Clinton Township, Michigan Family Lawyers

Leonid Garbuzov
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Free Consultation! Exceptional Attorney! Professional, Accessible & Affordable!

I am a dedicated and aggressive family law 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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Mark Snover
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Michigan Family Law 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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Michael A. Robbins
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Michigan Family Law 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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Donna Virkus
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Michigan Family Law Lawyer

Donna Virkus brings a wealth of experience to her practice of family law. Having gone through a divorce herself, and having two young children at the time, she knows first hand the concerns and anxiety that clients have... Read More »
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Kyle J. Bristow
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Clinton Twp, MI Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(248) 838-9934 P.O. Box 381164
Clinton Twp, MI 48038
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence 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 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 one of only 40 attorneys in Michigan to receive that peer-reviewed award in 2016 in the area of family law and only one of 47 attorneys in Michigan to receive it in 2017 in the area of family law; he was...
Neil Colman
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Clinton Township, MI Family Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(586) 254-1100 42500 Hayes Road
Ste. 100
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence 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...
Janet M. Ziulkowski
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Clinton Township, MI Family Law Lawyer
(586) 464-1640 17001 Nineteen Mile Rd.
Suite 1-D
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Kevin R. Lynch
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Clinton Township, MI Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(586) 885-8774 16931 Nineteen Mile Road
Suite 100
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Clinton Township, MI Family Law Attorney
(586) 335-4394 38550 Garfield Rd
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Family and Divorce
Clinton Township, MI Family Law Attorney
(586) 948-9318 43570 Garfield Rd #101
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Family
Clinton Township, MI Family Law Lawyer
(586) 263-1600 16931 Nineteen Mile Road Suite 100
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Family
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI Family Law Attorney
(586) 286-4454 42850 Garfield Rd Ste 104
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI 48038
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Eileen Warshaw
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Mount Clemens, MI Family Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(586) 783-1800 14 First Street
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Michigan State University
I have been practicing divorce and family law in Macomb County for 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 black from the Macomb County Circuit Court Building.
Shawn James Coppins
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Mount Clemens, MI Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(800) 452-1769 44 First Street
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Matthew Walton
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Michigan Family Law Attorney with 28 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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Matthew Walton
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Mt Clemens, MI Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(586) 469-9400 93 S Main St
Mt Clemens, MI 48043
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal and Divorce
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...
Kevin Johnson
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Mt Clemens, MI Family Law Lawyer
(586) 439-4297 49 Macomb Place
Suite 9
Mt Clemens, MI 48043
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Erica L Cicchelli
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Mt. Clemens, MI Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(866) 552-9210 49 Macomb Place
Suite 27
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, DUI and Social Security Disability
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Michael L Steinberg
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Mt Clemens, MI Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(586) 783-1010 319 Northbound Gratiot Ave
Mt Clemens, MI 48043
Family, Criminal and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Michael Steinberg, a knowledgeable Mt. Clemens Criminal Defense Attorney, has been defending clients in Macomb county for over 25+ years. As a client, you receive the personal attention you deserve from an experienced Mt Clemens defense lawyer. Mike provides you with relentless defense against charges related to: traffic offenses including drunk driving and license restorations, drug offenses including possession and distribution, juvenile defense or child neglect proceedings and violent crime defense involving rape, murder, assault and battery or theft. Mike can also help you with criminal record expungement. As a Mt. Clemens Criminal Defense Attorney, Michael has the know...
Maryanne Spryszak-Hanna
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Roseville, MI Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(586) 293-3040 29790 Little Mack Ave
Roseville, MI 48066
Family and Divorce
A 1985 graduate of University of Detroit School of Law. Solo practitioner since 2000.
Carl E. Chioini
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Mount Clemens, MI Family Law Lawyer
(586) 465-4900 14 First Street
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
Family
Donna Virkus
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Sterling Heights, MI Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(866) 529-3537 44444 Mound Rd
#100
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Free ConsultationFamily
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Donna Virkus brings a wealth of experience to her practice of family law. Having gone through a divorce herself, and having two young children at the time, she knows first hand the concerns and anxiety that clients have during the divorce process. She counsels her clients through the process, assisting the achievement of their goals and helping to bring their cases to resolution. Donna aims to assist her clients avoid needless escalation of a stressful and difficult situation.

