Portage, Michigan Family Lawyers

Mechelle Woznicki
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Portage, MI Family Law Lawyer
(269) 692-5244 1918 W. Milham Avenue
Portage, MI 49024
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
After becoming a parent then a grandparent, spending 10 years in the Navy, and 20 years in business, Mechelle decided to pursue a law degree, which fulfilled a life-long dream of hers. Her practical experience in business and in the military bring a unique perspective and understanding of her clients’ needs. While Mechelle is competent under many practice areas, her special areas of interest are Family Law, Estate Planning and Business Law.

Mechelle has traveled all over the globe - from rural Michigan towns to mountain peaks in Nepal – and those life experiences have given her a glimpse at...
Portage, MI Family Law Attorney
(269) 321-5032 8175 Creekside Dr
Portage, MI 49024
Family, Business and Divorce
Erika Leuffen Salerno
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Kalamazoo, MI Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(269) 321-2366 8225 Moorsbridge Rd
PO Box 8010
Kalamazoo, MI 49003
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Drake University Law School
In 2015, my family and I moved to St. Joseph, Michigan where I manage the Saint Joseph, Michigan office of Kreis Enderle. My legal practice consists of helping clients throughout Southwest Michigan (Kalamazoo, Van Buren, Berrien and Cass Counties) with divorce, child custody, estate planning and business matters.
Brendan Noel Guilford
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Kalamazoo, MI Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(269) 389-0687 821 W. South Street
Ste. D
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Nova Southeastern University
BRENDAN N. GUILFORD was born and raised in Kalamazoo County, attending Vicksburg High School. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degree in Political Science from Alma College in 2005. After moving to Florida with his wife, Brendan received his law degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. While attending law school, he clerked for the community association firm Kahan Shir, PL in Boca Raton, FL. After graduating from law school, he relocated to the Tampa Bay region with his family in mid-2009. While working in and around Tampa, Brendan worked...
Marlo Bruch
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Kalamazoo, MI Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(269) 312-8169 5955 West Main Suite 224-255
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Free ConsultationFamily, Elder, Employment and Social Security Disability
Michigan State University
Ms. Bruch has extensive expertise and great success in Plaintiff Employment Law employee issues such as: non-compete agreements and severance packages, contracts, torts, constitutional claims, The Family and Medical Leave Act, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission representation; Discrimination for color, gender, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion and sexual orientation; harassment for color, national origin, race; sexual harassment including but not limited to adverse action and termination and retaliation; Michigan Department of Civil Rights representation; Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency representation and Michigan Whistleblowers’ Protection Act; questions relating to the Fair Labor Standards Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act,...
Robert L. Reilman
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Kalamazoo, MI Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(269) 216-9164 137 N. Park, Suite 101A
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Civil Rights and Employment
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I am an attorney located in Kalamazoo Michigan. I practice in employment and labor law for employee clients. I also do general practice, family law, and constitutional law. At the moment, I am generally free to take consultations and new clients. I offer affordable hourly rates and low contigency fee percentages.
Joseph Hohler III
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Kalamazoo, MI Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(269) 271-4744 137 N. Park St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Family, Appeals and Divorce
Michigan State University and Western Michigan University
Joseph Hohler III is a family law attorney, and mediator, based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, but serves clients throughout all of southwest Michigan. Mr. Hohler handles all areas of family law and mediation, including appeals from family court.
Douglas Boodt
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Kalamazoo, MI Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(269) 929-7206 137 N. Park Street
Suite 204
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
DePaul College of Law
THE LAW OFFICE OF DOUGLAS A. BOODT WAS ESTABLISHED BY DOUGLAS A. BOODT OVER 20 YEARS AGO TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL AND COMMITTED LEGAL REPRESENTATION TO HIS CLIENTS PRIMARILY IN THE PRACTICE AREAS OF FAMILY LAW AND CRIMINAL DEFENSE. SINCE RELOCATING BACK TO HIS HOMETOWN OF KALAMAZOO SEVERAL YEARS AGO, MR. BOODT’S LAW PRACTICE INCLUDES KALAMAZOO COUNTY AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS, AS WELL AS THE CHICAGOLAND AREA. HE WILL LISTEN TO YOU AND PROVIDE SOUND AND TRUSTWORTHY LEGAL ADVICE THAT IS TAILORED TO YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS AND CIRCUMSTANCES.

