Byron Center, Michigan Family Lawyers

Byron Center, MI Family Law Lawyer
(616) 366-1000 2465 Byron Station Dr SW
Byron Center, MI 49315
Family, Business, Divorce and Real Estate
Christopher James Acklin
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Wyoming, MI Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(616) 530-0101 1779 28th St. SW
Wyoming, MI 49519
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
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.
Craig Jenison
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Jenison, MI Family Law Lawyer
(616) 457-8266 501 Baldwin St
Jenison, MI 49428
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Thomas Riegler
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Wyoming, MI Family Law Lawyer
(866) 580-2929 4163 Clyde Park Ave SW
Suite 201
Wyoming, MI 49509
Family
Matthew S. DeLange
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Grand Rapids, MI Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(616) 528-8877 866 3-Mile Rd NW
Ste 1
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Mr George T Krupp
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Grand Rapids, MI Family Law Lawyer with 59 years experience
(616) 459-6636 161 Ottawa NW Suite 201
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
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...
Nancy L. Ballast
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Grand Rapids, MI Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(616) 406-6451 29 Pearl St. NW, Suite 410
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Nancy is a solo practitioner in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her practice areas are family law, real estate, criminal defense, and driver's license restoration. She belongs to the Family Law, Criminal law, and Real Property law sections of the Grand Rapids Bar Association. She also serves on the State Bar Committee for Libraries, Legal Research, and Legal Publications, as its chair. Her hobbies are reading, crafts, and weight lifting.
Akiva Goldman
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Grand Rapids, MI Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(877) 737-8800 625 Kenmoor Avenue S.E.
Suite 301 Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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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Brian E Gordon
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Grand Rapids, MI Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(616) 272-3331 146 Monroe Center NW, Suite 1225
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
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...
James W. Kraayeveld
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Grand Rapids, MI Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(616) 285-0808 300 State Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Valparaiso University School of Law
I have been practicing family law for 26 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...
Laurie Schmitt
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Grand Rapids, MI Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(616) 608-4634 401 Hall Street SW
Suite 112D
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Renee Wagenaar
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Grand Rapids, MI Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(616) 723-3143 29 PEARL ST NW STE 421
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Renee founded WN Law in 2011 in order to provide individuals with quality, affordable legal representation. Renee focuses her practice on both criminal law and family law. In her years of practice, Renee has gained extensive knowledge on how to most effectively represent her clients in order to provide the best possible outcome.

