JESSICA WOLL


With more than 25 years of family law experience, including her knowledge of crisis counseling, Jessica Woll is expertly qualified to guide her clients through the tumultuous experience of divorce and custody disputes. Her finesse at combining knowledge of the many facets of the law, with equal parts compassion, creativity and tenacity, has made her a formidable champion for her clients. Jessica is also a fierce advocate for the well-being of children and her mantra for divorcing parents to “remain child-centric at all times” has helped her clients to remember to keep the best interests of their children in the forefront.

In addition to her law degree from Wayne State University, Jessica holds a degree from the University of Michigan in International Relations and Economic Development, and has lived abroad in England, Japan and Thailand. Her love of travel and experiencing the many cultures of the world has given her a unique perspective both professionally and as an active member of the diverse community that makes up Metro Detroit. These skills have propelled Jessica to the forefront of her field.
May 17, 2011

Divorce Wisdom: When to File for Divorce

My name is Jessica Woll and I have been practicing divorce and family law for close to two decades. The job has taught me a great deal about human beings going through what is often one of the worst experiences in their lives. In my Blog I will share my client’s stories, while maintaining their right to privacy. I will offer advice, tips and insights based upon these stories. I hope that you find the information beneficial. In this months blog, I will briefly discuss the issue of whether you should file your divorce action first. Most people who call […]
March 4, 2011

Divorce Wisdom: How Do You Tell the Children About the Divorce?

In my experience, under normal circumstances, children are naturally devastated when they learn that their parents are getting a divorce. It does not matter how old or young a child is; the news is heartbreaking. Even children in their 20’s and older often feel that their “rock” or home base has been taken away from them. So, if divorce is eminent, how do you tell your child? In my practice I am often asked this question, so here are some thoughts: Older children may feel betrayed by their parents if they learn about the divorce after the filing. Telling your children […]
February 23, 2011

Divorce Wisdom: Unhappy Marriages – Why Do People Stay?

For my fifth post I will focus on why people stay in unhappy marriages and thoughts to consider when deciding whether to stay or go. Here is a list of some of the main reasons why people stay in unhappy marriages: CHILDREN: Unless you have children, it is difficult to understand why a person would stay married for the sake of his/her child. Having a child myself, I can see why a person would not want to give up living under the same roof as their child in exchange for remaining in a crummy marriage. However, when abuse of any […]
February 17, 2011

Divorce Wisdom: Who’s At Fault; Is it Worth Pursuing?

Hello my name is Jessica Woll and I have been practicing divorce and family law for close to two decades. The job has taught me a great deal about human beings going through what is often one of the worst experiences in their lives. In my blog, I will share my client’s stories, while maintaining their right to privacy. I will offer advice, tips and insights based upon these stories. I hope that you find the information beneficial. For my fourth posting, I will discuss fault in divorce and if it’s worth pursuing. Any legally obtained information regarding your spouse’s […]
February 10, 2011

Divorce Wisdom: Is Possession Really 9/10ths of the Law?

Hello my name is Jessica Woll and I have been practicing divorce and family law for close to two decades. The job has taught me a great deal about human beings going through what is often one of the worst experiences in their lives. In my blog I will share my client’s stories, while maintaining their right to privacy. I will offer advice, tips and insights based upon these stories. I hope that you find the information beneficial. For my third posting, I will briefly discuss the issue of possession of personal property during divorce. We have all heard the […]
February 4, 2011

Divorce Wisdom: Should You Stay or Should You Go?

Hello my name is Jessica Woll and I have been practicing divorce and family law for close to two decades. The job has taught me a great deal about human beings going through what is often one of the worst experiences in their lives. In my Blog I will share my client’s stories, while maintaining their right to privacy. I will offer advice, tips and insights based upon these stories. I hope that you find the information beneficial. For my second posting I will briefly discuss the issue of whether you should stay in your home or move out during […]
January 12, 2011

Divorce Wisdom

Hello my name is Jessica Woll and I have been practicing divorce and family law for close to two decades. The job has taught me a great deal about human beings going through what is often one of the worst experiences in their lives. In my Blog I will share my client’s stories, while maintaining their right to privacy. I will offer advice, tips and insights based upon these stories. I hope that you find the information beneficial. For my first posting I will share a story related to a father regarding the issue of physical custody: I had a […]