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.
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 […]
November 13, 2014

Divorce Wisdom: Surviving (and enjoying!) the holidays as a divorced parent

With the holidays approaching as quickly as the temperatures are dropping, we’re reminded that this season is about peace, harmony and good will. But if you’re a divorced parent who has to share time with your children this holiday season, it may not be that joyful –unless you plan ahead. Here are six tips to help you survive (and even enjoy!) this holiday season: Remain “child-centric” at all times. I am a strong believer that a child’s needs always coming first. I remind clients to ask themselves what their child will benefit from most. What will create happy holiday memories? […]
September 12, 2014

Divorce Wisdom: Divorcing With Children? Keep Your Negotiatons “Child-centric”

I recently spoke with a well-known real estate appraiser, in the metropolitan Detroit area, about home appraisals. During the conversation, we got to talking about his divorce from his first wife. He had met his wife when they were both 10 years old. They were married for 25 years and had 4 children together. After years of marriage, the couple grew apart and decided to call it quits. How do you end a marriage that has lasted a quarter of a century with a woman you met when you had just hit double digits? Well, my friend told me that […]
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 […]
September 6, 2017

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

Media Contact: Mary Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – Sept. 5, 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 named a Michigan Super Lawyer in the practice area of family law. 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 custody issues. Woll holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Wayne […]
July 4, 2017

Divorce and family law attorney voices opposition to Michigan legislation (HB4691) mandating equal parenting time in divorce “Fair to the parents may actually be unfair to the child” #5050unfair #5050unequal

Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – June 27, 2017 – Terms like “50/50 split” and “you take half and I take half” are often used to reflect fair and equal division of goods, money or property. However, such terms don’t necessarily apply when it comes to parenting time for children in divorce cases, according to 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. That’s why Woll finds new Michigan legislation HB4691, which revises the manner in […]
June 5, 2017

Woll & Woll is a signature sponsor for Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center ‘Fine Art of Summer’ event

Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – June 1, 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, announced the firm is a signature sponsor of the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center’s (BBAC) 2017 Fine Art of Summer.  Woll currently serves on the Board of Directors of the BBAC, which connects people of all ages and abilities with visual arts education, exhibition and other creative experiences. The annual Fine Art of Summer event is held to support […]
May 9, 2017

5 summer vacation survival tips for divorced parents

Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – May 8, 2017–As families begin filling their calendars with camps, trips and other summer activities, millions of divorced parents face the annual dilemma of how to share their children’s summer break. 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, offers the following summer vacation survival tips for parents to keep their cool even when the temperature rises: Remain child-centric; put the children first at all times. “Childhood is fleeting, so […]
March 17, 2017

Three years in, Michigan family law attorney’s crusade to minimize online access to divorce information is showing results

Next step is an updated law changing the practice to better serve children of divorce Media Contact: Mary Linton Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – March 15, 2017 -Jessica Woll, managing partner of family law firm, Woll & Woll, P.C., a Michigan-based divorce and family law firm with a particular expertise in complex family law issues and child-centric divorce™, began a crusade in 2014 to keep detailed and often messy divorce information involving minor children private. Anecdotal feedback tells Woll, who blogs and tweets @DivorceWisdom, it’s working. “In most counties in Michigan, all court filings are available online, […]