Managing Partner of Orange County

Carrie Block | Managing Partner, Certified Family Law Specialist, Trial AttorneyCarrie Block is the managing partner at the Orange County office of matrimonial law firm Holstrom, Block & Parke (HB&P). After more than 20 years of experience in top-tier family law firms, Block is an expert in all areas of family law, including divorce, custody, child support, spousal support, paternity and premarital rights. Her practice at HB&P focuses on high asset family divorce, collaborative divorce and mediation in Orange County.

Block specializes in representing clients in agreed-upon divorces, post-domestic modifications, enforcement of existing orders and premarital agreements. As a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) expert, she is highly qualified to resolve unique issues that 401(k)’s, pensions and benefits present in divorce. Block’s expertise allows her to complete QDROs without outside experts, allowing difficult negotiations regarding retirement funds to be completed earlier in the divorce process.

Block received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1990 and earned her Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School in 1993.

Block was awarded the status of “California Certified Family Law Specialist” by the California Board of Legal Specialization. Only a small percentage of all California family law attorneys achieve “Certified Specialist” status. To be certified by the State Bar of California, Block passed a rigorous exam and demonstrated a high level of experience and achievement in the area of Family Law.

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Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Mediation & Collaborative Divorce
  • Legal Separation
  • Domestic Partnership Dissolution
  • Annulments
  • Asset Division
  • High Asset Divorce
  • High Wage Earners & Self Employed Divorce
  • Spousal Support
  • Business Valuations
  • Dividing Retirement Fund
  • Marital Debt Division
  • Child Custody
  • Rights of Unmarried Parents
  • Visitation Rights
  • Parental Relocation
  • Grandparents Rights’
  • Stepparent Adoption
  • Domestic Violence
  • Restraining Orders
  • Parental Alienation Cases
  • Post-Decree Modifications
  • Post-Decree Enforcements


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
  • Juris Doctorate – 1993
  • University of California, Los Angeles, California
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology – 1990

Professional Positions, Associations, and Memberships

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Association for Certified Family Law Specialists
  • California State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Pro Growth
  • Pro Visors
  • Women’s President’s Organization
  • Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Orange County
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • National Charity League

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1993

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