Van Buren County Divorce Lawyers

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Jim A Kolosowsky
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Jim A Kolosowsky
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.
Albert Laaksonen
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Albert Laaksonen
Van Buren County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 29 years of 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...
Theresa J. Cypher
Van Buren County, MI Divorce Attorney with 20 years of experience
(269) 657-3177 181 W Michigan Ave Ste 1 # 520
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Immigration
Sharon M. Kelly
Allegan County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 36 years of experience
6095 122nd Ave
Fennville, MI 49408
Divorce, Family, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Roger Rathi
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Roger Rathi
Kent County, MI Divorce Attorney with 21 years of 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).

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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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Brendan Noel Guilford
Kalamazoo County, MI Divorce Attorney with 10 years of 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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Mr. Christian G. Krupp
Kent County, MI Divorce Attorney with 28 years of 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...
Mr George T Krupp
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Mr George T Krupp
Kent County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 60 years of 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...
Kendra Ortega
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Kendra Ortega
(616) 285-0808 300 State St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatKent County, 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...
Kent Wood II
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Kent Wood II
Kent County, MI Divorce Attorney with 13 years of experience
(616) 591-0090 5088 Corporate Exchange BLVD
Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Michigan State University
My mission is to assist clients in making informed and educated decisions with no false representation, and to provide realistic expectations for their outcomes. Over the course of the last several years, I have represented thousands of clients, handled multi-million dollar trusts, and provided pro-bono work for select local residents in need.
Robert Champion
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Robert Champion
Allegan County, MI Divorce Attorney with 26 years of 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...
Michael Villar
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Michael Villar
(269) 673-3292 139 Riverfront Plaza
Allegan, MI 49010
Free ConsultationAllegan County, MI Divorce Attorney with 29 years of 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...
James W. Kraayeveld
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James W. Kraayeveld
(616) 229-3484 300 State St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationKent County, MI Divorce Attorney with 26 years of 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...
Akiva Goldman
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Akiva Goldman
Kent County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 34 years of 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.
Please visit us at www.akivagoldman.com.
Kelly Lambert
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Kelly Lambert
Kent County, MI Divorce Attorney with 31 years of 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...
Joseph Hohler III
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Joseph Hohler III
Kalamazoo County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 13 years of 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.
Matthew S. DeLange
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Matthew S. DeLange
Kent County, MI Divorce Attorney with 12 years of 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...
Courtney M. Sierra
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Courtney M. Sierra
Kent County, MI Divorce Attorney with 3 years of 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...
Laurie Schmitt
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Laurie Schmitt
Kent County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 8 years of 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...
Ryan T. Wojtowicz
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Ryan T. Wojtowicz
Berrien County, MI Divorce Attorney with 10 years of 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...
William Payne Webster
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William Payne Webster
Kalamazoo County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 18 years of 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.
Mechelle Woznicki
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Mechelle Woznicki
Kalamazoo County, MI Divorce Lawyer
(269) 692-5244 1918 W. Milham Avenue
Portage, MI 49024
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
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. Her practical experience as an international contract negotiator and her time 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 Collaborative Practice, Mediation, Family Law, and Estate Planning. Mechelle is a court approved Civil Mediator and Domestic Relations Mediator. Practicing law allows Mechelle the tangible opportunity to seek justice in ways...
Dawn Krupp
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Dawn Krupp
Kent County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 29 years of 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,...
Catherine M. Sullivan
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Catherine M. Sullivan
Kent County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 32 years of 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
Brian E Gordon
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Brian E Gordon
Kent County, MI Divorce Attorney with 21 years of 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...
Shawn James Coppins
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Shawn James Coppins
Kalamazoo County, MI Divorce Attorney with 18 years of 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...
Daniel J Goeman
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Daniel J Goeman
Ottawa County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 23 years of experience
(616) 796-9400 10500 Chicago Drive, Suite 75
Zeeland, MI 49464
Divorce, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
Valparaiso University School of Law
Audra R McClure
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Audra R McClure
Kent County, MI Divorce Attorney with 10 years of 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 Relph
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Robert Relph
Kent County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 50 years of 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...
Douglas Boodt
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Douglas Boodt
Kalamazoo County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 21 years of experience
(269) 929-7206 137 N. Park Street
Suite 204
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Offers Video ChatDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
DePaul College of Law
I ESTABLISHED THE LAW OFFICE OF DOUGLAS A. BOODT IN 1999 TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL AND COMMITTED LEGAL REPRESENTATION TO MY CLIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES PRIMARILY IN THE PRACTICE AREAS OF FAMILY LAW AND ESTATE PLANNING. I PRACTICE IN ALL OF SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN, AS WELL AS THE CHICAGOLAND AREA. I HAVE ASSISTED HUNDREDS OF CLIENTS IN REACHING THEIR GOALS AND GIVING THEM PEACE OF MIND BY HANDLING THEIR LEGAL AFFAIRS WITH INTEGRITY, RESPECT AND INTELLIGENCE. I WILL LISTEN TO YOU AND PROVIDE SOUND AND TRUSTWORTHY LEGAL ADVICE THAT IS TAILORED TO YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS AND CIRCUMSTANCES.

