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Maxine Ho

Divorce and separation Attorney at Tustin, CA

4.6   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2004
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I have been in practice since 2004.  I have devoted most if not all of my time to litigating family law cases.  I take great pride in my work and clients.  If you need strong advocacy at a reasonable rate, please give me a call.  You won't be disappointed.


Law Office of Maxine Ho, APC
Magnolia Plaza
17731 Irvine Blvd. #201
Tustin, CA, 92780

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  11 customer reviews
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Posted by Tina | August 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank God I found attorney Maxine!!
My divorce case was a horrible one, and I retained Maxine from 2021 til now, 2023 and I am so glad that I found Maxine, she is an amazing attorney, she is tough and to the point when dealing with the other attorney, I went through lots of difficult time with my ex and Maxine always there to give me good advice and she's always trying to protect my right. Maxine is very knowledgeable of what she does as a family law attorney, she's very efficient and honest, we have good communication via email, and she's always responds in a timely manner. My case is finally closed, and I finally received what I wanted from my divorce THANKS to Maxine!!! God forbid, if I ever have to go through divorce again, who do I call? MAXINE HO!!! 
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Posted by Clyde C | February 3, 2022
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Highly Recommended
I retained Maxine Ho as my attorney for a period of time between 2019 and 2020. Due to early mistakes on my part, my divorce case had turned complex and was challenging for just about any attorney to turn around. I was fortunate to have Maxine consider representing me given the circumstance. Maxine is a great attorney who is efficient, polite, honest and responds in a timely manner. She has the ability to apply aggression if and when necessary, and she also stands her ground if and when in disagreement with her client, with good intention and in good faith - in saying so, I can highly recommend her. I have not come across decent attorneys even after an extensive search over a period of 4 years; however, I can say that Maxine is one of the few good ones. Unfortunately, I was forced to part ways with Maxine - nothing to do with her service but due to my financial limitations alone. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude for her legal advice, time, and efforts representing me. If you are looking for an attorney and haven't made detrimental mistakes thus far, you should consider Maxine. And, even if your case is complex, consider a consultation - she will at the very least guide you correctly to ensure the best possible outcome.
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Posted by Christine Lee | August 4, 2019
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Maxine works hard for you
I don't normally like to write about professionals because it's difficult to give an accurate assessment. However, I had a child custody issue and was searching the net for lawyers to talk to. I found Maxine and called her office. She picked up her own calls and was pleasant to speak to. She talked to me for some time and answered all my questions. I informed her that I will keep her information and if my custody issue does not resolve I will call her. Long story short, I was not able to resolve the issue with the other party. I called Maxine back and retained her. She filed the necessary paperwork and also reached out to the opposing party. He didn't agree to my proposal. I didn't want to go to court knowing the possibility and costs associated with it. However, the other side didn't leave me with any choices. So, we went to court and Maxine fought hard. The judge at first didn't seem to favor our position but as the hearing went on, Maxine convinced the judge with her examination skills. The judge granted custody to me and ordered father to have parenting time per my request. I am so thankful for Maxine's hard work. She is very up front and will tell you things you don't want to hear but should hear. I hope that I don't have to return to court anytime soon, but if I do, I will be calling Maxine again.
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Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2019
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First and final divorse
If there is anything I can say is Maxine is very knowledgeable attorney, if your anything like I was, Anxiety running high, what to do, she’s the attorney all in one to get the job down with as little stress as possible. Stick with the winner. Maxine Ho
Posted by Susan | May 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
My review
“Maxine is the best…. she was there through one of the toughest time in my life. She is highly knowledgeable, highly experienced, genuine but best of all TOUGH in court. I’m a mother of 3 children thinking once a divorce was over so would all child custody issues. Due to other party I was surprised and taken to court. I was so stressed out when my previous attorney was no longer available, and Maxine took over my case and was ready to represent my case within a week! Maxine was indispensable in helping me through a difficult time. She was acutely aware of just how important my kids are to me, and she tailored her advice and strategy towards this goal. Going through a child custody battle was especially emotional for me and at the end children get affected with any changes in a home. I was trying to gain a footing in unfamiliar and challenging legal, financial, and societal situations. It was a physically and mentally draining experience. Maxine helped me focus on my children’s welfare, while working energetically towards all my goals. Maxine explained the process and developed a strategy that resulted in the best outcome possible. Maxine was especially helpful in coordinating communications, tracking deadlines, and organizing the extensive legal documents. Because of her hard work, I can now concentrate on spending time with my children, knowing that the settlement agreement provides a solid framework" Unfortunately I will probably will need to return to court due to others party noncompliance, but it helps to know I have Maxine in my corner!
