Van Buren County Family Lawyers

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Albert Laaksonen
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Albert Laaksonen
Van Buren County, MI Family Law Lawyer with 30 years of experience
(269) 655-1035 226 1/2 East Michigan Ave
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Albert W. Laaksonen II, is the founding attorney of Laaksonen Law Offices, P.C. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his JD from the Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana.
Attorney Laaksonen is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Van Buren County Bar Association, and the Kalamazoo County Bar Association. He is certified as both a Civil Mediator and a Domestic Relations Mediator.

He currently serves on the Community Corrections Board for Van Buren County, and the the Kalamazoo Christian School Association Board.

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Shaun Patrick Willis
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Shaun Patrick Willis
Van Buren County, MI Family Law Lawyer with 18 years of experience
(269) 492-1040 203 South Niles Street
Paw Paw, MI 49079
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.
Michael J. Willis
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Michael J. Willis
Van Buren County, MI Family Law Attorney with 19 years of experience
(269) 492-1040 203 South Niles Street
Paw Paw, MI 49079
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...
Nicholas Andrew Reister
Van Buren County, MI Family Law Lawyer with 14 years of experience
(269) 673-3547 10143 R Ave
Mattawan, MI 49071
Family, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
John T. McNeil
Van Buren County, MI Family Law Lawyer with 47 years of experience
(269) 657-6560 303 E Paw Paw St Ste 3
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Family, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Theresa J. Cypher
Van Buren County, MI Family Law Attorney with 21 years of experience
(269) 657-3177 181 W Michigan Ave Ste 1 # 520
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Immigration
Sharon M. Kelly
Allegan County, MI Family Law Lawyer with 36 years of experience
6095 122nd Ave
Fennville, MI 49408
Family, Divorce, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Kent Wood II
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Kent Wood II
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.
Brendan Noel Guilford
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Brendan Noel Guilford
Kalamazoo County, MI Family Law Attorney with 10 years of experience
(269) 389-0687 821 W. South Street
Ste. D
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Free ConsultationFamily, 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...
James W. Kraayeveld
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James W. Kraayeveld
(616) 229-3484 300 State St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationKent County, MI Family Law Attorney with 27 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...
Mechelle Woznicki
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Mechelle Woznicki
Kalamazoo County, MI Family Law Lawyer
(269) 692-5244 1918 W. Milham Avenue
Portage, MI 49024
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, 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. Her practical experience as an international contract negotiator and her time 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 Collaborative Practice, Mediation, Family Law, and Estate Planning. Mechelle is a court approved Civil Mediator and Domestic Relations Mediator. Practicing law allows Mechelle the tangible opportunity to seek justice in ways...
Brent T. Geers
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Brent T. Geers
Kent County, MI Family Law Attorney with 8 years of experience
(616) 965-6864 15 Ionia Ave SW STE 530
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Criminal and Estate Planning
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Brent Geers specializes in helping people empower those they trust and provide for those they love. Brent has been an attorney since 2012, working with individuals and families to marshal their time, talent, and treasurer for the benefit of their children, family, and community. He is a Grand Rapids Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” honoree, and currently operates his own practice, Geers Law. Brent is married to an educator, who employs his services as a chaperon for various school functions. He is also his daughter’s father – a girl who will become a president, not a princess.
Mr George T Krupp
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Mr George T Krupp
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...
Brian E Gordon
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Brian E Gordon
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...
Akiva Goldman
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Akiva Goldman
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.
Please visit us at www.akivagoldman.com.
Courtney M. Sierra
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Courtney M. Sierra
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...
Kendra Ortega
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Kendra Ortega
(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...
Nancy L. Ballast
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Nancy L. Ballast
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.
Joseph Hohler III
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Joseph Hohler III
Kalamazoo County, MI Family Law Lawyer with 14 years of 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.
Laurie Schmitt
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Laurie Schmitt
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...
Matthew S. DeLange
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Matthew S. DeLange
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...
Allison Greenlee Korr
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Allison Greenlee Korr
Kalamazoo County, MI Family Law Attorney with 10 years of experience
(269) 381-4471 121 West Cedar Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Offers Video ChatFamily, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Attorney Allison Greenlee Korr practices in Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Allegan, St. Joseph and all surrounding counties. She handles Family Law, bankruptcy, foreclosure and probate matters.