MY...
Fredrick W. Jensen
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Fredrick W. Jensen
Allegan County, MI Divorce Attorney with 18 years of experience
(269) 673-8133 126 Locust Street, Ste A
Allegan, MI 49010
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Christopher J.  Gergely
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Christopher J. Gergely
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
Ivan E. Shaw
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Ivan E. Shaw
Kent County, MI Divorce Attorney with 19 years of 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).
Raymond Pater
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Raymond Pater
Ottawa County, MI Divorce Attorney with 36 years of 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...
Gail Towne
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Gail Towne
Kalamazoo County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 18 years of 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,...
Christopher James Acklin
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Christopher James Acklin
Kent County, MI Divorce Attorney with 8 years of 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.
Melissa Kelleigh
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Melissa Kelleigh
Kent County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 20 years of experience
(616) 965-7365 29 Pearl St NW, Suite 421
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Divorce and Family
Lewis & Clark Law School
I am passionate about helping people with their family law problems. I help my clients with issues of divorce, child custody, parenting time, child support, and family abuse protection orders. As a parent myself, I understand how important these issues are to my clients. I view my job as a compassionate guide through a complex legal system that can be difficult for non-lawyers to navigate on their own. I try to resolve these issues as amicably as possible, although I have taken many cases to trial when it is necessary and appropriate to do so. I...
Aaron P. Bainbridge
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Aaron P. Bainbridge
Kent County, MI Divorce Attorney
(616) 285-0808
Ext. 1004
300 State St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationDivorce, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Family
Michigan State University College of Law
Practicing law has been a long-term goal for me ever since participating in a mock trial exercise in middle school. With that goal in mind, I pursued a degree in political science at Grand Valley State University with the intent of going to law school immediately following my undergraduate studies. I graduated cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law and joined the team at Kraayeveld Law.

I have always had a passion for working with kids. Throughout my time in college and law school, I worked as a high school marching band instructor and as a recreational gymnastics coach....
John A. Potter
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John A. Potter
Kent County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 32 years of 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...
Wesley Todd
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Wesley Todd
Kalamazoo County, MI Divorce Lawyer with 9 years of experience
(269) 267-1655 6146 W. Main, Suite D
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Domestic Violence and Family
Wesley Todd is an attorney of the firm Vandervoort Christ and Fisher. He was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan and graduated from Albion College in 2006 with a major in political science. While at Albion, he was an active member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, national service fraternity, Habitat for Humanity and the Varsity Tennis Team. Wesley was awarded a Merit Scholarship to attend Michigan State University College of Law and earned his Juris Doctorate cum laude in 2010. While at Michigan State University, Wesley also worked as a Law Clerk in Kalamazoo, Michigan. During this time, he...
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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.

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