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.
December 8, 2016

Divorce Wisdom: Parenting Time Schedules: A Child-centric Approach

When it comes to custody and parenting time, our judges are tasked with the responsibility to act in the best interest of the minor children whose well-being is often dependent on the outcome of their parents’ custody disputes. There has been a movement in our courts toward the presumption that, if a couple is getting divorced, they should share time with their children, equally.  Beginning a divorce action with an award of equal time to each parent gives little to no consideration for what is truly best for the child. What adds to the problem is the fact that, after […]
May 16, 2016

Divorce Wisdom: Taking the First Steps Down the Right Path

Everyone knows that divorce is one of the most traumatic life experiences a person can go through.  In my last blog, I wrote about six practices to follow on a daily basis, in order to find peace during a divorce.  I think these same practices should be followed by anyone even contemplating divorce, as well.  I would like to include a few additional thoughts to help you to mentally prepare and arm yourself for the arduous process of divorce, or for the difficult task of healing a bruised marriage, so that you may come out on the other side with […]
January 20, 2016

Divorce Wisdom: Divorce Survival Tips – An Uncommon Approach

You feel miserable. You may have thought you were tough, but nothing has prepared you for the pain you now feel, as a result of deciding to end your marriage. So the question is: what can you do now to ease this unbearable pain? I have spent years writing blog posts designed to help my readers cope with ending their marriages. My blog, Divorce Wisdom is filled with just such survival tips, based upon the conventional wisdom I’ve gathered from helping thousands of people through the divorce process. As a complement to the more practical advice I have shared over the […]
September 4, 2015

Divorce Wisdom: Your Divorce is Final – 5 Things you need to know to start your new life out right

I recently wrote a blog entitled, “Your Divorce is Final – 5 Things you need to do”. As a follow-up to that post, I decided to address what you need to know, as well, to achieve happiness in the aftermath of your divorce. If you have not already done so, I encourage you to read my previous blog regarding helpful steps to take, once your case is complete. Okay, so now that you have actively let go of anger, mourned the ending of your marriage, have pursued and continue to pursue happiness, have continued to be a role model to […]
August 25, 2015

Divorce Wisdom: Your Divorce is Final – 5 Things You Need To Do:

1. Let go of Anger: There is a Buddhist quote that states, “Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” I think this quote says it all. During the divorce process, your spouse, friends and loved ones have probably let you down in one way or another, while you were busy navigating the painful process of getting divorced. Now that your case is over, you need to find a way to let go of the ill will you feel toward others that resulted from your break up. If you have children with your […]
October 2, 2018

Fortnite has taken the video-gaming community by storm; now the phenomenon could be taking down some marriages, too – Spending too much time online can be a contributing factor of divorce, family law attorney has found

Media Contact: Mary Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – Oct. 2, 2018 – An uptick in the number of spouses who looked into divorce and cited Fortnite—a free-to-play video game which enables up to 100 people to simultaneously battle to the end—as the reason for their inquiries has been identified by an online divorce service-provider in the United Kingdom. Jessica Woll, managing partner of Woll & Woll, P.C., a Michigan-based divorce and family law firm specializing in child-centric divorce℠ matters and complex family law issues, is not surprised by these findings. “The people who are entrenched at […]
September 10, 2018

Divorce and family law attorneys at Woll & Woll recognized by Michigan Super Lawyers 2018

Media Contact: Mary Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – Sept. 7, 2018 – Jessica Woll, managing partner of Woll & Woll, P.C., a Michigan-based divorce and family law firm specializing in child-centric divorceSM matters and complex family law issues, has been named a Michigan Super Lawyer 2018 in the practice area of family law. She is a multiple year Michigan Super Lawyer honoree. Woll is a leader in divorce and family law issues and an experienced litigator, counselor and negotiator serving men, women and families in Michigan. She has noted expertise in change of domicile cases and […]
July 26, 2018

