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Matthew A. Caplan

Alimony Attorney at Bingham Farms, MI

4.5   17 reviews

Licensed for 25 years

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DO YOU NEED AN EXPERIENCED, INTELLIGENT, AND STRONG ADVOCATE TO REPRESENT YOU? I CAN HELP YOU!

Matthew Caplan has been practicing in the family law field exclusively for the past 20 years. Matthew’s expertise lies in the areas of divorce, custody, parenting time, child support, spousal support, paternity, post-judgment modifications, high conflict cases, same sex divorce and litigation of large asset estates and complex financial matters. Matthew attended and graduated from the University of Michigan in 1992, Wayne State University Law School in 1997, and was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1997. Matthew takes pride in the work he has done bringing justice to the lives of many clients who suffered at the hands of abusive spouses. Matthew enjoys assisting those who need help and relishes the opportunity to help the underdogs of the world stand up for themselves. Mathew is an avid runner, golfer, and cook, who enjoys spending time outside with his wife of 18 years and 15 year old son.

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Licensed for 25 years
State MI
Status Active in Good Standing
Acquired 1997
Updated 12/26/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Caplan & Associates, P.C.
32400 Telegraph Rd Ste 100
Bingham Farms, MI, 48025
Matthew A. Caplan
550 Forest Avenue
Plymouth, MI, MI, 48170
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Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  17 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2017
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Best Lawyer!!
Dawn Law is a highly successful firm, their focus is protecting women's rights and helping them to win their cases . I worked with Matthew Caplan and he was very attentive and diligent. I have full confidence in his procedures and he never made me doubt his sincerity in the 4 years that I have been his client. Matthew was able to overturn countless motions and helped to keep my family safe which is my number one goal. Matthew is understanding and kind. I can tell that he genuinely cares about my case and my family’s wellbeing and that is priceless. I have recommended his services to many friends and I am confident that he will be able to help them win their cases also.
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Posted by Robin | April 16, 2017
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Matthew Caplan
Filled with dread and desperation, I found myself seeking to end a 30 year marriage. I prayed for the Lord to guide me to the best legal counsel. After several interviews with potential attorneys, I was led to Dawn, a law firm for women. I signed a contact with Matt Caplan in my 1st meeting with him. The divorce was heartbreaking and trying to say the least, but ask anyone how I feel about the Dawn law firm and Matt Caplan and they will tell you how grateful I am to have had them represent me. Matt Caplan's knowledge of divorce laws and women's rights, out performed the opposing counsel and provided a very favorable outcome. If you are a women facing divorce, please give Dawn/Matt Caplan a call and rest assured you will be well treated and represented professionally and fiercely.
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Posted by Rhonda | August 4, 2022
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Look no further
Finally, one year later, my high conflict case is over. I am so thankful to have found Matthew. He has an extreme amount of knowledge on all the laws, but most importantly, is is very empathetic and truly cares about what is most important-- the best interest of the child. He protected my child as if he knew her and it was always clear that he truly cared and would do what was best to protect her. His communications are very timely and professional. I love how I am able to keep all of his communications and letters for my records. He holds the bar high forcing the opposing side to either match the high standard or have their true motives and character be exposed. Should I have to respond to any motions in the future, I pray he is still available, as I doubt I could find another Attorney who could represent me with the greatness that he has.
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2022
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Bringing integrity, justice and honor BACK into the court room and your life
Attorney Caplan is like if you had an amazingly supportive and caring older brother, who just so happened to also be a world class attorney. His wisdom of a very complex, confusing, complicated and cut throat legal system is bar none (no pun intended however noted and throughly enjoyed). After years of legal abuse at the hands of greedy attorneys and an abusive "co-parent," when I was just on the edge of losing all hope, Attny Caplan took on my case, expediently reviewed a mountain (Everest) of information, and in the MIDDLE of a hearing, executed a monumental turn around with grace, fact, a high level of skill and emotional intelligence. The peace and joy that I am able to regain as a Mother, even before a resolution has been established and litigation continues, just from simply knowing that he is in my son and I's corner, is an experience and a feeling that I could not put a price on. That being said, his fees are extremely reasonable and fair- there is no doubt he is not in this profession to prey on victims of challenging circumstances, conflict or abuse. Which, unfortunately, I have seen firsthand with at least 5 other attorneys and professionals in the area of family law. He does not sugar coat or manipulate his clients emotional states to facilitate and incite further chaos and line his pockets, rather he is a man of integrity and honor; which quite frankly, brings "honor and justice," back into the arena of family law, where I was previously convinced was devoid of such promises. In dealing with the opposing parties extremely high conflict attorney, who strategically manipulated the legal system and even her own client while heartlessly seeking her own financial gain at the expense of a mother-child bond and their wellbeing, Attorney Caplan was the first amongst many so called "award winning top attorneys" who maintained a high level of professionalism, courtesy and composure both in and out of the court room. Whoever raised this man should be given sainthood. Whoever is married to him, has him has a father, brother, friend, associate or attorney, is truly blessed. The world would be a much more peaceful place with more attorneys who practice law and humanity as Mr. Caplan does.
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Posted by KIM | February 3, 2022
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Outstanding support
Matt has been fighting for me and my children for close to a year now. Threw many hearings and motions filed, Matt had fought and won everytime I've had to go before the FOC or the judge. He knows how to handle the power and control situations very well. I'm so thankful for the support he has given me and my children.
Posted by Rasha | January 12, 2022
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Very Experienced
Matt is very experienced and I was lucky to find and hire him I was and am still dealing with a very difficult ex-husband and no other attorney could have done a good job like Matthew Caplan
Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2021
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Gets the job done right
If you are trying to divorce a challenging uncooperative vengeful person you need an extremely strong advocate in your corner, Matt Caplan is that advocate. He will protect your assets and your sanity and peace of mind. Highly reccommend.
Posted by Amanda | May 24, 2021
