Forward Thinking Family Law Since 1994

Family Law Handled with Care and Understanding

In more than 20 years of practicing Michigan family law, we have earned a reputation for helping clients reach settlements amicably through mediation, collaborative practice, and other ways to avoid litigation. Based in Ann Arbor and Birmingham, our practice serves Washtenaw, Oakland, Wayne, Livingston, and Lenawee counties.

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Our Practice

In choosing our firm, you benefit from the knowledge and expertise of not one attorney but many, with a combined 120+ years of family law experience.

By pioneering dispute resolution processes such as collaborative practice and mediation, Nichols, Sacks, Slank, Sendelbach & Buiteweg's Michigan family law attorneys have earned a reputation for helping clients reach settlements amicably, with less cost and emotional upset to all involved. And, while litigation of family matters is rare in today’s courts, if your case requires it, our attorneys will represent you forcefully and with maximum civility.

Broad-based involvement at every level of our profession keeps us on the forefront of legal issues and trends in case law, some of which we helped establish. Our attorneys hold leadership positions with, among others, the State Bar of Michigan, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers/Michigan Chapter, and the Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan.

Reviews

From the moment I entered, everyone was personable, caring, and professional. For many businesses, that’s hard to do consistently—and you did.  I was amazed how fast Karen communicated with me. My husband would have dragged out the divorce forev…
– Mother of 1, Gregory