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Family Law Attorneys

An initial consultation (confidential, of course) helps us understand the details of your situation, answers your questions and explains the court process so you can make a sound decision on your next step.

Plan on spending one to two hours with one of our attorneys. We are a fee-based practice, and the cost of an initial consultation is $250, $325 or $350 per hour depending on the attorney. When we agree to go forward, we will estimate a retainer fee, ranging from $3500 to $5,000, based on the complexity of your case.

By law, we cannot represent both husband and wife in a divorce or other action, therefore we must do a conflict check on our system.  If there are no conflicts we can proceed with scheduling.  If a conflict is found, you will need to seek other counsel.

Our practice area covers Washtenaw, Livingston, Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Lenawee Counties.

We ask that you bring the following information to the consultation.

  • A list of your assets and debts
  • Current salary information for you and your spouse
  • All documents pertaining to your case if you have already filed a court case or your case is pending
  • 2 years of tax returns

Our Attorneys:

Monika Holzer Sacks

Eileen J. Slank

Karen S. Sendelbach

Lori A. Buiteweg

Elizabeth Solomon

Katherine M. Sharkey

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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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Testimonials

"[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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