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.
I recently saw a billboard advertisement for an attorney next to the highway on my way downtown last weekend which said, “In god we trust – all others we sue.” I saw another one of this particular attorneys billboards a few days later that said, “Everyone hates a lawyer until they need one.” Of course like many of you who might have seen these ads and others like them you felt disgusted and even outraged. You may have thought “who in their right mind would hire an attorney so vile?” But the attorney, who boldly put himself out there for […]
I cannot tell you how many of my clients want to fight over matters of principle rather than take a cost verses benefit approach to their divorce. Okay, so you are getting divorced because your spouse is a real @#$%^&*%&*8! YOU CAN FILL IN THE BLANKS HERE. If the above definition describes the state of your marriage, then I say the best revenge against a cheating, lying and/or abusive spouse is to live well in the aftermath. But how can you live well during a state of marital turmoil? Start by following some simple guidelines during your divorce: Do not […]
I am often asked the question of what age can a child actually chose which parent they want to live with. The answer in the Michigan Family Courts varies from courtroom to courtroom. When one parent seeks a change of custody and the court finds that the requesting parent has proper cause to request that the court conduct a hearing on the issue, the Court’s focus will be on the child’s best interest as outlined in the Michigan Child Custody Act (MCL 722.23). The Act considers twelve (12) factors in determining what custody and parenting arrangement are in a child’s […]
Okay, so you have been married for a while and have endured years of injustices at the hands of your evil husband or wife. The following types of scenarios often lead a divorcing party to seek retribution from the court: You are the major bread earner in the family and your spouse ran up massive credit card debt in your name. You received an inheritance from your aunt and took your spouse on a lavish 5 star trip to Tahiti with the money, only to return home and learn that your husband/wife has been having an affair with his/her yoga […]
At times, I receive calls from clients wherein they confide in me that they are afraid their spouse might lie and claim they are physically abusive in order to get them removed from the marital home during the pendency of a divorce. Typically, both parties have a right to continue to live in their residence during a divorce proceeding. The exception of this rule is when one spouse has physically assaulted their partner and the police remove the offending party from the residence. When I have a client that is living in constant fear of being falsely accused of domestic […]
Southfield, Mich. – August 1, 2013 – Woll & Woll, P.C., a divorce and family law practice in Southfield, Mich., announces Managing Partner Jessica Woll has been named a diversity leader by Corp! Magazine, a Michigan-based business news print and online publication. Ms. Woll will be honored at Corp’s Salute to Diversity annual event on Aug. 22 at the MGM Grand Hotel in Detroit. Honorees are noted in the diversity focused company, diversity champion and individual categories. Woll is an honoree in the individual category. Founded by a family of attorneys, Woll & Woll is a women-owned law firm under […]
Family law attorney addresses the pros and cons of signing a prenuptial agreement Southfield, Mich. – July 1, 2013 – In the midst of wedding season, Jessica Woll, managing partner of Woll & Woll, P.C., a divorce and family law practice in Southfield, Mich., notes the pros and cons of signing a pre-nuptial agreement should be considered along with the guest list and flower arrangements. A pre-nuptial agreement is a contract between two people that becomes valid upon the marriage of the couple and can include anything they want so long as the terms of the contract are legal. For […]
Southfield, Mich. – June 27, 2013 –Attorney Jessica Woll, managing partner of Woll & Woll, P.C., a family law practice based in Southeast Michigan, aims to provide truth in five common myths in Michigan divorce law. The first myth is that the party who files first will get a better settlement. “In Michigan, judges do not care who files for divorce first. The law is not designed to reward one party for beating their spouse to the courthouse to file for divorce,” explained Woll. “A few items the judge does care about is whether the individual who files is afraid […]