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Monika Holzer Sacks

Phone: (734) 994-3000

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“Super Lawyer” and Past-President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Recipient of the Blaine B. Johnson, Jr. Award for her outstanding CLE contributions

Charter member and  Past President, Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan

AV rated by Martindale Hubbell for ethical standards and legal ability

Certified in Elder Mediation

Past president, Rotary Club of Ypsilanti, a Paul Harris Fellow, Lawyer of the Year in 2000 by Ann Arbor North Rotary

“I listen to my clients to hear their concerns and help them determine their long-term objectives. We then work together to find a resolution tailored to their circumstances, keeping the needs of the client and children in the forefront.”

Monika Holzer Sacks is resolution-oriented, not litigation oriented. Practicing since 1977, her years of experience has helped divorcing couples reach settlements through mediation, collaborative practice and, when necessary, traditional negotiation and litigation. She empowers her clients to resolve their problems and keep conflict at a minimum during this traumatic time when they are reconfiguring their families.

Monika’s goal is to make each client satisfied that the best possible outcome was reached, using the most appropriate process for their situation. She believes that understanding, effective communication and compassion can create a path for resolution.

Monika’s professional activities reflect her commitment to conflict resolution and increasing the availability and expertise of professionals in alternative dispute resolution. She authored a textbook, Divorce Cases in Michigan: A Systems Approach, for the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, for whom she lectures frequently.

She is a certified Elder Mediator and participates in the International Association of Collaborative Practice.   She continually updates her skills by attending or presenting at advanced training.

To schedule a confidential consultation, call (734) 994-3000 or e-mail


“Monika’s empathy really helped during the tough times.  She listened to my wants and was upfront about what wasn’t in my best interest.  Her vast experience was extremely beneficial.”–Single woman, Ann Arbor

“Monika helped me push past my emotions and make strategic decisions.  She tailored her services to my exact needs, which kept costs down.  She is a master in her field.”–Mother of 2, Ann Arbor

“My experience with Monika exceeded her reputation, which is stellar.”–Single woman, Ypsilanti

“I appreciated Monika’s frankness about my case and her wisdom in reaching an outcome–which turned out to be very favorable.  Monika is an exceptional attorney, one of a kind.”–Single woman, Ypsilanti

“I felt very well cared for. Everyone in the office is professional and approachable.” — Mother, Ann Arbor

“Monika let me know which issues needed immediate attention and which could wait.  I was treated as a person, not just a client.” –Single woman

“I felt well-guided throughout the process. Many times, I wanted to cave in to my husband’s demands, but Monika helped keep me strong.” — Single woman, Ypsilanti

“I felt very comfortable trusting Monika’s judgment because I know she was always looking out for my best interests. While divorce is never pleasant, Monika made it as painless as possible.” — Single woman, Dexter

“Monika handled more than the legal aspects of my case: she helped me think through my plans for my children and my future.” — Mother of 2, Novi

“At every point of contact, Monika and her staff blend their knowledge of the law with the right amount of emotional support.” — Wife, Clinton

“Monika always seemed on top of the issues in my case—her service was thorough, timely and caring. She and her staff gave me confidence that the process was working, and the results were better than I expected.” Wife, Ann Arbor

“Monika is a consummate professional and I would recommend anyone contemplating a divorce to consult her and her firm in a heartbeat.” Physician and mother of 2, Lenawee County

“I hope others will benefit from the woman you are and the expertise you possess in the field of law.” Attorney, Ann Arbor

“Everyone was very caring and sensitive about our case.” Wife, Adrian

“I liked that you established reasonable expectations and updated them when our circumstances changed.” Husband, Rhode Island

“Clients need to trust their attorneys, and I felt that Monika had my best interests in mind throughout my case. She and her staff were always reachable.” Mother of 1, Ann Arbor

“Monika’s calm, professional demeanor and advice was invaluable during this difficult time.” Husband, Adrian

“I appreciated the care and concern Monika showed for my personal well-being.” Mother of 2, Dexter

“I felt I was heard and given good advice.” Husband, Whitmore Lake

“What won me over was the fact that Monika knew when to take off her legal hat and be a compassionate, caring friend.” Mother of 3, Ypsilanti

“Monika deals with the whole person, not just getting me my divorce.” Wife, Ypsilanti

“I always felt I had a very powerful ally going to bat for me. And your evening hours are so convenient for those of us who work during the day.” Wife, Ann Arbor

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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