Macomb County, Michigan Divorce Lawyers

Daniel Marchese
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Oakland County's finest attorneys - highly reviewed and nationally recognized.

I’m an experienced Michigan divorce lawyer and dedicated to helping my clients at every stage of the divorce process. My practice includes simple and complex divorces, spousal support, child support, and child custody. Read More »
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Akiva Goldman
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Macomb County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 33 years experience

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. Please... Read More »
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Roger Rathi
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Michigan Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience

Affordable Immigration attorney with 20 years of experience; 6000 family and employment cases with Client Ratings at Google 4.9***** (212 reviews); Yahoo 5***** (88 reviews); and AVVO 5***** (94 reviews). Click on... Read More »
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Michael J. Hamblin
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Experienced & Skilled Divorce Attorney! Call Now for Aggressive Representation!

I am focused on finding the best solution for difficult and complicated divorce matters. Visit my website for more information and client testimonials! Contact me to see how I can help you with your family law issues. Read More »
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Julian J. Poota
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Michigan Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience

A commitment to excellence is a personal quality you should expect from your attorney. At my office, you receive that commitment, and more, from start to finish of your case. I am a Michigan-born and educated lawyer who... Read More »
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Kyle J. Bristow
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Macomb County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 7 years experience
(248) 838-9934 P.O. Box 381164
Clinton Twp, MI 48038
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
University of Toledo
www.KyleBristow.com

Attorney Kyle Bristow has been endorsed by over 170 attorneys and is rated as a 10.0/10.0 "superb" attorney on Avvo.com—the highest rating of that website—; he received the coveted "AV Preeminent" lawyer designation from Martindale-Hubbell in 2019 and 2020, which signifies that a large number of Kyle Bristow's peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence for legal knowledge, communication skills, and ethical standards; he has been rated by Super Lawyers as a Michigan "Rising Star" for two years—2016 and 2017—, no more than 2.5% of lawyers earn that designation in a given year, and he is...
Eileen Warshaw
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Macomb County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 32 years experience
(586) 783-1800 14 First Street
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Michigan State University
I have been practicing divorce and family law in Macomb County for more than 30 years. I am familiar with all of the judges, referees and attorneys. I have a very good reputation within the legal community. I understand the people and the process, and I can help you navigate your way through the divorce process. I offer a free consultation and am located one block from the Macomb County Circuit Court Building.
Neil Colman
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Macomb County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 48 years experience
(586) 254-1100 42500 Hayes Road
Ste. 100
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
Detroit College of Law (now MSU Law School)
Admitted to the practice of law in 1971 and formed the Law Firm of Colman and Goodman, P.C. in 1974 in the Sterling Heights/Utica communities of Macomb County, Michigan. In August 2015 Colman Law Center, PLLC was established. It is a law office dedicated to the general practice of law with an emphasis in the area of family law encompassing, but not limited to, divorce, custody, parenting time, It child/spousal support and change of residence. Neil M. Colman has rendered skillful and conscientious representation for clients throughout Southeastern Michigan for more than 45 years. Other areas of practice include, but...
Philip G. Vera
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Macomb County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(586) 991-1783 8300 Hall Road, Suite 202
Utica, MI 48317
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Philip Vera is a life long resident of Macomb County with a desire and passion to help the people of South East Michigan during their times of legal need. His drive is to provide clients with the best in legal representation at an affordable rate. Mr. Vera's goal is to make certain that his client's know all legal options available to them and that their best interest is always served.
Vince Manzella
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Macomb County, MI Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(586) 228-3900 39999 Garfield
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Wayne State University Law School
Matthew Walton
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Macomb County, MI Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience
(586) 932-2082 50258 Van Dyke Ave
#F
Shelby Township, MI 48317
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal and Family
Michigan State University College of Law
Matthew M. Walton P.C. focuses primarily on criminal cases and family law. However, my firm handles a variety of related legal area including probate planning, contract and business-related matters, personal injury, etc.

I represent clients who have been charged with drug possession, drunk driving, minor in possession, marijuana offenses, all types of assault charges, criminal sexual conduct, larceny, probation violations, juvenile offenses and many more. I will explain what the charges mean and what you can expect based upon your particular circumstances.

