Kent County Family Lawyers

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James W. Kraayeveld
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(616) 229-3484 300 State St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationKent County, MI Family Law Attorney with 26 years of experience
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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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Kent County, MI Family Law 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 ChatFamily, 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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Matthew S. DeLange
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Kent County, MI Family Law Attorney with 12 years of 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...
Brent T. Geers
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(616) 965-6864 15 Ionia Ave SW STE 530
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Family, 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.
Kent Wood II
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Kent County, MI Family Law Attorney with 13 years of experience
(616) 591-0090 5088 Corporate Exchange BLVD
Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning 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 Francis Mirque Jr.
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Kent County, MI Family Law Attorney with 27 years of 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...
Kendra Ortega
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(616) 285-0808 300 State St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Family, Appeals and Divorce
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...
Brian E Gordon
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Kent County, MI Family Law Attorney with 21 years of 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...
Nancy L. Ballast
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Kent County, MI Family Law Attorney with 7 years of 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.
Laurie Schmitt
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Kent County, MI Family Law Lawyer with 8 years of 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...
Mr George T Krupp
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Kent County, MI Family Law Lawyer with 60 years of 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...
Courtney M. Sierra
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Kent County, MI Family Law Attorney with 3 years of experience
(616) 285-0808
Ext. 1003
300 State St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Family, Appeals and Divorce
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...
Aaron P. Bainbridge
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Kent County, MI Family Law Attorney
(616) 285-0808
Ext. 1004
300 State St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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....
Robert Rutgers
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Kent County, MI Family Law Attorney with 27 years of 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.
Renee Wagenaar
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Kent County, MI Family Law Attorney with 9 years of 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...
Audra R McClure
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Kent County, MI Family Law Attorney with 10 years of 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.
Kevin P Sutherland
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Kent County, MI Family Law Attorney with 3 years of 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.
Ivan E. Shaw
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Kent County, MI Family Law Attorney with 19 years of 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).
Joseph Grzybowski
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Kent County, MI Family Law Attorney with 22 years of 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.
Catherine M. Sullivan
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Kent County, MI Family Law Lawyer with 32 years of 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
Christopher James Acklin
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Kent County, MI Family Law Attorney with 8 years of 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.
Melissa Kelleigh
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Kent County, MI Family Law Lawyer with 19 years of experience
(616) 965-7365 29 Pearl St NW, Suite 421
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...
Beth A. Striegle
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Kent County, MI Family Law Attorney with 17 years of 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...
Brandon Gardner
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Kent County, MI Family Law Lawyer with 9 years of experience
(616) 717-5656 250 Monroe Avenue NW Floor 400
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Family, Cannabis Law, Criminal and Divorce
Michigan State University College of Law

Brandon Gardner founded Brandon Gardner & Associates, PLC with one thought in mind: "Who is most in need of a lawyer?" The answer came to him after much thought - people facing criminal prosecution, children and young adults. He completed his undergraduate degree at California State University, Fullerton and earned his juris doctorate from Michigan State University College of Law. During law school, Brandon clerked for an Ingham County Circuit Court judge, served as an investigator for the Ingham County Probate Court, served on several law student organizational boards, and worked for prominent law firms in mid-Michigan.

Brandon is admitted to...
Robert Relph
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Kent County, MI Family Law Lawyer with 50 years of 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...
Lawrence Wilson
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Kent County, MI Family Law Lawyer with 37 years of 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.
Elizabeth Keller Bransdorfer
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Kent County, MI Family Law Attorney with 34 years of experience
(616) 632-8000 900 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
University of Minnesota Law School
Mr Dennis Roger Cooper
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Kent County, MI Family Law Lawyer with 45 years of 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
Jennifer Van Horn-Pfeiffelmann
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Kent County, MI Family Law Attorney with 25 years of experience
(616) 866-2700 146 Monroe Center NW, Suite 418
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Family
John A. Engman
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Kent County, MI Family Law Lawyer with 49 years of 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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Kent County, MI Family Law Attorney with 25 years of 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 ,...
Thomas Riegler
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Kent County, MI Family Law Lawyer
(866) 580-2929 4163 Clyde Park Ave SW
Suite 201
Wyoming, MI 49509
Family
Craig Jenison
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Ottawa County, MI Family Law Lawyer
(616) 457-8266 501 Baldwin St
Jenison, MI 49428
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Robert F. Kurtycz
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Ottawa County, MI Family Law Lawyer
(616) 774-3020 80 Ottawa Ave NW
Suite 301
Grand Rapids, MI 49426
Family
Michael J. Willis
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Kent County, MI Family Law Attorney with 19 years of experience
(616) 301-7177 28 Jefferson Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationFamily, Elder, Estate Planning and Health Care
University of Michigan Law School
Michael J. Willis is the co-founder and managing partner of the Western Michigan law firm of Willis Law. This firm is headquartered in Kalamazoo and has a satellite office in Grand Rapids. Mr. Willis primarily practices estate and trust planning, probate administration and litigation, corporate and real estate law. Recognized in Best Lawyers in America**, and Leaders in the Law, and rated AV-Preeminent** by Martindale-Hubbell's, Mr. Willis has consistently demonstrated the highest levels of legal skills and ethics. In 2007, Michigan Lawyers Weekly listed him as an "Up and Coming Lawyer," an honor bestowed upon less than .02 percent...
Shaun Patrick Willis
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Kent County, MI Family Law Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(616) 301-7177 28 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Construction and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Attorney Shaun Patrick Willis is a trial lawyer. Recognized in Superlawyers for Business Litigation, Construction Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, and Criminal Litigation. www.wwplc.com Attorney Willis is licensed in all of the State Courts of Michigan, the Supreme Court for the State of Michigan, the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, the United States Federal Court for the Western District of Michigan, and the United States Federal Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
Kent County, MI Family Law Lawyer with 26 years of experience
(616) 235-3500 161 Ottawa Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Kent County, MI Family Law Lawyer with 30 years of experience
(616) 988-9500 40 Pearl St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Family and Divorce
Kent County, MI Family Law Lawyer with 16 years of experience
(616) 336-6436 333 Bridge St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Family and Divorce
Kent County, MI Family Law Lawyer with 19 years of experience
(616) 454-6005 535 Greenwood Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Family, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce

Kent County Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

YWCA of West Central Michigan
(616) 459-4681
Grand Rapids, MI


Legal Aid of Western Michigan
(616) 774-0672
Grand Rapids, MI

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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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