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Carrie S. Block

Family Attorney at Newport Beach, CA

5.0   7 reviews

Licensed for 29 years

Virtual consultation available

About Carrie

Learn Carrie’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    30%
    • Modification of Custody Orders • Child Support Modification • Child Custody • Child Support

    29 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    30%
    • Divorce • Property Division • Complex Divorce • Spousal Support and Child Support • Post Judgment/ Post Divorce Litigation • Enforcement of Orders

    29 years

  3. Family
    30%
    Over a career span of 20 years, executing on average 100 cases per year in the area of family encompassing anything from the below categories.

    29 years

  4. Domestic violence
    10%

Carrie S. Block joined Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC as a partner in 2014. Ms. Block’s expertise is in family law, including divorce, adoption and pre-marital agreements. Many of her cases involve complicated property divisions or contested custody disputes. Ms. Block is a Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

 

Ms. Block has extensive experience in all aspects of family law, including divorce, custody, child support, spousal support, paternity, adoption and premarital rights. She also represents clients in agreed-upon divorces, post-divorce modifications, enforcement of existing orders, paternity cases and premarital agreements. She works closely with the firm’s clients to educate them and keep them abreast of changes in the law.

 

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Licensed for 29 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1993
Updated 09/07/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Carrie

Newport Beach
Corona
1897 California Ave
Ste. 102
Corona, CA, 92881
Riverside
3780 12th Street
Unit A
Riverside, CA, 92501
San Diego
3110 Camino Del Rio S.
Ste. 308
San Diego, CA, 92108
Vista
380 S. Melrose Dr.
Ste. 347
Vista, CA, 92083
Temecula Valley
38975 Sky Canyon Dr.
Ste. 101
Murrieta, CA, 92563
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Posted by Karen | September 1, 2014
Carrie S. Block - Highly Recommended
I highly recommend Carrie S. Block. She is a superb family law attorney who is professional, responsive and trustworthy. I hired and worked with Carrie throughout my divorce seven years ago and my nine year old son is in wonderful form because of her. She is the utmost professional and thinks of a child's interests first. Years later, I have now engaged her to assist me with prenuptial planning.
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2013
Highly Recommend Carrie Block
My brother hired Carrie Block and he had the best experience that he recommended her to me. I cannot agree with my brother more. She is smart, honest, and really listens to you when you are going through a tough time. I love Carrie!
Posted by Jonathan | November 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best in family law!
I was referred to Holstrom, Block, and Parke by a family member who heard their ad on the radio and said it sounded legitimate. Or at least was fitting for my family law needs. I was skeptical in the beginning but felt like a phone call was in order. From initial contact with the firm I felt assured my case would be handled correctly. I was directed to Carrie Block and I am so glad I was. The family court system can be mean, unfair, and extremely challenging at times but having the correct representation in your corner can make all the difference. Carrie is a rockstar and her experience shines through when she works. We have been working together for about 8mths now but the communication from the team (Courtney/Carrie) keeps my mind at ease that I have the best in my corner helping me fight. If you need a pistol on your side call and ask for Carrie!
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Posted by Natalie | November 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So so happy!
Carrie Block has been an amazing attorney. As a member of the LGBTQA+ community, it was vital for me to locate a Certified Family Law Specialist that simply understood. Although it is more common today, I had a unique custody and visitation matter that Carrie was equipped to handle. She presented the facts of my case in court with grace and we obtained a ruling that was in my favor. I highly recommend Carrie Block to assist with any of your family law matters. She is sharp, aggressive, and compassionate. Thank you for your help, Carrie
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Posted by John | January 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great & Well Prepared Attorney
Ms. Block was always available within 1 business day to speak or discuss the case via e-mail She was always well prepared in Court, and referred very good minor's counsel and litigation accountant. Got excellent results Job well done !
Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn't Be Better
I was referred to Carrie when my previous lawyer suddenly double her hourly rate at a time when my son had suicidal thoughts, but his dad sided with the school to deny his needs. My ex used his joint custody to refuse assessing my son. I was fighting a losing battle with my school district, and dealing with my son's problems all alone. Carrie took my case without any hesitation. She quickly got the core of the problems, and advised me each step of the way, and helped me to present the facts and truth to the Judge, and win my son's sole custody, which my previous lawyer believed to be impossible. Now with the sole custody, my son's needs were appropriately assessed and is getting appropriate special education services with his special education attorney. It is the best decision I've ever made for my son. Carrie is pricey to be honest, but her quality work every penny of it. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2013
Divorce support
Carrie has been a pleasure to work with. I'm going through a divorce and as stressful as that can be she has made me feel I have someone to represent me that cares about me. She can see past the emotions to make sure no detail is missed.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 600-600 per hour
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Dishon & Block
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Partner
  • Dishon & Block, APC
  • 2002 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Simon, McKinsey, Miller, Zommick, Sandor & Dundas
  • 1993 - 1998
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Education

  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of California
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Associations

  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Associate Chapter Director
  • 2022 - Present
  • Women's President's Organization
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Pro Visors
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Distinguished - Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2010
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Publications

  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Many Lose Health Insurance In Divorce
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Financial Planning Association
  • Divorce and Financial Planning
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (28)
Given (50)
Endorse Carrie
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Block is very personable and is an able litigator. She works at keeping up on the latest developments in the law."
Family Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Carrie is a strong attorney, highly professional, easy to work with, and settles cases where possible."
Family Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Carrie Block is a first class lawyer. Her ability to analyze and assess a matter with surgical precision, as well as her dedication to the practice of law, is nothing short of inspired. I endorse this attorney."
Family Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carrie is an effective and compassionate advocate for her clients. I highly recommend Ms. Block to represent clients in all facets of complex family law cases."
Family Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working against and, now, with Carrie Block. Ms. Block is extremely knowledgeable, diligent, professional and ethical. A pleasure to work with and for. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Carrie is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic advocate, and I highly recommend her."
Alimony Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"A compassionate yet aggressive advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Other
"Top-notch attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this lawyer a true professional"
Family Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I recommend Carrie highly!"
Family Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very competent and hard working."
Family Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Block is a dedicated attorney to her clients."
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Newport Beach Family Lawyer Carrie S. Block
Carrie S. Block
Family Attorney
Newport Beach, CA
Licensed for 29 years
Virtual consultation available