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Katherine Anne Krysak

Family Attorney at Northville, MI

4.6   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2011
    Status
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About Katherine

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Katherine A. Krysak devotes her entire practice exclusively to family law. She focuses on divorce and related matters, which include child custody and support issues, parenting time disputes, paternity, change of domicile, child and spousal support modifications, and step-parent adoptions. She practices predominantly in the counties of Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, Livingston, and Washtenaw.

Katherine is a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, and is the Chair Elect of the Macomb County Young Lawyers Section of the Macomb County Bar Association. She is also a member of the Oakland County Bar Association, the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, the Women’s Lawyer’s Association of Michigan, and the Michigan Inter-Professional Association on Marriage, Divorce and the Family.

Katherine has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 in Michigan by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys. She has also received recognition of excellence in Family and Divorce Law from Lawyers of Distinction.

She gives back to the community by providing free legal advice at the Women’s Resource Center at Schoolcraft College in Livonia. She has also handled a number of pro-bono matters for low-income clients.

Katherine graduated from Albion College and earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, where she was a member of the Dean’s Tutorial Society.

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Location

Fausone Bohn, LLP
41700 West Six Mile Road
Suite #101
Northville, MI, 48168

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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  17 customer reviews
Posted by Thomas | March 8, 2019
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Divorce
Katherine was extremely helpful and available for any questions or problems I had. She was also honest with me, even if it wasn’t what I wanted to hear. She made no promises she couldn’t keep, which I value in a lawyer.
Posted by Roz | December 13, 2018
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Honest, Helpful, and Personable
Katherine was truly helpful and listened to my needs; she directed me in the right way and ensured I made good solid decisions. In a time that I was anxious and fearful of the divorce process she was also able to keep me well informed, kept me calm, and helped to resolve my divorce, timely. In as much as these life changes are scary, it was nice to know I had a great lawyer who actually listens.
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Posted by Nicole | November 5, 2018
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Custody and Child Support case
Katherine and her team were very helpful in guiding me throughout my custody and child support case. Katherine was very personable and knowledgeable. I enjoyed working with her and felt like I was in great hands! Communicating with her and her team was simple and they always followed up in a timely matter. I will reach out to them again if I ever need future assistance with the court system. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Michael | September 6, 2018
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Excellent knowledgeable caring
Katherine represented me in my child custody case. Katherine is extremely knowledgeable and caring, she addressed all of my concerns and questions and really went the extra mile. This was an extremely stress full time in my life and Katherine always returned my phone calls promptly even if it was after business hours, as a concerned father I called her a lot and she was always able to calm me down and address my concern and provide sound advice. She is also extremly efficient and got the results that i needed. Overall i would say hiring her was the best decision I made, and i would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Elton | September 5, 2018
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Divorce
I was fortunate to have Katherine represent me in my divorce as my case was unique and she proved invaluable in resolving it. Specifically, she consistently provided high quality legal guidance that protected my interests and identified potential risks and opportunities. Additionally, she was able to easily communicate the law in a way a normal person like myself could easily understand. Finally, Katherine provided a superior level of customer service (i.e. patiently explaining complicated issues, promptly and thoroughly answering my questions, consistently following-up if I needed anything) that I was pleasantly surprised and impressed with. I would highly recommend Katherine to any of my family or friends and would not hesitate to use her again for any family law matters.
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Posted by Kathy | June 29, 2018
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Highly Recommend
I hired Katherine after my original attorney that handled my divorce retired. I was consistently being taken to the Friend of the Court for support reductions as well as my ex interpreting various loop holes of our original agreement to manipulate situations. Katherine reviewed my original case in depth with me and discussed how I’d like to proceed as well as likely outcomes so I wasn’t surprised. We met at the Friend of the Court and it became clear to me Katherine was well respected and developed a lot of relationships throughout the legal community. She represented me sometimes even alone as the fight over money wasn’t worth my stress and time off work. I trusted her that much. Overall, Katherine did what others could not. She settled my case down so that healing could begin and focus could be on moving forward. I felt so happy with my results I recommended her to one of my closest friends.
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Posted by Jennifer | May 17, 2018
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Katherine is extremely knowledgeable and efficient.
While I know no one wishes they were in a situation where they need to hire an attorney, I am very grateful that Katherine was my attorney. She was extremely knowledgeable and made this process as smooth as she could. She handled my divorce and all my concerns with the upmost respect and care. From start to finish I always felt well informed and aware of what the next steps would be. I would highly recommend Katherine.
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Posted by Tasha | June 22, 2017
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Honest, Reliable, & Genuine
As an attorney myself, I was looking for a divorce attorney to help me through the process but who would provide me the ability to play an active role in the divorce. Katherine did just that, which is no easy task when the client is also an attorney. At all times, Katherine was helpful, knowledgeable, and responsive. She was also personable, genuinely cared about my divorce, and took the time to listen. I felt confident in both her legal advice and her ability to handle my matter. My main goal was to collaborate with my former spouse when it came to dividing marital assets and outlining the basic terms of our settlement agreement. Katherine artfully balanced my interest in wanting to collaborate with my former spouse (and keep attorney fees low) with protecting my interests throughout the entire process. It was also important to me to have an attorney who represented the type of person I am. Katherine protected my interests and was a zealous advocate without engaging in underhand tactics or gamesmanship. She was respectful and upfront in her dealings with opposing counsel. This quality led to a divorce that allowed an open and respectful discourse with opposing counsel, generated fewer attorney fees, and helped diffuse an emotionally charged process. Another attorney recommended me to Katherine, and I definitely plan on passing along the recommendation.
