Bridgman Divorce Lawyers

Compare top rated Michigan attorneys serving Bridgman.
Ryan T. Wojtowicz
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St. Joseph, MI Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(269) 281-1244 515 Ship Street, Suite 204
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Wojtowicz Law, PLC is a general-practice law firm, focusing on Criminal Defense, Family Law, Business Law, Appeals, and Traffic Tickets. Attorney Ryan Wojtowicz is passionate about helping people, and he is committed to the practice of law. At Wojtowicz Law, PLC, Attorney Wojtowicz works hard to provide effective legal solutions for every client. Before Attorney Ryan Wojtowicz founded Wojtowicz Law, PLC, he was an Attorney Magistrate and Law Clerk at the Berrien County Trial Court in St. Joseph, Michigan. As an Attorney Magistrate, he presided over small-claims hearings, arraignments, misdemeanor...
Erika Leuffen Salerno
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Saint Joseph, MI Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
(269) 985-1500 800 Port Street
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Drake University Law School
In 2015, my family and I moved to St. Joseph, Michigan where I manage the Saint Joseph, Michigan office of Kreis Enderle. My legal practice consists of helping clients throughout Southwest Michigan (Kalamazoo, Van Buren, Berrien and Cass Counties) with divorce, child custody, estate planning and business matters.
Robert Lutz
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St Joseph, MI Divorce Lawyer with 39 years experience
(269) 983-0658 320 Main St
St Joseph, MI 49085
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Lanny W. Fisher
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Buchanan, MI Divorce Lawyer
(269) 695-1111 324 Dewey Street
Buchanan, MI 49107
Divorce, Criminal and DUI
Featured on Nancy Grace, Wall Street Journal, New Yorker Magazine
Buchanan, MI Divorce Lawyer
(269) 695-1500 225 E Front St
Buchanan, MI 49107
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Benton Harbor, MI Divorce Attorney
(269) 926-6135 1211 E Napier Ave
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Family
Benton Harbor, MI Divorce Attorney
(269) 926-6135 1211 E Napier Ave
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Jim A Kolosowsky
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Paw Paw, MI Divorce Lawyer
(269) 743-9333 221 Oak St.
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
As a student of law, Jim Kolosowsky recieved the highest student honors in Family Law and Interviewing and Counseling. His academic achievements earned him a position as the Senior Associate Editor of Law Review at Thomas M. Cooley Law School; several honors scholarships; and a graduate ranking in the top 12% of his law school class. As a trial attorney, Jim Kolosowsky has represented numerous clients in both misdemeanor and serious felony cases. Jim has received not guilty jury verdicts in cases ranging from armed robbery to murder.
Christopher J.  Gergely
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Schoolcraft, MI Divorce Lawyer
(269) 679-4263 1240 W. VW Ave.
Schoolcraft, MI 49087
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Mary Catherine Gergely
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Schoolcraft, MI Divorce Lawyer
(269) 679-4263 1240 W. VW Ave.
Schoolcraft, MI 49087
Divorce and Family
Valparaiso University School of Law
Albert Laaksonen
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Paw Paw, MI Divorce Lawyer with 29 years experience
(269) 655-1035 226 1/2 East Michigan Ave
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Albert W. Laaksonen II, is the founding attorney of Laaksonen Law Offices, P.C. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his JD from the Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana.
Attorney Laaksonen is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Van Buren County Bar Association, and the Kalamazoo County Bar Association. He is certified as both a Civil Mediator and a Domestic Relations Mediator.

He currently serves on the Community Corrections Board for Van Buren County, and the the Kalamazoo Christian School Association Board.

Attorney Laaksonen specializes...
Cassopolis, MI Divorce Lawyer
(269) 445-3816 134 S O Keefe St
Cassopolis, MI 49031
Divorce, Criminal and Family
Dowagiac, MI Divorce Attorney
(269) 782-5144 204 Commercial St
Dowagiac, MI 49047
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Three Rivers, MI Divorce Attorney
(269) 273-2327 303 N Main St
Three Rivers, MI 49093
Divorce, Family, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Paw Paw, MI Divorce Attorney
(269) 657-3177 181 W Michigan Ave
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Immigration
Roger Rathi
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Grand Rapids, MI Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience
(616) 855-0948 250 Monroe NW
Suite 400
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatDivorce, Business, Criminal and Immigration
Michigan State University
Affordable Immigration attorney with 20 years of experience; 6000 family and employment cases with Client Ratings at Google 4.9***** (251 reviews); Yahoo 5-star (88 reviews); and AVVO 5-star (117 reviews).

Click on www.rathilaw.com and on Schedule Appointment for a free 30-minute phone consultation. Low fees and Monthly payment plans.