I have represented hundreds of divorce clients, from the simple to the most complex cases. I also represent...
Mr. Scott J. Sumner
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Macomb County, MI Divorce Attorney with 28 years experience
(586) 573-7200 38800 Garfield - Suite 110
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
Michigan State University College of Law
Michigan State University 1986
Detroit College of Law 1989

Scott J. Sumner, J.D. is a graduate of Michigan State University, (1986) and Michigan State University/Detroit College of Law, (1989). He is a founding member of Sumner & Associates, P.C., and is its President and principal shareholder. Scott was the President of the Rochester Bar Association (2004-2005). He is a member of the State Bar Association and a member of the Oakland and Macomb County Bar Associations, since 1990, and is licensed to practice in the United States Federal Court. He is also a licensed and experienced Real Estate Broker and Residential Builder.
Kevin Johnson
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Macomb County, MI Divorce Lawyer
(586) 439-4297 49 Macomb Place
Suite 9
Mt Clemens, MI 48043
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
I take a hands on approach to my clients. When you call in to this firm, you will speak with me. You will have your questions answered by an attorney and no one else. I will never have a paralegal call you back or answer your question. I understand that filing bankruptcy, being charged with a crime, or filing for divorce can be terrifying and nerve wracking. I understand you want a straight and correct legal answer to your questions. That is why I make myself available to you. I will return you phone calls within 24 hours (right away...
Walter Bieber
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Macomb County, MI Divorce Attorney with 43 years experience
(586) 754-1450 26224 Van Dyke Ave.
Center Line, MI 48015
Free ConsultationDivorce, Animal, Business and Personal Injury
Michigan State University
I enjoy helping clients. My firm specializes in Probate and Estate Planning, Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability. We also do a lot of work in Divorce, Collection and Business Matters. I am actively involved with various Kiwanis, Key Club, Circle K, and Builders Clubs. I am an Instructor at Oakland University's Paralegal Program, a Member of the Salvation Army Advisory Council. Active with Community Living Centers for the mentally disabled and a member of the City of Warren Zoning Board Appeals since 2008.
John Brennan
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Macomb County, MI Divorce Attorney
(586) 778-0900 24001 Greater Mack Ave
St Clair Shores, MI 48080
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Family and IP
Michigan State University
Practicing since 1976 serving businesses, professionals and individuals in all aspects of the law. Decades of experience in all aspects of the law and life generally with the philosophy that the goal is swift and economical dispute resolution, by an agreement if possible and through litigation if necessary.
Leonid Garbuzov
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Free Consultation! Exceptional Attorney! Professional, Accessible & Affordable!

I am a dedicated and aggressive divorce attorney. I strive for exceptional service, highly individualized solutions and outstanding results! Visit my website for more information or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Michael A. Robbins
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Michigan Divorce Attorney with 37 years experience

Michael A. Robbins is past president of the Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, past chairperson of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and past president of the Michigan... Read More »
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Shawn James Coppins
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Macomb County, MI Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(800) 452-1769 44 First Street
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
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...
John Lascoe
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Macomb County, MI Divorce Attorney with 56 years experience
(586) 268-3500 38600 Van Dyke Ave
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Free ConsultationDivorce and Criminal
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Paul Kowal
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Macomb County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 38 years experience
(586) 731-3012 44841 Van Dyke Ave.
Utica, MI 48317
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Meghan Schuler Todd
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Macomb County, MI Divorce Attorney
(586) 573-7200 38800 Garfield, Suite 110
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Free ConsultationDivorce and Estate Planning
Meghan Schuler Todd, J.D. is a graduate of the University of Michigan- B.S. Neuroscience, (2010) and Thomas M. Cooley Law School- J.D. Litigation, (2013). She joined Sumner & Associates, P.C. as an associate attorney in 2014. Prior to joining Sumner & Associates, P.C., she interned at the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office and Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, Juvenile Division and clerked for the Oakland County Corporation Counsel. She is a member of the Oakland County Bar Association and is a Michigan Notary Public. Meghan is a native of Rochester Hills.
Gary R. Sanfield
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Macomb County, MI Divorce Attorney with 40 years experience
(586) 228-2000 42645 Garfield
Suite 101
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Criminal and DUI
For more than 34 years, attorney Gary Sanfield has delivered outstanding results in all Michigan courts in the areas of bankruptcy, divorce and family law, criminal defense, drunk driving, drivers’ license restorations, probation violations, and traffic tickets.
Eric Edward Biretta
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Macomb County, MI Divorce Attorney
(586) 868-5100 110 S Main St
Mt Clemens, MI 48043
Divorce
Janet M. Ziulkowski
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Macomb County, MI Divorce Lawyer
(586) 464-1640 17001 Nineteen Mile Rd.
Suite 1-D
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Jovian B Nafsu
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Macomb County, MI Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(248) 890-6400 33200 Dequindre Rd
Suite 202
Sterling Heights, MI 48310
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Traffic Tickets
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Thomas Stotz
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Macomb County, MI Divorce Attorney
(586) 465-4198 55 Southbound Gratiot Ave
Mt Clemens, MI 48043
Divorce, DUI, Social Security Disability and Traffic Tickets
David R. Dawson
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Macomb County, MI Divorce Attorney
(586) 731-7400 43805 Van Dyke Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Divorce
Mark Snover
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Michigan Divorce Attorney

