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Family Law

Family Law deals with the formation and the conclusion of relationships that humans hold most precious. How we structure relationships with life partners, continue them (with or without children), and end them can result in a roller coaster of intense emotions. Whether a positive life change or a negative one, there can be many complicated issues to unravel, impacting the things we value most: children, money, and property.

At Jaffe, we understand the intensity of those emotions and that no two relationships are alike. From the joys of a pre-nuptial arrangement to the frustration, fear, and anger that can come with divorce and child custody negotiations, we appreciate your need for a strong and experienced counselor by your side. We are dedicated to helping people in the midst of their most difficult times attain the best possible outcomes for themselves and their children. We are experienced and expert in every aspect of family law, from pre-filing counseling and negotiation to post-judgment enforcement and modification of judgments. We avoid contested litigation whenever possible and are formidable litigators when necessary. We are highly-skilled in appeals processes, both in defending trial court orders or fixing trial court errors.

Our attorneys skillfully handle divorces for clients with estates of all sizes, having the benefit of Jaffe’s tax, corporate, and benefits departments on hand to structure favorable property settlements and other agreements affecting your property rights. We know that your children are most important to you — we are parents ourselves – and we will skillfully advise you in all of your child custody and parenting time issues. We will listen to you and we will work diligently and tirelessly to help you achieve the resolution that is the best possible one for you and your family.

Service Index

  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Parenting time
  • Support (child and spousal)
  • Friend of the Court matters
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Trial
  • Post-judgment modifications
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Property settlement enforcement
  • Guardianship
  • Step-parent adoption
  • Birth record corrections
  • Separate maintenance
  • Annulment
  • Paternity
  • Appeals

Family Law

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News & Representative Matters

August 15, 2019

26 Jaffe Attorneys Named as 2020 Best Lawyers in America

SOUTHFIELD, MICH. – Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C. CEO Jeffrey M. Weiss announced that 26 attorneys were recognized as 2020 Best Lawyers in America©, by the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. According to Best Lawyers©, the lists are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which ten of thousands ...

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January 14, 2019

Shalini Nangia Named Partner at Jaffe

SOUTHFIELD, MICH. – Shalini Nangia has been named partner at Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C., a leading Michigan business law firm. Jaffe CEO Jeffrey Weiss made the announcement. Nangia joined Jaffe as an associate in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group in January 2013. She specializes in family law litigation, including complex and high-conflict divorces, ...

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November 5, 2018

24 Jaffe Attorneys Recognized as Top Lawyers by DBusiness Magazine

SOUTHFIELD, MICH. – DBusiness magazine has selected 24 Jaffe attorneys in 21 practice areas as Top Lawyers for 2019. Jaffe CEO Jeffrey Weiss made the announcement. DBusiness’ annual Top Lawyer list is a comprehensive ranking of attorneys from across southeastern Michigan. The award is based on a peer-reviewed survey sent to attorneys from Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, ...

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November 1, 2018

Jaffe Hires Boutell, Low, Mittleman and Vance as Associates

SOUTHFIELD, MICH. – Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C. a leading Michigan business law firm, recently hired Kristiana Boutell, Benjamin Low, Max Mittleman, and Bridget Vance as associates. The new associates expand Jaffe’s Corporate, Family Law, Litigation, Privacy & Data Security and Real Estate Practice Groups. Jaffe CEO Jeffrey Weiss made the announcement. Boutell joined ...

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