Handled numerous federal immigration litigations, trials and appeals relating to adjudication, inadmissibility, removability, security checks, naturalization, deportation and more. See www.rathilaw.com

Admitted to practice at the Supreme Court of the United States (2007) and at 3rd, 6th and 8th federal circuit courts, and Eastern and Western Federal District Courts of Michigan;...
Brendan Noel Guilford
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Kalamazoo, MI Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(269) 389-0687 821 W. South Street
Ste. D
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Nova Southeastern University
BRENDAN N. GUILFORD was born and raised in Kalamazoo County, attending Vicksburg High School. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degree in Political Science from Alma College in 2005. After moving to Florida with his wife, Brendan received his law degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. While attending law school, he clerked for the community association firm Kahan Shir, PL in Boca Raton, FL. After graduating from law school, he relocated to the Tampa Bay region with his family in mid-2009. While working in and around Tampa, Brendan worked...
Mr. Christian G. Krupp
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Grand Rapids, MI Divorce Attorney with 28 years experience
(616) 459-6636 161 Ottawa NW Suite 404
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Criminal and DUI
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Christian G Krupp II was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Chris attended Michigan State University and graduated in 1988. He attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he was a member of law review and one of the few students that had his law review article published. Christian Krupp graduated from law school with honors in the top ten percent of his class. His legal career started and Dykema Gossett, Michigan’s largest law firm. While at Dykema, he was involved in a diverse practice groups including the corporate, finance, and legislative areas. After leaving Dykema, Christian Krupp joined...
James W. Kraayeveld
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(616) 229-3484 300 State St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationGrand Rapids, MI Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
Divorce, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Family
Valparaiso University School of Law
I have been practicing family law for 27 years. It is my goal to provide each client with individual attention because each client and each case is different, and I enjoy the personal interaction with a client and working towards successful completion of each case to the benefit of each family.

I have seen a need to specialize in parental alienation cases which has led to an overall greater experience in child custody cases.

Secondly, I have specialized in complex divorce matters involving significant assets, business assets, determining complex income issues of executives, self employed, or...
Matthew S. DeLange
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Grand Rapids, MI Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(616) 528-8877 866 3-Mile Rd NW
Ste 1
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Matthew S. DeLange is currently a partner with the MI Family Law Center (mifamlaw.com) and has been practicing almost exclusively in the area of family law since becoming licensed. He was a Senior Associate attorney with an American Divorce Attorneys for Men (ADAM) affiliate from 2008 until 2015 where he was one of the primary litigators for the firm. Mr. DeLange's practice is primarily concentrated in the areas of Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Personal Protection Order Defense, and Interstate family law matters. In addition to his trial court experience, Mr. DeLange has also successfully obtained reversals from...
Brian E Gordon
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Grand Rapids, MI Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(616) 272-3331 146 Monroe Center NW, Suite 1225
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Michigan State University and Michigan State University

Brian E. Gordon was born in Detroit but raised in the East Lansing area where he attended and graduated from Okemos High School, Michigan State University and Michigan State University College of Law (formerly known as the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University).

Brian has worked and resided in Grand Rapids for the past 20 years. Brian is an attorney/owner of Gordon & Hess, PLC with a practice primarily focused upon Divorce, Family Law, Criminal Defense, Bankruptcy and Mediation.

Brian is an experienced 20 year veteran of handling Paternity, Divorce, Custody, Parenting Time and Child Support matters for men facing...
Mr George T Krupp
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Grand Rapids, MI Divorce Lawyer with 60 years experience
(616) 459-6636 161 Ottawa NW Suite 201
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, DUI and Family
The John Marshall Law School
George Krupp was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was admitted to practice law in 1961 and started practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1962 in the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office. After years of success in the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office in Grand Rapids, Michigan, George Krupp left for private practice where he has worked for over fifty years. Over his fifty years of experience he has represented thousands of clients facing divorce in Grand Rapids and West Michigan courts. His primary concentration has been in divorce and family law cases. George Krupp’s experience in divorce matters includes handling...
Courtney M. Sierra
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Grand Rapids, MI Divorce Attorney with 2 years experience
(616) 285-0808
Ext. 1003
300 State St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Divorce, Appeals and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Being an attorney has been a long-standing goal for me. Ever since I was twelve years old, I sought ways to help people and this desire to work with people and help people in my community has led me to become a family law attorney.

When I heard that a friend struggled with a debilitating illness, I arranged a fundraiser to cover health care and living expenses. I convinced small business owners to donate goods and funds and organized one of the best fundraisers in our community raising more than $28,000.00 to help the family.