Mark Snover is a partner at The Law Firm of Hauer & Snover. His practice is devoted exclusively to family law. Mr. Snover specializes in litigating complex divorce cases, child support cases, child custody cases,... Read More »
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Matthew Walton
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Macomb County, MI Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience

Matthew M. Walton P.C. focuses primarily on criminal cases and family law. However, my firm handles a variety of related legal area including probate planning, contract and business-related matters, personal injury, etc.... Read More »
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Barbara Roher
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Macomb County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
(586) 727-5466 68365 S Main Street
Richmond, MI 48062
Divorce, Civil Rights, Criminal and Foreclosure Defense
Barbara is a veteran litigator and appellate attorney with extensive experience in state and federal courts and tribunals. She has developed a specialized civil litigation and appellate practice through twelve years of legal practice representing individuals, sole proprietors, corporations, limited liability companies, Fortune 500 companies, municipalities, hospitals, nursing homes, non-profit entities, state universities, public schools, manufacturers, insurance companies, law firms, construction companies, retail chains, restaurants, closely held corporations and professional employer organizations. Barbara appears in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair, Bay, Ingham and Wasthenaw County trial courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDTC)...
Kevin R. Lynch
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Macomb County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(586) 885-8774 16931 Nineteen Mile Road
Suite 100
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
Leonid Garbuzov
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Oakland County, MI Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(248) 246-0507 30701 Barrington St
#100
Madison Heights, MI 48071
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Immigration
Boston University School of Law
He has represented a variety of clients ranging from private persons to international corporations. He is especially proud of working extensively with the Hispanic, Russian, Ukrainian, Arabic and Asian communities within the State of Michigan.
Sanford J. Melder
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Oakland County, MI Divorce Attorney
(248) 541-3400 2304 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Juvenile
Sanford J. Melder has helped thousands of people as an attorney. He was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1974. He graduated from Wayne State University with a Jurist Doctor in 1973, and Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Science in 1968. Sanford J. Melder has practiced law for over 30 years, representing clients in legal matters including Family Law, Divorce, Adoption, Real Estate, Debt Collection/Debt Collection Defense, Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning, Asset Protection, Criminal Defense, Traffic Matters, Drunk Driving, Business Law and Personal Injury. Areas of Practice: Family Law Divorce Adoption Real Estate Debt Collection/Debt Collection Defense Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning Asset...
Aric K. Melder
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Oakland County, MI Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(248) 541-3400 2304 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Juvenile
Aric K. Melder has assisted each of his clients with the finest legal representation possible while upholding the ethics, spirit, and intent of the law. He was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1996. He graduated from Detroit College of Law, at Michigan State University with a Juris Doctor, in 1996, and Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1993. Aric K. Melder has concentrated his expertise and experience in the areas of Family Law, Divorce, Adoption, Bankruptcy, Debt Collection /Debt Collection Defense, Asset Protection, Real Estate, Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning, Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving, Traffic...
Tracy Torni Gaudenzi
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Oakland County, MI Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(248) 702-5303 PO Box 71364
Madison Heights, MI 48071
Free ConsultationDivorce, Collections, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Patrick Wilson
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Oakland County, MI Divorce Attorney
(248) 546-6164 23509 John R Road
Hazel Park, MI 48030
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Criminal
Jeannine Laible
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Oakland County, MI Divorce Attorney
(734) 331-6509 PO Box 19
Hazel Park, MI 48030
Divorce, Family and Immigration
John Schaefer
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Wayne County, MI Divorce Attorney with 51 years experience
(248) 642-6655 130 Kercheval Ave.
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
Divorce and Family
Detroit College of Law
John F. Schaefer, founder of The Law Firm of John F. Schaefer, is one of the best-known and most highly-respected matrimonial lawyers in the United States. From its inception, Best Lawyers in America has listed John Schaefer as one of the premier matrimonial lawyers in America, and named him Lawyer of the Year, Detroit Area, in 2013. Worth magazine named him one of the top 100 lawyers in America, in any practice area.
Akiva Goldman
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Macomb County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 33 years experience
(877) 737-8800 8300 Common Rd
Warren, MI 48093
Free ConsultationDivorce, 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.
Please visit us at www.akivagoldman.com.
Bruce L. Townley
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Oakland County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(248) 643-9530 3001 W. Big Beaver
Suite 408
Troy, MI 48084
