Van Buren County, Michigan Divorce Lawyers

Jim A Kolosowsky
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Van Buren County, 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.
Van Buren County, MI Divorce Lawyer
(269) 655-1035 226 E Michigan Ave
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Van Buren County, MI Divorce Attorney
(269) 657-3177 181 W Michigan Ave
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Immigration
Brendan Noel Guilford
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Kalamazoo County, MI Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(269) 389-0687 821 W. South Street
Ste. D
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, 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...
Kelly M. Neumann Esq.
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(800) 525-6386 250 Monroe Ave NW
#400
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationKent County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
Divorce, Family, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Kelly M. Neumann who is originally from Grosse Pointe, Michigan received a dual major in Criminal Justice and Political Science at Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan and received her Juris Doctor from the New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts.

Neumann has worked with Boston City Counsel's Legislation Department, the Trial Division of the Attorney General's Office of Massachusetts and at an Insurance Defense Law firm. She also ran the Tort and Workers Compensation Department at one of the biggest personal injury law firms on the East Coast.

Neumann has successfully settled a personal injury matter for over $9 million,...
James W. Kraayeveld
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Kent County, MI Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience
(616) 285-0808 300 State Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Valparaiso University School of Law
I have been practicing family law for 23 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 overal 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...
Akiva Goldman
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Kent County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 33 years experience
(877) 737-8800 625 Kenmoor Avenue S.E.
Suite 301 Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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.
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Mr George T Krupp
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Kent County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 59 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...
Michael Villar
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Allegan County, MI Divorce Attorney with 28 years experience
(269) 673-3292 139 Riverfront Plaza
Allegan, MI 49010
Free ConsultationDivorce, 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...
Ryan T. Wojtowicz
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Berrien County, MI Divorce Attorney with 9 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...
Dawn Krupp
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Kent County, 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,...
Kelly Lambert
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Kent County, MI Divorce Attorney with 30 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...
Laurie Schmitt
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Kent County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 7 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...
Mr. Christian G. Krupp
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Kent County, MI Divorce Attorney with 27 years experience
(616) 459-6636 161 Ottawa NW suite 201
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...
Roger Rathi
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Kent County, MI Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience
(616) 855-0948 250 Monroe NW
Suite 400
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Criminal and Immigration
Michigan State University
Affordable attorney with 18 years of experience with over 5000 family and employment based Immigration cases with Client Ratings at Google 4.9***** (153 reviews); Yahoo 5***** (88 reviews);
and AVVO 5***** (67 reviews). Click on www.rathilaw.com and on Schedule Appointment for a free 30-minute phone consultation.

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; Member in good
standing of the State Bar since...
Joseph Hohler III
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Kalamazoo County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 12 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.
Robert Champion
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Allegan County, MI Divorce Attorney with 25 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...
Matthew S. DeLange
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Kent County, MI Divorce Attorney with 11 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...
Mechelle Woznicki
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Kalamazoo County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 2 years experience
(269) 692-5244 1918 W. Milham Avenue
Portage, MI 49024
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
After becoming a parent then a grandparent, spending 10 years in the Navy, and 20 years in business, Mechelle decided to pursue a law degree, which fulfilled a life-long dream of hers. Her practical experience in business and in the military bring a unique perspective and understanding of her clients’ needs. While Mechelle is competent under many practice areas, her special areas of interest are Family Law, Estate Planning and Business Law.

