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 […]
February 17, 2011

Divorce Wisdom: Who’s At Fault; Is it Worth Pursuing?

Hello my name is Jessica Woll and I have been practicing divorce and family law for close to two decades. The job has taught me a great deal about human beings going through what is often one of the worst experiences in their lives. In my blog, I will share my client’s stories, while maintaining their right to privacy. I will offer advice, tips and insights based upon these stories. I hope that you find the information beneficial. For my fourth posting, I will discuss fault in divorce and if it’s worth pursuing. Any legally obtained information regarding your spouse’s […]
February 10, 2011

Divorce Wisdom: Is Possession Really 9/10ths of the Law?

Hello my name is Jessica Woll and I have been practicing divorce and family law for close to two decades. The job has taught me a great deal about human beings going through what is often one of the worst experiences in their lives. In my blog I will share my client’s stories, while maintaining their right to privacy. I will offer advice, tips and insights based upon these stories. I hope that you find the information beneficial. For my third posting, I will briefly discuss the issue of possession of personal property during divorce. We have all heard the […]
February 4, 2011

Divorce Wisdom: Should You Stay or Should You Go?

Hello my name is Jessica Woll and I have been practicing divorce and family law for close to two decades. The job has taught me a great deal about human beings going through what is often one of the worst experiences in their lives. In my Blog I will share my client’s stories, while maintaining their right to privacy. I will offer advice, tips and insights based upon these stories. I hope that you find the information beneficial. For my second posting I will briefly discuss the issue of whether you should stay in your home or move out during […]
January 12, 2011

Divorce Wisdom

Hello my name is Jessica Woll and I have been practicing divorce and family law for close to two decades. The job has taught me a great deal about human beings going through what is often one of the worst experiences in their lives. In my Blog I will share my client’s stories, while maintaining their right to privacy. I will offer advice, tips and insights based upon these stories. I hope that you find the information beneficial. For my first posting I will share a story related to a father regarding the issue of physical custody: I had a […]