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Wendy S. Alton

Wendy S. Alton

Practice areas:

Family, Estate Planning, Probate, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody

About Me

I am an attorney in Ann Arbor, Michigan, focusing in family law, probate and estate planning.  I help families with their issues in areas of divorce, custody, parenting time, child support, spousal support, probate, guardianships, conservatorships, wills, trusts, and powers of attorney.  whew. long list. 


I am very compassionate about my clients and what I do, and I love to educate my clients and the public about issues that involve the family.  I do this through my own family law blog, "on the record."


I am also privileged to work with an incredibly talented legal team at Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels PC, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  You can learn more about us on our website, www.psedlaw.com.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Child Custody: 20%
    13 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 20%
    13 years
  3. Probate: 20%
    13 years
  4. Estate Planning: 20%
    13 years
  5. Family: 20%
    13 years

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Todd Eugene Chawansky

    Wendy is a phenomenal lawyer and an even better person. She understands the needs of her clients, is a compassionate counselor and provides an extraordinary service to families in often difficult times.

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    Todd Chawansky Intellectual Property Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Rebecca Suzanne Tooman

    Wendy is a very caring and compassionate attorney. I really enjoyed working together to assist in bringing a respectful closure to a long term marriage.

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    Rebecca Tooman Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels PC

24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr, Lobby D
Ann Arbor, MI, 48105

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing200306/27/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarMichigan Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarMichigan Super Lawyers2012

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyPear Sperling Eggan & Daniels PC2012 - Present
Assistant City Attorney/ProsecutorCity of Westland, MI2010 - 2012
Associate AttorneyFausone Bohn, LLP2010 - 2012
Owner/AttorneyAlton Law Firm PLC2007 - 2009
Associate AttorneyFoster, Meadows & Ballard, P.C.2002 - 2007
Law ClerkFildew Hinks P.L.L.C.1999 - 2002

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Livonia Bar AssociationPresident2014 - 2015
Livonia Bar AssociationVice President/President-Elect2013 - 2014
Washtenaw County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Wayne County Family Law Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Board of Governors, College of Arts, Sciences & Letters Alumni Affiliate of the University of Michigan-Dearborn Alumni SocietyChair, Literature, Arts & Philosophy2008 - 2011
Livonia Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember2003 - Present
Family Law Section, Michigan State BarMember2003 - Present
Probate & Estate Planning Section, Michigan State BarMember2003 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Hometown NewsWhat Area Women Want2013
Novi News, Community LifeReading your spouse's e-mails could be a crime2012
"Legally Speaking," Northville Record, ColumnCircuit Court Establishes Parenting Time Guidelines2011
"Ask Alton: Family Law Q&A," Northville Patch, Weekly ColumnPrenups Aren't Just for Jessica Simpson2011
"Ask Alton: Family Law Q&A," Northville Patch, Weekly ColumnReading Your Spouses's Email: Snooping or Hacking?2011
"Ask Alton: Family Law Q&A," Northville Patch, Weekly ColumnThe Wedding's Off. Who Keeps the Ring2011
"Ask Alton: Family Law Q&A," Northville Patch, Weekly ColumnCommon-Law Marriage Not Recognized in Michigan2011
"Ask Alton: Family Law Q&A," Northville Patch, Weekly ColumnIn Michigan, Fault Does Matter in Divorce2011
"Ask Alton: Family Law Q&A," Northville Patch, Weekly ColumnDivorcing? Marriage Counseling Can Help2011
"Ask Alton: Family Law Q&A," Northville Patch, Weekly ColumnWant to Stay Married? Treat Your Spouse Like a Valentine Every Day2011
"Ask Alton: Family Law Q&A," Northville Patch, Weekly ColumnIn Michigan, What's the Difference Between Legal Separation, Divorce2011
The Northville RecordDivorce judge orders exchange of facebook passwords2011
"Ask Alton: Family Law Q&A," Northville Patch, Weekly ColumnCheating Spouses on Facebook are not unique to Hollywood2010
"Ask Alton: Family Law Q&A," Northville Patch, Weekly ColumnPlanning Ahead Makes Holidays Easier on Children of Divorce2010
"For the Record," Northville Record, ColumnCourt of Appeals: Judges cannot impose their own morality2010
"Ask Alton: Family Law Q&A," Northville Patch, Weekly ColumnGiving Thanks: There is Life After Divorce2010
"Ask Alton: Family Law Q&A," Northville Patch, Weekly ColumnIt's a Wonderful LIfe, Even After Divorce2010
"Ask Alton: Family Law Q&A," Northville Patch, Weekly ColumnDivorcing and Dreading the Holidays?2010
For the Record," Northville Record, ColumnWhat the Dodgers can teach us about Divorce2010

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Collaborative Practice Institute of MichiganCollaborative Practice Advanced Mediation TrainingN/A2012
Mediation Training and Consultation InstituteDivorce & Custody MediationN/A2009
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of Michigan, DearbornEnglish, History & PhysicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1998

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
April Meeting 2015Special Needs Estate Planning2015
Law DayAsk a Lawyer2014
January Meeting 2013Special Needs Estate Planning2013
Meeting of MindsMotivation, Opportunity & Mentorship: Lessons from "Meeting of Minds"2012
Law DayAsk a Lawyer2012