Oxford Family Lawyers

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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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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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Alaina Sullivan
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Oxford, MI Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(248) 800-4321 40 S. Washington Street
Suite 2
Oxford, MI 48371
Family, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Dayton School of Law
Oxford, MI Family Law Attorney
(248) 969-1490 109 N Washington St
Oxford, MI 48371
Family and Divorce
Oxford, MI Family Law Lawyer
(248) 628-3800 167 S Washington St
Oxford, MI 48371
Family and Divorce
Monica P. Navarro
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Lake Orion, MI Family Law Attorney
(888) 209-0306 18 S Broadway St
#200
Lake Orion, MI 48362
Family, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
University of Michigan Law School
Daniel Marchese
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Rochester, MI Family Law Lawyer with 9 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...
David M. McCleary
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Grand Blanc, MI Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(810) 516-5116 8161 S. Saginaw
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
You have questions- I have answers. Call now for a free consultation. (810) 516-5116. Many law firms say that they offer personalized service, but their actions don't always reflect that when it comes to dealing with their clients. I'm David McCleary, and at my law firm, McCleary & Associates, P.C., I take those words to heart. I want to be your family's trusted adviser for all your estate planning needs. I meet with all my clients myself, one-on-one. This means I can offer a true individualized service to the people in the Grand Blanc and...
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 19 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...
Philip G. Vera
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Utica, MI Family Law Lawyer with 13 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.
David W Brown
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lapeer, MI Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(810) 245-6082 1820 N. Lapeer Road, Suite 2A
lapeer, MI 48446
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Business and Criminal
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Law Degree, MBA with honors degree in Management & Accounting & a BS degree in Accounting & Management. Also has college teaching experience in business law, management and accounting.

David is known to be very personable & good listener in working with clients and fulfilling their needs, has exceptional memory/retention/recall skills, outstanding judge/court/apposing council presentation and response skills & presents cases forcefully.

20+ years and 8,000+ cases for individuals & business with many cases before a jury and/or a judge. Strives to reduce & simply your legal issues, reduce stress and protect your rights. We serve...
Phillip S. Serafini
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Sterling Heights, MI Family Law Lawyer with 29 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
Phil was admitted to practice law in 1991 and he is now in his 28th year as an attorney. Phil is one of the founding partners of Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz and Associates, P.C. and he focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury, automobile accident claims, no-fault claims also known as personal injury protection benefits, third party automobile negligence claims, slip and fall injuries, motorcycle injuries, trucking accidents and general civil litigation. Phil grew up in St. Clair Shores and Royal Oak and he has been fortunate to return to Macomb County to practice law.

