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I have over 18 years of experience in the practice of law, concentrating in the following areas:

Family Law / Domestic Relations - all areas of family law and domestic relations, including negotiation, mediation, litigation and appellate level representation. Services include divorce, annulments, judgments of separate maintenance, child custody, parenting time, child support, paternity, spousal support / alimony, property settlements, pre and post-nuptial agreements, and personal protection orders.

I represented 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 threshold that a party must be able to demonstrate has been met before the trial court can entertain a party's' motion to modify child custody.

Adoptions - representation of adoptive parents in direct-placement, relative, and stepparent adoptions. Regularly 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. Regularly 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 - regularly appointed by Oakland and Macomb County Probate Court judges to represent respondents in mental health commitment hearings.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 50%
    17 years
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
    6 years
  3. Probate: 15%
    17 years
  4. Adoption: 10%
    11 years



Hourly ($250/hour)

Payment types:

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Contact info

Law Office of Mary Ann Abramson-Kirsbaum

43252 Woodward Ave Ste 190
Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48302-5045


MIActive And In Good Standing199705/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of MichiganMember1997 - Present
Oakland County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Macomb County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM)Member1997 - Present
Michigan Inter-Professional AssociationMember1997 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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.
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