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.
June 5, 2013

Divorce Wisdom: A Word for Divorcing Parents

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 […]
May 15, 2013

Divorce Wisdom: The Pre-Divorce Checklist

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 […]
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 […]
November 12, 2014

Divorce and family law attorney discusses how to handle when a teen of divorced parents wants a change in domicile

Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll P.C., 248.354.6070, mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – Nov. 6, 2014 – The fall season can mean more than the leaves changing colors and daylight savings time. According 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, it’s not uncommon for teens of divorced parents to want a change in their parenting schedule once the school year is underway. “It’s not unusual for teenagers to want to go live with the other parent, that perhaps had less parenting […]
July 21, 2014

Attorney recommends standard legal contracts as same-sex divorce alternative in states where gay marriage is illegal

Media Contact: Mary Linton, Woll & Woll P.C., 248.354.6070, mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – July 21, 2014 – While 19 states and Washington, D.C. currently recognize gay marriage, same-sex couples that want to divorce but reside in a state that does not recognize the legality of their marriage must confront the issue without the support of the family law court system. According to 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, separation agreements, similar to a post-nuptial agreement, may serve as a more feasible […]
July 1, 2014

Survival tips for co-parenting children of divorce during summer vacation

Media Contact: Mary Linton, Woll & Woll P.C., 248.354.6070, mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – June 30, 2014 – School is out, summer has officially begun and kids and families across the nation are filling their calendars with camps and trips. But with more than four million divorced parents having to share time with their children, it may not be sun-time and fun-time for all. 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 summer survival tips for divorced parents. First, according to Woll, in […]
February 19, 2014

Jessica Woll of Woll & Woll, P.C. named a Leader in the Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

Media Contact: Mary Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070, mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Southfield, Mich. – Feb. 19, 2014 – Jessica Woll, managing partner of Woll & Woll, P.C., a Michigan-based divorce and family law practice with a particular expertise in complex family law issues, has been named one of Michigan’s 30 Leaders in the Law by the legal trade publication Michigan Lawyers Weekly. The Leader in the Law is awarded to lawyers for their significant accomplishments or achievements in the legal field, outstanding contributions to the practice of law in Michigan, leadership in improving the justice system in Michigan, seeking improvements to the […]
February 5, 2014

Is it possible to stay friends with an ex?

Divorce and family law attorney discusses platonic relationships after the spark burns out Media Contact: Mary Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070, mlinton@wollandwollpc.com   Southfield, Mich. – Feb. 4, 2014 – – He or she was once your sweetheart, but that bond has been legally broken through divorce. Still, is it possible to stay friends with your ex? Jessica Woll, managing partner of Woll & Woll, P.C., a Michigan-based divorce and family law practice with particular expertise in complex family law issues, says it depends on the couple and if children are involved.   “When there are no children from the […]
February 5, 2014

The Oakland Press acknowledges 20th anniversary of Woll & Woll, P.C.

Media Contact: Mary Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070, mlinton@wollandwollpc.com   Southfield, Mich. – Jan. 24, 2014 – – Jan. 1 marked the 20th anniversary for family owned and operated Woll & Woll, P.C., a Michigan-based divorce and family law practice with a particular expertise in complex family law issues. The Oakland Press highlighted the firm’s success in serving men, women and families in Michigan for 20 years on Jan. 23.   The article explores the founding of the firm and the growth it has experienced the last 20 years. Read the full article here.   Here is the announcement made […]
February 5, 2014

Jessica Woll speaks to WWJ radio about divorce and kids during the holidays

Media Contact: Mary Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070, mlinton@wollandwollpc.com   Southfield, Mich. – Jan. 14, 2014 –Jessica Woll, managing partner of Woll & Woll, P.C., a Michigan-based divorce and family law practice with a particular expertise in complex family law issues, recently spoke to WWJ 950 all-news radio on holiday survival tips for divorced parents.   Woll stressed the need for parents to put the children first. To learn more from the interview, click here. In addition to the information Woll provided in the WWJ interview, she adds that in a time when childhood is fleeting, parents have to remain […]
December 13, 2013

Managing Partner of Woll & Woll named Top Lawyer for 2014 by DBusiness magazine

Southfield, Mich. – Nov. 18, 2013 – 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, was selected by her peers for inclusion in DBusiness magazine’s Top Lawyers for 2014 in the category of family business law. Ms. Woll has 20 years of experience as a litigator, counselor and negotiator serving families in Michigan. She has noted expertise in change of domicile cases and custody issues.  Additionally, she is leading the way in analyzing the complex issues of gay couples who are uncoupling in […]
October 8, 2013

Managing Partner of Woll & Woll lists signs that a spouse may be cheating

Surprise: lack of interest in an intimate relationship is at bottom of the list Southfield, Mich. – Oct. 8, 2013 – Jessica Woll, Managing Partner of Woll & Woll, P.C., a Divorce and Family Law practice in Southfield, offers key signs that could mean a spouse is not being faithful. Surprisingly, a lack of interest in an intimate relationship is at the bottom of the list. “As a divorce attorney, many of my cases involve infidelity so I have learned to identify patterns of behavior displayed by cheating spouses that go beyond intimacy,” said Woll. According to Woll, if a […]