Nicole E. Mackmiller joined Manchester & Associates in April of 2010 and... more
Nicole E. Mackmiller joined Manchester & Associates in April of 2010 and concentrates her practice on family and immigration law. Prior to joining Manchester & Associates, Ms. Mackmiller pursued legal education and practiced immigration law at a private firm in Detroit from 2006 to 2010. Ms. Mackmiller is currently a member of the American Immigration Lawyer’s Associ... view profile
I receieved my Bachelor degree in Political Science and a minor in U.S. History from... more
I receieved my Bachelor degree in Political Science and a minor in U.S. History from the University of Michigan in 2004. I graduated from University of Detroit Mercy Law School in 2007 and was admitted to the Michigan State Bar in November 2007. My practice is focused on family law, however I have extensive experience with state and federal criminal cases including felonies and misdemeanor... view profile
Joseph W. Vander Horst is an experienced attorney serving Southwest Michigan in the... more
Joseph W. Vander Horst is an experienced attorney serving Southwest Michigan in the areas of family law, business law, estate planning and probate. He was admitted to the bar in 1993 in all Michigan courts and federal court. Mr. Vander Horst is a member of the Kalamazoo County Bar Association. Mr. Vander Horst was born on September 28, 1956 in Kalamazoo Michigan. He graduated from Kalama... view profile
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
Night and weekend appointments available on short notice. My practice is devoted to... more
Night and weekend appointments available on short notice. My practice is devoted to all areas of family law including dissolution of marriage, spousal support, child support, grandparent rights, paternity, child custody, and parenting time.
My law practice focuses on family law, including: divorce, separate maintence,... more
My law practice focuses on family law, including: divorce, separate maintence, custody, child support, and paternity and other family law matters like prenuptial agreements. Take a look at my website for more details: www.YourMichiganLawyers.com
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