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Mindy L. Hitchcock

Divorce and separation Attorney at Bloomfield Hills, MI

5.0   16 reviews

also known as Lady4Justice PLLC


Licensed for 36 years

Virtual consultation available

Free consultation

About Mindy

Learn Mindy’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    45%
    Divorce and separation also includes post-divorce matters, such as the enforcement of judgments.

    37 years

  2. Child custody
    40%
    Child custody and parenting time is a highly litigated area with specific rules to follow. It is especially challenging for fathers. It is one of my favorite practice areas, because the best interest of the children is truly the most important goal in family relationships.

    37 years

  3. Child support
    10%

    37 years

  4. Corporate and incorporation
    5%
    We represent condominium associations in matters such as bylaws enforcement and interpretation, communication with management companies, collection of assessments, and maintaining relationships within the community. This is a new area of law for us!

    3 years

Mindy L. Hitchcock has practiced law in Michigan for over 34 years. Using her extensive background in communication, she couples these skills with her legal expertise to achieve remarkable results for her clients. In 2020 Lady4Justice PLLC was rated a Top 10 Family Law Firm by the national Attorney and Practice Magazine. Mindy has written columns for local newspapers in the areas of family law and personal development, and she has also created unique programs to meet her clients' needs, such as the Family Transition Plan and the No Parent Left Behind Plan, aimed at reducing client’s costs and hours spent in court. The goal in each case was to create a product that would address all of the clients' needs in the most cost-effective, low-stress way possible. Clients using the programs have praised their efficacy. 

Drawing from her own experience, a lifetime study of spiritual philosophies and teachings, and a deep caring for the planet and the people who live on it, Mindy offers a pragmatic yet loving approach to help people through some of the most difficult times of their lives with skill and compassion. Mindy says, "I believe we teach what we need to learn, and by helping others, we ultimately help ourselves." Like most people, the wisdom she has gained through the years came from her own challenges, including as a child of divorce and from her own divorce after 23 years of marriage. That is why she can honestly tell her clients that from the worst experiences of our lives come the best experiences if we are open to the lesson they hold.  All endings are also beginnings, although we don't know it at the time.

Platinum Client Champion
Platinum Client Champion

Martindale-Hubbel

Client's Choice 2013
Client's Choice

Avvo

Top Contributor 2013
Top Contributor

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Licensed for 36 years
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 1986
Updated 10/06/2022
State FL
Status Membership Lapsed
Acquired 1989
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Lady4Justice PLLC
6632 Telegraph Road
Suite 145
Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48301

