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.
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 […]
February 16, 2015

Divorce Wisdom: Taking the first step

There is no such thing as a “one size fits all” divorce. Universally though, anyone who has gone through the process can attest to the fact that it is one of the most painful experiences you will encounter in your life. Having been a divorce attorney for over 20 years, here are some thoughts to consider if you have been through divorce already or have decided to take the plunge. 1. Your decision to end your marriage will scare a lot of your friends and family, for a myriad of reasons. The number one reason, believe it or not, is […]
February 9, 2015

Divorce Wisdom: Dating tips post-divorce

Beginning a new relationship after divorce can be tricky, particularly if there are minor children involved. I find in my divorce practice that some jump into dating fairly quickly to avoid the loneliness that inevitably comes after the break up, while others remain gun shy about entering the world of romance. Whatever your circumstances post-divorce, here are some tips to make the world of dating better for you and your children: 1. Always let your children know they come first, no matter who you are dating. Remain “child-centric” at all times, even when you meet that special person that makes […]
December 29, 2014

Divorce Wisdom: Resolutions for Better Co-Parenting in the New Year

Okay, so, you are divorced or about to end your marriage. With the new year approaching, it is not a bad idea to create a list of resolutions, designed especially to make your ex (or soon-to-be-ex) easier to deal with in the new year for you and your children. Before you commit to some or all of these resolutions, you might want to invoke a ritual to help you transition into a new mindset. Create something that makes these changes really feel like an important decision and therefore, easier to implement. My favorite “Get Ready” ritual for New Year’s Resolutions […]
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

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 […]
January 3, 2018

Ouch! Divorce just got more expensive for those paying alimony under new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – December 22, 2017 – 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, says the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act holds a surprising change for those paying alimony. Under current law, alimony payments are a deductible expense and included in the recipient’s income, but that will all change under the new tax law, when the payor no longer gets a deduction and the recipient no longer counts the payment as […]
December 7, 2017

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

Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – Dec. 6,  2017 – 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 elected vice chair of the Board of Directors of the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC).  Woll has been a member of the BBAC board since June 2016. As a long-time supporter of the nonprofit visual arts organization, Woll hosted the BBAC’s Fine Art of Summer fundraiser in 2015 at her Bloomfield Hills home and has a […]
November 27, 2017

Woll & Woll receives registered service mark certification in Michigan for “child-centric divorce℠”

Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – Nov. 20, 2017 – 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 the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) in Lansing, Michigan, has issued a certificate of registration for the terminology, “child-centric divorce℠” to Woll & Woll, P.C., effective Oct. 11, 2017. “Words are more than just text on a page. They can champion a position or be a call to action,” said Jessica Woll, managing partner of Woll […]
September 29, 2017

Managing partner of Woll & Woll named Top Lawyer for 2018 by DBusiness magazine

Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – September 29, 2017 – 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 2018. The list, which will be published in the November/December 2017 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 business law […]