeles, A.B., cum laude, 1960
Law School Attended:
Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, J.D., 1963
Year of First Admission:
1964, California
Beverly Hills (Chairman, Family Law Section, 1982-1983; Member, Board of Governors, 1983-1984) and Los Angeles County (Member, Sections on: Family Law; Litigation; Law Office Management) Bar Associations; State Bar of California (Member, Family Law Section; Business Law; Law Practice Management and Technology; Litigation; Real Property Law.
Birth Information:
Chicago, Illinois, February 4, 1939
( Certified Specialist, Family Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization )
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