Ms. Holder obtained her first law degree in Latvia, studying local and international law of the European Union. After relocating to the United States in 2003, Oksana earned her Masters Degree in Business Administration and began studying American law at the University of Arizona.
She has successfully authored several industry articles addressing topics such as Arizona’s child support system in the context of federal law, complex issues of immigrant support, environmental issues, and the administrative tax appeal system in Arizona. Prior to becoming a practicing attorney and a partner in her current firm, Ms. Holder worked as a full-time paralegal for law firms specializing in domestic relations, which led to her calling of practicing family law and making a positive difference in people’s lives.
Ms. Holder immerses herself in every case, meticulously analyzing every aspect to obtain the best possible outcome for her clients, whether through negotiation, mediation, or trial. Fervently protective of the best interests of children, she thrives in seeing the difference her work makes in their lives. Her expertise also includes a variety of intricate financial issues including drafting and defending premarital agreements, tracing separate property and community waste, complex asset division, business valuation, division of stock options/RSUs, spousal maintenance, child support, and post-decree modification, enforcement and collection. Ms. Holder takes great care to discuss and establish realistic expectations with her clients, while providing exceptional support and responsiveness to their needs.
Outside of practicing law, Ms. Holder loves to ski, play tennis, and collect owl art. She is fluent in Latvian, Russian, and English.
Bar Associations & Professional Memberships
- State Bar of Arizona, admitted 2013
- Maricopa County Bar Association, Family Law Section Member, former board member
- James E. Rogers College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2013
- University of Phoenix, MBA, 2008
- Turiba University, Juris Doctor, 2003
- AVVO, Client’s Choice Award
- Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, volunteer and former teacher
Oksana-On behalf of my wife and myself, we thank you so very much for your guidance and exemplary efforts in helping us get our family in a better place. We are blown away by your efforts, kindness, professionalism and the hours you put into our case. We appreciate the expertise shown by you and your staff. After 8 grueling months we finally feel free to exhale knowing our son has a chance for a better future…Again, we wholeheartedly applaud you all.
Oksana immediately organized and assembled all of my information and outlined a specific strategy with options in a very short time frame. Oksana took on my case with enthusiasm and confidence. I always new Oksana was watching out for me throughout the process. Any time I had questions or concerns Oksana explained how to address each and everyone. I cannot recommend Oksana enough. She is a titan and I was very lucky to have been recommended to her. I could not have gone through my divorce without her. Very high recommendation. You will not be disappointed.
Oksana is AMAZING!!! She was referred to us by a friend and from the very first meeting I knew she was a perfect fit for us! I got divorced a few years ago and paid a cheap lawyer to draft up documents for me and went through mediation so needless to say it wasn’t great. When I encountered some major issues with my ex-husband I thought I could do it all on my own but I was wrong! During our consultation with Oksana she was so full of great information that i knew we had to hire her! When she says she will be with you from start to finish she absolutely means it! She helped us fight for what we wanted and get it. Anytime I had a question or more issues came up she was always available whether it was through email, phone or a meeting. She responds so quickly it’s impressive! I also feel like she truly cares about me and my family. She helped us settle outside of court which saved us a bunch of money and she also knew we didn’t have a lot of money so if there were things we could do instead of her she advised us of that. She also had lunch with us after one of the court dates and met us before to help ease my nerves. I am so happy to have her as my lawyer! Phoenix is a big city with a lot of lawyers so to have found her has been a true blessing!! I also love her accent!! I truly can’t say enough good things about Oksana! Even after our case was over she has emailed me a few times to just check in and see how things are going! How cool is that! Again, if you hire Oksana you will be so happy!! She is super smart and knowledgeable!! Thanks for being so amazing to us Oksana!!!!!
My name is Valeria.Oksana had been following me on the case of “Prenaptual agreement”. I’m new in Arizona.Everything happened so fast to me.I came to visit my boyfriend for Christmas holidays and he asked me to marry him.I was very surprised,but happy!My future husband also wanted me to sign the Prenaptual agreement before we would get married.It was my first experience and a big surprise too!In my country we don’t sugn this documents.I’m from Italy.He gave me the draft of the agreement.I’ve read it 3 times by myself and I didn’t understand the meaning very well.The draft of the Document had been written by my fiance’s attorney.The legal language has a unique complex structure.It’s hard to understand legal documents properly without having the right knowledge.The idea itself about the agreement didn’t make me feel comfortable.It was difficult for me psycologically to accept and understand the situation. I didn’t see any sense on signing the “Prenaptual agreement”.How you can marry the person you love, who already has his doubts about our relationship in the future!?That’s how my vision used to be,before I met my lawyer… Oksana was advised to me by another attorney office,as a Family law lawyer who does speak several languages and is specialized in Prenaptual agreement’s.I’m very happy,that I’ve met Oksana!!!She helped me so much!I was amazed by her knowledge on the matter.She was so careful about any little thing.On our first appointment,Oksana had carefully revised my prenaptual agreement and clarified,that it was not fair to me to sign it,as it was written.She explained to me step by step all advantages and disadvantages.She also explained to me,that it was normal in United States to sign the agreement before getting married and if we would change various points,it would protect also my interests,as a woman,for the future too.She said,that it was important to think not only about “today”,but also about “tomorrow”(10-20 years from now).Oksana is bright,attentive and knowledgeble.Those qualities are so important in her profession.From my personal experience,I had learned,that any little detail written in the legal document can SO SIGNIFICALLY change the meaning of the MATTER.The words can have one meaning for us- clients,but really the legal word’s meaning can result opposite.It’s very important,that your attorney has a deep understanding of any word and phrase.Oksana had found several “double meanings” and “play on words” in the text, while she had been working on my agreement.She talked to the lawyer of my fiancé regarding some points in the text and he promised to take them out.After,the lawyer of my husband used to take words from one point and put them on the other sheet with a new legal word’s structure,but the same meaning (against my interests).Oksana still was able to find and understand the “false correction”. She was amazing! Her strategy is to protect her client from the trouble in the future.She does it with all her passion and care.Oksana had been working on my case several weeks, trying to find the right compromise beetween me and my future husband.It was not easy.He had his lawyer too and they didn’t agree on everything.Oksana didn’t put any limitations on my communication to her.She was available all the time.I could call her any time and she was happy to talk to me and to listen to my ideas and changings.She called me in the evening for to explain her changings.Her and me together were able to change,delete and add several important points in my document.It was a wonderful natural flaut of relationship!!!She had been explaining to me any concerns and questions.I felt,that Oksana was giving herself to my case with all her heart and soul.She did her best for me,as her client.She gave to me her attention,care,as almost she was a part from my family.It’s not easy to find many high leveled professional who will work about your case with such an individual care.Oksana has a great knowledge and experience!!!
Ms Holder handled my complicated divorce case. There were several property issues and issues with my spouse not wanting to produce information. Oksana handled these issues with intelligence and experience and professionalism. She was able to identify a potentially fraudulent deed and determine how to investigate and come up with a strategy to do what was fair for both parties. Oksana also did an excellent job of explaining Arizona law and making sure I knew what was happening and different ways the divorce might proceed. I had also hired a Financial Divorce Planner who was giving my spouse and me totally wrong information. Oksana worked with this person to help her understand Arizona law. If not for Oksana, the planner would have pushed a settlement on me that was completely unfair.