Mechelle has traveled all over the globe - from rural Michigan towns to mountain peaks in Nepal – and those life experiences have given her a glimpse at...
Brian E Gordon
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Kent County, MI Divorce Attorney with 20 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...
Catherine M. Sullivan
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Kent County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 31 years experience
(616) 459-7100 Calder Plaza Building, Suite 100
250 Monroe Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Insurance Defense
The University of Toledo College of Law
Ivan E. Shaw
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Kent County, MI Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(616) 827-2326 29 Pearl Street, NW, Suite 340
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Ivan is a dedicated Divorce and Family Law attorney that works diligently to fight for fairness for Men and Fathers. He is proud of his affiliation with the American Divorce Association for Men (ADAM).
Audra R McClure
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Kent County, 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.
Gail Towne
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Kalamazoo County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(269) 381-8844 151 S. Rose St., Ste. 900
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Divorce and Family
Wayne State University Law School and Wayne State University Law School
Gail Towne has worked almost exclusively in the area of family law for over thirteen years throughout the state of Michigan. She is now a partner with the Kalamazoo law firm of Lennon, Miller, O'Connor & Bartosiewicz, PLC where she commits her practice to helping individuals and families traverse through the family courts or facilitate private settlements related to family law issues. Specifically, Gail's practice focuses on domestic relations law including divorce, paternity, child custody, child support, and other family law matters. She is an experienced litigator, but also committed to alternative dispute resolution, particularly collaborative law,...
Raymond Pater
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Ottawa County, MI Divorce Attorney with 35 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...
Thomas C Kates
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Ottawa County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 29 years experience
(616) 399-4700 36 West 8th Street
Suite 200
Holland, MI 49423
Divorce and Family
Wayne State University Law School
I have been practicing law for 25 years. My practice focuses on family law including divorce, custody, parenting time, asset division and support.
Christopher James Acklin
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Kent County, MI Divorce Attorney with 7 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.
Michael Zamzow
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Kent County, MI Divorce Lawyer
(616) 965-2621 15 Ionia Ave SW, Suite 460
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Divorce, Business, Energy and Real Estate
William Payne Webster
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Kalamazoo County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 17 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.
Shawn James Coppins
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Kalamazoo County, MI Divorce Attorney with 17 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...
John A. Potter
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Kent County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 31 years experience
(616) 459-6168 161 Ottawa Ave, NW
Suite 212
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy and Personal Injury
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
John Potter is an attorney with the law firm of Twohey Maggini, PLC. His law practice focuses on the areas of bankruptcy (debtor and creditor), commercial litigation and divorce. He received his law degree in 1987 from University of Detroit Law School where he was an editor with the Finance & Business Law Journal and author of a published article related to The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986. He earned an undergraduate degree in business majoring in accounting and finance, graduating with honors in 1981 from Eastern Michigan University. He is a past vice-president and member...
Elizabeth Keller Bransdorfer
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Kent County, MI Divorce Attorney with 33 years experience
(616) 632-8000 900 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Family
University of Minnesota Law School
Mary Catherine Gergely
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Kalamazoo County, MI Divorce Lawyer
(269) 679-4263 1240 W. VW Ave.
Schoolcraft, MI 49087
Divorce and Family
Valparaiso University School of Law
Christopher J.  Gergely
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Kalamazoo County, 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
Joseph Grzybowski
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Kent County, 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.
Robert Lutz
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Berrien County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 38 years experience
(269) 983-0658 320 Main St
St Joseph, MI 49085
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Robert Relph
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Kent County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 49 years experience
(616) 647-3204 3265 Walker Ave NW
Suite C
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Divorce and Family
Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
Almost anyone who has been through it will tell you that divorce is one of the most painful and stressful experiences a family will ever go through, fraught with uncertainty and negative emotions that can (and usually do) spill over into other areas of life. As a Family Law attorney, I dedicate myself to guiding clients through this difficult process and help them move forward in a positive, healthy and supportive manner. When it seems difficult to make decisions in this time of crisis, my job is to present creative solutions and help clients make the right decisions. During...
Fredrick W. Jensen
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Allegan County, MI Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(269) 673-8133 126 Locust Street, Ste A
Allegan, MI 49010
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Samuel Jacob Levine
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Kent County, MI Divorce Attorney
2040 Raybrook Ave
Suite 204
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Divorce, Bankruptcy and Social Security Disability
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
John A. Engman
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Kent County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 48 years experience
(616) 454-5222 4095 Embassy Drive SE
Suite D
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal and Family
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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.