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Elaine Stypula

Family Attorney at Novi, MI

4.6   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2000
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Elaine

Learn Elaine’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Child Support, Spousal Support, Asset Protection, Prenuptial Agreements, Post-nuptial Agreements, Post-Judgment Modifications, and Domestic Violence

  2. Child custody
    Child Custody and Out-of-State Moves

  3. Divorce and separation
    Divorce, Same-Sex Divorce, and Mediation

Elaine Stypula is a dedicated family law attorney in Novi and the founder of The Law Offices of Elaine Stypula. She has over 19 years of experience handling a variety of cases including divorce, child support, alimony, and more. She received her M.A. in psychology from Central Michigan University. She went on to attend law school at Wayne State University Law School where she graduated with her J.D. As a Psychology master, Attorney Stypula has a comprehensive understanding of the emotional and mental stress of divorce, and is better equipped to help clients through this process. To learn how she can help your case, call.

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Law Offices of Elaine Stypula
28175 Haggerty Road
Novi, MI, 48377

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4.6 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
Posted by Nicholas | January 26, 2023
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Highly recommend
I have been working with Elaine Stypula since 2015. She has helped me navigate through multiple parenting time motions. Elaine is excellent at keeping everyone focused on the things that matter and helping separate emotions when needed. She has also been aggressive when needed.
Posted by Meghann | January 20, 2023
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Highly recommend
Elaine is very reliable and efficient. Her no-nonsense approach won’t waste your time or money. She is honest, caring and knowledgeable. When going through difficult times it is nice to not be taken advantage of. I Highly recommend Elaine.
Posted by Stefanie | November 2, 2020
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Awesome Lawyer
I am very satisfied Elaine. She was well informed and smart. She was also helpful and kind. I would recommend her!
Posted by Jayne | May 8, 2020
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Complexity Simplified
Elaine Stypula has been representing me since 2013. I wish I had found her earlier. Elaine presents herself with calm solid confidence. Her detailed preparation involves a keen depth of knowledge of both the law and human behavior that collectively shows up in the Courtroom. She proposes simple and reasonable solutions to very complex cases. Her fees are fair and equitable. I actually don't think she charges enough.
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Posted by Ben | February 11, 2020
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Excellent throughout
Elaine has been amazing throughout the divorce process. She gave me great advice over the initial consultation and helped me understand how to protect my interests throughout the process. I had tried three other attorneys before, who weren't responding even for an initial consultation. Elaine was responsive and professional throughout and seemed to understand the difficulty of the situation even after the final appearance. I would highly recommend. Divorce is a tough process for anyone regardless of circumstances but she helped make the process smoother.
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2018
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Excellent Attorney
I could not overemphasize my pleasure with the performance of this attorney. I have used several in the past and her competence is quite exceptional in comparison. She is efficient, prudent, and fair. She shows integrity, which I believe reflects in the respect received by her colleagues and also judges. She is relaxed and confident in the courtroom, and her written discourse is well thought out and impressive. She was involved in a prolonged custody battle for my son and was very effective in obtaining positive results. She is also genuinely concerned for her clients and their families, which is extremely important and shows in her work. I would not hesitate in recommending this attorney for any reason. You can rest assured she is in this for all the right reasons.
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Posted by Josh | September 24, 2018
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Highly recommend
Elaine is an excellent lawyer. She gave me good advice on how to handle the situation I was in and also stuck with everything she said she would do. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Luke | September 21, 2016
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Forceful and flexible
Elaine is forceful and flexible; she knows when to fight and when to finesse and is in her element doing either. If your divorced is contentious (mine was) - she is the person you want in your corner. She not only immediately and deeply understood the legal issues at play but also the psychological issues. She is responsive and an excellent communicator. I'm so glad to have had her on my side through this tumultuous, difficult litigation.
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Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2016
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Excellent attorney
Elaine was my attorney for my divorce and child custody case. She did an outstanding job, even though the case was a very difficult one, and the opposing party and counsel was very challenging, to say the least. Elaine not only helped me navigate the legal process inside the courtroom but also helped me keep my sanity outside of it during a very difficult time. She is a hard-working, no-nonsense attorney. She will not sugarcoat things, but will tell you the truth and she is very open and honest with her clients. She also works efficiently, making an effort to cut through the BS and get right to the point. This no-nonsense approach saved me money by not having to pay unnecessary fees for frivolous items or issues. I appreciated her focus on getting results, and felt like she went out of her way to help me through my divorce. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a family law attorney.
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Posted by Mike | December 30, 2015
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Amazing attorney! Profesional, Patient, and Understanding.
I came to Elaine in a desperate time. I was at risk of loosing custody of my daughter. From the first consultation Elaine made me feel at ease. She carefully explained the process and guided me through all the steps I needed to take. This was not an easy case. Elaine stuck with me for close to 2 years fighting hard for me and my daughter. I really felt like she had a personal investment in my case meaning she actually cared about me getting custody. Not just the money. Even when I was going through hard times financially Elaine was patient and understanding and worked with me every step of the way. And to this day if ever I need any legal advice Elaine is my attorney. I would highly recommend Elaine Stypula if you are ever in need of a great attorney that will fight for you and your family. 5 stars!
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Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2013
Fantastic, competent, reliable, problem solver, and most importantly- human.
Ms. Stypula handled a very difficult case for us. She was very professional, knowledgeable and sympathetic during the process. She managed to find the right solution to a difficult situation. She was tough when it was needed and yet managed to keep the human aspects in focus. I would recommend her highly to anyone in a delicate family situation who needs help.
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Posted by CB | January 17, 2023
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Good lawyer
she was very informative accessible reliable and patient. I truly appreciated her availability, direction and advice even after she was released as my lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2015
would not recommend
Would refuse to allow me to manage my case and refuse to input important information I requested. Her response when asking or talking to her about your concerns is, "if you don't like it, find another attorney". I diligently paid her on a weekly basis to avoid a surprise, enormous amount of money as a threat to stay on case- when she is town. If you have the money, do research and find a reputable family law attorney.
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Response from Elaine Stypula February 13, 2019
I am sorry you feel that way. Please reach out to me so we can discuss your concerns.
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Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Offices of Elaine Stypula
  • 2004 - Present


  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Central Michigan University
  • MA - Masters
  • N/A
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A


  • Michigan Inter-Professional Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Michigan
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Novi Family Lawyer Elaine Stypula
Elaine Stypula
Family Attorney
Novi, MI
Licensed for 24 years
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