Donna earned her undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University with a major in Industrial Marketing. She has a vast amount of experience in...
Philip G. Vera
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Utica, MI Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(586) 991-1783 8300 Hall Road, Suite 202
Utica, MI 48317
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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.
John C. Elkhoury
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Center Line, MI Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(586) 501-8796 26648 Van Dyke Avenue
Center Line, MI 48015
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
(586) 501-8796 Call for a free Consultation

I started my own law practice in May 2011 and have been servicing clients in the Metro Detroit area ever since. I have a varied general practice but specialize in the following areas:

Criminal Defense- All Misdemeanor and Felony cases including Operating while intoxicated, Retail Fraud, Possession of Analogues, Embezzlement/Larceny Crimes, Possession of Marijuana, Minor in Possession of Alcohol, Disorderly Conduct/Person, Malicious Destruction of Property, Driving While License Suspended, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and Reckless Driving.
Civil Infractions-All traffic tickets and citations including Speeding, Careless Driving, Disobeying a Traffic Signal, Failure to...
Paul Kowal
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Utica, MI Family Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(586) 731-3012 44841 Van Dyke Ave.
Utica, MI 48317
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Walter Czechowski
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Center Line, MI Family Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(586) 754-1450 26224 Van Dyke Ave
Center Line, MI 48015
Free ConsultationFamily, Animal, Collections and Estate Planning
Michigan State University
I graduated from Wayne State, with Honors, in 1973. I received my Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, from Detroit College of Law (now MSU Law School). I am a partner in the law firm of Bieber & Czechowski, specializing in Probate and Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Social Security matters. I am an arbitrator and case evaluator for Macomb and Oakland Counties. I am also a current member of BRAG, Anchor Bay Chamber of Commerce and an avid golfer. I was the assistant girl's golf coach for Notre Dame Prep High School (2002-2005).
Phillip S. Serafini
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Sterling Heights, MI Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(866) 529-3537 44444 Mound Rd
#100
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Free ConsultationFamily, Elder, Estate Planning and Insurance Claims
Wayne State University Law School
Carly Hakim Babi
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Warren, MI Family Law Attorney
8424 E. 12 Mile Rd.
Suite 200
Warren, MI 48093
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Criminal and Immigration
University of Detroit Mercy
John Brennan
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St Clair Shores, MI Family Law Attorney
(586) 778-0900 24001 Greater Mack Ave
St Clair Shores, MI 48080
Family, Business, Divorce and IP
Michigan State University
Richard Pazin
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Sterling Heights, MI Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(586) 419-8885 8153 Clay Ct.
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Real Estate and Tax
Wayne State University Law School and University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
University of Michigan - BBA (Accounting)
Certified Public Account - Michigan
University of Detroit Law School - JD
Wayne State University - LL.M Taxation
Attorney Licenses in Michigan and California

Gary Francis Kennedy II
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Shelby Township, MI Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(586) 580-1942 51424 Van Dyke Ave
Ste 25
Shelby Township, MI 48316
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Derrick E. George
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Royal Oak, MI Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(248) 470-4300 444 South Washington Avenue
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of Denver
For over a decade, George Law has successfully represented people facing legal obstacles. As a client of George Law, you will work with experienced attorneys and staff who understand the impact a legal issue can have on your future. Our number one priority is standing up for clients’ rights and giving them a voice through our confident and competent representation. We have successfully helped our clients manage complex legal challenges in a broad variety of cases including DUI/OWI, Criminal Defense, White Collar Crimes, Sexual Assault, Family Law and other legal matters that otherwise could damage a person’s business efforts personal...
John Schaefer
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Grosse Pointe Farms, MI Family Law Attorney with 50 years experience
(248) 642-6655 130 Kercheval Ave.
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
Family and Divorce
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.
Daniel Marchese
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Rochester, MI Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(248) 270-2709 929 W. University Dr.
Ste. 101
Rochester, MI 48307
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
University of Detroit Mercy
Daniel is highly experienced in divorce and family law matters, and he has successfully tried and arbitrated cases in the most contentious matters. Although he is always willing to fight for you if needed, 98% of his cases are either resolved at or prior to mediation.

