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Barry Fayne

Divorce and separation Attorney at Southfield, MI

5.0   11 reviews

Licensed for 49 years

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About Barry

Learn Barry’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%
    Mr. Fayne can utilize the skills he has honed through years of trial work, and through his handling of high end divorce cases to assist people with sorting out their marital estates.

    50 years, 500 cases

  2. Child custody
    25%
    Barry Fayne represents parents and grandparents involved in child custody litigation. He has developed considerable skill in custody disputes, and through negotiations or trial can sometimes achieve custody settlements that had seemed impossible.

    50 years, 125 cases

  3. Family
    15%
    Divorce and Child Custody litigation, Marital Estate and division of assets. Parent and Grandparent rights and child visitation, Child protective proceedings.

    50 years

  4. Child abuse
    10%

    31 years, 50 cases

  5. Child support
    10%
    When you get divorced, you need to make sure that your assets, retirement benefits, and access to future health benefits are protected to the maximim extent possible. Protect your rights by hiring a qualified attorney. Call Barry Fayne

    50 years, 50 cases

COMPASSION & EXPERIENCE IN THE MOST CHALLENGING FAMILY CASES. CALL FOR CONSULTATION!

Barry Fayne is a matrimonial law specialist, representing clients in the context of divorce, child custody, and parental rights proceedings. He also provides litigation services for corporate and real estate disputes.

Mr. Fayne believes that, whenever possible, a divorce should be resolved amicably. When children are involved, the parents have to work with each other for years after the divorce is final, and a bitter divorce can result in endless, expensive "post-judgment" litigation. Even in the most bitter of divorces, a negotiated settlement will bring a sense of closure to a relationship, while a judge's decision will often cause both spouses to feel like they "lost."

If negotiations fail, Mr. Fayne is a skilled trial lawyer, and is ready to fight for your rights. Prior to specializing in family law, Mr. Fayne successfully litigated cases against national corporations. As a prominent family law specialist, Mr. Fayne has tried cases against many of Michigan's elite family law practitioners.

Some attorneys will talk tough, but are unprepared to try cases, and will settle cases for inadequate amounts if their only other choice is to go to trial. Attorneys who know Mr. Fayne know that he is a seasoned trial attorney, that the threat of litigation doesn't scare him, and that he will fight for his clients' rights.

Mr. Fayne's practice areas include family law, elder law and grandparent's right, probate law and trust litigation, real estate law, and corporate law. He has been litigating cases since 1973, in both state and federal courts.

 

Awards

Silver Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Licensed for 49 years
State MI
Status Active in Good Standing
Acquired 1973
Updated 12/25/2022

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

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Barry Fayne
19390 W 10 Mile Rd
Southfield, MI, 48075

