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Practicing in the area of family law, Jeanne M. Hannah has maintained her own solo practice since 1987, concentrating in the areas of parental kidnapping, divorce, child custody, support, cohabitation, and parentage issues, primarily in northern Michigan, although the Internet brings clients from around the country and abroad. As a consultant on Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act matters, she has assisted lawyers in many states with recovery of children in international and interstate parental abduction cases. She also assists clients and consults with lawyers around the country with interstate jurisdictional issues. Ms. Hannah maintains a family law blog "Updates in Family Law" at Her blog has won many awards and has, on average, over 400 views per day. She has authored chapters in several ICLE books, "Michigan Basic Practice Handbook" (6th ed), "Advising the Older Client or Client with a Disability" (4th ed), and "Michigan Family Law" (7th ed). A member of the Family Law and Elder Law and Disability Rights Sections of the State Bar of Michigan and the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association, Ms. Hannah speaks often at Family Law Section conferences and contributes regularly to the section's Internet discussion group.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%



Hourly ($250/hour)

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Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer as an extremely competent, experienced, and compassionate attorney. Her knowledge and skill in child custody and child abductions cases are exceptional; great attorney with whom to work or hire.


    Lisa Hopkins Child custody Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Ronald W. Nelson

    I endorse Jeannie Hannah. I know Jeannie through the American Bar Association Family Law Section. She is a wealth of knowledge -- for lawyers and non-lawyers alike. Her insight is keen; her range of knowledge broad; and her help priceless.


    Ronald Nelson Family Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact info

Jeanne M. Hannah, Family Lawyer

5922 Deer Trail Dr
Traverse City, MI, 49684


MIActive And In Good Standing198505/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateRobb, Dettmer, Messing & Thompson, P.C.1985 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/A2005 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Family Law SectionN/A2000 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Michigan Basic Practice Handbook (6th ed), Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Ann Arbor, MichiganChapter 2: Divorce Cases2011
Advising the Older Client or Client with a Disability, (4th ed), Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Ann Arbor, MichiganChapter 15: Family Law Issues in an Elder Law Practice2011
Michigan Family Law, (7th ed), Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Ann Arbor, MichiganChapter 22: Guardians, Emancipation, Abortion, and Name Change2011
ABA Family AdvocateThe Law & Living Together2010
ABA Law Trends & NewsThe Law & Living Together2010
Old Mission Press, Traverse City, MichiganTaking Charge: Good Medical Care for the Elderly and How to Get It2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Detroit College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of Michigan, Ann ArborEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1963