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Matthew Scott Delange

Child custody Attorney at Grand Rapids, MI

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Matt DeLange

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2008
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    Specializing in high conflict custody cases.

    16 years

  2. Divorce and separation

    16 years

  3. Family

    16 years, 500 cases

  4. Child support
    This overlaps with my other areas of practice

    16 years

Matthew S. DeLange is currently a partner with the MI Family Law Center () and has been practicing almost exclusively in the area of family law since becoming licensed.  He was a Senior Associate attorney with an American Divorce Attorneys for Men (ADAM) affiliate from 2008 until 2015 where he was one of the primary litigators for the firm.  Mr. DeLange's practice is primarily concentrated in the areas of Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Personal Protection Order Defense, and Interstate family law matters.  In addition to his trial court experience, Mr. DeLange has also successfully obtained reversals from the Michigan Court of Appeals on cases dealing with enforcement of an out-of-state divorce judgment and Personal Protection Orders.  As a member of the Family law sections of the State Bar of Michigan, Grand Rapids Bar Association, and Ottawa County Bar Association, he has given presentations on Interstate related issues at Family Law Section conferences and regularly contributes to the section's Internet discussion group. 

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We sat down with eightWest to give some advice to those who are considering separating this summer. For more information give our office a call at (616) 528-8877 or visit our website at


MI Family Law Center
701 3-Mile Rd NE
Ste A
Grand Rapids, MI, 49544

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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Matthew he is a dedicated lawyers answer my questions and very helpful. He looked my case and give many options thanks
Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Knowledgeable and Intelligent Attorney
He is really intuitive about interstate child custody matters. I wanted to consult him for a personal interstate matter and he was able to provide advice which saved my child from getting kidnapped.
Posted by Brad | June 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matt was very informative. Gave me options pertaining to my case. Kept me informed as to the progress of my case. Was with me in court and worked on protection my rights.
Posted by Trever | April 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Someone who is on your side
Matt was a savior during the worst time in my life. After being separated (and eventually divorced) from a 4 year marriage that produced 2 beautiful kids, I was looking at long and messy court proceedings. Matt was extremely helpful with getting me the custody that I needed with my kids. He guided me through this rough time that I would surely not be able to do by myself. He was there every step of the way and made sure I felt he was always there, at the very least only an email or call away. I highly recommend Matt Delange if you are in need of a divorce lawyer. I have nothing negative to say about him!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • MI Family Law Center
  • 2015 - Present
  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Shaw Law Group, PLC
  • 2008 - 2015
  • Contract Attorney
  • Tekelec
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Intern Prosecuting Attorney
  • Muskegon County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2006 - 2006
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  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Grand Valley State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Kortman v Kortman
  • Upheld on Appeal
  • Bosman v Bowden
  • Peremptory reversal
  • Kloosterman v Gorman
  • Overturned on Appeal
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  • U.S. Department of State - Hague Convention Attorney Network
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Ottawa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Northlake Village Housing Cooperative
  • President
  • 2008 - Present
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Civil Procedure and Courts
  • Member
  • 2023 - 2024
  • Grand Rapids Student Bar Association
  • President
  • 2005 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Family Law Certificate Program Recipient
  • ICLE & Family Law Section of SBM
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top Area Family Law Practices
  • Grand Rapids Business Journal
  • 2017
  • Distinguished Lawyer
  • Expert Network
  • 2017
  • Top Area Family Law Practices
  • Grand Rapids Business Journal
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
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  • LexisNexis publication
  • Kortman v Kortman
  • 2020
  • Michigan Family Law Journal
  • Recent Cases - Lipscombe v Lipscombe
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section, Mid-Summer Conference 2020
  • Applying the UCCJEA to Abuse/Neglect and minor-guardianship cases
  • 2020
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Interstate Custody
  • 2016
  • 2015 Domestic Relations Law Summit
  • UCCJEA & Interstate Divorce
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (11)
Endorse Matthew
Family Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a great attorney, and has answers to questions that many attorneys do not. If I am ever in a bind, or need a second opinion on something, I never hesitate to contact him for advice. Matt's take on things is always helpful in my practice."
Family Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. DeLange is a top-notch attorney. He stays current on new developments in Michigan family law, and I consider him to be an expert in many areas of this type of law. I have personally referred clients to him because I know he does an excellent job for his clients."
Family Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew Scott Delange is a great family law attorney. I had the distinct pleasure of seeing his legal expertise in action and I would not hesitate to recommend this lawyer to any client in need."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Matt for many years and previously worked with him. Matt is knowledgeable, insightful, and is willing to go the extra mile for his clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matt is an excellent attorney. He has significant experience in the family law arena and will handle your matter accurately and efficiently. I would recommend Matt to my friends and family without hesitation."
Family Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. He primarily practices in family law which allows him to keep up-to-date on this area of the law."
Family Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is well-versed in the law and treats his clients well."
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