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2013
Client's Choice
Mindy received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2013
Posted by Jennifer Marie | October 13, 2013
Comapssionate professional
Because my spouse of over 40 +years filed for divorce, I required the services of a lawyer specializing in Domestic Relations Law who was compassionate, sensitive, understanding and willing to learn, and appreciate the nuances and complexities of my less than ordinary circumstances together with the courage to venture into a new frontier of Family Law. After interviewing several well-respected Family Law attorneys, and even one that was a former head of the Michigan BAR, Family Law Section, I chose Ms Hitchcock, because, aside from her excellent reputation, innate professionalism, and the fact she is a mediator, she possessed a warm, engaging, compassionate understanding and acceptance of me as a LGBT person, and expressed the interest to learn more about our community and respectfully represent and advocate for my, and in turn, our collective interests. Ms. Hitchcock, also possesses the skill, understanding and diplomatic knowledge and acumen to work with opposing counsel to seek out a fair and equitable settlement for both parties. I highly recommend Attorney Hitchcock to anyone seeking professional legal representation in a domestic relations matter and invite members of the LGBT community to consider her as your attorney to handle your Family Law concerns including adoptions.
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Posted by Jesse | October 9, 2013
Mindy is a fantastic attorney!
Mindy has been my attorney throughout a very nasty custody battle and she has been great throughout. When my case began, I felt defeated. It seemed as if the deck was stacked against me being a single dad. My child's mother wasn't allowing me to see my child at all. Mindy helped me tremendously through this uphill battle and I now spend nearly equal time with my child. It wasn't easy and I know it wasn't fun, but Mindy was vigilant in making sure that I got what any parent SHOULD have. She dealt with opposing counsel that was underhanded and scheming and still came out on top. She has been easy to talk to from the beginning and has been great about keeping me updated on my case and getting back to me quickly when I've had problems. She is a fantastic attorney and a great person. I'm sure a lot of lawyers will say that they truly CARE for their clients; but Mindy doesn't just say it. She means it. She's given me what I would have been denied otherwise: A relationship with my son. That is something that can't be quantified in words.
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Posted by Charles | July 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you want the highest probability of winning your case, Mindy is the lawyer to hire!!!!
If you want the highest probability of winning your case, Mindy is the lawyer to hire!!!! Today marks the day where I am able to exercise my God given rights as a father to parent my own sons with sole legal and physical custody! This would have not been possible without Mindy using her vast knowledge and wisdom of family law. If you asked anyone, this was a very difficult case that I've been fighting for over 5 years!!!! Mindy came on the case at year 4, and within 3 months of being on the case, she was able to help me find the solution that I needed to win the case! If it had not been for circumstances outside of our control, the case would have been closed within those 3 months of her coming on. Mindy has such a heart and desire for complete justice and will not rest until every wrong is made right! She knew how to say exactly what I wanted to be said in each and every motion and brief we filed without me having to tell her. She knew exactly how to address every issue with extreme precision. She is so worth every penny and I'm so blessed to have found her. I felt secure with her and I knew that I was in the best hands. She is so valuable and if you're ever graced with working with her, you won't be disappointed. She's very personable, understanding, kind, honest, friendly, and protective. If anyone comes at her clients unjustly, she will not hesitate to put them in their place gracefully. Thank you so much Mindy for helping me get my family restored and giving my sons and I the precious gift of a complete father and son relationship. My sons and I appreciate you! You have friends for life!
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Posted by Jesse | October 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best of the best!
I was faced with moving across the country (Michigan to California) due to a job relocation. Since Ms. Hitchcock had already done an amazing job during my custody case; I immediately contacted her about a change of domicile so that my son could come with us to CA. Mindy was fantastic throughout and made huge efforts to solve as much as possible outside of the courtroom (through mediation) in an effort to save both time and money. She also fought very hard IN the courtroom to ensure that my family had the best possible outcome. Mindy made something that was extremely difficult much easier. She's always fought hard on behalf of my family and we cannot thank her enough for everything that she's done. Thanks to her diligence and hard work, my whole family is enjoying the sun here in California. I would recommend Mindy to ANYONE going through a divorce, custody case or with a change of domicile. She is an amazing lawyer and an even better person.
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Posted by Dave | September 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child custody
My case involved a special needs child, and a vicious mother that lied continually. I can not say enough about Mindy, truly and honestly a blessing. When the circumstances were enough to break me she had the knowledge, dedication, and demeanor that gave me confidence. At conclusion the result of sole custody to this special needs dad, and transfer of jurisdiction speaks to her abilities as a lawyer and compassionate human being that she is!
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Posted by Noah | April 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb advocate and counselor
I am a law professor and a former practicing attorney, and Mindy Hitchcock taught me how a great attorney can truly help a client in need. After a failed mediation in a family law matter, I was fortunate to have Mindy represent me through litigation, back into mediation, and ultimately to the best resolution possible under the circumstances. Her strategic thinking was prescient and the result of tremendous experience. And her genuine concern and care for my family's best interest is clear in her writing and advocacy. And through it all, Mindy Hitchcock gave me strength, care, and understanding. This father is very grateful to have Mindy Hitchcock as an attorney and counselor.
