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.
March 14, 2017

Divorce Wisdom: Take Care During a Divorce

Filing for divorce is one of the most confusing, painful decisions that can occur in your life. It is so important from the very beginning, after the filing of the action, to give yourself permission to really feel your feelings, whatever they may be, and to give yourself time and space to engage in behavior that will lead to a happier outcome for you down the road. So, when you feel like crying inconsolably, let yourself really belt out a good cry in a safe place, either alone, or with a supportive friend or therapist, and leave any judgmental people out […]
January 30, 2017

Divorce Wisdom: You’ve Decided to File for Divorce: 5 Tips to Help You Through the Process

So, you have decided to file for divorce. Here are some tips to make this difficult journey a little easier: Be an adult and tell your spouse that you are going to file for divorce: If you are flying solo with the decision to end your marriage, be up front with your spouse about the decision. Your partner should hear about your decision to file for divorce directly from you and not a third party.  How you handle the early rounds of the process may have a big impact on how smoothly your case will go, in general. If you […]
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 […]
February 19, 2020

Attorney, Jessica Woll Discusses ‘Gray Divorce’ and the Issues Surrounding Divorce Later in Life

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March 25, 2019

Attorney, Jessica Woll, discusses how Fortnite and other popular video games contribute to divorces around the world

Popular ‘Fortnite’ video game contributing to hundreds of divorces around world, experts say ‘Fortnite’ being blamed for at least 200 divorces in U.K. By Sandra Ali – Anchor/Reporter, Derick Hutchinson / Show Orginal   DETROIT – Marriages struggle and end for many reasons, and the popular video game “Fortnite” is being blamed for hundreds of divorces around the world. Metro Detroit divorce attorney Jessica Woll said she wasn’t shocked to hear that at least 200 couples in the United Kingdom filed for divorce last year citing an addiction to “Fortnite” and other online games as one of the reasons. The latest numbers are according to the […]
December 4, 2018

Managing Partner, Jessica Woll, discusses co-parenting with your ex during the holidays and some tips to always keep things “child-centric”

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December 4, 2018

Attorney, Jessica Woll, discusses holiday survival tips for divorce parents, with the Detroit Jewish News

Media Contacts: Jason Brown; Public City PR, 248.252.1687; jbrown@publiccitypr.net; MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.com When we think of the holidays, we would all like to think about peace, harmony and good will. Holidays are times for our children to have a ball and create lasting memories. Unfortunately, over 4 million divorced parents in the United States may not feel happy when it comes to thinking about the holidays. But regardless of how you feel about facing this year’s holiday season, I am sure that you want the holidays to be a good time for yourself, but more importantly for your children. […]
November 1, 2018

Managing partner of Woll & Woll named Top Lawyer for 2019 by DBusiness magazine

Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – Nov. 1, 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 selected by her peers for inclusion in DBusiness Magazine’s Top Lawyers for 2019. The list, which has been published in the November/December 2018 issue of DBusiness, was based on a peer-review survey open to all area lawyers who cast thousands of votes to honor excellence in 50+ practice areas, including the category of family law where […]
October 9, 2018

Attorney, Jessica Woll, discusses the strain on marriages when a spouse spends too much time online

On September 20, 2018, Attorney, Jessica Woll, spoke with WWJ News Radio’s Sandra O’Neill, about the strain too much gaming and online time can cause on a marriage. Part 1: Part 2: Post Views: 334
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. […]