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Posted by Phoebe | June 4, 2016
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An Excellent Attorney
I retained Maxine to help with my divorce and final judgment. Throughout the entire process, she and her staff were nothing short of professional, knowledgeable, and supportive. I had many questions regarding division of assets and child custody, and Maxine's expertise was clear from the beginning. She's tough and realistic; I knew she was always thinking and acting on my best interest and the welfare of my child. I really could not have asked for anything more. Divorce is never easy, and Maxine and her staff took a lot of stress off of me. The entire process could not have gone a better way.
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Posted by Rikki | May 24, 2016
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That Nasty Divorce!
I hired Maxine to help and guide me through a divorce. It was not a pleasant experience (Not because of Maxine) She was a great help and really made it as easy as possible. very professional, Knowledgeable and to the point.
Posted by Galt | May 17, 2016
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Maxine knows her stuff
Maxine was my representative. On day one I explained my child custody case. I was then given the specifics on possible agenda from opposing counsel; as well as possible outcomes. My anxiety was high needless to say. But knowing what to expect helped. Also, I could tell Maxine wanted to represent my interest well - better then what I myself wanted to do; In short, Maxine was in my corner. The case was wrapped up as I hoped. But even before that happened - I was ready and willing to take the gloves off; given I felt I was well represented. I hope legal issues are behind me; but should they come back - I will definitely lookup Maxine again.
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Posted by Chris | April 17, 2016
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Excellent Attorney for Child Support Case
Maxine has done excellent work. I tried working the system myself prior to finding and hiring Maxine. Don't do it, you need a competent professional like Maxine. Dealing with DCSS or the courts is not always a fair or efficient system, particularly for fathers. I had additional payments that I had made to the mother, I showed the courts, DCSS and nothing. You need a pro who knows how to work with the system. Maxine came in and was able to show proof of my payments to the courts and DCSS. Next, I was selling my home and DCSS had placed a lien on it. Well, with a homestead, they are not supposed to do that, but they did. Maxine to the rescue, she got the lien released and I was able to sell my home as I legally should have been able to in the first place. Finally, DCSS comes after me again, this time they garnish my bank account. Guess what, I have a court order and they are not supposed to do that. But, I just got in touch with Maxine, she went down to the offices of DCSS personally and had them send me my money back. Maxine is fair, efficient and a smart and aggressive attorney. I highly recommend Maxine.
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Posted by NB | January 13, 2016
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Awesome Attorney
I hired Maxine for my divorce case. She was very knowledgeable and got straight to the point on all of the issues. She explained the process and what to expect in simple terms. Maxine negotiated a deal that I was very pleased with. I got more than what I was entitled to. I knew I was in good hand after my initial consultation with her. I would highly recommend Maxine.
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
I needed someone to help me get through a divorce with children but I felt like I was having a final exam on how to become a lawyer, which I am not. Maxine was combative and aggressive. She is extreme and not calm. I will have to look elsewhere.
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  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of California - Irvine
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999


  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Vietnamese
  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Family Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Max as both opposing counsel and a colleague. She is honest, fair, and easy to work with."
Family Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Maxine is an expert on family law matters. She works tirelessly on behalf of her clients, and always acts with integrity."
Family Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure to work both with Ms. Ho as a colleague and to have employed her as a research attorney in my office. She is highly professional, very intelligent and hard working. She was a valuable asset and is an excellent family law attorney. I would welcome the opportunity to work with her again in the future."

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Tustin Divorce and separation Lawyer Maxine Ho
Maxine Ho
Divorce and separation Attorney
Tustin, CA
Licensed for 20 years
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