Managing Partner of Orange County

Certified Family Law Specialist

Meet Carrie Block

Carrie Block is the managing partner at the Orange County office of Holstrom, Block & Parke. With more than 25 years’ experience in top-tier family law firms, Carrie is an expert in all areas of family law, including divorce, custody, child support, spousal support, paternity and premarital rights. Her practice at HBP focuses on high-asset family divorce, collaborative divorce and mediation in Orange County. Carrie helps clients achieve the legal outcomes they seek with compassion and sensitivity. She prides herself on being available for her clients while guiding them through the difficult transition of divorce so that they can move forward into a brighter future. Ms. Block specializes in representing clients in agreed-upon divorces, post-judgment 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. Carrie’s expertise allows her to complete QDROs without outside experts, allowing difficult negotiations regarding retirement funds to be completed earlier in the divorce process. She 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. Carrie was awarded the status of Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS) by the State Bar of 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.


Practice Areas

  • 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


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

Honors and Awards

  • Graduated summa cum laude, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA
  • Alpha Chi Honor Society Member (Top 10% of class)
  • President’s List 3.75+ GPA (All four years)
  • Speech and Debate Team Captain and 4-Year Member
  • Witkin Award (twice) for achieving the highest class grade in Trial Practice; Wills and Trusts Lab
  • Student Bar Association: 1L, 2L and 3L Class Representative; PILF Member

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