Renee has successfully represented individuals all over the State of Michigan. In her criminal practice, Renee has represented defendants facing everything from a civil infraction to a felony charge. Renee's experience includes crimes in the arena of drug crimes, theft and property crimes, juvenile crimes, violent crimes, sex...
Brent T. Geers
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Grand Rapids, MI Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(616) 965-6864 15 Ionia Ave SW STE 530
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Criminal and Estate Planning
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Brent Geers specializes in helping people empower those they trust and provide for those they love. Brent has been an attorney since 2012, working with individuals and families to marshal their time, talent, and treasurer for the benefit of their children, family, and community. He is a Grand Rapids Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” honoree, and currently operates his own practice, Geers Law. Brent is married to an educator, who employs his services as a chaperon for various school functions. He is also his daughter’s father – a girl who will become a president, not a princess.
Audra R McClure
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Grand Rapids, MI Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(616) 451-4000 678 Front Ave NW, Ste 176
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I pride myself in communicating well with clients and always keeping their familes' best interests in mind.
Robert Francis Mirque Jr.
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Grand Rapids, MI Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(616) 233-9300 800 Monroe Ave NW
Suite 314
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Family and Immigration
Wayne State University Law School
Robert F. Mirque, Jr. found himself drawn to the law at an early age and followed in his father's footsteps. After graduation from the University of Chicago, he studied law at Wayne State University and was admitted to the Michigan Bar in 1992. He clerked at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan and for the Hon. Horace W. Gilmore, United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. He then started at the Kent County Office of the Defender where he gained valuable trial experience early in his career. Trial experience that...
Robert Rutgers
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Grand Rapids, MI Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(616) 336-6000 333 Bridge Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Family, Business and Real Estate
Marquette University Law School
- Act as general counsel/legal adviser to a variety of service and manufacturing businesses, including M&A, supply agreements, real estate leases and purchase agreements, employment policies/handbooks, contracts, financing documentation, terms and conditions, privacy notices, and compliance/governance documents.
- Represent businesses in complex commercial litigation, such as inter business disputes, contract disputes, shareholder/member conflicts, and employment matters.
- Aggressively assist individuals in contract disputes, real estate transactions/disputes, high conflict divorce matters and sales representative litigation.
- Very experienced in all forms of ADR, including Collaborative Divorce.
- Handle all matters with honesty, integrity and discretion.
Ivan E. Shaw
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Grand Rapids, MI Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(616) 827-2326 29 Pearl Street, NW, Suite 340
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
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).
Catherine M. Sullivan
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Grand Rapids, MI Family Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(616) 459-7100 Calder Plaza Building, Suite 100
250 Monroe Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Family, Divorce and Insurance Defense
The University of Toledo College of Law
Thomas C Kates
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Holland, MI Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(616) 399-4700 36 West 8th Street
Suite 200
Holland, MI 49423
Family and Divorce
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.
Kevin P Sutherland
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Grand Rapids, MI Family Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(616) 333-2427 250 Monroe Ave NW
Suite 400
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Criminal and Estate Planning
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I live in the world of ideas and strategic planning. I value intelligence, knowledge, and competence, I have high standards in these regards, which I continuously strive to fulfill. I can objectively see the reality of a situation, and I’m adaptable enough to change things which aren’t working well. I am a strategist – always scanning available ideas and concepts and weighing them against my current strategy, to plan for every credible contingency. I am ready to work for you.
Melissa Kelleigh
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Grand Rapids, MI Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(616) 965-7365 230 Fulton St E
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Family and Divorce
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...
Raymond Pater
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Holland, MI Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(616) 396-8883 704 Michigan Ave
Ste A
Holland, MI 49423
Family, Collections and Divorce
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...
Elizabeth Keller Bransdorfer
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Grand Rapids, MI Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(616) 632-8000 900 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
University of Minnesota Law School
Daniel J Goeman
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Zeeland, MI Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(616) 796-9400 10500 Chicago Drive, Suite 75
Zeeland, MI 49464
Family, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
Valparaiso University School of Law
Robert Relph
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Grand Rapids, MI Family Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(616) 647-3204 3265 Walker Ave NW
Suite C
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Family and Divorce
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...
Beth A. Striegle
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Grand Rapids, MI Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(616) 242-9192 400 Ann St. NW, Ste. 207
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Free ConsultationFamily, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Beth A. Striegle grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After graduating from West Catholic High School, she attended Ferris State University where she obtained an Associate’s Degree in Commercial Art. Prior to attending law school, she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Calvin College where she graduated with honors. While attending Thomas Cooley Law School she raised two young boys. Beth completed her law school internship at the Sixty-Plus Elder Law Clinic. She considers the experience she gained while working for the clinic to be very valuable because it gave her a better understanding of the various issues...
Joseph Grzybowski
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Grand Rapids, MI Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(616) 454-7335 2030 Leonard St Nw
Lower Suite
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning 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.
Mr Dennis Roger Cooper
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Grand Rapids, MI Family Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(616) 723-0310 1345 Monroe Avenue NW
Suite 232
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Family, Business and Estate Planning
Northern Kentucky University
Retired federal attorney [DoD] now practicing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Admitted in Ohio, Michigan and Virginia. Web: Cooper@CooperLawFirm.US Email: CooperLawFirm.US Office Phone: 616-723-0310 Fax: 866-470-2664
Lawrence Wilson
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Ada, MI Family Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(616) 676-3852 6440 Fulton E
Ste 202
Ada, MI 49301
Family, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
The University of Toledo College of Law
Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Holly F. Verde
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Holland, MI Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(616) 399-3838 281 N. 120th Ave.
Holland, MI 49424
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Personal Injury
Wake Forest University School of Law
John A. Engman
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Grand Rapids, MI Family Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(616) 454-5222 4095 Embassy Drive SE
Suite D
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal and Divorce
Thomas B Baynton
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Grand Rapids, MI Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(616) 456-6100 1430 Michigan St NE
Suite B
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Family, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Domestic Violence
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
How does someone choose the "right attorney"? I believe that the client must feel comfortable with the attorney, along with having confidence in the attorney's abilities in dealing with the issues at hand.

I specialize in criminal and bankruptcy law. I also handle divorce, license restoration, and debt settlement. I offer personal service and have been very successful in keeping my clients out of jail. In practicing bankruptcy law, in addition to guiding my client through the bankruptcy process, I offer advice to my clients on how to avoid various debt traps and how to live within a budget ,...
Kendra Ortega
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Grand Rapids, MI Family Law Lawyer
(616) 285-0808 300 State St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Family
Grandville, MI Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(714) 309-9913 2885 Sanford Ave SW # 21632
Grandville, MI 49418
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
Western State Univ COL
Wyoming, MI Family Law Attorney
(616) 531-5080 1945 28th St SW
Wyoming, MI 49519
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Grand Rapids, MI Family Law Attorney
(616) 538-5510 50 44th St SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
Family, Divorce, Immigration and Social Security Disability
Wyoming, MI Family Law Attorney
(616) 534-8601 4163 Clyde Park Ave SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Jenison, MI Family Law Attorney
(616) 667-0229 501 Baldwin St
Jenison, MI 49428
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Grand Rapids, MI Family Law Attorney
(616) 249-9669 5559 Averill Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Wyoming, MI Family Law Attorney
(616) 538-6380 2745 De Hoop Ave SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
Family, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


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