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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Well Educated Choice for Men
Being a man it is difficult to not receive bias in court against a woman. Without being paid, Mrs. Hitchcok gave me great advice to help with my family situation. She is knowledgeable, kind and professional.
Response from Mindy Hitchcock November 9, 2021
Thank you.
Posted by Sylvia | December 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Excellent Lawyer!!!! Smart, Fast and Professional.
Mindy is superb, smart, and wise! Super woman! She knows how to fight for her clients and she represented me very well, even when I was not present during the arbitration of my divorce process. Very professional and fast in dealing with all legal correspondence. She took my case from my previous lawyer who didn't do his job well, and she was able to save me from bigger loss!! I will for sure recommend her in a heart beat! Love her energy too! Bold yet compassionate!
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Posted by Ruth | November 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Mindy Rocks she went above and beyond for me. My divorce was difficult but Mindy took care of it . She is Strong Very aggressive compassionate and very very patient. I highly recommend her. This was the best experience with an attorney Mindy Thank you !
Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you, Mindy
I did shop around for a good lawyer for my divorce. I prepared a list of questions and interviewed a lot of lawyers for their knowledge of divorce law. Mindy was my choice. The result? I had a good settlement! Mindy goes above and beyond for her clients. She truly cares about her clients and fights very hard for them. Mindy works very hard on the case. Sometimes she works until midnight/early morning to make sure the case is well prepared( I received a quite few emails with time stamp 2AM). Mindy's co-counsel Alex is very knowledgeable and helpful too, he helped me out greatly.
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Posted by Brian | June 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Courteous
Mindy guided me through a very difficult time in my life with strength and compassion. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a determined, competent lawyer to handle their case and help them get their life back on track
Posted by Kirk | February 12, 2014
Mindy to the rescue
I had a lingering problem from a long-ago divorce hanging over me for years, threatening to get complex and ugly again. Mindy Hitchcock found a solution in just DAYS, and had the solution accepted and approved by the courts almost immediately. Then (the most amazing part!) she stayed on the case, calling the clerk, writing to the judge, and following through on every detail till the whole thing was really and truly done and settled. I could NOT have asked for more!
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Posted by Nate | October 9, 2013
Extremely satisfied
I have retained Ms. Hitchock twice now for civil matters and continue to be impressed my her diligence and professionalism. A couple years ago I was in the middle of an employment dispute and Ms. Hitchcock alleviated the issue quickly and professionally. A few months ago when I came into a civil matter so I contacted Ms. Hitchcock again, who in turn explained all my options and helped guide me in the direction we both agreed would be best. She put together and filed a complaint very quickly and took the time to thoroughly explain to me all of the possible outcomes and what to expect in the preceding months. I couldn't be happier with my choice to retain Ms. Hitchcock and know exactly who I'll turn to if I happen to get involved in a legal issue again.
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Posted by Pamela | October 1, 2013
Mindy is kind AND tenacious! A Great lawyer.
After a long marriage of 31 years my husband and I divorced. I was scared, anxious, confused and hurt. Mindy was incredible. I sat there before her and she made me feel like she cared and understood my situation. When I was searching for a lawyer online I came upon her site and her statement on her page.."It started with love, why not end it the same way?" I was impressed with that. I found her to be kind and understanding but, tenacious. She had my back. She was thorough and professional.
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Posted by Sue | May 6, 2013
Excellent Attorney
Mindy took the time to go personally and get some papers signed and witnessed at my friends home. She has fought hard for us and she has helped us keep our granddaughter SAFE!! I recommend her anything. S. Talcott
Posted by Marc | April 22, 2013
Everything sounded good, but how would things end?
To start, there are many sources of legal aid available, and they're all easy to find thanks to the world wide web. I had to do some google searching and made a few phone calls once I narrowed some of my options down. In the end, I chose the person who I felt I trust most and put me at the biggest advantage. Mindy and her staff were very upfront and honest, so I knew what I could and could not expect. While I had to give the benefit of the doubt up front, along the road this grew into trust and respect. I liked that I was kept up to date with coming issues before they were brought up and knew what to expect; it helped my stress levels as well as sleep. Mindy seemed far more experienced than budget lawyers, and her conduct and professionalism gave me more confidence in knowing I made the right choice. With any good legal representative, Mindy was always busy, but also was always willing to return my calls or email me diligently. I can't imagine it'd be worth hiring any lawyer that only takes on a single case at a time (or at least isn't in my budget), but that is the reason I took one notch down in the Responsive category. In the end, it's all about the results, and mine were better than I originally thought possible. While your mileage may vary depending on your circumstances, I certainly am a happy with the entire process from start to finish. Mindy and her Lady4Justice staff have made a client for life... I just hope I won't need her services in the future :-)
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Member
  • Lady4Justice PLLC
  • 2002 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Mindy L. Hitchcock
  • 1986 - 2002

