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Melissa K. Hancock

melissa@ocalafamilylegal.com
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Phone: (352) 509-7004
Fax: (352) 509-7373

7500 SW 61st Ave #800
Ocala, Florida 34476

Melissa K. Hancock was born and raised in Panama City, Florida. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Florida State University in 1997. Ms. Hancock taught fourth grade for two years and assisted with writing the curriculum for a conflict resolution program for grades K-5.

Ms. Hancock returned to Florida State University in 2000 where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2003. She was employed at a prestigious local law firm in Ocala as an associate attorney from 2003 until 2015. Ms. Hancock established Melissa K. Hancock, P.A. in 2015. She obtained her board certification in Marital and Family Law in 2016 and is currently one of only two board certified attorneys in Marital and Family Law in Ocala, Florida. Ms. Hancock has been an adjunct professor at the College of Central Florida since 2007 teaching Laws of Family Relations in the paralegal program. She is a member of the Family Law Section and the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar.

Throughout her representation, Ms. Hancock provides compassionate yet honest counsel so her clients can make informed decisions about the progress of their cases and maintain reasonable expectations about the outcomes of their cases. When court action is necessary, Ms. Hancock represents her clients zealously and effectively. Ms. Hancock is dedicated to making her clients feel immediately welcomed, consistently informed, and confident they have chosen the right attorney for their needs.

Education

Juris Doctor, Florida State University, 2003

Bachelor of Science, Florida State University, 1997
Elementary Education

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Florida, 2003
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Florida Bar
Member Since: 2003

Family Law Section of the Florida Bar
Member Since: 2006

Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar
Member Since: 2019

Marion County Bar Association
Member Since: 2003

Legal Assistant
Sonya G. Jensen (Family Law and Probate)

Phone: 352-509-7004
Fax: 352-509-7373
Languages: English

Emily V. Alfano

Phone: 352-509-7004
Fax: 352-509-7373
Languages: English

Legal Specialties and Certifications

The Florida Bar, Board Certified Specialist in Marital Family Law, 2016

Client Reviews
★★★★★
"My adoption was finalized this year and even though our client relationship is over Melissa and her team will always hold a special place in our lives. The expertise that Melissa and her team have show in their work. They are efficient, compassionate, respectful, and have integrity in what they do. I never left the office, ended a phone call, or read an email where I was left with an unclear answer or direction. Melissa Hancock and her team are top notch." Lavonne
★★★★★
"Ms. Hancock is an amazing attorney. She puts a lot of effort and pride into her work and I feel as though she honestly cares about my case, and my child's well-being. I would highly recommend her for any custody issues." Lizzie
★★★★★
"Melissa Hancock was a true meaning of a GAL. In my own words a guardian angel. I can not thank her enough for seeing the truth and making the best possible decision for my daugher and her future. I would recommend her for anyone. She saw the truth in my case and allowed it to be set free. Thank you Mrs Hancock." Stacey