Lori K. Smith graduated from Walsh College of Business with a Bachelor of Business... more
Lori K. Smith graduated from Walsh College of Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 2003 and earned her J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2008. Ms. Smith practices exclusively in the area of Domestic Relations. Her prior practice experience includes general civil litigation and criminal law matters. Ms. Smith completed the Institute of Continuing Legal Education F... view profile
AttorneyMathew Kobliska received his Bachelor of Science from the University of... more
AttorneyMathew Kobliska received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan in 1988, and was awarded his Juris Doctorate in 1991 from Wayne State University Law School. He was admitted to practice law in Michigan in 1991. Mr. Kobliska has practiced at all levels of trial and appellate courts in the State of Michigan, including the Michigan Supreme Court, and has filed pleadings wit... view profile
I am a Grand Rapids attorney providing quality legal services in the family law area,... more
I am a Grand Rapids attorney providing quality legal services in the family law area, including divorce, custody, support and adoption. I consistently monitor new developments in the law in order to provide my clients with the most effective representation possible. I enthusiastically take the time to get to know my clients on a personal level in order to provide them with an unparalleled level... view profile
I love being a family law attorney and work with a terrific staff. In addition to my... more
I love being a family law attorney and work with a terrific staff. In addition to my private practice, for the past 3 yearsI have beenblessed to serve asthe founding Chair of the Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center (TBCAC), a non-profit organization dedicated tobringing positive change to how we help children and their families who have been victimized by sexual or physical abuse. The TBCAC... view profile
Youwill create a better life if you know how to choose the divorce process that... more
Youwill create a better life if you know how to choose the divorce process that works best for you and your family. I can help. I have practiced divorce exclusively in Washtenaw County since 1978. I received my 30 Divorce Mediation Training in 1983 and continue to take advanced training. I was trained in Collaborative Practice in 2005 and continue to take advanced training.
I began my career by working as a Research Attorney for a Family Court Judge in... more
I began my career by working as a Research Attorney for a Family Court Judge in March 2001, after graduating from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. After working for a Family Court Judge for five years and watching what trials do to families, I decided that I would do whatever it takes to avoid high conflict divorces that ended in divorce trials. After joining a firm in March 2006 that had a qua... view profile
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.