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.
January 14, 2019

Divorce Wisdom: Give 2019 Your Best Self

Happy 2019: I have written many times about resolutions for the New Year, that are designed to promote better co-parenting with your ex-spouse. It’s an important topic for you and your children, all the time, but for most of us, the start of a new year is the time when we give pause and reflect on how to be better versions of ourselves. Regardless of how you feel about your former husband or wife, the two of you can agree on the fact that you love the children, the two of you brought into the world together, more than anything. […]
April 17, 2018

Divorce Wisdom: The Choice

There are always times when you must make a choice in how you interact with your ex, when you share a child. In these times, you can choose restraint and take a higher road, when it comes to co-parenting, or you can let yourself be driven by your frustration with all of your ex’s traits that probably contributed to your split. The latter choice is never good for your children and it certainly isn’t good for you. Your ex is an ex most likely because he or she frustrated you and eventually made you angry to the point of no […]
March 14, 2017

Divorce Wisdom: Telling Your Tween or Teen About Your Divorce

I always tell my clients that a unified parental front is the best way to break the news of a divorce to a child of any age, if possible. If possible, telling your child about the impending divorce together is always best, so long as it can be done in a calm, civilized and cooperative manner. The word “we” should be used generously during the conversation, even if the decision to divorce was decided by only one of the parents. “We love you” and “this decision has nothing to do with you” are two phrases that cannot be stated enough […]
March 14, 2017

Divorce Wisdom: Take Care During a Divorce

Filing for divorce is one of the most confusing, painful decisions that can occur in your life. It is so important from the very beginning, after the filing of the action, to give yourself permission to really feel your feelings, whatever they may be, and to give yourself time and space to engage in behavior that will lead to a happier outcome for you down the road. So, when you feel like crying inconsolably, let yourself really belt out a good cry in a safe place, either alone, or with a supportive friend or therapist, and leave any judgmental people out […]
January 30, 2017

Divorce Wisdom: You’ve Decided to File for Divorce: 5 Tips to Help You Through the Process

So, you have decided to file for divorce. Here are some tips to make this difficult journey a little easier: Be an adult and tell your spouse that you are going to file for divorce: If you are flying solo with the decision to end your marriage, be up front with your spouse about the decision. Your partner should hear about your decision to file for divorce directly from you and not a third party.  How you handle the early rounds of the process may have a big impact on how smoothly your case will go, in general. If you […]
March 25, 2019

Attorney, Jessica Woll, discusses possible changes to the Michigan Sex Offender Registry, with Fox 2 Detroit

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March 25, 2019

Attorney, Jessica Woll, discusses how Fortnite and other popular video games contribute to divorces around the world

Popular ‘Fortnite’ video game contributing to hundreds of divorces around world, experts say ‘Fortnite’ being blamed for at least 200 divorces in U.K. By Sandra Ali – Anchor/Reporter, Derick Hutchinson / Show Orginal   DETROIT – Marriages struggle and end for many reasons, and the popular video game “Fortnite” is being blamed for hundreds of divorces around the world. Metro Detroit divorce attorney Jessica Woll said she wasn’t shocked to hear that at least 200 couples in the United Kingdom filed for divorce last year citing an addiction to “Fortnite” and other online games as one of the reasons. The latest numbers are according to the […]
December 4, 2018

Managing Partner, Jessica Woll, discusses co-parenting with your ex during the holidays and some tips to always keep things “child-centric”

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December 4, 2018

Attorney, Jessica Woll, discusses holiday survival tips for divorce parents, with the Detroit Jewish News

Media Contacts: Jason Brown; Public City PR, 248.252.1687; jbrown@publiccitypr.net; MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.com 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 4 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. […]
November 1, 2018

Managing partner of Woll & Woll named Top Lawyer for 2019 by DBusiness magazine

Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – Nov. 1, 2018 – 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 2019. The list, which has been published in the November/December 2018 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 law where […]
October 9, 2018

Attorney, Jessica Woll, discusses the strain on marriages when a spouse spends too much time online

On September 20, 2018, Attorney, Jessica Woll, spoke with WWJ News Radio’s Sandra O’Neill, about the strain too much gaming and online time can cause on a marriage. Part 1: Part 2: Post Views: 131
October 2, 2018

Fortnite has taken the video-gaming community by storm; now the phenomenon could be taking down some marriages, too – Spending too much time online can be a contributing factor of divorce, family law attorney has found

Media Contact: Mary Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – Oct. 2, 2018 – An uptick in the number of spouses who looked into divorce and cited Fortnite—a free-to-play video game which enables up to 100 people to simultaneously battle to the end—as the reason for their inquiries has been identified by an online divorce service-provider in the United Kingdom. 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, is not surprised by these findings. “The people who are entrenched at […]
September 10, 2018

Divorce and family law attorneys at Woll & Woll recognized by Michigan Super Lawyers 2018

Media Contact: Mary Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – Sept. 7, 2018 – 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 2018 in the practice area of family law. She is a multiple year Michigan Super Lawyer honoree. 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 […]
July 26, 2018

Woll & Woll managing partner named chair elect of the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center board of directors

Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. –July 26, 2018 – 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 named chair-elect of the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC).  A member of the board since June 2016, Woll has been an ardent supporter of the nonprofit visual arts organization and advocate of its community arts education and outreach programs for several years. The chair-elect position is a one-year term, at which time Woll will become board chair. […]