Shortly after college, I contributed...
Kelly Lambert
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GRAND RAPIDS, MI Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
(616) 732-8888 1444 MICHIGAN ST NE Suite 9
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49503
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Criminal and DUI
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
KELLY G. LAMBERT was born in Omaha, Nebraska and graduated from Ottawa Hills High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1981. In 1985, he received his Bachelor of Arts in international relations from Michigan State University where he was a National Merit Scholar. In December 1988, he received his law degree from University of Michigan Law School, where he was the recipient of the Wolverine State Bar Association Scholarship. In 1989 he was licensed to practice law in New York. In 1990 he was admitted to practice law in Michigan. He was admitted to practice...
Michael Villar
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(269) 673-3292 139 Riverfront Plaza
Allegan, MI 49010
Free ConsultationAllegan, MI Divorce Attorney with 28 years experience
Divorce, Business, Criminal and DUI
University of Michigan Law School
Mr. Villar graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and went on to hold clerkships for the Honorable George R. Corsiglia in the Allegan Circuit Court and for the Michigan Court of Appeals. Since entering private practice in 1993, Mr. Villar has participated in numerous high visibility cases throughout Southwest Michigan.

Mr. Villar has also worked for one of the largest law firms in America, Dorsey & Whitney. Dorsey & Whitney employed over 330 attorneys and had offices in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, New York, Brussels (Belgium), London (England), and Paris (France). While demanding, Dorsey & Whitney prepared Mr. Villar for...
Dawn Krupp
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Grand Rapids, MI Divorce Lawyer with 28 years experience
(616) 459-9167 161 Ottawa Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationDivorce and Bankruptcy
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Dawn Krupp started her career at Michigan Consolidated Gas Company in 1964 where she rose to upper level management over the next 26 years. During her time at Michcon she realized that she had a desire to do something more fulfilling with her career and started attending law school. Dawn Krupp was admitted to practice law in 1991 when she joined her husband’s practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her primary concentration over her years of practice has been in domestic (family law / divorce cases) and bankruptcy matters. Dawn Krupp’s experience in family law matters includes handling divorce, child custody,...
Kendra Ortega
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(616) 285-0808 300 State St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatGrand Rapids, MI Divorce Lawyer
Divorce, Appeals and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I have a passion for helping families through difficult times. Prior to my legal career, I worked with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services where I was able to gain the compassion and knowledge to help families navigate through a complex system in times of need. Now, I work hard to guide clients through a different, yet still complex system - family court.

While working for MDHHS I was stationed in an elementary school. The families there became “my families” and I took great pride in the simple task of greeting the students at the...
Akiva Goldman
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Grand Rapids, MI Divorce Lawyer with 33 years experience
(877) 737-8800 625 Kenmoor Avenue S.E.
Suite 301 Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Wayne State University
Call Toll Free (877) 737-8800 - WE CAN HELP YOU. We have a successful track record of aggressive legal representation. Let us use our strengths to your advantage. FREE CONSULTATION. For additional information.
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Audra R McClure
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Grand Rapids, MI Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(616) 451-4000 678 Front Ave NW, Ste 176
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I pride myself in communicating well with clients and always keeping their familes' best interests in mind.
Robert Champion
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Plainwell, MI Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
(269) 685-9220 124 E Bridge St
Plainwell, MI 49080
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
University of Denver
With years of experience as an assistant prosecuting attorney assigned to major felony prosecution of homicides, home invasion, armed robbery, and criminal sexual conduct cases, I have successfully litigated thousands of criminal and civil cases covering a broad range of complex legal issues. With over 30 years combined experience in all aspects of the criminal justice system, I have a unique understanding of the criminal justice process. This includes experience as a former police officer, assistant prosecutor, a private practice attorney and as an instructor and presenter with both the Michigan State Bar - Criminal Law Section and the...
Laurie Schmitt
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Grand Rapids, MI Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(616) 608-4634 401 Hall Street SW
Suite 112D
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I am a graduate of Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and a Michigan State Bar and U.S. Western District Court licensed attorney specializing in family law.

Since establishing my own practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan, I have represented clients with their family law-related cases including divorce, collaborative divorce, child custody, visitation, paternity, change of domicile, child support, spousal support, and post-judgment issues.

I focused my practice on family law after spending over two decades immersed in the court system as a paralegal. I assisted attorneys and their clients in navigating the difficult, and often painful process that...
Douglas Boodt
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Kalamazoo, MI Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(269) 929-7206 137 N. Park Street
Suite 204
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Offers Video ChatDivorce, Criminal, Estate Planning and Family
DePaul College of Law
THE LAW OFFICE OF DOUGLAS A. BOODT WAS ESTABLISHED BY DOUGLAS A. BOODT IN 1999 TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL AND COMMITTED LEGAL REPRESENTATION TO HIS CLIENTS PRIMARILY IN THE PRACTICE AREAS OF FAMILY LAW, ADOPTION AND ESTATE PLANNING. SINCE RELOCATING BACK TO HIS HOMETOWN OF KALAMAZOO SEVERAL YEARS AGO, MR. BOODT’S LAW PRACTICE INCLUDES KALAMAZOO COUNTY AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS, AS WELL AS THE CHICAGOLAND AREA. HE WILL LISTEN TO YOU AND PROVIDE SOUND AND TRUSTWORTHY LEGAL ADVICE THAT IS TAILORED TO YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS AND CIRCUMSTANCES.