THE LAW OFFICE OF DOUGLAS A. BOODT HAS ASSISTED HUNDREDS OF CLIENTS IN...
Christopher J.  Gergely
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Schoolcraft, MI Family Law Lawyer
(269) 679-4263 1240 W. VW Ave.
Schoolcraft, MI 49087
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Gail Towne
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Kalamazoo, MI Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(269) 381-8844 151 S. Rose St., Ste. 900
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Family and Divorce
Wayne State University Law School and Wayne State University Law School
Gail Towne has worked almost exclusively in the area of family law for over thirteen years throughout the state of Michigan. She is now a partner with the Kalamazoo law firm of Lennon, Miller, O'Connor & Bartosiewicz, PLC where she commits her practice to helping individuals and families traverse through the family courts or facilitate private settlements related to family law issues. Specifically, Gail's practice focuses on domestic relations law including divorce, paternity, child custody, child support, and other family law matters. She is an experienced litigator, but also committed to alternative dispute resolution, particularly collaborative law,...
Shawn James Coppins
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Kalamazoo, MI Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(269) 201-5035 251 N. Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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...
Mary Catherine Gergely
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Schoolcraft, MI Family Law Lawyer
(269) 679-4263 1240 W. VW Ave.
Schoolcraft, MI 49087
Family and Divorce
Valparaiso University School of Law
Brian Morris
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Kalamazoo, MI Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(269) 929-1854 906 S Westnedge Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Free ConsultationFamily, Business and Divorce
Wesley Todd
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Kalamazoo, MI Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(269) 965-7000 6146 W. Main, Suite D
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Wesley Todd is an attorney of the firm Vandervoort Christ and Fisher. He was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan and graduated from Albion College in 2006 with a major in political science. While at Albion, he was an active member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, national service fraternity, Habitat for Humanity and the Varsity Tennis Team. Wesley was awarded a Merit Scholarship to attend Michigan State University College of Law and earned his Juris Doctorate cum laude in 2010. While at Michigan State University, Wesley also worked as a Law Clerk in Kalamazoo, Michigan. During this time, he...
Allison Greenlee Korr
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Kalamazoo, MI Family Law Attorney
(269) 381-4471 121 West Cedar Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Family and Bankruptcy
Robert Champion
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Plainwell, MI Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(269) 685-9220 124 E Bridge St
Plainwell, MI 49080
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Denver
With years of experience as an assistant prosecuting attorney assigned to major felony prosecution of homicides, home invasion, armed robbery, and criminal sexual conduct cases, I have successfully litigated thousands of criminal and civil cases covering a broad range of complex legal issues. With over 30 years combined experience in all aspects of the criminal justice system, I have a unique understanding of the criminal justice process. This includes experience as a former police officer, assistant prosecutor, a private practice attorney and as an instructor and presenter with both the Michigan State Bar - Criminal Law Section and the...
Kalamazoo, MI Family Law Attorney
(269) 459-1400 6967 West Q Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Family
Shaun Patrick Willis
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Kalamazoo, MI Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(800) 610-6938 491 W. South St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Free ConsultationFamily, Construction, Criminal 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.
