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.
October 4, 2013

Divorce Wisdom: Is He/She Cheating?

As a divorce attorney, many of my cases involve infidelity. Because of this fact, I see patterns of behavior displayed by cheating spouses. Here are nine (9) signs to look out for when you suspect your spouse is not being faithful: 1. Your spouse purchases new lingerie/under garments when the last time that occurred was on your honeymoon. 2. Your spouse carries his/her cellular phone with them always and freaks out when you casually pick up their telephone to make a quick call. 3. Your spouse adds a pass code to all of his/her electronic devises. 4. Your spouse seems […]
July 23, 2013

Divorce Wisdom: Pre-Nups and Debts

You hear an awful lot about people obtaining prenuptial agreements before their wedding to protect their money, but what about a prenup to protect you from your spouse’s debt? Ever since the economy went down hill, people have been more pragmatic about the accumulation of debt, especially debt created by another, even if that debt is created by the person they love. As I stated in a prior Blog, a couple engaged to be married can include in their marriage contract (a/k/a “the prenuptial agreement”), basically anything that is legal. An agreement to travel the world or even jump out […]
June 28, 2013

Divorce Wisdom: The Pros and Cons of Signing a Prenuptial Agreement

It’s June – the most popular month for a couple to get married. As a divorce attorney, the wedding season typically brings in clients in need of a prenuptial agreement. But I can tell you from experience, prenuptial agreements are not for everyone. Therefore, this blog posting will explore the pros and cons of prenuptial agreements based upon my personal knowledge of drafting them, enforcing them and having them set aside. However, before I begin my list, a basis understanding of what a prenuptial agreement actually is needs to be discussed. A prenuptial agreement (sometimes referred to as an antenuptial […]
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 […]
July 24, 2015

Michigan divorce and family law attorney questions trend towards equal custody in divorce

Media Contact: Mary Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070; mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – July 23, 2015 – 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 time in a variety of situations. It’s the trend toward 50/50 custody of children in divorce cases that is troubling 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. “In the past ten years, I have seen a shift among judges in […]
July 14, 2015

Michigan family law attorney outlines 4 immediate implications of gay marriage on parental rights, custody and divorce

Media Contact: Mary Linton, Woll & Woll P.C., 248.354.6070, mlinton@wollandwollpc.com. Birmingham, Mich. – June 27, 2015 –Jessica Woll, managing partner of Woll & Woll, P.C., a divorce and family law practice in Birmingham, Mich., responded to yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling recognizing gay marriage with some important considerations for gay couples who reside in Michigan. “Prior to June 26, 37 States and the District of Columbia recognized gay marriage. With the Supreme Court’s landmark decision legalizing same sex marriage in Michigan and across the country, there are considerations same sex couples need to be aware of immediately,” said Woll. 1. Same […]
July 11, 2015

Jessica Woll – Interview on Comcast Newsmakers

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June 4, 2015

Michigan family law attorney seeks privacy for divorce cases

Current practice makes detailed and often messy divorce information available for purchase on-line Media Contact: Mary Linton, Woll & Woll, P.C., 248.354.6070, mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – June 3, 2015 – In most counties in Michigan, all court filings are available online. This means all the dirty secrets of a divorcing couple are available for family, neighbors, co-workers and the general public to find via an Internet search. Jessica Woll, managing partner of Woll & Woll, P.C., a Michigan-based divorce and family law firm with a particular expertise in complex family law issues, wants to bring attention to the issue in […]
June 1, 2015

Managing Partner of Woll & Woll, P.C. to host fundraiser benefiting the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center

June 25 event to raise funds for art education, highlight family’s collection of contemporary and Asian art and artifacts Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070, mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – June 4, 2015 – 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, and her husband Don Stewart, will host this year’s annual Fine Art of Summer fundraiser to benefit the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC) on Thursday, June 25 at their Bloomfield Hills home. The BBAC serves to connect people of all […]
February 20, 2015

Love is in the air: Eight tips for dating after divorce

Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070, mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – Feb. 14, 2015 – 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 a niche expertise in complex family law issues, offers eight tips for divorced parents as they pursue a romantic life post-divorce: 1. 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 do somersaults. […]
January 14, 2015

Jessica Woll – Channel 2 Video Clip

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December 29, 2014

5 New Year’s resolutions that will lead to better co-parenting between divorced parents

Media Contact: MaryConnell Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070, mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – Dec. 29, 2014 – With the new year approaching, 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, says it’s a good idea to create a list of resolutions designed specifically to make an ex, or soon-to-be ex, easier to deal with in the new year. Live by the rule “less is more”: According to Woll, the general public does not need to know one’s personal business. Even if a spouse is […]
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 […]