Skip to main content

Peter Grant Bissett

Divorce and separation Attorney at Troy, MI

4.8   15 reviews

About Peter

Learn Peter’s areas of practice.

I am proud to represent clients in whatever family law issue they may be facing, whether it be a divorce, a paternity case, a custody or parenting time dispute, a child or spousal support issue, or enforcement or modification of a previous court order.  I limit my practice exclusively to family law because family law cases are important to the people involved in a way that no other kind of cases are.  It is very rewarding to represent clients who are dealing with issues that really matter - not just to them, but to those who depend on them. 

 

I provide my clients with the information and support they need to make informed, rational decisions about their goals and strategies for resolving whatever issues they face.  This goal-oriented approach helps ensure that my clients' cases are resolved as quickly and cost-effectively as they can be.  Whenever possible, my clients and I first attempt to reach their goals through cooperation with the other side.  If those efforts are not successful, we use the tools provided by the court system to attain my clients' goals with the least possible emotional wear-and-tear along the way.  Either way, the focus remains the same: helping my clients through a difficult time in their lives and achieving the best possible resolution.  

 

Photos and videos

Licensed for 16 years
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 2006
Updated 10/06/2022

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

Contact Peter

Peter G. Bissett, PLC
200 East Big Beaver
Troy, MI, 48083

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
5 Star
 
93%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
7%
1 Star
 
0%
Posted by Kristen | April 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
God sent
Peter Bissett is an amazing attorney. He represented me for a few years in post divorce and custody matters. He is a zealous defender, knows the law, gives good sound practical advice and will also stand by you when you don't follow his advice. He knows the courts and many other of the attorneys in the family court system. As a father himself he has a compassionate view of parenting time and does his best to put the child/children first. He is assertive and makes his point without being overly aggressive. It was my pleasure having him represent me as long as he did. You will not go wrong hiring Peter Bissett to represent you.
Read less
Posted by Julie | March 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney!
Peter was very helpful and kind all throughout my divorce proceedings. He patiently answered my many questions and set my mind at ease. I felt confident in his abilities and skillset and felt he always had my best interests at heart in a difficult and emotional time. Very professional yet assertive. I highly recommend Peter!
Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Peter is an excellent and caring attorney
I retained Peter as my divorce attorney and he was fantastic to work with. In the intake call, he was patient and thorough in explaining the process. He's focused on client well-being and pursues fair outcomes, especially regarding children. Fortunately, we eventually reconciled and avoided divorce, but Peter was supportive each step of the way and was a trusted attorney during this difficult time. Highly recommend.
Read less
Posted by jim | September 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and efficient
Peter did an outstanding job handling my divorce. He clearly explained the entire process, and was always in close communication. We had some financial issues between my ex spouse and I that needed to be cleaned up during COVID.. Peter was very diligent getting all this completed during this very difficult time. Peters billing rates were also very fair compared to similar attorneys, I would highly recommend.
Read less
Posted by Julian | June 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A truly efficient and very cost effective lawyer
I called Peter initially because of location, but he provided outstanding work, with the result I was hoping for. His professionalism and communication skills made the whole process seem effortless, in what was a stressful environment. Should you require legal represent I would have no hesitation in referring Peter.
Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Peter was extremely diligent, thorough and responsive when dealing with my case. He was successful in getting it dismissed. If I have to use an attorney’s services in the future, I will definitely be contacting him.
Posted by Mardina | February 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gave me back my sanity
Peter explained the divorce process in complete detail. He was always available to answer any and all questions. He looked out for my kids and myself to make sure everything was done in our best interests. He made a difficult situation smooth.
Posted by Anne Marie | April 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy with Legal Service
Mr. Bissett and the personnel at the office were a pleasure to work with. Mr. Bissett answered all my questions and did what I asked with regards to processing QDRO's for my ex and I. He explained what the office would do and provided itemized statements. The whole process went smoothly and was completed in a timely manner. There is an upfront retainer fee but if any amount is left over after services are completed, this amount would be returned. I would definitely use this office again for legal services.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome!
