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I am a Family Law Attorney, Mediator, and Collaborative Lawyer practicing primarily in Oakland, Livingston, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties. My financial background assists in analysis of the marital estate (assets and liabilities) and resolving financial disputes. My philosophy is to resolve each case amicably when possible to minimize the impact of divorce. I also believe that alternative dispute resolution options are cost effective both emotionally and financially. My focus when advocating for a client or when acting as a neutral facilitative mediator is to assist with a range of options to achieve settlement of each issue surrounding divorce, separate maintenance (legal separation), child custody, parenting time (visitation), child support, spousal support (alimony), paternity, property division, and qualified domestic relations orders (QDRO).  I earned a ICLE Certificate of Completion and the Assurance of Extensive Training in Family Law. ICLE is a jointly sponsored Institute of the University of Michigan, cosponsored by the State Bar of Michigan and all of Michigan‘s major law schools.

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Contact info

2450 Old Novi Rd
Novi, MI, 48377

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Divorce: 75%
    8 years
  2. Mediation: 25%
    6 years

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Aaron B. Kendal

    Rebecca Tooman is an excellent, detail-oriented attorney, and I highly recommend her for representation when you need an attorney in family law matters.

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  • Gregory T. Klich

    I endorse this lawyer. Rebecca's skill and knowledge is 1st tier. If you are looking for honest representation, look no further.

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    Gregory Klich Divorce and separation Attorney
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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing200705/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyInnovative Law Services, PLLC2014 - Present
AttorneyMarie A Pulte, P.C.2007 - 2014
ClerkMarie A. Pulte, P.C.2005 - 2007
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Women's Divorce Resource CenterAdvisory Committee Member2016 - Present
Oakland County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Collaborative Practice Institute of MichiganMember2012 - Present
State Bar of Michigan Family Law SectionMember2007 - Present
Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionMember2007 - Present
Wayne County Family Law Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
ICLEFamily Law Advisory Board2014 - 2016
Family Mediation CouncilBoard Member2014 - 2016
ICLE New Lawyers AdvisoryAdvisory Board2011 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Motion to Enforce Property Settlement and for Entry of Indemnity QDROPlaintiff was awarded $31,709 (reimbursed expenses and attorney fees).
Spousal Support ModificationOrder entered granting additional support to Client
CustodyClient granted sole legal and sole physical custody
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Family Mediation Council NewsletterAffordable Care Act & What it Means for Mediators, Attorneys and Divorcing Clients2014
Michigan Family Law JournalAlternative Dispute Resolution by Marie A. Pulte & Rebecca Tooman2007
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Eastern Michigan UniversityAccountingBBA - Bachelor of Business Administration2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Women's Divorce Resource Center WorkshopTalking to Your Children About Divorce2016
Program at Shaarey ZedekOptimizing Your Child's Adjustment to Divorce2016
ICLE On Demand SeminarHandling Joint Custody2015
ADR Michigan Annual Meeting & FMCAffordable Care Act & Mediation2014
Schoolcraft College Transition CenterMediation and Divorce2007