When Wealth Preservation and Privacy Matter

No matter how complicated or simple your divorce may be, it is an emotional and difficult time for your family, including your children and extended family. The process and associated court procedures often bring with them complex issues dealing with custody, parenting time, finances, retirement, debt, taxes and business valuations. Generally speaking, a divorce is “complex” when the stakes involved are high, as in cases with custody disputes, substantial assets, cases involving self-employed business owners, family-owned businesses or unusual assets such as inheritances/gifts.

Our attorneys have experience in all areas of family law including:

  • Private Out-Of-Court Settlements

  • Confidential Collaborative Practice

  • Private Mediation

  • Child Custody/Parenting Time

  • Business Valuations

  • Cohabitation Agreements

  • Child Support

  • Spousal Support/Alimony

  • Grandparent Visitation

  • Domestic Violence

  • Division of Unusual Assets

  • Self-employment Income

  • Electronic Discovery

  • Preservation of Assets

  • Forensic Accounting

  • Retirement Benefits

  • Guardian Ad Litem

  • Pre-marital Agreements

Miller Johnson has selected highly recognized attorneys to assist you with your family law matters. U. S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers has awarded Miller Johnson first-tier rankings in Family Law in both Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, the only firm to receive such recognition. Our attorneys are recognized as fellows in the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), listed as The Best Lawyers in America®, designated as Super Lawyers in Michigan (an honor that is limited to only 5% of the attorneys in the State of Michigan), selected by their peers and competitors as “Leadings Lawyers” and are top-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

While our lawyers are classically trained in litigation and have extensive experience with trial court litigation, more often than not we begin all cases seeking an amicable out-of-court settlement. Our primary goal is wealth preservation through private out-of-court proceedings. As a consequence, our attorneys are experienced in negotiating private divorce settlements and are trained in the use of private alternative dispute resolution including mediation, collaborative practice, and arbitration as a means to keep your matter private.

Our team can provide services in the pre-divorce planning stage, as well, and in drafting premarital agreements. In working with our clients and fashioning confidential settlements we apply the highest professional standards and respectful approach to resolving an emotional life changing event. Our attorneys work in close cooperation with our clients’ other professionals such as accountants, counselors or financial planners.

If you partner with Miller Johnson, you will join a team of highly qualified family law attorneys which operates similar to a small boutique law firm while having all of the large firm advantages. Miller Johnson is a full service law firm with offices located in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. We have significant resources at our fingertips in other areas of the law including business/corporate, employment, real estate, estate planning and tax, just to name a few.

We pride ourselves on giving our clients “Down to Earth” advice and “Down to Business” services. We would be pleased to serve your family law matter.