Category: Family Law

Divorce LawyerDivorce Lawyer

Divorce is a very personal matter. The outcome of a divorce can have a tremendous impact on the lives of men, women and children for years and even decades after a divorce is finalized. With so much at stake it is crucial to have a lawyer on your side with the experience and resources to protect your interests and work closely with you every step of the way.

When it comes to divorce, I understand that all of my clients have individual needs and unique goals. I take the time to understand where my clients are coming from and what represents a successful outcome for them and their children. I listen closely and ensure they understand their options and are prepared for every phase of the legal process.

I provide thoughtful legal advice and thorough representation in all areas of divorce, including issues such as:

  • Child custody and parenting time
  • Child support
  • Modification of divorce judgment

Due to the cost-effectiveness and reduced emotional burden, I prefer to achieve divorce settlements in an amicable fashion. However, if a settlement is not in my client’s best interest, I am fully prepared to go to trial. I have extensive trial experience in family law, criminal law and personal injury which have prepared me for the rigors of the courtroom.

Protection Order LawyerProtection Order Lawyer

Unfortunately, domestic violence is a pervasive problem in our society. Victims are known to be at higher risk when their partners are faced with their leaving and/or divorcing them. I have been involved with domestic violence issues throughout my 35-year career, including as a criminal defense attorney representing abused women who have killed their assailants in self-defense. If you have domestic violence issues, it is important that your attorney understand and be sensitive to the dynamics of same and the ways in which the law can help protect you.

I bring more than 35 years of experience to my practice in Michigan and focus my efforts on resolving issues as amicably and efficiently as possible. However, when a trial is necessary to protect my clients’ interests, I am fully prepared to aggressively litigate on their behalf, drawing on my experience as a trial lawyer in family law, criminal law and personal injury cases.

These orders are issued and overseen by the same judge who is handling the divorce. I work with clients who have been domestic violence victims to make sure that they understand their rights and assist them in obtaining the Personal Protection Order, and to take practical additional steps to protect themselves.

I also represent individuals who have been accused of abuse, informing them of their options and working to make sure the allegations do not harm their ongoing divorce or other family law case. False accusations are often an issue during a contentious divorce; you can rely on me to make sure you receive a fair hearing and to press for restoration of your right to enter your home and spend time with your children.

Detroit Family AttorneyDetroit Family Attorney

Family law is the focus of my Detroit-based practice, where I represent individuals and families in a wide variety of family law matters. I bring more than 35 years of experience to family law and focus on helping my clients find solutions that are tailored to their unique needs and circumstances.

I listen closely to what my clients are hoping to achieve and provide them with a detailed explanation of their options in a careful, step-by-step manner. By being selective about the cases I take on, I am able to provide my clients with personalized attention and ensure they understand the choices available to them. Whenever possible, I strive to resolve these matters collaboratively in order to reduce financial and emotional costs.

To learn more about the specific services I offer, see the following:

  • Divorce
  • Separate maintenance
  • Child custody and parenting time
  • Child support
  • Motions for payment plans and to cancel arrears
  • Modification of divorce judgment
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Change of domicile
  • Personal protection orders

While preferring to take a non-adversarial approach to these often delicate issues, I am fully prepared to litigate when it is in my client’s best interest. My extensive background as a trial attorney and commitment to thorough preparation have helped me develop superb trial skills in order to zealously represent my clients at trial.

I offer a variety of services in this area, including negotiating dissolution and resolving issues involving child custody, visitation, real estate, property division and buy-outs.