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.
July 31, 2014

Divorce Wisdom: Kids, career and the loss of connection

I have noticed a trend lately, in which divorces are instigated by educated individuals in their 40’s. The profile of the 40-something I am describing looks something like this: – Got married in their 20’s, sometime after completing college; – Focused on career development after marriage; – After becoming established in a profession, began to have children in their early 30’s; – Gave primary attention and focus to their young children through early adolescence (typically the wife/mother) but may also have continued to focus on career advancement; -If one spouse is the primary wage earner, they will have focused on […]
July 3, 2014

Divorce Wisdom: Divorce Challenges for Same Sex Couples

On the eve of the recent surge of states legalizing gay marriage, I was featured in a Detroit Legal News “Asked and Answered” article, where the discussion focused on the struggles that married, gay couples face when they want to divorce. Issues like the division of the marital estate, custody and support are challenges that many divorcing couples must face but same sex couples, living in a state that does not recognize the legality of their marriage, must confront these issues without the support of the family law court system. Gay marriage is not legal in Michigan but there are […]
March 11, 2014

Divorce Wisdom: Divorce in the Age of the Internet

In most counties, all court filings are now available on line. In this blog I will explore the impact of this on divorcing couples with minor children. As most people know, you begin a divorce action by filing a complaint for divorce. Once you file the complaint, your case is assigned to a judge and the information, meaning the contents of the documents you file with the court become available to purchase on line shortly thereafter. Since the information is public, the first encounter one may experience as a result of filing is that the non-filing spouse will receive a […]
January 31, 2014

Divorce Wisdom: Is it possible to stay friends with an ex after the heartbreak of divorce?

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? In my experience as a divorce and family law attorney for 20 years, I think it depends on the couple and whether children are involved. When there are no children from the marriage, former married couples sometimes remain friends, but usually go their separate ways, often not seeing each other again or letting years pass. However, it’s a different story with children involved. When ex-spouses are co-parents, they remain in contact with each other […]
December 12, 2013

Divorce Wisdom: All I want for Christmas is a Perfect Divorce

Usually around the holidays I write about survival tips for divorced parents and how to ensure that your children enjoy the season with as little post-divorce drama as possible. But for this December posting, I was thinking about how many people wait until after January 1st to file for divorce. So, if divorce is on your mind during the holidays, let’s take a look at what a best case scenario looks like. Understand that I do not take the issue of divorce lightly under any circumstance. I know the pain that is involved in making the decision to end a […]
June 15, 2016

Summer Vacation Survival Tips for Co-parenting Children of Divorce

Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – June 14, 2016 – School is out, summer has begun and kids and families across the nation are filling their calendars with camps, trips and assorted other activities. But with millions of 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 specializing in complex family law issues, offers summer survival tips for divorced parents. First, according to Woll, in a time when childhood […]
June 7, 2016

Woll & Woll managing partner joins board of Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC)

Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.com 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, has joined the Board of Directors of the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC). Woll is an avid world traveler and art collector; her collection includes Asian art and artifacts from her travels, as well as art and sculpture from Northern Michigan artists. A long-time supporter of the BBAC, Woll hosted the BBAC’s 2015 Fine Art of Summer fundraiser at her Bloomfield Hills home. […]
June 7, 2016

Woll & Woll to serve as presenting sponsor for Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC) Fine Art of Summer event

Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.com 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 […]
May 24, 2016

Here comes the bride… and the prenuptial agreement? Before signing on the dotted line, couples should consider the pros and cons

Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.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 […]
May 16, 2016

Relationships and divorce: Attorney looks at 5 common consequences of the divorce process

Media Contact: Mary Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.com 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 […]
May 5, 2016

Dating after divorce: 8 tips to help protect a child’s emotional health when mom or dad start to date

Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070, mlinton@wollandwollpc.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 […]
May 5, 2016

Tax season and divorce: 3 areas of personal finance all divorcing couples should know

Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070, mlinton@wollandwollpc.com 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 […]
October 22, 2015

Divorce and family law attorney voices opposition to proposed Michigan legislation (HB4141) mandating equal custody in divorce

Media Contact: Mary Linton Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.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 […]
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 […]