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Established in 1996, Violet P. Woodhouse, APC is a specialty family law practice offering superior legal representation.  With an unparalleled background in both law and finance, the firm has handled and unraveled the most complicated, sophisticated and challenging family law matters.   The firm is also recognized for its skillful approach in representing clients in the most traditional family law matters such as support and custody issues.  

Violet P. Woodhouse, one of the leading authorities on divorce is an author, educator, speaker and attorney.  Her book, "Divorce and Money: How to Make the Best Financial Decisions During Divorce" through Nolo Press is now in its tenth edition.   She has also been published by the State Bar of California, the Orange County Bar Association as well as numerous legal newspapers and trade journals.   She has been quoted extensively by such prestigious publications as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Working Woman,, Money Magazine, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, USA Today, and the Los Angeles Times.

During her time away from the office, Violet enjoys spending time with her children and grandson.  



Contact info

2 Corporate Plz #250
Newport Beach, CA, 92660

Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%
    6 years



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael John Wittick

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Violet for many years and have consulted with her on family law issues as I know her to be a specialist at the top of that field. Violet is also very personable and I would not hesitate to recommend her services to any potential client.


    Michael Wittick Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert Brett Burch

    I endorse this lawyer. She has the highest integrity and great knowledge of financial matters. I worked against her on a highly contentious custody case and was very impressed with her professionalism.


    Robert Burch Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2006
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2005
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2004
Best Brief in Moot Court CompetitionWestern State University1992
American Jurispurdence Award in Professional ResponsibilityWestern State University1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerViolet P. Woodhouse, APC1996 - Present
PartnerHarrison and Woodhouse1994 - 1996
AttorneyThe Law Office of Kevin Harrison1993 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Professional WomenMember2010 - Present
Newport Beach Chamber of CommerceMember2010 - Present
CalCPAMember2005 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
The Association of Certified Family Law SpecialistMember1997 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1993 - Present
Financial Planning AssociationMember1984 - Present
Los Angeles Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Orange County Financial Planning - Professional OutreachChair2002 - 2003
Orange County Financial PlanningBoard Member2002 - 2003
Publication nameTitleDate
NoloDivorce and Money: How to Make the Best Financial Decisions During Divorce (11th Edition)2013
The Los Angeles Daily JournalFinancing Divorce2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Western State University, FullertonLawOther - Bachelors1992
University of Southern California - College for Financial PlanningFinanceCertification1986