THE LAW OFFICE OF DOUGLAS A. BOODT HAS ASSISTED HUNDREDS OF CLIENTS IN REACHING...
Raymond Pater
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Holland, MI Divorce Attorney with 36 years experience
(616) 396-8883 704 Michigan Ave
Ste A
Holland, MI 49423
Divorce, Collections and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Ray's practice is mainly involved with divorce, custody, alimony and collections. Raymond Pater was born in the Netherlands and is one of eight children. After his family immigrated to the United States, and although of modest means, six of his siblings attended college and two went on to obtain PhDs, later becoming college professors. An older sister never attended high school, but was admitted to college because of a nearly illegible transcript and ironically went on to become a high school teacher. While attending grade school and high school, Ray worked in the family business selling eggs and chickens...
Joseph Hohler III
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Kalamazoo, MI Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(269) 271-4744 137 N. Park St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Divorce, Appeals and Family
Michigan State University and Western Michigan University
Joseph Hohler III is a family law attorney, and mediator, based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, but serves clients throughout all of southwest Michigan. Mr. Hohler handles all areas of family law and mediation, including appeals from family court.
Alana L. Wiaduck
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Muskegon, MI Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(800) 442-0237 1440 Peck St
Muskegon, MI 49441
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and University of Michigan
I am an attorney who has lived on the west Michigan lakeshore for over 20 years. My practice focuses on family law, criminal defense, and plaintiff's personal injury cases, including No Fault and third-party auto accident claims. I am an effective, efficient lawyer who will listen to you and fight for your rights. Areas of Practice include: Personal Injury - Auto Accidents, Dog Bites, Slip and Fall, Negligence, Motorcycle Accidents, Truck Accidents, Bike or Pedestrian Car Accidents. Family Law - Divorce, Child Custody, Parenting Time, Child Support, Spousal Support, Guardianships of...
Joseph Grzybowski
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Grand Rapids, MI Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(616) 454-7335 2030 Leonard St Nw
Lower Suite
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Juvenile
Wayne State University Law School
Joe has been practicing law for over 20 years. He serves the greater Grand Rapids area and has worked with the majority of the courts in Kent and the surrounding counties. He is well known to other attorneys in the area and has a positive working relationship with court officers and law enforcement agencies.
Christopher James Acklin
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Wyoming, MI Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(616) 530-0101 1779 28th St. SW
Wyoming, MI 49519
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Christopher has lived in Grand Rapids since 1st grade, He graduated from City High School, and then moved on to Grand Valley State University, where he met his wife, Devon. After receiving his Bachelor's in English and Political Science, Christopher moved on to complete his legal education at Thomas M. cooley Law School, and was admitted to the bar in 2011. His practice at The Grand Rapids Law Group handles criminal defense, divorce & child custody, business law, drunk driving defense, social security & disability, and other legal matters.
Catherine M. Sullivan
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Grand Rapids, MI Divorce Lawyer with 32 years experience
(616) 459-7100 Calder Plaza Building, Suite 100
250 Monroe Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationDivorce
The University of Toledo College of Law
Shawn James Coppins
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Kalamazoo, MI Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(269) 201-5035 251 N. Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Domestic Violence and Family
Wake Forest University School of Law
Shawn Coppins is an aggressive litigation attorney and is one of the firm’s founding partners. Mr. Coppins was born and raised in the Metro-Detroit area. Prior to establishing Coppins Law Group, he was a litigation attorney at one of Michigan‘s largest law firms. Mr. Coppins also worked as a litigation attorney with one of Michigan's most well renowned Civil Rights Firms. Since his admission to the State Bar of Michigan, Shawn Coppins has represented clients in both State and Federal Court. Although many seem quick to criticize trial attorneys, their criticism ends when they find themselves...
William Payne Webster
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Kalamazoo, MI Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(269) 343-5566 6100 Stadium Drive
Suite 2
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Divorce, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Wayne State University Law School
Bill Webster has been representing hard working men and women of Southwest Michigan for over 16 years in social security disability, workers' compensation, personal injury and domestic relations matters.
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Considering divorce?

If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.

Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.

Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.

Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.


Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).

Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.