From 1995 to present, Phil...
Matthew Walton
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Michigan Family Law Attorney with 29 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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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...
Emily Long
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Family Law Lawyer
(248) 409-0520 180 High Oak Road
Suite 205
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Family, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Michigan State University
Emily Long is a capable Oakland County criminal defense lawyer who doesn’t waiver in her commitment to those she fights for. She is an aggressive force in and out of the courtroom, putting her legal knowledge and defensive skill to use for those facing criminal charges of all kinds. She has tried more than 50 cases and is not afraid to go to court when it is necessary. She formerly served as a prosecutor and this experience has allowed her to better prepare a strategy that may effectively combat the efforts of the prosecution. She takes these cases personally and...
Matthew Walton
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Shelby Township, MI Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(586) 932-2082 50258 Van Dyke Ave
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Shelby Township, MI 48317
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...
Donna Virkus
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Sterling Heights, MI Family Law Lawyer with 5 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...
Terrence Hall
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Waterford Township, MI Family Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(248) 674-4844 4519 Highland Rd
Waterford Township, MI 48328-1132
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Michigan State University College of Law
Charles P Farrar
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Waterford, MI Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(248) 860-6025 995 W Huron St
Waterford, MI 48328
Family and Divorce
University of Michigan Law School
When it comes to dealing with family law, it can develop into an emotional rollercoaster, bringing about a traumatic experience entering your life. With Charles P. Ferrar, he understands the stress and heartache such legal matters can be, which is why he works closely and patiently with his clients, achieving a successful resolution in each legal case. A seasoned attorney with 20 years of experience, Attorney Farrar offers a wealth of expertise in all aspects of family law. Personalizing each case to its best suit, Farrar offers free one-on-one personal consultations. From creating a full detailed evaluation towards recommending different...
Neil Colman
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Sterling Heights, MI Family Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(586) 254-1100 12900 Hall Road
Ste. 180
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
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...
Kenneth Kalls
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Troy, MI Family Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(248) 817-6999 192 E. Hurst Dr.
Troy, MI 48085
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Wayne State University
Paul Harold Scott
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Grand Blanc, MI Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(810) 265-7161 8445 S. Saginaw St.
Suite 300
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
University of Michigan Law School
I am a licensed attorney in the state of Michigan, who practices criminal and family law in Genesee County and Metro Detroit. I am an experienced attorney that consistently wins favorable outcomes for clients across southeast and mid-Michigan.
Marian Wangler Ratton
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Troy, MI Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
1441 West Long Lake Rd.
Suite 310
Troy, MI 48098
Family, Divorce, Employment and Health Care
Michigan State University
Marian Wangler Ratton, R.N., Esq. is a practicing attorney and registered nurse who has dedicated her career to the defense of healthcare professionals as well as practicing family law and estate planning. What makes Marian unique is that she has continuously practiced both nursing and law for over 25 years, sharing her time equally between both careers. Her combined knowledge and experience in law and nursing makes her ideally suited to represent, advise and educate nurses and health care professionals with legal issues relating to nursing, healthcare law and professional licensing. Since 1983 Marian has been a registered nurse working at...
Ameena Razia Sheikh
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Sylvan Lake, MI Family Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(248) 631-4853 2360 Orchard Lake Road
Suite 100
Sylvan Lake, MI 48320
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Wayne State University Law School
Achieving winning results for my clients is my passion!! Winning results vary for each of my clients and I focus on tailoring my representation for each of their specific needs. I am not just a legal advocate, I am my client's all around counselor. If you have any legal issue, I am your first stop. If I am unable to obtain the ideal results for YOU, I will ensure that I direct you to someone who can. My job as a lawyer is to AID those in need of legal assistance, not just take on...
Sabrina Shaheen Cronin
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(248) 258-3500 Suite 250
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Sabrina Cronin is the Founder and President of The Cronin Law Firm. Following Sabrina’s lead, the breadth and depth of knowledge at The Cronin Law Firm is quite expansive. She and her team handle family law, business law, criminal defense, estate planning, entertainment law, personal injury, real estate, bankruptcy, civil litigation, employment law and immigration. In more than two decades as an attorney, Sabrina has fed her curiosity and challenged herself to become intimately involved in multiple areas of the law. Her professional experience is distinctive and varied. She began as an associate attorney for Sullivan, Ward, Bone, Tyler,...
Mr Mark P Reina
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WATERFORD, MI Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(248) 666-4445 5314 DIXIE HWY
WATERFORD, MI 48329
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Collections and Criminal
Wayne State University Law School
Mark Reina was admitted to practice law by the Michigan State Bar in 1984.He has handled all types of Criminal cases, such as: drug offenses, CSC, larceny, OUIL/DWLS, etc. Mr Reina also handles all forms of family matters law, including: Divorce, Custody and Support. His office handles Bankruptcy (usually Chapter 7 individual). His office is conveniently located on Dixie Hwy in Clarkston, He can be reached at his cell phone (248) 390-3464.

