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.
November 13, 2014

Divorce Wisdom: Surviving (and enjoying!) the holidays as a divorced parent

With the holidays approaching as quickly as the temperatures are dropping, we’re reminded that this season is about peace, harmony and good will. But if you’re a divorced parent who has to share time with your children this holiday season, it may not be that joyful –unless you plan ahead. Here are six tips to help you survive (and even enjoy!) this holiday season: Remain “child-centric” at all times. I am a strong believer that a child’s needs always coming first. I remind clients to ask themselves what their child will benefit from most. What will create happy holiday memories? […]
September 12, 2014

Divorce Wisdom: Divorcing With Children? Keep Your Negotiatons “Child-centric”

I recently spoke with a well-known real estate appraiser, in the metropolitan Detroit area, about home appraisals. During the conversation, we got to talking about his divorce from his first wife. He had met his wife when they were both 10 years old. They were married for 25 years and had 4 children together. After years of marriage, the couple grew apart and decided to call it quits. How do you end a marriage that has lasted a quarter of a century with a woman you met when you had just hit double digits? Well, my friend told me that […]
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 […]
September 6, 2017

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. 5, 2017 – 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 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 Wayne […]
July 4, 2017

Divorce and family law attorney voices opposition to Michigan legislation (HB4691) mandating equal parenting time in divorce “Fair to the parents may actually be unfair to the child” #5050unfair #5050unequal

Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – June 27, 2017 – 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 property. However, such terms don’t necessarily apply when it comes to parenting time for children in divorce cases, according to 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. That’s why Woll finds new Michigan legislation HB4691, which revises the manner in […]
June 5, 2017

Woll & Woll is a signature sponsor for Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center ‘Fine Art of Summer’ event

Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – June 1, 2017 – 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, announced the firm is a signature sponsor of the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center’s (BBAC) 2017 Fine Art of Summer.  Woll currently serves on the Board of Directors of the BBAC, which connects people of all ages and abilities with visual arts education, exhibition and other creative experiences. The annual Fine Art of Summer event is held to support […]
May 9, 2017

5 summer vacation survival tips for divorced parents

Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – May 8, 2017–As families begin filling their calendars with camps, trips and other summer activities, millions of divorced parents face the annual dilemma of how to share their children’s summer break. 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, offers the following summer vacation survival tips for parents to keep their cool even when the temperature rises: Remain child-centric; put the children first at all times. “Childhood is fleeting, so […]
March 17, 2017

Three years in, Michigan family law attorney’s crusade to minimize online access to divorce information is showing results

Next step is an updated law changing the practice to better serve children of divorce Media Contact: Mary Linton Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – March 15, 2017 -Jessica Woll, managing partner of family law firm, Woll & Woll, P.C., a Michigan-based divorce and family law firm with a particular expertise in complex family law issues and child-centric divorce™, began a crusade in 2014 to keep detailed and often messy divorce information involving minor children private. Anecdotal feedback tells Woll, who blogs and tweets @DivorceWisdom, it’s working. “In most counties in Michigan, all court filings are available online, […]
January 30, 2017

Achieve a child-centric balance when pursuing new romantic relationships, family law attorney says

Media Contact: Mary Linton Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. –Jan.25, 2017 – Although many romantics hope that Cupid’s arrow will strike this Valentine’s Day, relationships after divorce can be a tricky endeavor, especially if minor children are involved. Jessica Woll, managing partner of family law firm, Woll & Woll, P.C., who blogs on the firm’s website and tweets @DivorceWisdom, offers 8 tips on how divorced parents can protect the emotional health of their children when they decide to date again. Always let the children know they come first. Remain “child-centric” at all times, even when meeting that special […]
December 22, 2016

Divorce Wisdom: 5 child-centric resolutions to guide divorced parents in the New Year

Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070, mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – Dec. 22, 2016 – In the spirit of starting the new year with a clean slate, Jessica Woll, managing partner of family law firm, Woll & Woll, P.C., who blogs and tweets @DivorceWisdom, advises divorced parents to create a list of resolutions that specifically focus on the family and address any relationship issues they have with their ex. We’ve all made mistakes in the past, but the key is to learn from them and move on, according to the Michigan-based family law attorney, who has more than 22 […]
November 18, 2016

Peace, love and holidays … Family law attorney offers 7 ways for divorced parents to celebrate the season harmoniously with their children

Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070, mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – Nov. 17, 2016 – ‘All is calm. All is bright.’ Not exactly the words many divorced families would use to describe their holiday season, but Jessica Woll, managing partner of family law firm, Woll & Woll, P.C., who blogs and tweets @DivorceWisdom, knows that if both parents focus on being civil and put in a little extra effort to compromise, holiday festivities can be cordial and have a happy ending. According to the Michigan-based family law attorney, who has more than 22 years expertise in complex divorce and […]
September 1, 2016

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. 1, 2016 – 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 2016 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 […]