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This is a hard and troubling process to break up a relationship that involves children or to divorce your spouse. I work hard to stay prepared by earning the Michigan Family Law Certificate and being trained as a mediator. We cannot always please everybody and opposing parties may become angry while we fight for our client. 


We work hard  to help you if you no longer want to be married or to leave a relationship involving children.  Whether you want a legal separation or the marriage ended, as a divorce lawyers I will  assist you to arrange financial and family matters, typically in a negotiation with your spouse's lawyer. Alimony, child custody, child support, and a fair division of community assets (like who keeps the house or how your checking and savings accounts are divided) are matters that as a  divorce lawyer is trained to help determine.


We are also available to help you change Orders of the Court Previously made.


I cannot guarantee the outcome of a case. Some clients want a show put on or to hurt their ex spouse. We do not do that. If that is your intent please pick from the many competent Lawyers in Michgian. I will explain the law and how it applies to the facts of your case. The most imoportant thing to me in a divorce is how the children are treated.  Judges make the final decision.


I cannot please everybody , we just serve our client fairly.


I am a trained and practicing mediator if you desire to handle these issues together and privately.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 40%
    22 years
  2. Uncontested Divorce: 10%
    22 years
  3. Mediation: 10%
    22 years
  4. Child Support: 10%
    22 years
  5. Other: 30%
  6. More 


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  • Heather Valynn Burnash

    Attorney Bankert has extensive experience in family law. He is very well respected within the legal community and I would highly recommend him.


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Contact info

Terry R. Bankert P.C.

1000 Beach St
Flint, MI, 48503


MIActive And In Good Standing199308/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Family Law CertificateState Bar of Michgian2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar MichgianLawyerN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of MichiganPublic AdministrationM.P.A.2010
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of MichiganPolitical ScienceB.A. Urban Studies1983