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Forward Thinking Family Law Since 1994

Divorce, custody and estate planning

Life’s most difficult decisions involve our family, whether it relates to our spouse, our children, our partner, our parents, or our own future plans.

Because these matters are so personal and often highly emotional, it helps to have experienced counsel who knows the legal system. With guidance, you can resolve legal issues in a way that minimizes the emotional stress for you and your family without compromising legal results.

The law firm of Nichols, Sacks, Slank, Sendelbach & Buiteweg has helped families resolve legal issues related to:

  • Divorce and post-divorce
  • Child custody
  • Child support and spousal support
  • Separation
  • Financial disputes between couples
  • Parent/teen issues
  • Guardianship and estate planning
  • Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
  • Family-owned or closely held businesses

We listen and explain your options.
When it comes to your divorce, you know what outcome you want to achieve. Our job is to educate, counsel, and advise. We will thoroughly explain the different dispute resolution methods to help you decide how your case will be resolved, whether through mediationcollaborationarbitrationattorney – negotiated settlement, or litigation.

Along the way, we protect your interests in negotiating separation agreements and parenting plans. We offer practical advice on how to minimize legal fees, gather the required financial and personal information, and use your preferred strategy to reach a settlement.

Put your mind at ease.
After an initial consultation, you’ll have a clearer understanding of the legal process and how you want to proceed. You’ll also take home a complimentary folder full of helpful articles, references and legal information that you’ll find yourself referring to often. Most of all, you’ll be reassured that, with expert guidance, you can make the right decisions for your family.

To schedule an initial consultation, call 734 994-3000 or e-mail us at

Our Family Mediation & Collaborative Practice Center is now operating in Ann Arbor. Click to learn more about the mediation and collaborative divorce services being offered.

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"[You reminded me] that the children are the most important thing to consider when working through the divorce and for the future. I felt you represent [...] " Anonymous

"Thanks again for all your hard work. I know I’ve said this before, but I want you to know I’m glad you are my attorney. " Husband, Ypsilanti

"Thank you for making this terrible time the best it could be. How you handle yourselves at such stressful times is remarkable. " Mother of 1, Ann Arbor

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