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.
As a divorce attorney, many of my cases involve infidelity. Because of this fact, I see patterns of behavior displayed by cheating spouses. Here are nine (9) signs to look out for when you suspect your spouse is not being faithful: 1. Your spouse purchases new lingerie/under garments when the last time that occurred was on your honeymoon. 2. Your spouse carries his/her cellular phone with them always and freaks out when you casually pick up their telephone to make a quick call. 3. Your spouse adds a pass code to all of his/her electronic devises. 4. Your spouse seems […]
You hear an awful lot about people obtaining prenuptial agreements before their wedding to protect their money, but what about a prenup to protect you from your spouse’s debt? Ever since the economy went down hill, people have been more pragmatic about the accumulation of debt, especially debt created by another, even if that debt is created by the person they love. As I stated in a prior Blog, a couple engaged to be married can include in their marriage contract (a/k/a “the prenuptial agreement”), basically anything that is legal. An agreement to travel the world or even jump out […]
It’s June – the most popular month for a couple to get married. As a divorce attorney, the wedding season typically brings in clients in need of a prenuptial agreement. But I can tell you from experience, prenuptial agreements are not for everyone. Therefore, this blog posting will explore the pros and cons of prenuptial agreements based upon my personal knowledge of drafting them, enforcing them and having them set aside. However, before I begin my list, a basis understanding of what a prenuptial agreement actually is needs to be discussed. A prenuptial agreement (sometimes referred to as an antenuptial […]
I recently came across an excerpt from a hearing held by a Minnesota Family Law Judge, Michael Haas, on the topic of divorcing parents. I read Judge Hass’ statement before as it has been circulating amongst family law practitioners for some time, since the judge’s statements were made in 2001. Despite being over a decade old, Judge Haas’ wise words will forever remain timely. In 2001, Judge Haas had the following to say to a divorcing couple about their minor children: “Your children have come into this world because of the two of you. Perhaps you two made lousy choices […]
I am often asked by potential clients what he or she can do to get ready for divorce before they are actually ready to push that button. Here are 6 things you can do to better prepare for your divorce: 1. Marriage Counseling: Any couple contemplating divorce might benefit from counseling, if both parties are committed to trying to make counseling work. If marriage counseling is not successful, you may be able to switch from marriage counseling to divorce counseling. If a counselor can help you and your spouse remain civil while you work on a settlement, you will save […]
Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; firstname.lastname@example.org Birmingham, Mich. – June 6, 2016 –Jessica Woll, managing partner of Woll & Woll, P.C., a Michigan-based divorce and family law practice specializing in complex family law issues, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC), announced the firm will serve as a presenting sponsor for the BBAC’s 2016 Fine Art of Summer. “It is a privilege to be involved with the BBAC and help support and nurture the educational, cultural and social outlets that art brings to a community,” Woll said. “Woll and […]
Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; email@example.com Birmingham, Mich. – May 23, 2016 –Jessica Woll, managing partner of Woll & Woll, P.C., a Michigan-based divorce and family law practice specializing in complex family law issues, has more than 20 years of experience in helping couples navigate the painful process of divorce. In the midst of wedding season, Woll, who blogs and tweets @DivorceWisdom, says her experience guides her belief that the pros and cons of signing a prenuptial agreement should be fully considered along with the guest list and flower arrangements. A prenuptial agreement is a contract between […]
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 […]
Media Contact: Mary Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; firstname.lastname@example.org Birmingham, Mich. – May 16, 2016 –Jessica Woll, managing partner of Woll & Woll, P.C., a Michigan-based divorce and family law practice specializing in complex family law issues, has more than 20 years of experience in helping couples navigate the painful process of divorce. Through her experience, she has gained numerous insights about the often unanticipated fallout from the divorce process. Woll, who blogs and tweets @DivorceWisdom, advises divorcing couples to be aware of five areas of fallout during and following a divorce. The decision to end a marriage will scare […]
Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070, email@example.com Birmingham, Mich. – April 26, 2016 – Beginning a new relationship after divorce can be tricky, especially if there are minor children involved. Jessica Woll, managing partner of Woll & Woll, P.C., a Michigan-based divorce and family law practice with more than 20 years of experience in complex family law issues, offers eight tips for divorced parents as they pursue a romantic life post-divorce: Always let the children know they come first. Remain “child-centric” at all times, even when meeting that special person who makes the heart flutter and the stomach […]
Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070, firstname.lastname@example.org Birmingham, Mich. – March 14, 2016 – The months of January through April, often referred to as tax season, bring heightened attention to personal finances. When a couple is going through the divorce process, finances and related aspects of their life should be given extra attention. According to Jessica Woll, managing partner of Woll & Woll, P.C., a Michigan-based divorce and family law practice with more than 20 years of experience in complex family law issues, there are three key areas of personal finance that divorcing couples should review during the […]
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 […]
Media Contact: Mary Linton Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; email@example.com Birmingham, Mich. – Oct. 22, 2015 – Terms like “50/50 split” and “you take half and I take half” are often used to reflect the fair and equal division of goods, money or time in a variety of situations. It’s the trend toward 50/50 custody of children in divorce cases, and now Michigan HB4141, that is troubling to Jessica Woll, managing partner of Woll & Woll, P.C., a Michigan-based divorce and family law firm with an expertise in complex family law issues. HB4141 would grant joint custody, following divorce, to both […]
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 […]