Need assistance navigating through a domestic dispute? Colleen M. Markou can help!Family disputes can be difficult. Colleen M. Markou can assist you in getting through!
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1996||05/14/2017|
|IL||Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice||1994||05/16/2017|
|Attorney||Colleen Markou Law PC||2015 - Present|
|Attorney||Stancati & Assoc, PLC||1997 - Present|
|Law Clerk||Kalamazoo County Circuit Court||1994 - 1997|
|Credit Analyst||Gainer Bank||1988 - 1992|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Michigan, Character and Fitness Committee||Member||2014 - Present|
|Kalamazoo County Family Law Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|Kalamazoo County Bar Association||N/A||1994 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan||N/A||1994 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan Family Law Council||Member||2013 - 2015|
|Kalamazoo Zoning Board of Appeals||N/A||1998 - 2003|
|Kalamazoo County Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||1995 - 2000|
|Kalamazoo County 2012 6284||Court awards father temporary custody|
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|Michigan Family Law Journal||Recent Published and Unpublished Cases||2016|
|Valparaiso University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
Posted by anonymous
I was recommended to seek the assistance of Colleen from another attorney whom I've known for many years. As you can imagine, going through visitation and custody disputes can be overwhelming, difficult and stressful times. At my initial consultation, through Colleens experience, knowledge, honestly, and compassion my concerns were addressed and my mind was put at ease.
Since my initial consultation back in 2003, I've chosen to hire Colleen over the years because, unfortunately, raising kids with an "ex" can't always be a smooth and cooperative journey. I have been repeatedly pleased and satisfied with the results. On two particular occasions, I was in need of immediate action and Colleen did not disappoint.
Over the years, Colleen has always been well prepared, tactical, and respectful in her approach. She genuinely cares for her client's best interest and will fight for fair and just results. Colleen has always and continues to exceed my expectations.
I strongly recommend Colleen to anyone who is going through the unfortunate situation of custody/visitation disputes - such can be stressful times not only for you but family members and your children. Colleen has always looked out for the best interest of my kids and helped my family and I along the way.
Posted by Christina Brown
When I had to fire my first lawyer for not having my best interests in my case I had zero faith in the legal system or a lawyer. I went to Colleen and she was like a breath of fresh air. She tells me the truth about my case and what I should do even when it's not what I want to hear. She is accessible when I call or she calls me back, instead of the last firm where all the advice I got was sent to me through the legal assistant. She bills me honestly and fairly for her time. She displays thorough knowledge of all areas of child custody/divorce. She is aggressive in the court room and does not back down to shady lawyers. One of the things I really liked about her is that she would try to resolve things before going to court when possible, instead of pushing for court to bill extra time like other lawyers do. My court case was a tough one with an ex who retained a shady lawyer and takes me to court constantly. Colleen has fought against them agressively and saved me thousands of dollars by not allowing frivilous items to go to court. I have recommended Colleen to friends of mine because I believe she is the best lawyer in the area and they too have been happy with her representation.
Posted by Matt
Prior to picking a lawyer for my divorce, I had met with two other lawyers before meeting with Colleen Markou. During that first meeting I knew that Colleen was the person that I wanted to represent me. We discussed the background of what lead up to the divorce and she was more interested in my concerns of child custody than going over fees (like the other two lawyers I met with did). It was because of her genuine concern for my best interests and willingness to listen to what I was saying that I hired Colleen that day.
Throughout the case, Colleen was respectful, prepared, and prompt especially when trying to get information and edits back from my ex-wife’s attorney. There was more than one occasion where things were stalled and Colleen always found a way to keep moving forward.
Colleen did not allow things to drag out and pushed my ex-wife’s attorney for answers on issues that we were trying to resolve, especially around child custody. Colleen is a huge advocate of equal parenting time.
The one thing that stands out for me the most about Colleen is that she was personally involved with the case from beginning to end and did not rely on her assistant (who by the way is also excellent) to take notes and edit the documents. Colleen would sit in her office with me and my marked up draft documents and we would get them completed immediately.
Colleen Markou is a fantastic lawyer and I highly recommend her to anyone that is unfortunate enough to have to go through a divorce.
After the divorce was final, I immediately hired Colleen to rework my “General Durable Power of Attorney”, “Living Will and Designation of Patient Advocate for Care, Custody, and Medical Treatment Decisions”, “Last Will and Testament”, and “Trust Agreement”. These were all finished within a short period of time with the same integrity that Colleen consistently demonstrated during my divorce case.
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