Alesha Burnash
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Kalamazoo, MI Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(888) 635-3824 491 West South Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Family, Criminal and Juvenile
Florida Coastal School of Law and Michigan State University
Alesha Burnash is an Associate Attorney and Litigation Case Manager at Willis Law. Alesha was born and raised in Flint, Michigan and attended Michigan State University where she received her B.A. in Business Administration-Pre Law. Alesha went on to attend Law School at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida, where she was an active member in the Environmental Law Program, Animal Rights Law Society, and Public Interest Law Society. Shortly after graduation, Alesha moved to Tennessee and became licensed to practice law in the Tennessee in November of 2009. Alesha entered private practice, focusing on Family Law,...
Jeriamiah L. Joseph
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Kalamazoo, MI Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(888) 635-3824 491 West South Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Family, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
The University of Toledo College of Law
Jeriamiah L. Joseph is an Associate at Willis Law. He is admitted to practice law in Indiana and Michigan and is a member of both the Indiana and Michigan State Bar Associations. Jeriamiah earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Toledo College of Law, graduating magna cum laude. He also graduated from Tiffin University with a B.A. in Criminal Justice, graduating magna cum laude. Prior to joining Willis Law, Jeriamiah practiced insurance defense work and family law in Indiana for over six years. Jeriamiah and his wife, Betsy, have three children. When out of the office, Jeriamiah enjoys...
Kalamazoo, MI Family Law Lawyer
(269) 383-5829 277 South Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Employment
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Kalamazoo, MI Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(269) 383-5871 277 South Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Employment
Catholic University of America
Kalamazoo, MI Family Law Lawyer
(269) 383-5853 277 South Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Employment
Wayne State University Law School
Kalamazoo, MI Family Law Attorney
(269) 349-4404 4215 W Main St
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Kalamazoo, MI Family Law Attorney
(269) 375-6646 5659 Stadium Dr
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Kalamazoo, MI Family Law Lawyer
(269) 345-6185 2134 Gull Rd
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Family, Business and Divorce
Kalamazoo, MI Family Law Attorney
(269) 226-2955 303 N Rose St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Family, Business and Divorce
Kalamazoo, MI Family Law Lawyer
(269) 808-6500 2122 Waite Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Kalamazoo, MI Family Law Lawyer
(269) 349-6808 137 N Park St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Kalamazoo, MI Family Law Attorney
(269) 345-4127 707 Academy St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Kalamazoo, MI Family Law Attorney
(269) 382-2580 325 N. Burdick Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Family, Criminal and Divorce
Kalamazoo, MI Family Law Attorney
(269) 349-4404 4215 W Main St
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Kalamazoo, MI Family Law Lawyer
(269) 343-7743 1321 S Westnedge Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Kalamazoo, MI Family Law Attorney
(269) 459-9500 141 E. Michigan Ave, Suite 601
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Family
Three Rivers, MI Family Law Attorney
(269) 273-2327 303 N Main St
Three Rivers, MI 49093
Family, Divorce, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Paw Paw, MI Family Law Lawyer
(269) 655-1035 226 E Michigan Ave
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Paw Paw, MI Family Law Attorney
(269) 657-3177 181 W Michigan Ave
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Immigration
Ryan T. Wojtowicz
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St. Joseph, MI Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(269) 281-1244 515 Ship Street, Suite 204
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Wojtowicz Law, PLC is a general-practice law firm, focusing on Criminal Defense, Family Law, Business Law, Appeals, and Traffic Tickets. Attorney Ryan Wojtowicz is passionate about helping people, and he is committed to the practice of law. At Wojtowicz Law, PLC, Attorney Wojtowicz works hard to provide effective legal solutions for every client. Before Attorney Ryan Wojtowicz founded Wojtowicz Law, PLC, he was an Attorney Magistrate and Law Clerk at the Berrien County Trial Court in St. Joseph, Michigan. As an Attorney Magistrate, he presided over small-claims hearings, arraignments, misdemeanor...
Daniel J Goeman
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Zeeland, MI Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(616) 796-9400 10500 Chicago Drive, Suite 75
Zeeland, MI 49464
Family, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
Valparaiso University School of Law
Thomas C Kates
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Holland, MI Family Law Lawyer with 29 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.
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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.