Divorce, Business, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Practicing for Over 23 years in various fields, allowing me to understand the impact of your matter, not just immediately, but in many other areas of your life. I will explain honestly, fully and forthrightly your legal situation, and the options available to you.
Daniel Findling
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Oakland County, MI Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(248) 399-3300 414 W. FIFTH ST.
414 W. Fifth St.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Wayne State University Law School
Welcome, we are ready to help. Findling Law is a leading Michigan divorce law firm, dedicated to fulfilling client's goals by solving complex problems. Change is rarely easy, sometimes complicated and often emotional. Our experienced family law lawyers and support group utilize a team approach to focus on solutions. We apply Michigan law and specialize in helping you focus on your goals, protect your property interests, manage your custody and support interest, and keep you happy. Our commitment is to solve problems at an affordable cost. We love to settle cases, but are not afraid to fight. If...
Mark Hermiz
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Oakland County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 7 years experience
(248) 785-3634 1985 W Big Beaver Rd.
#320
Troy, MI 48084
Free ConsultationDivorce, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Family
Wayne State University Law School
Mark Hermiz practices family law in the Metro-Detroit area.
Donald McGinnis
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Oakland County, MI Divorce Attorney with 46 years experience
(248) 643-6002 2265 Livernois Road, Suite 350
Troy, MI 48083
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
Michigan State University
i am an experienced Family Law Attorney. I devote all my energy and experience to helping people going through the crisis of divorce custody and property distribution
I have devoted my career to serving my community by participating in local organizations and community services.
I have been recognized by all legal organizations with the highest possible rating.
My years of experience have allowed me to guide my clients through the worst of times with successful results
James Rasor
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Oakland County, MI Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
(248) 796-0334 201 E. Fourth Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Personal Injury
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
After graduating the University of Detroit School of Law, James B. Rasor went on to pursue a diverse legal career. Founding Rasor Law Firm in 1994, he now offers his exceptional legal services in a wide range of practice areas. Mr. Rasor is proud to provide counsel for personal injury claims, criminal defense, and other matters in Royal Oak. He has been named in the list of Top Lawyers by DBusiness for personal injury and has taken numerous trials to verdict over the course of his career. Above all else, Mr. Rasor is committed to providing effective, caring, and personalized...
Madana Hermiz
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Oakland County, MI Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(248) 825-8042 1985 W. Big Beaver Road
Suite 320
Troy, MI 48084
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Madana Hermiz has received the following accolades and awards: -Rising Star, from SuperLawyers -2013 Client's Choice for Divorce, from AVVO -Top 40 under 40, from the National Trial Lawyers -Top Women Attorneys, HOUR Detroit Madana Hermiz attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law, graduating with honors. She was a member of the dean's list and earned a position as one of twelve on the moot court team, the Society of Advocates. Before establishing HermizLaw, Ms. Hermiz worked at the Federal Public Defender's Office of Nevada in the non-capital habeas unit where she...
Kristen Robinson
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Oakland County, MI Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience
(248) 614-9005 1755 W Big Beaver Rd
Troy, MI 48084
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Michigan State University
Kristen Robinson concentrates her practice in domestic relations litigation. She also has the capability to assist clients who desire to settle their cases on the terms that work for their respective families, rather than allowing the court process to dictate the important decisions in their lives. In addition to representing clients as an advocate, Kristen is a trained neutral mediator, chosen by other lawyers and appointed by the court to assist other parties in settling their family law matters. Kristen represents clients who have cases in Oakland County, Macomb County and Wayne County. She was elected by her peers...
Ameena Razia Sheikh
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Wayne County, MI Divorce Attorney with 4 years experience
(248) 631-4853 1600 Clay Street Building #2
Suite 331
Detroit, MI 48211
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Wayne State University Law School
Achieving winning results for my clients is my passion!! Winning results vary for each of my clients and I focus on tailoring my representation for each of their specific needs. I am not just a legal advocate, I am my client's all around counselor. If you have any legal issue, I am your first stop. If I am unable to obtain the ideal results for YOU, I will ensure that I direct you to someone who can. My job as a lawyer is to AID those in need of legal assistance, not just take on...
Connor Ferrick
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Oakland County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(248) 526-5000 50 W Big Beaver Rd
Troy, MI 48084
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Michigan State University
Patrick Gagniuk
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Oakland County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(248) 894-5424 301 West Fourth Street Suite 430
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
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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.