Melissa Wheeler Hoff

Melissa Wheeler Hoff

Dedicated, competent, and respectful legal representation in family law matters.
  • Family Law, Divorce
  • California
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Biography

Meet Melissa Wheeler Hoff, a distinguished Newport Beach divorce attorney driven by a fascination with family law's intricate blend of psychological, emotional, and financial complexities. Specializing in high-asset divorce and high-conflict custody disputes, Melissa guides clients through every phase of marital dissolution, from mediation to post-judgment matters like enforcement and modifications.

Her unique strength lies in connecting with clients, easing the discomfort of divorce litigation with mindfulness and empathy. Melissa firmly believes in dissolving marriages without destroying families, a philosophy encapsulated in her words: "You can dissolve your marriage without destroying your family if you are willing to take the high road."

Balancing zealous advocacy with straightforward representation, Melissa helps clients achieve amicable settlements while fearlessly litigating when necessary. As a five-time Super Lawyers Rising Star (2019-2023), she stands among the top 2.5% of up-and-coming California attorneys. A member of key bar associations and a Founding Member of the American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators (AACFL), Melissa is recognized for her leadership and dedication to divorce financial education.

Rooted in Newport Beach, Melissa's athletic background includes playing water polo for Newport Harbor High School and representing Team USA at various levels. In her free time, she enjoys ocean-related activities, reading thrillers, practicing yoga, and cherishing moments with her two cats, Pumpkin and Pirate.

Practice Areas
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Divorce
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
ID Number: 300883
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Attorney
Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC
- Current
Senior Managing Family Law Attorney
Johnson Attorneys Group
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Associate Attorney
Farzad & Ochoa Family Law Attorneys, LLP
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Litigation Attorney
Cordell & Cordell
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Associate Attorney
Van Voorhis & Sosna, LLP
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Associate Attorney
Lakin Spears LLP
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Education
University of California - Berkeley
B.A.
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Santa Clara University School of Law
J.D.
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Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Top Contributor
Avvo
Recognition for Professional Involvement
Lawyer Legion
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Orange County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Member of OCBA Family Law Section.
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State Bar of California  # 300883
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Pandemic Provisions – Do Force Majeure Clauses Have a Place in Custody and Visitation Agreements?
Family Law News (California State Bar Family Law Section)
Speaking Engagements
What to Expect as a New Family Law Associate, SCU Family Law Society Panel Discussion
Preparing for the California Bar Exam, Office of Academic & Bar Success
Family Law & LGBTQ+ Crossover Issues, SCU Family Law Society & EQ | SCU Joint Meeting
Premarital Agreements in California, California Divorce Law 101 (2021 Edition)
Websites & Blogs
Website
Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC
Blog
Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC Blog
Contact & Map
Holstrom, Block and Parke, APLC
Newport Beach
4940 Campus Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Toll-Free: (888) 998-3045
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
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Holstrom, Block and Parke, APLC
Corona
1897 California Ave., Suite 102
Corona, CA 92881
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Holstrom, Block and Parke, APLC
Temecula
40810 County Center Drive, Ste. 150
Temecula, CA 92591
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Holstrom, Block and Parke, APLC
San Diego
3110 Camino Del Rio, S., Ste. 308
San Diego, CA 92108
Toll-Free: (888) 998-3045
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Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
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Vista
380 S. Melrose Dr., Suite 347
Vista, CA 92083
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Riverside
3780 12th Street
Riverside, CA 92501
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