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Posted by Suzanne | June 16, 2017
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Divorce
Katherine handled my divorce proceedings. She was very knowledgeable and I felt she has my best interests in mind. She always responded promptly. I was very happy to have her fight my battle and serve as a go-between. It made the whole process a lot easier. She always laid out the possible courses of action, suggested the best route for me, but executed any route I chose.
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Posted by Nichole | June 5, 2017
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Reliable & Knowledgable
I recently rehired Katherine to assist with parenting time/custody matters. My initial experience with her was for divorce. She has always been very helpful, prompt and knowledgeable with all legal aspects. She will always help you to understand what is the best route to take for the best end result. I have been pleased with all that she has provided for me to date.
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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2017
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Efficient
I hired Katherine when I felt overwhelmed by the legal system. She walked me through the process and was always there to explain everything. She is a true professional. She was able to work with opposing counsel and achieve the goals of both parties. I would high recommend her.
Posted by Matt | June 4, 2016
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Divorce
Divorce is never a good thing but Katherine did a great job of handling my case professionally and promptly. She was there for me whenever I needed something taken care of or answered. She was very conpationate about my situation. I am very thankful that I found her as an attorney. Thanks to her I now have custody of my two young son's. I would strongley recommend her to anyone seeking a divorce lawyer.
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Posted by Stacy | May 17, 2016
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Divorce
Divorce was my only experience with a lawyer. Katherine's name was given to me by referral. I found her to be up front, comforting and patient with all my questions. I have since used her again concerning another divorce matter. I was very pleased with my experience with her and would highly recommend her.
Posted by Matt | May 16, 2016
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Caring dad
Katherine represented me in a divorce and child custody battle. It was a very stressful time in my life and Katherine did everything in her power to help me get through it. She was always available to answer every question that I had and give me advise on other situations. Katherine was extremely organized and always on top of what was going on. I won my case due to the hard work Katherine put in and would recommend her to anyone that is looking for a good divorce lawyer.
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Posted by Tabitha | January 26, 2016
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Amazing
My divorce was my first time with any sort of court experience. Katherine made it so simple and was there every step of the way, even for the silliest questions and panic attacks. Then a year later she fought for two years for ridiculous things that my ex constantly brought me to court for. She was wonderful and never let me settle. She found flaws in all the opposing arguments, and is very compelling in the court room. She is comfortable in front of the judge and friends of the court alike and seems very respected and liked among other attorneys. We spent quite some time together, and I'd like to even consider her a friend now. Even after she left her previous firm and I was no longer her client, she worked on her own time to complete my case and review all the replacing attorney's paperwork. Katherine has even checked in to see how myself and family are doing and the case is over. As attorneys aren't cheap, she has (on a number of occasions) waived charges and helped me out. I truly appreciate all she has done and would highly recommend her to anyone. She's honest and smart and has always received exactly what we needed and wanted.
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Posted by Tim | May 25, 2017
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A balanced review
Katherine is a good person but doesn't know how to collaborate. She is more concerned about protecting herself - forcing asynchronous communication via email - than representing her client. She refused to meet in person and often refused to talk on the phone, stating she was "too busy" and would force dialogue to email. She would then provide pushback on requests, without providing alternatives, simultaneously misinterpreting the communication (surprise - it's email). So what should have been a simple 15 minute dialogue on phone or in person became a 10-day email interaction that literally cost thousands of dollars. Ironically, when it was advantageous to her desired course of action, she would suddenly be available to talk on the phone or meet in person... but this never happened if I disagreed (or even had questions about) her suggested course of action -- during that time, she was always unavailable. And since every course of action has a stopwatch associated with it, it was obvious that Katherine was using stonewalling as a technique to force her way. While Katherine is good at writing briefs and took time to digest all the information I emailed her, this can only be effective to an extent, without further dialogue and F2F communication. Katherine used blatant, neophyte manipulation/control techniques of stonewalling communication when she wanted to force a particular course of action and referred to the Judge being unhappy (as a certainty) and threat of jail as other techniques. It was tiresome and made me realize I was dealing with someone very young and still trying to control clients versus collaborate with clients. An obvious aspect of a controlling personality is one who speaks over you when you are talking. Katherine has a very bad habit of interrupting mid-sentence and never allowing one to get a question or thought out. I spent over $12k on Katherine's services and feel half of that was wasted on her inability to communicate (i.e., forcing email dialogue for ten days where a 15-minute phone conversation should suffice). Overall, Katherine successfully helped move my case forward but I fired her because, after expressing my discontent, she did not modify her style but simply said, in essence, "if you don't like how I do things, get another attorney". So I did. I feel I am a very tolerant person, but I expect professionals who are hired to represent me, to represent me... not themselves. I hope this review helps other people.
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2014
beware
worst lawyer ive ever used i wish i could rate her 0 stars. Lost 3000 and only saw her twice threw out my entire case, charged me $50 for a call even though i couldnt answer but becasuse she left me a 30 sec voicemail She felt its ok, my case was open shut, i just needed a lawyer by my side amd somehow she lost the case, everyone is confused on how its even possible that i lost, ive seen court appointed attornies that do a way better job. She will charge u for everything , $200 for her to mail me copies of my case?? Which she charged me all the time, i dont understand how having ur assistant use a copy machine for 15 copies and then mail them for 100-200 each time its insane, she charged me left amd right i had to call and complain several times in order to get a statement of what i was charged for which also cost me, 400 to show up to court with me for 20 mins and she came in and didnt know what was going on as if she didnt even review the case i got a new lawyer one way cheaper and won my case, i wouldnt let her represent me even for free
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Fausone Bohn, LLP
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Eisenberg & Spilman, PLLC
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Litigation Attorney
  • Femminineo Attorneys
  • 2011 - 2015

Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Albion College
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Associations

  • Oakland County Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2019 - Present
  • Macomb County Bar Association Young Lawyer Section
  • Chair Elect
  • 2018 - Present
  • Michigan Inter-Professional Association on Marriage, Divorce, and the Family (MIPA)
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • LinkedIn
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Macomb County Bar Association Family Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Macomb County Bar Association Young Lawyer Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Macomb County Bar Association Young Lawyer Section
  • Secretary
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Macomb County Bar Association Young Lawyer Section
  • Treasurer
  • 2015 - 2016
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Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • A&P's Top 10 Family Law Attorney Award
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Excellence in Family and Divorce Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (2)
Endorse Katherine
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Katherine is a professional and well respected in our legal community. She is a strong advocate for her clients while still being able to find a reasonable solution that works for families."
Family Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Katherine is an extremely conscientious attorney who is thoughtful and always looking out for the best interest of her clients. She is reasonable, ethical, and really fights for what is right. I would strongly recommend Katherine to any friend of mine going through a divorce."
Family Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Katherine is very active in the legal community and serves in various leadership roles. She has successfully represented many clients and does great work for the people who hire her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Katherine is an incredibly capable family law practitioner and a true rising star in our legal community. Her skill, passion and confidence set her apart from the rest. I would absolutely endorse Katherine."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Katherine has been opposing counsel on a few matters with my office. Katherine is a zealous advocate for her clients. Katherine knows the law and how to apply it. Katherine is respected by the local Judges, their staff and attorneys who practice family law in the metro detroit area."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Katherine Krysak is a very knowledgeable family law attorney who looks for creative solutions to complex family law problems. She is a skilled negotiator and litigator. I have worked with Katherine in the past and can attest to her impressive work ethic. I can confidently refer cases to Katherine, knowing that she would provide each client with excellent legal representation. She cares about her clients and works diligently to advocate on their behalf. I give Katherine my unqualified endorsement."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Katherine is one of the smartest and hardest working attorneys I know. She is truly a great lawyer."
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Northville Family Lawyer Katherine Anne Krysak
Katherine Anne Krysak
Family Attorney
Northville, MI
Licensed for 12 years