Peter Bissett?!! All I can say is truly AWESOME!! Very calm and understanding, something I needed during this time. Thank you for caring. He was more than a lawyer. He was like a counselor and friend. My emotions got the best of me at times but he always knew how to keep me calm. LOL! He was always the eye of the tornado (Me). Very thorough, gave great sound advice and wisdom every step of the way....what can I say? He was GREAT! If I could hire him for other areas of law I would hire him for EVERYTHING! ;-) Again Thank you Peter, for your diligence and understanding through this difficult time and transition of my life!
Read less
Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thorough From Start to Finish
No one ever goes into a marriage expecting a divorce, but sometimes unforeseen circumstances warrant the decision. When I first called Peter for a consultation, I was very scared and very confused. At the time, I wasn't even sure if I wanted a divorce. Peter was extremely patient with me and he answered all of my questions with ease. He did not pressure me to make any decisions and he did not try to "sell" his services. That was how I knew I trusted him. Once I was certain I wanted to file, Peter got the ball rolling quickly and efficiently. My case involved the care and protection of three young children, and Peter placed them at the forefront of the process. He was very organized, well-informed, and meticulous. I knew the whole process (and the resulting Judgement) was in very capable hands. I would highly recommend Peter to anyone considering a divorce.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Peter Took Over
My divorce started out so easy, I didn't think I needed an attorney. Of course (as divorces go) I was wrong. After six months of getting nowhere with my ex wife, I hired Peter. Peter handled everything swiftly and efficiently and got me the outcome I was hoping for. He is diligent, professional, and fair. He was so efficient, I even got money back. I was referred to Peter, and I would refer him to anyone looking for a competent, open minded and fair attorney.
Read less
Posted by Krista | January 4, 2014
An Asset to Any Case
I recommend Carlo Martina and Peter Bissett with the highest level of confidence as they exude knowledge, professionalism, dedication, persistence, and determination all while gracefully handling very emotional topics during divorce. Every case in unique and has it's own set of challenges and with the experience and best practices displayed at the firm they will successfully exceed all expectations and help turn a tough time into a relief. I worked mostly with Peter Bissett and was impressed by his skill, knowledge and commitment to my case. My case was made difficult by my ex and Peter consistently kept me fully informed which eased may of my anxieties. This is one of the most important characteristics of a divorce attorney. He gave professional and accurate advice on a regular basis and timely matter which allowed me to make informed and educated decisions regarding my case. He consistently went above and beyond to put out fires for me even over the holidays in addressing an urgent matter which he quickly resolved. There is no other law firm in southeast Michigan I would trust to handle divorce. They truly are the best in divorce law!
Read less
Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2013
I would recommend Peter!
Peter helped me through the difficult divorce process with knowledge and compassion. He also handled things in a timely fashion. My situation was a bit different than most, but Peter was able to address the unique issues I faced and answered my questions so that I felt informed throughout the process.
Posted by Michelle | September 24, 2013
Highly recommended!!!
Going through one of the most difficult times in my life that divorce brings with it, Peter was just the person I needed in my corner. Cool, calm and collected at all times. He was very professional, knowledgeable and honest. I trusted him completely to advise me appropriately for my situation. I was kept informed at all times and in a very timely fashion. Peter took the time to listen, which meant so much to me. I didn't feel like just another case, but a person going through a major life change. I would highly recommend Peter!!
Read less
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dissappointed
I hired Peter to handle a custody issue. He seemed very knowledgeable and helpful. However, I felt as though I was strung along. Multiple retainers were provided and each time it seemed like I was told that this should do it. I felt that he didn't actually care much about the outcome of the case and more about using the retainer and working on the next one. Even the referee mentioned that some of the subpoenas and other articles of that nature were an obvious waste of time. I will say that he argued aggressively at the first hearing and the motion for custody was well written.
Read less
Response from Peter Bissett August 31, 2016
I am very sorry you felt as though I did not care about the outcome of your case and was just attempting to expend your retainer. I can assure you that neither of those things were true, but, if I gave you that impression, then that was my mistake. I would very much like to discuss this matter with you privately, in order to clear up any misunderstandings and to see if there is anything I can do to right the situation. Please feel free to contact me at your convenience. Thanks, Peter.
Read less
View less reviews