Education

  • Michigan State University
  • MSU Extension Master Gardener
  • 2018
  • Oakland Mediation Center
  • SCAO Approved Civil Mediation
  • 2009
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Collaborative Law
  • 2006
  • Stuart Webb, Esq.
  • Collaborative Law
  • 2005
  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Wayne State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982
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Associations

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Detroit Association of Phi Beta Kappa
  • Vice President Membership
  • 2010 - Present
  • Paws for Life
  • Volunteer
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • The 313 Project
  • Law Professor
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Common Ground
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2011 - 2012
  • International Alliance of Holistic Lawyers
  • President
  • 2007 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Female Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Female Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Avvo Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Featured Attorney Child Custody
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor Child Custody
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • 26th Year Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Gamma Chapter
  • 1982
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (19)
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is highly skilled and a pleasure to work with."
Family Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mindy and I are opposing counsel on a divorce with minor children. She has been a very worthy opponent, yet remained reasonable in her approach. I would not hesitate to recommend her to family or friends if they were in need of legal services."
Family Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I enthusiastically endorse the litigation skills and negotiation abilities of Attorney Mindy Hitchcock. She is efficient, effective, and very capable when it comes to representing her divorce and child custody clients in high conflict situations. If you are going through a divorce and need a lawyer, you will be able to sleep soundly at night if you know that Mindy is working for you."
Family Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mindy is extremely knowledgeable and passionate. She advocates for her clients fearlessly, always focused on results. I highly recommend her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is reputable, trustworthy, and an expert in her field."
Child custody Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mindy is a great family law and custody attorney. I had the distinct pleasure of seeing her legal expertise in action and I would not hesitate to recommend this lawyer to any client in need."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Endorse Back?"
Family Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Not only is Mindy always a zealous advocate for her clients and an extremely gifted legal mind, she represents her clients while maintaining the utmost integrity and respect from not only members of the bar, but also Judges."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mindy is the best attorney in her area for domestic relations law. I have worked with her at finding the story of her client. The experience Mindy has is combined with compassion for her client which gets the result which is positive both from a legal standpoint but also emotionally for the client. A true warrior,"
Child custody Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Hitchcock presents practical real work solutions for client problems. I endorse her work and expertise."
Family Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Ms. Hitchcock on an extremely contentious divorce case involving the custody of two young children. This was the type of case that was time consuming and dynamic--simply put--many things happened very quickly. I was very happy that Ms. Hitchcock was always trustworthy, forthcoming and shared information that allowed us to successfully conclude the matter. As lawyers, we get to know those whose word is "good as gold," as opposed to those who will say or do anything to "win." Ms. Hitchcock was a very strong advocate for her client, but never compromised her own integrity in the process. I look forward wto working on antoher case with her. Donna Marie Medina, Birmingham, Michigan"
Family Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I had the opportunity to work for Mindy as a law clerk while I was in law school. While working for Mindy I got to see first hand how she interacted with her clients and the quality of work she produced on their behalf. Both were excellent. Mindy has the unique quality of being both compassionate and an unwavering advocate for her clients. I have remained friends with Mindy and often see her at volunteer events. When I have clients, friends, or family members with an issue related to family law or estate planning, I send them to Mindy."
Family Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Ms. Hitchock to be an experienced and knowledgeable family law attorney and do not hesitate to recommend her."
Family Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthusiastically endorse Mindy. I have worked with her on several cases and I have found her to be very knowledgeable, professional and prepared. She is a credit to our profession and any client choosing to hire Mindy is making a great choice."
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Bloomfield Hills Divorce and separation Lawyer Mindy L. Hitchcock
Mindy L. Hitchcock
Divorce and separation Attorney
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Licensed for 36 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available