JOHN J. SCHROT

BIRMINGHAM OFFICE


Education

  • B.S., Wayne State University
  • M.B.A., University of Toronto
  • J.D., Detroit College of Law
    Editor-in-Chief, Detroit College of Law Review

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of Michigan
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan – Family Law and Business Law sections
  • American Bar Association – Arbitrator; Family Law, Litigation, and Business Law sections; Senior Lawyers Divison
  • Oakland County Bar Association – Fellow; Family Court and Circuit Court Committees.
  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
  • City of Birmingham Board of Ethics
  • Birmingham Knights of Columbus – Past Grand Knight
  • Birmingham Rotary Club – President Elect
  • Michigan Inter-Professional Association
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit – Former Board of Directors
  • Birmingham YMCA – Past Chair of the Board of Directors

John J. Schrot
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Ph: (248) 645-9680
Ph: (313) 496-1200
Fax: (248) 645-1233

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John J. Schrot
SHAREHOLDER

Ph: (248) 645-9680
Ph: (313) 496-1200
Fax: (248) 645-1233

Education

  • B.S., Wayne State University, 1972
  • M.B.A., University of Toronto, 1974
  • J.D., Detroit College of Law, 1976
    Editor-in-Chief, Detroit College of Law Review

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of Michigan
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan – Family Law and Business Law sections
  • American Bar Association – Arbitrator; Family Law, Litigation, and Business Law sections; Senior Lawyers Divison
  • Oakland County Bar Association – Fellow; Family Court and Circuit Court Committees.
  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
  • City of Birmingham Board of Ethics
  • Birmingham Knights of Columbus – Past Grand Knight
  • Birmingham Rotary Club – President Elect
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit – Former Board of Directors
  • Birmingham YMCA – Past Chair of the Board of Directors

NEWS AND PUBLICATIONS


Berry Moorman attorney John Schrot addressed the vision and goals of the Family Division of the Circuit Court at 2019 Family Law Section Annual Meeting

Berry Moorman attorney John Schrot spoke on September 21, 2019 at the 2019 Family Law Section Annual Meeting of the Michigan State Bar. He addressed the vision, goals and history of the Family Division of the Circuit Court. More than 20 years ago the Family Division was created. The program focused on protecting and strengthening this specialty court.

Legal Marijuana and Family Law

By John Schrot, Jr.
Be careful if and when you light up, or otherwise consume, marijuana, as you may get burned. In spite of shifting legal and cultural norms, using recreational or medical marijuana can work to your disadvantage in divorce and/or child custody/parenting time cases.

Business Emergency Legal Preparedness.

By John Schrot, Jr.
Don’t let a disaster black out your business.  Most companies don’t survive emergencies.  Delay, in and of itself, can be devastating to the success and/or viability of a business.   While there are many aspects of business preparedness, this article focuses on legal preparations.

Spousal support tax deduction change

by John J. Schrot, Jr.
The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) was signed into law in December, 2017, and it changes the treatment of spousal support (alimony).  Currently spousal support is tax deductible for the paying spouse and taxable as income to the receiving spouse, unless the parties otherwise provide in a judgment of divorce or separate maintenance.  The spousal support deduction was enacted in 1948 with the idea that if a former family’s income is divided between the parties that tax treatment should correspond.

Unmarried Cohabitation Relationships

By John Schrot, Jr.
A client recently advised me that her daughter became engaged and the couple plan to marry in the near future.  As the intended couple have only known each other briefly, she further related her belief that the couple should in the interim cohabitate to better understand one another; and, she asked me about the complications thereof.  I suggested, in part, their use of a cohabitation agreement.


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