The Florida Bar - Board Certified
The Florida Bar - Family Law Section
The Florida Bar

Practice Areas

Family Law

Ms. Hancock is one of only two board certified specialists in Marital and Family Law in Ocala, Florida. She provides expertise and has experience in all areas of family law including:

  • Divorce (Dissolution of Marriage)
  • Child Custody/Timesharing/Relocations
  • Child Support
  • Alimony/Spousal Support
  • Equitable Distribution/Property Division
  • Modifications/Post-Dissolution issues
  • Enforcement and Contempt
  • Injunctions/Restraining Orders
  • Paternity
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
  • Adoptions
Estate Planning

Ms. Hancock provides peace of mind to her estate planning clients by assessing their needs, preparing the proper estate planning documents or reviewing those prepared in another state, and taking the time to explain the contents of the documents to ensure her clients understand their estate plans and how to effectuate them. Estate planning documents may include:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Designations of Health Care Surrogate
  • Living Wills
  • HIPAA Authorizations
  • Designations of Agent to Control Disposition of Remains

It can be a difficult and confusing time when a loved one passes away. Those responsible for administering the loved one’s estate have the added stress of going through the probate process, which can feel overwhelming. When a probate is necessary, Ms. Hancock prepares all of the appropriate estate documents and walks her clients through the process from the opening to the closing of the estate providing specific instruction and guidance each step of the way.

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