Reviews

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Posted by Tim | August 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrific attorney! One of the BEST!!!!
We hired Barry on the recommendation of our attorney, who had a conflict and could not represent us for a specific hearing. Barry took us on as clients and immediately understood a very complex case and the seriousness of the issues of the hearing. He treated us like we were longstanding clients (even though we had just met) and listened to and responded to every one of our communication in a way that showed he is “all-in” for his clients when he takes a case. After observing him in action, I can confirm that he is highly skilled in arguing in front of a judge, has vast experience across multiple counties and knows multiple judges and courtrooms, and knows family law inside and out. While I’m happy with my current attorney (who also hired Barry, and hence recommended him when the conflict arose), I’d not hesitate to hire Barry again and recommend him to everyone I know. Once you work with the best, it’s hard to work with anyone else!!!
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Posted by Arnaz | October 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Arnaz Colvin- Bedrock
Me. Fayne is absolutely incredible. Taking on my child support case , at no charge to me. He was honest, open, and kindhearted . I thank you Mr Barry for everything you’ve done , you will forever be appreciated
Posted by Toni | March 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!!!
Attorney Barry Fayne is one of the greatest people that I know, and I am more than happy that he agreed to take my case. At the time that he decided to get involved, I had been through four attorneys who seemed reluctant to deal with the tumultuous issues on my case. Attorney Fayne’s involvement changed everything! In my opinion, Attorney Fayne’s calling was to be a family law attorney. He gives the best advice based on his profound knowledge of the law. He is also considerate and respectful of your feelings and will listen with an open-mind to your input relative to the direction of the case. He is truly committed and dedicated to his profession. He has received and responded to my calls and/or emails of an urgent nature outside of ‘normal’ working hours and has been very personable. His presence in the courtroom on my case has been impactful. I could say so much more about my attorney. Whenever anyone mentions the need for a family law attorney, Attorney Barry Fayne is the first person I recommend. In my opinion, he is the absolute best!!!
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Posted by Michelle | August 10, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent, Caring Family Law Expert
Mr. Fayne has a vast knowledge of family law and a rare willingness to go above and beyond for his clients! He helped me navigate my complicated post-judgement divorce proceedings and made me feel informed and confident throughout the process.
Posted by Diana | June 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grandparent Visitation
Mr. Fayne is a quiet powerhouse. His handling of my Grandparent Visitation case was exemplary. Mr. Fayne faced the loud and boisterous counsel on the opposing side with dignity, and quietly shut them down with his vast knowledge and experience. I highly recommend Barry Fayne, not only for his legal knowledge, but also for the compassion he showed my family through this sad and trying time.
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Posted by Norm | April 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Barry Fayne Top Notch!
Barry Fayne is a smart, honest and persistent ally in court. I have worked with him over the past two years and would recommend him to anyone looking for top-notch support in a legal matter.
Posted by Tom | March 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A man that cares
Great lawyer. A bit unorthodox for a regular guy like myself. Must admit I was a bit worried from motion to motion, but Barry served me very well! He taught me patience, and how to be humble with very scary situations at that time. Excellent attorney! I'm very greatful he was available when I needed someone to help sort the mess out. This guy is worth every penny. A true teacher of how to move forward when all is Lost.
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Posted by Kyle | April 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
***THE BEST DIVORCE ATTORNEY IN MICHIGAN***
I emphatically endorse the legal skills and professionalism of Attorney Barry Fayne in the area of family law. Anyone who needs a lawyer in a divorce- or child custody-related dispute in Southeast Michigan would be a fool to consider hiring any lawyer other than Barry. I am a licensed attorney in two states and relatively experienced in the area of family law, and I unfortunately needed an attorney of my own when I went through a high conflict divorce case involving child custody. It could have been an absolute nightmare of a minefield, but Barry helped me navigate the storm and my daughter and I prevailed and will have a great life because of it. It is impossible to describe in words the generational impact that Barry has had on many peoples’ lives. I have dealt with dozens of attorneys in family law-related cases, and Barry’s confidence and expertise is unrivaled. I could not help but grin in court when Barry quoted sections and subsections of statutes or case law which he has memorized over the years. Describing him as a “family law expert lawyer” would be an understatement. Barry is additionally very accessible by phone. A lot of lawyers hate being called by clients (especially on weekend days), but he always answered my calls—even on Saturdays and Sundays. If you need a Michigan family law attorney, you need Barry Fayne.
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Posted by Debbie | November 26, 2014
Helped me and wasn't even my representative
I sought out Barry and continued to get helpful information from him, even though he was not my attorney. He is extremely knowledgable about family law. It comes second nature to him. He is caring and always responsive. I will definitely use him for future, if need be.
Posted by Mark | October 20, 2014
Great Lawyer
"God sends angels in different forms and Attorney Barry Fayne is one of them. When my wife abandoned me and my son, Barry was always willing to go the extra mile to help me retain custody of my child. I did not feel alone during the hard times of my child custody case. Throughout the case he was always supportive, caring, and understanding. He is an amazing attorney- very professional and knowledgeable. Barry always returned my calls or emails whenever I had a question or concern. It is so nice to be able to express your concerns to an attorney and have things explained to you without being rushed or bombarded with terms you don’t understand. My life, and my child's life, has been forever changed with Barry's help …he is just awesome.”
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Posted by Jordan | April 10, 2014
Divorce and child custody
Barry was a wonderful, kind lawyer to work with. He advocated for me throughout my divorce and made sure I was being treated fairly. My case did not end the way I had hoped, but it was almost impossible to win. He did however make sure I received everything I was entitled to and more.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Sole Practitioner
  • Barry Fayne Attorney at Law
  • 1973 - Present

Education

  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1973

Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan, Family Law, Children's Law and Master Attorney Sections
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Award
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
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Publications

  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (Michigan)
  • Contributor : Family Law in a Mobile Society
  • 2000

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (1)
Endorse Barry
Family Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Fayne is a an excellent family law attorney. I would not hesitate to recommend him to a client in need."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great lawyer, with a great reputation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Barry for a number of years and feel very confident referring any of my friends and family members in Michigan to him for family law cases."
Family Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I emphatically endorse the legal skills and professionalism of Attorney Barry Fayne in the area of family law. Anyone who needs a lawyer in a divorce- or child custody-related dispute in Southeast Michigan would be a fool to consider hiring any lawyer other than Barry. I am a licensed attorney in two states and relatively experienced in the area of family law, and I unfortunately needed an attorney of my own when I went through a high conflict divorce case involving child custody. It could have been an absolute nightmare of a minefield, but Barry helped me navigate the storm and my daughter and I prevailed and will have a great life because of it. It is impossible to describe in words the generational impact that Barry has had on many peoples’ lives. I have dealt with dozens of attorneys in family law-related cases, and Barry’s confidence and expertise is unrivaled."
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Southfield Divorce and separation Lawyer Barry Fayne
Barry Fayne
Divorce and separation Attorney
Southfield, MI
Licensed for 49 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available