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:
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.
Below are testimonials from satisfied clients on the service and treatment they received from the attorneys and staff in the Miller Johnson Family Law Group as well as the rest of the firm.
I am forever grateful and would recommend MJ to anyone who is seeking legal advice in all matters. They truly care for their clients.
Mike Quinn’s representation of me in a complicated, long drawn out divorce was exemplary. He was professional, matter of fact, on time with communications and he always answered my many questions with honest answers that didn’t gloss over the facts. He was detailed in handling the many facets of asset investigation but would advise me, as necessary, when he felt spending time and dollars were not to the benefit of my case. I also dealt with others in the MJ office when we had to face an appeal, and from my experience, other staff members working on my behalf were equally capable and professional. Thank you Miller Johnson for a favorable outcome which has allowed me to finally move forward in my life.
You are undaunted, unstoppable, ridiculously well versed in your craft, creative, clever accessible, fair, measured, humorous and above all compassionate. I know without a doubt that one of the best decisions I ever made was asking you to advocate for me!
Melissa Neckers counseled and represented me with integrity and respect through difficult circumstances. She heard and understood my objectives, while protecting my long-term investments.
Her professional experience and thorough knowledge of the process to be carried out, was a reassurance to me that our problem would be met with honesty, fairness, and the best possible resolution.
All time-sensitive and confidential files were handled meticulously, while at the same time, she personally came to know and understand what help I needed to rebuild. I will continue to refer others to Ms. Neckers for their need of representation.
She is an outstanding lawyer and person.
Mr. Quinn and his team recently helped me with a Family Law case and I would highly recommend him if you need an attorney in the future. While I was certainly pleased with the outcome, Mr. Quinn and his team made a very difficult situation a little more manageable because they took the time to listen and prepare a solid case. Mr. Quinn was very aware of what I wanted to achieve in my legal case and thus he provided a very effective plan without going overboard on any unnecessary and costly tasks.