Woll & Woll managing partner named chair elect of the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center board of directors

Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. –July 26, 2018 – Jessica Woll, managing partner of Woll & Woll, P.C., a Michigan-based divorce and family law firm specializing in child-centric divorce℠ matters and complex family law issues, has been named chair-elect of the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC).  A member of the board since June 2016, Woll has been an ardent supporter of the nonprofit visual arts organization and advocate of its community arts education and outreach programs for several years. The chair-elect position is a one-year term, at which time Woll will become board chair. […]
June 14, 2018

Woll & Woll is a premier sponsor of 2018 Fine Art of Summer: July 10 event benefits art education programs at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center

Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. –June 14, 2018 – Jessica Woll, managing partner of Woll & Woll, P.C., a Michigan-based divorce and family law firm specializing in child-centric divorce℠ matters and complex family law issues, is pleased to announce the firm is a premier sponsor of the 2018 Fine Art of Summer—the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center’s (BBAC) signature fundraising event. Woll, who serves as chair-elect of the organization’s Board of Directors and is an avid art collector, hosted the Fine Art of Summer at her Bloomfield Hills home in 2015. The annual event helps […]
June 8, 2018

Pre-nuptial agreements in the spotlight as analysis of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 looks at the potentially high cost of non-deductible alimony

Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – June 7, 2018 –Jessica Woll, managing partner of Woll & Woll, P.C., a Michigan-based divorce and family law firm specializing in child-centric divorce℠ matters and complex family law issues, is generally an advocate of pre-nuptial agreements. However, Woll says that as analysis and understanding of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 continues, the additional financial costs of existing pre-nups are coming to light. Under the previous law, alimony payments were a deductible expense and included in the recipient’s income; under the new tax law, the payor […]
May 7, 2018

Family law attorney offers 6 strategies to head off resentment in a co-parenting relationship when aggravation toward the ex sets in

Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton; Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – April 25, 2018 – The bond of marriage has been legally broken through divorce and now choices must be made on how to interact with your ex-spouse, especially if children are involved. Jessica Woll, managing partner of Woll & Woll, P.C., a Michigan-based divorce and family law firm specializing in child-centric divorce℠ matters and complex family law issues, offers the 6 tips, below, to help divorced parents navigate co-parenting, especially when they have trouble getting along: Step Away for 24-hours: Whatever needs to be said, barring an emergency, […]
April 17, 2018

Divorce Wisdom: The Choice

There are always times when you must make a choice in how you interact with your ex, when you share a child. In these times, you can choose restraint and take a higher road, when it comes to co-parenting, or you can let yourself be driven by your frustration with all of your ex’s traits that probably contributed to your split. The latter choice is never good for your children and it certainly isn’t good for you. Your ex is an ex most likely because he or she frustrated you and eventually made you angry to the point of no […]
April 17, 2018

Woll & Woll law office wins commercial office design award in competitive Detroit Home annual design awards

Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – April 9, 2018 – Jessica Woll, managing partner of Woll & Woll, P.C., a Michigan-based divorce and family law firm specializing in child-centric divorce℠ matters and complex family law issues, is pleased to announce that her Birmingham law office was one of the top three winners in the 2018 Detroit Home Design Awards. Woll & Woll was recognized in the category of commercial design – office. Woll, a design enthusiast and noted art collector, was the primary interior designer of her firm’s office. Brilliant natural lighting from unadorned […]
March 9, 2018

Tying the knot after 50? Family law attorney says prenups especially relevant with gray divorce rising

Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – March 9, 2018 – With gray divorce notably on the rise, baby boomers are walking down the aisle again with plans for a forever second (or third) marriage.  Jessica Woll, managing partner of Woll & Woll, P.C., a Michigan-based divorce and family law firm specializing in child-centric divorce℠ matters and complex family law issues, advises that it can be especially important for older couples to consider a prenuptial agreement for reasons that may not have been in play in a first marriage. “Couples remarrying after the age of […]