I have over 20 years of experience in the practice of law. My practice is now limited to Divorce and all areas of Family Law - all areas of family law and domestic relations, including negotiation, mediation. litigation and appellate level representation. Services include divorce, annulments, judgments of seperate maintenance, child custody, parenting time, child support, paternity, spousal support / alimony, property settlements, pre and post-nuptial agreements, and personal protection orders.
I represnted the prevailing party in a published Michigan Court of Appeals case, Dumm vs. Brodbeck, 276 Mich App 460 (2007), which involved the issue of "proper cause or change in circumstance", which is the legal threashold that a party must be anle to demonstrate has been met before the trial court can entertain a party's motion to modify child custody.
My prior practice experience encoumpased the following areas:
Adoptions - representation of adoptive parents in direct-placement, relative, and stepparent adoptions. Appointed by Wayne and Oakland County Circuit Courts, Family Division judges to represent natural parents and children in adoption proceedings.
Juvenile Neglect Proceedings - representation of children and respondent parents at the trial level. Appellate level representation in matters involving orders terminating parental rights.
Guardianships and Conservatorships - representation of petitioners and respondents at the initial petition stage as well as in contested proceedings. Appointed by Oakland and Macomb County Probate Court judges to serve in the role of attorney representing respondents in contested proceedings, to serve in the role of Gurardian Ad Litem for respondents in contested proceedings, and to serve as Guardian Ad Litem in review of guardianship and conservatorship matters.
Mental Health Proceedings - Appointed by Oakland and Macomb County Probate Court judges to represent respondents in mental health commitment hearings.
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1997||06/27/2020|
|Attorney||Bowyer, Midtgard & Nacy, P.C.||2017 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Office of Mary Ann Abramson-Kirsbaum, P.L.L.C.||1997 - 2017|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Michigan||Member||1997 - Present|
|Oakland County Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|Michigan Inter-Professional Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|Wayne State University Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|Dumm vs. Brodbeck, 276 Mich App 460 (2007)||My client prevailed at the Court of Appeals, with the appellate court affirming the trial court's ruling that the child's father had not demonstrated "proper cause or change in circumstance" necessary to modify child custody.|
Posted by Todd Lavelle
Tue Oct 31 2017
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