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 12, 2013

Divorce Wisdom: Hiring a Divorce Attorney & Cutting Down on Costs

Hiring a divorce attorney can be a daunting task. Particularly when you consider the cost involved in getting a divorce. In order to cut down on your costs, consider these 6 Tips: 1. Understand that you get what you pay for: The best divorce attorneys charge by the hour. While there are attorneys that will do your divorce for a flat fee, these attorneys should be avoided except in cases where you have no children and no property to divide. You really will get what you pay for. Choosing the right divorce attorney is crucial. After all, you are trusting […]
January 21, 2013

Divorce Wisdom: Divorce and the New Year

Most people’s New Year resolutions, more often than not, focus on diet and exercise. While making healthy changes are always important, one should not forget that our mental well being is just as important to our overall good health. As a divorce practitioner for almost two decades, I have seen how divorce and its aftermath impact a couples’ emotional health. Usually, the effect is none too pretty. Okay, so you have made it through the holidays, but your ex is still driving you nuts. What can you do about it? If you find yourself at this time of year going […]
November 28, 2012

Divorce Wisdom: 7 Holiday Survival Tips for Divorced Parents

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 four 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. Here are 7 quick tips that I hope will make the season a […]
October 31, 2012

Divorce Wisdom: Fault in Divorce

Your spouse is a no good cheater so you decide to file for divorce. How will your spouse’s bad acts impact your settlement? I received a call from a man seeking a divorce. He informed me that he had been working overseas on a job assignment for the past year. During his time away from home, he supported his wife of 22 years by sending her money on a monthly basis to cover all of the household expenses. After completing his work assignment, the husband returned home. The husband finished his work assignment a few weeks ahead of schedule and […]
September 19, 2012

Divorce Wisdom: Top 10 Myths in Michigan Divorce

MYTH ONE: “I will get a better settlement if I file first.” This is not true. In Michigan, judges do not care who files for divorce first. Michigan law is not designed to reward one party for beating their spouse to the court house to file for divorce. However, there are certain circumstances in which it may be in your best interest to be first to file. Here are some examples of when it may be a good idea to file first: If you are afraid for your safety or the safety/well-being of your minor children. If you are afraid […]
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 […]
September 4, 2015

Michigan 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. 4, 2015 – Jessica Woll, managing partner and co-founder of Woll & Woll, P.C., a Michigan-based divorce and family law firm with a particular expertise in 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 […]
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 […]
July 24, 2015

Michigan divorce and family law attorney questions trend towards equal custody in divorce

Media Contact: Mary Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – July 23, 2015 – 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 time in a variety of situations. It’s the trend toward 50/50 custody of children in divorce cases that is troubling to Jessica Woll, managing partner of Woll & Woll, P.C., a Michigan-based divorce and family law firm with a niche expertise in complex family law issues. “In the past ten years, I have seen a shift among judges in […]
July 14, 2015

Michigan family law attorney outlines 4 immediate implications of gay marriage on parental rights, custody and divorce

Media Contact: Mary Linton, Woll & Woll P.C., 248.354.6070, mlinton@wollandwollpc.com. Birmingham, Mich. – June 27, 2015 –Jessica Woll, managing partner of Woll & Woll, P.C., a divorce and family law practice in Birmingham, Mich., responded to yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling recognizing gay marriage with some important considerations for gay couples who reside in Michigan. “Prior to June 26, 37 States and the District of Columbia recognized gay marriage. With the Supreme Court’s landmark decision legalizing same sex marriage in Michigan and across the country, there are considerations same sex couples need to be aware of immediately,” said Woll. 1. Same […]
July 11, 2015

Jessica Woll – Interview on Comcast Newsmakers

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June 4, 2015

Michigan family law attorney seeks privacy for divorce cases

Current practice makes detailed and often messy divorce information available for purchase on-line Media Contact: Mary Linton, Woll & Woll, P.C., 248.354.6070, mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – June 3, 2015 – In most counties in Michigan, all court filings are available online. This means all the dirty secrets of a divorcing couple are available for family, neighbors, co-workers and the general public to find via an Internet search. Jessica Woll, managing partner of Woll & Woll, P.C., a Michigan-based divorce and family law firm with a particular expertise in complex family law issues, wants to bring attention to the issue in […]
June 1, 2015

Managing Partner of Woll & Woll, P.C. to host fundraiser benefiting the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center

June 25 event to raise funds for art education, highlight family’s collection of contemporary and Asian art and artifacts Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070, mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – June 4, 2015 – Jessica Woll, managing partner of Woll & Woll, P.C., a Michigan-based divorce and family law firm with a niche expertise in complex family law issues, and her husband Don Stewart, will host this year’s annual Fine Art of Summer fundraiser to benefit the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC) on Thursday, June 25 at their Bloomfield Hills home. The BBAC serves to connect people of all […]
February 20, 2015

Love is in the air: Eight tips for dating after divorce

Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070, mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – Feb. 14, 2015 – 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 a niche expertise in complex family law issues, offers eight tips for divorced parents as they pursue a romantic life post-divorce: 1. 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 do somersaults. […]