She holds a B.A. in Business from Michigan State University and a Juris Doctorate from University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. She is admitted to practice in both the Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan and holds a certificate as a civil mediator issued through the Michigan State Court Administrative Office. Allison also holds Certificates in the areas of Family Law and Probate and Estate Planning issued by the Institute of...
Robert Champion
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Robert Champion
Allegan County, MI Family Law Attorney with 26 years of 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...
Ryan T. Wojtowicz
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Ryan T. Wojtowicz
Berrien County, MI Family Law Attorney with 11 years of 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...
Robert L. Reilman
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Robert L. Reilman
Kalamazoo County, MI Family Law Attorney with 11 years of 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.
Kevin P Sutherland
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Kevin P Sutherland
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.
Renee Wagenaar
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Renee Wagenaar
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...
Robert Francis Mirque Jr.
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Robert Francis Mirque Jr.
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...
Audra R McClure
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Audra R McClure
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.
Ivan E. Shaw
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Ivan E. Shaw
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).
Douglas Boodt
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Douglas Boodt
Kalamazoo County, MI Family Law Lawyer with 21 years of experience
(269) 929-7206 137 N. Park Street
Suite 204
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Offers Video ChatFamily and Estate Planning
DePaul College of Law
I ESTABLISHED THE LAW OFFICE OF DOUGLAS A. BOODT IN 1999 TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL AND COMMITTED LEGAL REPRESENTATION TO MY CLIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES PRIMARILY IN THE PRACTICE AREA OF ESTATE PLANNING. I HAVE ASSISTED HUNDREDS OF CLIENTS IN REACHING THEIR GOALS AND GIVING THEM PEACE OF MIND BY HANDLING THEIR LEGAL AFFAIRS WITH INTEGRITY, RESPECT AND INTELLIGENCE. I WILL LISTEN TO YOU AND PROVIDE SOUND AND TRUSTWORTHY LEGAL ADVICE THAT IS TAILORED TO YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS AND CIRCUMSTANCES.

MY MISSION IS TO EMPOWER MY CLIENTS WITH THE KNOWLEDGE AND TOOLS TO MAKE THE BEST DECISIONS FOR...
Robert Rutgers
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Robert Rutgers
Kent County, MI Family Law Attorney with 28 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.
Gail Towne
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Gail Towne
Kalamazoo County, MI Family Law Lawyer with 18 years of 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,...
Daniel J Goeman
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Daniel J Goeman
Ottawa County, MI Family Law Lawyer with 24 years of experience
(616) 796-9400 10500 Chicago Drive, Suite 75
Zeeland, MI 49464
Family, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
Valparaiso University School of Law
Melissa Kelleigh
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Melissa Kelleigh
Kent County, MI Family Law Lawyer with 20 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...
Catherine M. Sullivan
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Catherine M. Sullivan
Kent County, MI Family Law Lawyer with 33 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
Raymond Pater
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Raymond Pater
Ottawa County, MI Family Law Attorney with 37 years of experience
(616) 396-8883 704 Michigan Ave
Ste A
Holland, MI 49423
Family, Collections and Divorce
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Ray's practice is mainly involved with divorce, custody, alimony and collections. Raymond Pater was born in the Netherlands and is one of eight children. After his family immigrated to the United States, and although of modest means, six of his siblings attended college and two went on to obtain PhDs, later becoming college professors. An older sister never attended high school, but was admitted to college because of a nearly illegible transcript and ironically went on to become a high school teacher. While attending grade school and high school, Ray worked in the family business selling eggs and chickens...
Joseph Grzybowski
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Joseph Grzybowski
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.
Rebecca Sanford
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Rebecca Sanford
Berrien County, MI Family Law Lawyer
(269) 983-1803 2724 Niles Ave
Suite 3
St Joseph, MI 49085
Offers Video ChatFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Insurance Claims
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
Sanford Law Office Founder and Owner, Rebecca Breitkreuz Sanford, Esq. is a general practice lawyer who specializes in family law, but also has extensive experience in both civil and criminal law as well. Her commitment to confidentiality and providing personalized attention has earned her a reputation of professionalism, expertise and dedication among her clients and peers.
Core Competencies
Family Law – divorce, custody, support, adoption and grand parenting time
Planning Services – estate planning, will drafting, succession planning and living trusts
Mediation – both in person and remotely via Zoom
Litigation – preparation of litigation documents and settlement pleadings
Claim Law – negotiation and drafting...
Robert Relph
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Robert Relph
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...

Van Buren County Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Sylvia's Place
(269) 673-8700
Allegan, MI


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(888) 655-9008
Paw Paw, 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.


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.

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