Daniel has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for four straight years in Estate Planning and Probate from 2015-18. He was recently recognized as one of Michigan’s Top Lawyers by Michigan’s Top Lawyers and a Top 10 Family Law Attorney by Attorney and Practice Magazine. The National Association of Distinguished Counsel has...
B. Andrew Rifkin
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Birmingham, MI Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(248) 480-8333 401 South Old Woodward Avenue
Suite 410
Birmingham, MI 48009
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
University of Michigan Law School
As a family law attorney with more than 24 years of experience, I have helped many clients make life-altering decisions and have guided them through the most challenging periods of their lives. My goal always is to serve as a problem-solver for my clients, who routinely come to me with difficult issues surrounding divorce, property valuation and division, child custody, financial support, and many other family law concerns. I offer all of my clients a place where they can be heard, receive practical advice based on their goals and objectives, and develop a sound plan for moving through their divorces...
Jasmine D. Rippy
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Detroit, MI Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(313) 633-6915 1600 Clay Street
Suite 331
Detroit, MI 48211
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
The University of Toledo College of Law
I specialize in criminal defense, traffic/license matters, family law and estate planning. My clients are individuals and small businesses. I enjoy working with these types of clients because I can make a significant impact on their lives and businesses by helping them through difficult times and planning for their future.

My holistic approach to legal services looks at the various implications of certain legal actions while tailoring my services to fit your specific needs. I will work hard to understand you and your goals, be accessible and come up with a plan to obtain the best outcome given the...
Daniel Findling
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Royal Oak, MI Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(248) 399-3300 414 W. FIFTH ST.
414 W. Fifth St.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
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...
Eric Pernie
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Birmingham, MI Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(248) 480-0398 1000 S. Old Woodward Avenue
Suite 103
Birmingham, MI 48009
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Attorney, Eric L. Pernie is a true state native, born and raised in MI. He attended Ferris State University and graduated Summa Cum Laude. While he was there, he worked hard for his criminal justice degree while simultaneously being an active member of the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society. Upon graduating, Eric received his police certification from Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES). Shortly afterward, he started working at the Bloomfield Township Police Dept. as a road patrol officer.

Eric worked diligently as a police officer for well over a decade and gained numerous skills during his...
Akiva Goldman
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Warren, MI Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(877) 737-8800 8300 Common Rd
Warren, MI 48093
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.
Please visit us at www.akivagoldman.com.
John J. Schrot Jr.
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Birmingham, MI Family Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(248) 645-9680 255 East Brown Street, Suite 320
Birmingham, MI 48009
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Michigan State University
During my legal career of 40 years, I have focused on family law and other complex civil litigation matters. I have served by Court appointment as a mediator, arbitrator, facilitator, receiver and special master. For the past twenty years I have achieved an "AV Preeminent" rating, the highest peer rating by Martindale Hubbell, a nationally recognized directory of attorneys, for my legal ability and ethical standards. I have appeared in state and federal courts throughout Michigan and have argued in the Michigan Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. My professional memberships...
Mark Snover
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Family Law Attorney
(248) 258-0800 6905 Telegraph Road
Suite 350
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
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, as well as other cases dealing with family law issues. He has been named to the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He was selected by his peers as a Leading Lawyer in family law. Mr. Snover was also selected to the National Advocates, Top 100 Lawyers.

The Law Firm of Hauer and Snover was named as one of the Best Family Law Firms...
David J. Kramer
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Detroit, MI Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(313) 910-0333 615 Griswold St. Suite 400
Detroit, MI 48226
Family, Appeals, Criminal and Domestic Violence
Wayne State University Law School
Attorney David J. Kramer has represented thousands of clients facing criminal charges in both State and Federal Court in the State of Michigan since 1992. An aggressive, highly motivated lawyer, Attorney David J. Kramer works diligently to get the best results for his clients.
Madana Hermiz
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Troy, MI Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(248) 825-8042 1985 W. Big Beaver Road
Suite 320
Troy, MI 48084
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Real Estate
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...
Michael A. Robbins
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Family Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(248) 646-7980 3910 Telegraph Rd, Suite 200
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Family and Divorce
Wayne State University Law School
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 Interprofessional Association. Mr. Robbins has not only been named one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in family law, but was also showcased in Newsweek as one of the Eight Leaders in Family Law in the United States. He has also been named one of the top 100 lawyers in Michigan by the New York Times and Super Lawyers. He is a frequent lecturer...
Michael J. Hamblin
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(248) 792-5475 40900 Woodward Avenue
Suite 111
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Bloomfield Hills, MI Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Wayne State University Law School
I have been practicing law for almost 20 years, and focus my practice on litigation cases, business law, family law cases, misdemeanor criminal defense, probate law, and real estate matters.

My office is in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, which is a suburb of Detroit. I represent clients mostly in the Metro Detroit area (Oakland, Wayne, Macomb, and Washtenaw counties). But, depending on the case, I do represent clients in other areas of Michigan, and have handled cases in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Traverse City, Lansing, as well as other locations in Michigan.

In addition to my representation of clients in Michigan, I have...
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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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