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Client
Matthew Caplan is confident, honest, and kind. He has helped me through the hardest chapter in my life. These reviews do not reflect the law offices true capabilities or lawyers. I have recommended many friends also to Matthew Caplan who are also just as happy with his service. He will fight his 100% for you. I am very thankful for him.
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Posted by Susan | May 23, 2021
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Matt Caplan has the strength and perseverance to fight for the righteous orders!
After years of horrific losses in the family court system I hired Matt Caplan. Within a short time his strength and perseverance has turned hopeless misaligned orders to righteous ones. My child and I are rightfully grateful.
Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2021
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Matt Caplan
My marriage was contentious, abusive, and irreconcilable. I needed a way out and wondered how I would be able to support myself and my kids on a low-income teacher's salary. I was recommended to DAWN by a friend, and Matthew Caplan guided me through an ugly, bitter divorce, helped me put a personal protection order in place, and in the end, I was able to maintain my retirement fund, home, and most importantly, my dignity. I couldn't have done it without this firm supporting me through the divorce I dreaded but knew I needed, in order to become the strong, independent woman I know that I am. Thank you!
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Posted by Brenda | March 22, 2019
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The BEST of the BEST!!!!!!
I call Matthew and his team, PROTECTORS! Not only do they protect their client's legal rights, but they are also protectors of her emotional well being. Especially women whom have gotten sucked into a power and control relationship with her husband! Matthew knows ALL the tricks these types of husbands will pull, and legally protects his female clients! Going through a divorce has been one of the most difficult times in my life, after a 33 year marriage, but I felt 100% confident that I had THE BEST lawyer and his team, fighting for ME!!!!!
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Posted by Vicky | September 12, 2018
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I made the right choice!
I interviewed a couple attorneys before settling on the DAWN team. Could not be happier with my choice! Matt had my back the entire process and really kept me focused. I was kept aware of every single correspondence and concern. I felt very respected and that my thoughts and feelings were heard and addressed. My divorce is final now and I can honestly say everything worked out the way I wanted...I received a fair settlement and my ex and I are still friends. Matt is an A+ guy and very versed in the law.
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Posted by Monique | May 6, 2017
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Aggressive Representation
Attorney Matthew Caplan and his team at DAWN provided excellent and quality service. I always felt Matthew had a vested interest in my case. All questions and concerns were addressed in a timely manner. No frivolous charges (unnecessary emails or phone calls) to drive up cost. Always accessible. Matthew is clearly very familiar with dealing with manipulative, unreasonable people. I appreciate his aggressive representation and would highly recommend him if you want the best possible outcome with your divorce.
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Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2017
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On your side....
My experience with DAWN Lawn Firm was fantastic!! Anyone that needs an attorney who will fight for women's rights against their ex-husbands, needs to hire this firm, specifically Matt Caplan. I was recommended to Matt, two and a half years from other co-workers who used his services. While working with Matt over the course of 5 months it took to finalize my divorce, he was extremely professional, respectful, kind, and was very attentive to my individual case needs as it was a domestic violence case with a child involved. He was very patient and set a precedence that he was on my side and would do everything he could to assist me through the process. He responded to my emails within a reasonable period of time and/or sent a response email if he was in court for the day, etc. I have recommended him to a number of my family and friends who were very satisfied and thankful for my recommendation. If you need an attorney who will fight for you and those in your life that don't a voice, like your children, please call him. You won't regret your decision.
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Posted by Dana | May 17, 2017
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Divorce nightmare
Going through a divorce after a 27 year domestic violent relationship is one of the toughest things I've had to do in my entire life. Having Matt Caplan as my attorney is the best choice I've made. He has fought for my kids and I and is still fighting for us post divorce as it is a high conflict case. Matt knows the law and the first thing I noticed about Matt was his ability to speak with conviction truth and confidence in court and trial situations. He is a good person to have on your team and will do all he can to get the most fair results that you and your children deserve. Thank you Matt for your representation and help that I really needed because I could never have done this on my own.
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Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2022
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Does Not Follow Through
Matthew Caplan represented me. The divorce settlement was good, but there were flaws in putting the extended PPO in the LEIN system when he represented me after 2 years. I emailed him and his assistants multiple times and he did not respond. This forced me to hire a process server to serve the respondent at my cost. I spent over $80,000 for my divorce payable to DAWN and the LEAST he could do was rectify the PPO situation when he was my acting attorney. My life and well-being were in jeopardy and he chose to ignore my pleas. If you are looking to spend a lot of money on a divorce and someone to NOT follow through, this is your man.
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Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2022
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Do not hire!
Hired David Caplan for my divorce during CANCER and when the JUDGE embarrassed him and myself in front of the court and my ex-husband, I switched to his son, Matthew Caplan who I thought might have more of a modern day grip on things but no… Every professional I show my court documents to tell me I had a HORRIBLE lawyer and he let the other side walk ALL over me. Do NOT hire these people what ever you do. It will be your demise for years and years to come!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Caplan & Associates, PC
  • 1997 - Present

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Associations

  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorney in North America by the Who's Who Directories
  • Top Attorneys of North America
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Walk MS 2018
  • Guest speaker - Support for the MS community
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (2)
Endorse Matthew
Family Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Matt is a first class attorney who is a zealous advocate for his clients, yet also a pleasure to work with on matters as opposing counsel. He is excellent in court with quick thinking and a commanding but respectful presence. He is held in high regard by his peers."
Personal injury
Divorce and separation