We offer a full suite of legal services including: Criminal, Family, Divorce, Child Support/Visitation, Bankruptcy, Civil and Litigation. We cover primarily Oakland County but...
Marshall S. Tauber
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Family Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(248) 723-5551 39520 Woodward Ave.
Suite 230
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Michigan State University
The Law Offices of Marshall S. Tauber has been committed to representing and serving the needs of all clients, throughout Michigan, in all trial courts, both State and Federal, with integrity and dedication.
Raymond Salloum
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(248) 594-4700 36700 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Family, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
Consumer Bankruptcy, Loan Workouts, Domestic Relations and Criminal Matters
Heather Brooks
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Lapeer, MI Family Law Lawyer
(810) 664-4321 441 Clay Street
Lapeer, MI 48446
Free ConsultationFamily, Civil Rights, Divorce and Employment
Wayne State University Law School
Heather Brooks-Szachta earned her Juris Doctorate in 1997 from Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, Michigan. This came after earning her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Michigan-Flint in 1992. She was licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan in 1997 and was admitted to Federal Court in 2005. Before coming to work at the Law Offices of Barry Shoults & Associates in 1999, and becoming partner in Shoults, Picard & Brooks, PLLC in 2010, she gained experience at the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office, the Wayne County Neighborhood Legal Services Clinic, and a...
Paul Kowal
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Utica, MI Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(586) 731-3012 44841 Van Dyke Ave.
Utica, MI 48317
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Kimberley A. Koester
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(248) 644-6326 40950 Woodward Ave.
Suite 120
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Family, Civil Rights, Health Care and Insurance Claims
Michigan State University College of Law
Kimberley joined Chapman Law Group in 2000 after spending several years handling complex Labor Relation claims. She focuses her practice on the defense of medical malpractice and Civil Rights (42 USC 1983) claims. Kimberley has successfully defended hundreds of claims brought on behalf of inmates within state and county correctional facilities. Over the years Kimberley developed an exceptional understanding of the interplay between Federal Civil Rights law and State tort actions such as medical malpractice. This knowledge enables her to quickly address the deficiencies of claims and promptly respond with the appropriate defense, often ending in immediate dismissal.
Andrew Walter Kowalkowski
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(248) 974-9594 2525 S. Telegraph Road
Suite 100
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Wayne State University
Michael Rolando
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Lapeer, MI Family Law Lawyer
(810) 664-4321 441 Clay Street
Lapeer, MI 48446
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Michael grew up in Tuscola county and graduated from Kingston High School. He graduated with Summa Cum Laude Honors from Saginaw Valley State University with a Bachelors of Professional Accountancy. After attending SVSU, he attended law school at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, MI. While attending Cooley, he was a member of the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, competed in Mock Trial competitions, worked as an intern for an attorney in Okemos, MI., and represented several individuals in the Washtenaw County court system as a student-attorney. Michael graduated from Cooley with Magna Cum Laude Honors. Michael is...
Lisa D. Stern
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(248) 335-5000 Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Family, Divorce and Probate
Dana F. Wilson
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Hazel Park, MI Family Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(248) 546-6164 Hazel Park, MI 48030
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
The John Marshall Law School
In 1974 Dana Wilson founded the Law Firm of Wilson & Wilson P.C. with the belief that superior legal service is built on the foundation of strong client relationships and excellent legal representation. He has served as a Michigan State Representative, State Senator and Oakland County Commissioner. In addition he served as a member of the Michigan Department of Corrections Commission, and on numerous local boards and commissions in Rochester Hills and Hazel Park.
Lisa Kirsch Satawa
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(248) 792-3060 1133 West Long Lake Rd, Suite 150
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal and Juvenile
Born in Detroit, Michigan in the 60's. My parents taught me the value of a strong work ethic, humility, gratitude and family. I love learning and am fascinated with the intersection of law, psychology, medicine and justice. I love to cook, sail, travel, ski and laugh. I am a hockey-softball-baseball mom, and a mentor to as many young lawyers as ask. I enjoy teaching and making a difference. Do one thing every day that makes you smile. I do.
Terrance P Sheehan
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Grand Blanc, MI Family Law Lawyer with 56 years experience
(810) 953-1100 G-8469 S. Saginaw Street
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Family, Animal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Kristen Fisher
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Lapeer, MI Family Law Attorney
(810) 664-4321 441 Clay street
Lapeer, MI 48446
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Kristen received her Bachelor’s Degree in Government from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri and her Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School – Auburn Hills. During her undergraduate studies, Kristen completed an internship with the Family Research Council, studied in Washington D.C., and also studied-abroad in Israel. While in law school and before coming to work at Shoults, Picard & Brooks, PLLC, she gained experience through moot court and internships at the 71-B District Court with the Honorable Kim David Glaspie and an internship with the Lapeer County Prosecutor’s Office. Kristen is licensed to practice in the...
Lori D. Becker
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Family Law Attorney
(248) 644-5050 33 Bloomfield Hills Parkway, Ste. 270
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
At Becker Legal, P.C. we know divorce is tough. While no divorce is easy, we strive to make the process simpler and less stressful for our clients. We will answer your questions, and keep you informed. Attorney Lori D. Becker’s specialized training ensures you quality representation in settlement sessions or in court. A certified mediator and exceptional negotiator, Ms. Becker will provide the assistance you need throughout the collaborative divorce process. If collaborative divorce isn’t right for your case, Ms. Becker’s expert communication skills will serve you well as she vigorously represents you in court. At Becker Legal, P.C., our goal is...
William Berlin
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Troy, MI Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(248) 655-7980 901 Wilshire Dr
Suite 580
Troy, MI 48084
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Robert Anthony Piraino
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Family Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(248) 360-0100 Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Family, Business and Divorce
Wayne State University Law School
Mr. Lorne B Gold
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Family Law Attorney
(248) 530-3600 21 East Long Lake Rd.
Ste. 245
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Lorne B. Gold's practice, located in Bloomfield Hills, is predominantly focused on matrimonial matters. He has differentiated himself through his handling and resolution of the most financially and emotionally complex of family law matters. In both 2008 and 2009, Law & Politics and Superlawyers magazine recognized him as one of the state's top divorce and family law attorneys. In 2008, he was recognized as one of the state's top divorce attorneys under the age of 40, the only family law attorney in Oakland, Wayne, Macomb or Livingston County to receive this distinction by his peers . Gold's practice includes representation...
Charles D. Riley
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Grand Blanc, MI Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(810) 953-4940 8285 S. Saginaw, Suite 100
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Family
Wayne State University Law School
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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.


No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.

Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.