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Peter G. Bissett, PLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Associate
  • Carlo J. Martina, P.C.
  • 2011 - 2019
  • Staff Attorney
  • Lakeshore Legal Aid
  • 2008 - 2011

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • Zettel v Zettel
  • Mediated settlement

Associations

  • Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan
  • Current Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Wayne County Family Law Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Lawyers Committee Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Michigan Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Michigan Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Certificate of Completion in Family Law Certificate Program
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • 2015
  • Michigan Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Michigan Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
View all awards

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (13)
Endorse Peter
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Peter as a Collaborative Divorce practitioner. He is active in the Collaborative Divorce community and is a caring and competent attorney whom I would recommend."
Family Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is thorough, reliable and has good integrity."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter is an excellent and extremely knowledgeable lawyer. I would feel confident referring any client seeking a family law attorney to him. I have worked with Peter in various organizations and always notice his skills in really listening to people and creative problem solving. He is a strong advocate and truly caring practitioner."
Family Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter is compassionate, level-headed, and a great advocate. He utilizes alternative dispute resolution techniques to empower the families he works with to find the best resolutions possible as they move forward."
Family Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Peter demonstrates professionalism at all times. He is a zealous advocate for his clients, but also appreciates the importance of the willingness to negotiate and cooperate with opposing counsel to reach a positive outcome for the families involved."
Family Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having known Peter for several years, I can say without hesitation that he is an exceptional family law attorney. I know his professionalism and character from having served on boards/committees with him, as well as frequently attending family law seminars, which speaks to his dedication to the area of family law. He is both knowledgeable and a strong advocate for his clients. Peter is a strong proponent of Collaborative Divorce, and he is capable of handling all types of family law matters, from the simplest to the most complex of issues. I highly endorse Peter for anyone in need of an experienced family law attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter is a great attorney that I would recommend to anyone. He is an expert in the emerging area of collaborative divorce which helps reduce client expense and improve outcomes. Definitely consider him for your family law needs."
Family Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Peter is a colleague of mine and we have worked on Collaborative Divorce cases together. I have witnessed firsthand his advocacy for clients, attention to detail, and creative problem solving skills. He has extensive knowledge and experience in the family law arena and he is very well respected in our community! I highly recommend his services and our Collaborative community is lucky to have him."
Family Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have great respect for Peter who is a diligent and caring attorney who has developed a great reputation for advocating well for his clients while maintaining a family focused perspective and civility to the legal community in which he practices."
Family Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Peter is an intelligent, outgoing, and diligent lawyer who goes the extra mile to be an effective advocate. He is a a true asset to the legal profession. I have referred my clients to him that were in need of a family law attorney, confident that they will be very well represented. I've known Peter since our first day of law school and he is exactly who I would call if I needed a divorce attorney, myself."
Family Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I recently had a complex post-judgment case with Peter, which he did a fantastic job for his client. We held multiple hearings and motions over a number of issues, and we fought tooth and nail for a few months. Ultimately we were able to work together to resolve all of the issues to the satisfaction of our respective clients. Our approach helped our clients achieve their most important goals, and probably saved them a lot of money by working so effectively together. I endorse Peter is a true advocate for family law clients in Michigan."
Family Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter Bissett is very dedicated and experienced to ensure his clients have the best outcome possible to resolve their family law matters. Whether counseling clients through litigation, mediation and/or settlement, he helps prepare clients to make tough decisions and achieve successful results."
View more endorsements