Berry Moorman

Family Law

Family Law

For many years, our firm has been helping business people and their spouses through complex divorces.  We’re known for handling high-stakes divorce, and for keeping our clients’ cases private.  We have been helping families achieve amicable divorce while ensuring our clients receive their fair share.

Berry Moorman was founded on values of trust, loyalty, and commitment to its clients. Nowhere are these more important than in the complex and ever-changing area of family law. Our goal in every case we handle is to protect our client’s interests by providing the highest standard of legal representation. Our Michigan family law attorneys serve each client with skilled, aggressive, and creative legal representation that responds to the unique requirements of each case. The client comes first, and we are committed to working towards a fair and equitable conclusion to the proceedings. If you are considering or are already involved in a family law action, you should speak with one of our experienced attorneys to learn about your legal rights and how you can protect your interests.

At Berry Moorman, we understand both the legal and emotional issues involved in family law cases and the need to handle each case with sensitivity so that you are comfortable and confident during every stage of the representation. We offer many years of experience advocating for clients of diverse backgrounds, we are always mindful of the stress family changes impose on the client, and we are at all times focused on the welfare of any children involved. We strive to make sure that the outcome of your divorce or other family law matter allows you to move forward with your life. We will advise you of the legal options available and provide you with the best legal advice you need to make informed decisions as we proceed with your divorce or other family law matter.  With careful planning, complex family law matters can be resolved with creative solutions.  While we seek to avoid lengthy public courtroom drama, sometimes it is necessary to resolve a case and achieve the result you need.

In matrimonial and other domestic matters, we have the benefit of drawing upon the many practice areas of our Firm as issues arise in family law matters related to real estate, tax, corporate, estate planning, and other areas of the law. We work closely with our other practice areas to provide informed and insightful counsel.

Our family law practice includes the following full range of experienced and caring family law services:

  • the divorce process
  • complex divorce matters
  • asset and liability division
  • business valuation issues
  • spousal support (alimony)
  • prenuptial/postnuptial agreements and enforcement
  • separate maintenance
  • paternity
  • annulment
  • financial disputes between couples
  • property division
  • asset valuation
  • debt division
  • asset protection plans
  • family-owned or closely-held businesses
  • child custody including interstate custody disputes
  • parent/child issues and child therapists
  • parenting time
  • child support
  • child abuse/neglect
  • termination of parental rights
  • guardianship
  • change of domicile
  • abuse prevention orders and domestic violence
  • restraining orders, injunctions, and orders of protection
  • contempt actions
  • enforcement of judgment/court orders
  • modification of final judgment
  • domestication of foreign judgment
  • mediation and arbitration
  • jurisdictional dispute
  • appeals

We take into account the client’s long-term needs as they relate to other areas of law such as business, real estate, tax, corporate, pension, probate and estate planning. We pride ourselves on our expertise and resources in the following areas:

  • parenting coordinators
  • child therapists
  • guardians ad litem
  • complex business valuations
  • expert witnesses
  • appraisals of high net worth estates
  • abuse prevention orders in domestic violence
  • alternative dispute resolution
  • post-divorce estate planning including wills and trusts
  • probate law
  • real estate law

For more information and a confidential consultation, please contact one of our Birmingham, Detroit, and Ann Arbor, Michigan family law attorneys. Berry Moorman represents family law clients in Oakland County, Wayne County, Macomb County, Genesee County and Washtenaw County and throughout Southeast Michigan.

Related Publications

Unmarried Cohabitation Relationships by John J. Schrot, Jr. (December 2017)

$20 Million Wrongful Conviction Settlement Is Marital Property In Divorce by John J. Schrot, Jr. (November 2016)

A Custodial Black Hole: Parenting Rights In A Post-Marriage Equality Act World by John J. Schrot, Jr. (July 2016)

Social Security Changes and Divorce by John J. Schrot, Jr. (February 2016)

Business Emergency and Legal Preparedness by John J. Schrot, Jr. (June 2013)

Marital Agreements in Michigan – Useful Tools In A World of Until Divorce or “Debt” Do Us Part by John J. Schrot, Jr. (March 2011)

Judicial Disqualification in Michigan – A Slippery Slope by John J. Schrot, Jr. (February 2011)

Protecting Your Client’s Business in Divorce by John J. Schrot, Jr. (June 2010)