Prior to attending law school I worked in the law practice industry; however, I was... more
Prior to attending law school I worked in the law practice industry; however, I was disappointed by the widespread lack of service and unprofessionalism that I observed. I strongly believed that it was possible to provide high quality legal services while still treating clients with the respect and dignity that they deserved, so I quit my job and went on to graduated magna cum laude from ... view profile
Howard Van Den Heuvel J.D. has been successfully advising businesses and individuals... more
Howard Van Den Heuvel J.D. has been successfully advising businesses and individuals for over 20 years. His skills have been recognized by other attorneys who have retained him to advise them. With a specialty in difficult cases, Howard represents clients that other attorneys will not take. He is a graduate of Calvin College and Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Howard Van Den Heuvel is lice... view profile
Eric R. Gloudemans is a 1993 graduate of Central Michigan University, where he... more
Eric R. Gloudemans is a 1993 graduate of Central Michigan University, where he received a B.S. degree in Political Science. Mr. Gloudemans earned his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1997. He is a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar and is also licensed to practice in the United States District Court Eastern Dis... view profile
Mekel S. Miller graduated with departmental honors from Albion College in 1997. In... more
Mekel S. Miller graduated with departmental honors from Albion College in 1997. In 2000, she received her law degree cum laude from Catholic University's Columbus School of Law in Washington, DC, where she served as a research attorney for Fr. Raymond O'Brien, professor of family law and a law clerk for the Inspector General of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Ms. Miller has pract... 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 specialize in divorce, custody, parenting time, guardianship, and adoption issues.... more
I specialize in divorce, custody, parenting time, guardianship, and adoption issues. I offer free initial consultations and reasonable rates. I pride myself on being a communicative, supportive, and honest advocate for my clients' best interests.
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.