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|Michigan Rising Star - Family Law||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Cali Law Excellence for the Future Award, Family Law||Cali||2010|
|Owner||Best Inteterest Law (Family Law & Divorce)||2013 - Present|
|Law Clerk, Attorney||Lady4Justice, PLLC (Family Law, Divorce)||2011 - 2013|
|Extern||Legal Aid & Defender Of Detroit (Divorce Clinic)||2011 - 2011|
|Student General Civil Mediator||Wayne Mediation Center||2011 - 2011|
|Law Clerk||Stillman Law Office||2010 - 2011|
|Extern||Wayne County Circuit Court (Family Division) - Judge Richard Halloran||2009 - 2009|
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|Research Assistant||UDM Kresge Law Library||2008 - 2010|
|Intern||Hoffman, Wartell, Bowyer & Midtgard (American Divorce Assoc. for Men)||2007 - 2007|
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|Macomb County Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Macomb County Bar Association, Family Law Committee||Member||2013 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan||Member||2013 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section||Member||2008 - Present|
|Oakland County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2013 - 2015|
|Oakland County Bar Association||Member||2013 - 2015|
|State Bar of Michigan, Appellate Practice Section||Member||2013 - 2014|
|State Bar of Michigan, Taxation Section||Member||2013 - 2014|
|University of Detroit Mercy, Student Family Law Organization||President, Founder||2009 - 2011|
|2014 Mich COA No.317983||Succesfully Affirmed.|
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|Best Interest Law Blog||The Law on Parenting Time in Michigan; a Three Part Series||2016|
|Best Interest Law Blog||Modifying Custody vs. Modifying Parenting Time in Michigan||2016|
|Best Interest Law Blog||Your Right to a Specific Parenting Time Schedule in Michigan||2015|
|Best Interest Law Blog||Joint Legal Custody & Decision-Making during Your Visitation||2015|
|Best Interest Law Blog||Michigan Child Support | Are Employment Perks Considered Income?||2014|
|Best Ineterest Law Blog||“Parental Kidnapping” – Is Withholding Parenting Time a Crime in Michigan?||2014|
|Best Interest Law Blog||Michigan Child Support; “My Ex Refuses to Work.” Imputation of Income.||2014|
|Best Interest Law Blog||PPO Defense 3 of 3: Civil Mutual Restraining Orders in Michigan||2014|
|Best Interest Law Blog||PPO Defense 2 of 3: Defending Against “Stalking” Allegations in Michigan||2014|
|Best Interest Law Blog||PPO Defense 1 of 3: Defending Against Accusations of Domestic Abuse||2013|
|Best Interest Law Blog||Divorce When one Spouse Controls All the Money||2013|
|Best Interest Law Blog||Financial Care for a Special Needs Child in Divorce||2013|
|Best Interest Law Blog||A Biological Father’s Rights to Revoke/Claim Paternity.||2013|
|Best Interest Law Blog||Does Cheating Matter in a Divorce?||2013|
|Best Interest Law Blog||I’ve been overpaying for child support. May I get that money back?||2013|
|University of Detroit Mercy School of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||2011|
|Oakland Community College||Paralegal Studies||Post Bachelor Paralegal||2008|
|Michigan State University||Pre-Law||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2005|
Posted by anonymous
I am a mother of three children. Before I hired attorney Dennis Germain in my divorce case, I was stuck in a hole of which I thought there was no way out. My ex-husband had strong armed himself into control over all of the marital finances, essentially destroying my credit, and placing me at his mercy with regard to basic financial needs; he had carried out a long complicated plan where he tricked me out of the marital home under the guise that he was selling it (yet he never actually did); he gained control over my involvement with our children (the same children that I raised as the primary homemaker); and he carefully coordinated a scenario that caused me to look crazy and helpless, by most objective observers on initial review, who did not know me. In other words, he set the stage for me to be fighting with my hands tied behind my back. He had ALL of the cards, ALL of the power, ALL of the finances, and a very believable story on his side. I had NOTHING … only who I knew who I was but had lost somewhere in the process.
When I made it to Dennis, I was scared, actually petrified and worried for the future, mostly when it came to my children and how I was possibly going to make it financially, having not worked outside the home or have anything to fall back on. I was at an all-time low. But Dennis stepped in and took over. He was upfront and honest. He told me the process was going to be a grueling and that I could not expect overnight results. He went through the facts piece by piece and began to unravel my ex-husband’s elaborate plan. Dennis got in touch with witnesses (police officers, the real estate agent, military retirement experts, expert custody and mental health professionals, neighbors, etc.). Dennis obtained affidavits, sent out subpoenas, sent out endless piles of discovery requests, and WOULD NOT STOP until my ex-husband provided every single document, and answered every single question under oath that Dennis requested. Dennis filed document after document with the Court, gradually moving me to a better position. He was able to get me an acceptable temporary monthly spousal support while the case was pending.
Ultimately he was able to organize the facts and financial data in organized spreadsheets to where I could make a better educated financial decision in the matter (something I was previously unable to do, because I was blocked access to such information from an ex-spouse being a bully).
In the end, I was awarded a good custody arrangement where I am now again involved in our children’s lives like I am supposed to be and want to be, I was awarded spousal support, I was awarded child support that will increase as time goes on. I was awarded substantial portions of my ex-husband’s military pension, his federal pension, and virtually all of his federal thrift savings plan. Dennis drafted an impenetrable judgment of divorce, of which I have had to enforce on multiple occasions, as my ex has had a difficult time letting go of his bullying tactics, and with Dennis’s consistent help and knowledge of the law, helped me fight and win consistently. Dennis helped me out from under a miserable, hopeless, oppressive financial arrangement, to where I gained financial independence, am working, and going to school. I am in my children’s lives, moving forward in my future, and even getting a new home!
You would probably not believe my story and it would take hours for you to fully understand it ... But Dennis took it on, weeded through the mess, and the soon to be ex-spouse who was being a complete bully. I cannot fully explain what Dennis did for me, except to say this, he literally helped bring me from that dark day when I first came into his office, to where I am today. I strongly recommend Dennis Germain’s divorce services.
KS - Mother, Customer Service Rep, & Medical Assistant Student
Posted by anonymous
I had been attempting to complete a divorce by myself. Eventually things got a little too complicated and I knew I needed an attorney to step in and help me resolve my case. I found Attorney Dennis Germain by doing a search of attorneys in my area and gave him a call outlining some details of my divorce along with some questions I had. Right from the first phone call he was willing to answer my questions and explain some things I had not considered. I knew if I was going to go through with getting an attorney he was the one I was going to go with. Mr. Germain stepped in and helped me properly complete the last couple of steps of my divorce.
Through my experience I can say if you are attempting to complete a divorce yourself....don't. Divorce can be stressful and complicated even if amicable. Get someone who knows what they are doing to help you and fight for you. I would recommend Dennis Germain to anyone in a heartbeat. If you are looking for someone compassionate, helpful, thorough, responsive, and knowledgable - this is the attorney for you.
Posted by anonymous
My recent divorce was a long, drawn out one. I was glad to have Dennis Germain on my side to help guide me through the process. His knowledge of the law and experience based opinions helped make it easier for me to make the necessary decisions I needed to. I would highly recommend his assistance to anyone going through a divorce. His actions reflect a true passion for his work and a genuine concern for his clients best interest.
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