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William J. Reisdorf

Divorce and separation Attorney at Troy, MI

4.7   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1978
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I'm a Family Law attorney with over 30 years of experience in Oakland County, Michigan. I have extensive experience in divorce, child custody, child support, and parenting time issues.


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William J. Reisdorf
189 E Big Beaver Rd Ste 205
Troy, MI, 48083


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Posted by Christina | April 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I Highly Recommend William Reisdorf although It was a very difficult divorce many obstacles but he manage to overcome every single One of them, He’s on top of his work I cannot thank him enough for what he did, payed attention to every single detail As soon as finding an error he was real quick to correct it great man very very professional.
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Posted by Vanessa A | January 19, 2021
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Highly Recommend
I highly recommend Bill! He took on my case willingly although it was considered complicated. He is very thorough and diligent making sure all bases are covered and preparing for anything. He kept me updated as my case progressed answering any and all questions and concerns that i had. Bill goes above and beyond to accomplish the goal you set forth, in my case it was divorce. He is the man to hire!! You will not be disappointed!!
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Posted by Matt | January 7, 2021
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Very happy with this attorney
My divorce was fairly simple (no children) and mutual. I was more interested in making sure I was treated fairly in the process, and did not expect a ugly divorce. Reisdorf was easy to deal with and knew what he was talking about. We had to deal with one of the more aggressive law firms that represent women very strongly. He had knowledge of the law firm and was able to make somewhat accurate predictions of what might happen. He also had knowledge of the Judge that had my divorce. He was able to help me prepare for the worse, but it never came to that. I'm happy with the outcome. I feel as though I was treated well and fairly. I was able to sit down with him and talk to him openly about what my best interest were. I would hire again.
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Posted by Marty | April 20, 2019
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Very Willing to Help!
I was doing my own divorce. William offered a consultation, during which time he laid out the entire process for me. No one else would do this. He even offered additional limited consultation for a price, but was very forth right in explaining that at a certain point the consultation had to end and he would have to represent me. This was completely understood. In my case, it went well and I did not have to hire him to represent me, but the advice that he gave me was invaluable. I offered to pay him for what he had done for me, but he strenuously refused payment. Had I needed him, I would have hired him in a heartbeat. Highly recommended. He is not just doing it for the money.
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Posted by Deanna | July 26, 2018
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Great attorney
I was desperate to get a divorce from an extremely toxic person. Mr Reisdorf assisted me in obtaining a PPO and directed me in the right direction. He was understanding and caring. I would refer him to my friends and family in a heart beat. Thank you Mr Reisdorf!
Posted by Tania | May 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
After contacting many attorneys who told me that I did not have a case, I finally came across Bill who took the time to listen and understand my issues. He reassured me and fought for me and we one. Custody issues are awful and can break you, but Bill helped me to keep going when I thought I had nothing left. If you are considering an attorney in his field, take some time to meet with him.
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Posted by Nathaniel | April 12, 2018
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Got the job done!
Things seemed to go a little slowly at first, but he continually kept me in the loop... made contact with my ex’s attorney on a regular basis to try and keep the ball rolling... and reassured me that things were going to plan. He delivered, and in the end was able to get my ex to the table for final settlement and sign the divorce I wanted.
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Posted by Dan | April 10, 2018
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Great attorney!!!
William knows the law and he is good at what he does. He is a attorney that is out for the children and also to give dads a fighting chance to be in there children’s lives. He helped me get joint legal and joint physical custody of my two children. William is very direct and to the point and he gets the job done. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Shannon | February 7, 2015
Bill did a case for us about 12 years ago when my husband went for full costody of his 13 year old son. We had tried 2 different times with 2 different attornies but got no where. We hired Bill and ended up with full costody and she lost allot of her time. Then last year our 15 year old son came to us telling us his ex girlfriend was pregnant. First phone call was to Bill way before the baby was even born to let us know our sons rights and that he would be filing for full custody after we get the results of the DNA test that the baby is his. Sure enough the baby was my sons so we started process within weeks after birth. We gathered allot of info for Bill about the mother and he knew just what to do with it. CPS was involved but did nothing so it was all in Bills hands. Bill told us this was his first minor that he had ever represented in a custody case but that didn't worry us because he did such a great job for us in the past. Bill went to work and looked up whatever he had to, to makesure he knew everything about minors and custody. Well it took about 9 months but the decision was finally made and Bill did it once again. Our son won FULL physical custody of his son. I highly recommend Bill if your looking for a great attorney
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Posted by Jonathan | June 4, 2014
Extremely Happy
I have been a client of William Reisdorf for the past 3 and a half years. I have nothing but great things to say about him. His knowledge and experience is unsurpassed, especially if you are a divorced father in a legal world where the deck is already stacked against you. While I did not hire him for my initial divorce proceedings, as I handled those on my own without an attorney, I did retain him for a number of other issues after the fact concerning custody of my two children. He has so much experience in both Macomb and Oakland county (and probably other counties) and has been a tremendous help in my situation. With his assistance, I was able to get 50/50 physical custody of my two children (which is virtually unheard of). I was also able to get a SUBSTANTIAL reduction in my child support to reflect this. He will give it to you straight, set realistic expectations and not beat around the bush or build your hopes up with unachievable promises. His rates are very good in my opinion and for the money, there is no one better. I have recommended him to co-workers and even my own brother. If you are going through a divorce, or are seeking a change in custody / child support, I would definatly meet with him and see what he has to say. My experience has been nothing but favorable. The only thing I would say that needs a little work is response time. He can get overwhelmed and take some time to get back to you. He does not have a paralegal to my knowledge and I think he could benefit from one. All in all though, he is a fantastic lawyer, A+ all the way!
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Posted by Nathan | December 29, 2011
After years of losing with more general type attornies (being they practice broad spectrum), I chose to contact Mr. Reisdorf seeing he specializes in mostly in family law espcecially concerning father's rights (he represents females as well). He was the only attorney that openly gives out his cell phone number for emergencies. He tackled my case head on and helped me (as a male and a member of the active duty Army) win custody of my son and a moderate decrease of my child support! He is very negotiable on price especially if you pay up front. My only complaint is that like most attornies, he gets extremely busy and may forget a detail or two about your case since he seems bogged down in a lot of the administrative portions of his job. I think he needs a paralegal to help him. But that may be why his prices are competitive.
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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2019
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Do NOT use him
I came to him for a consultation and he gave me bad vibes but I left a $500 deposit anyway. I moved out of Oakland County as did my soon to be ex, and I went to pay the rest of the $200 to file divorce. Mr Reisdorf was combative and condescending. He told me he didn’t want to deal with Wayne County because the process would take too long. He charged me $200 (for no work done) and refunded me $300. What a waste of my time! Had he told me to file in Oakland County BEFORE moving, I would be divorced by now.
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Work Experience

  • Family Law Attorney
  • William J. Reisdorf, PC
  • 1984 - Present
  • Partner
  • Field and Reisdorf Attorneys
  • 1978 - 1984


  • Detroit College of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1978
  • Michigan State University
  • BA
  • 1971


  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • Dads and Moms of Michigan
  • Director
  • 2000 - 2005


  • Michigan Family Law Journal
  • New Joint Custody Legislation
  • 2010

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