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 31, 2012

Divorce Wisdom: Fault in Divorce

Your spouse is a no good cheater so you decide to file for divorce. How will your spouse’s bad acts impact your settlement? I received a call from a man seeking a divorce. He informed me that he had been working overseas on a job assignment for the past year. During his time away from home, he supported his wife of 22 years by sending her money on a monthly basis to cover all of the household expenses. After completing his work assignment, the husband returned home. The husband finished his work assignment a few weeks ahead of schedule and […]
September 19, 2012

Divorce Wisdom: Top 10 Myths in Michigan Divorce

MYTH ONE: “I will get a better settlement if I file first.” This is not true. In Michigan, judges do not care who files for divorce first. Michigan law is not designed to reward one party for beating their spouse to the court house to file for divorce. However, there are certain circumstances in which it may be in your best interest to be first to file. Here are some examples of when it may be a good idea to file first: If you are afraid for your safety or the safety/well-being of your minor children. If you are afraid […]
September 4, 2012

Divorce Wisdom: How to Hire the Right Divorce Attorney

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 […]
August 14, 2012

Divorce Wisdom: Divorce Dos and Don’ts

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 […]
July 31, 2012

Divorce Wisdom: The Teenage Dilemma

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 […]
July 21, 2014

Attorney recommends standard legal contracts as same-sex divorce alternative in states where gay marriage is illegal

Media Contact: Mary Linton, Woll & Woll P.C., 248.354.6070, mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – July 21, 2014 – While 19 states and Washington, D.C. currently recognize gay marriage, same-sex couples that want to divorce but reside in a state that does not recognize the legality of their marriage must confront the issue without the support of the family law court system. According to 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, separation agreements, similar to a post-nuptial agreement, may serve as a more feasible […]
July 1, 2014

Survival tips for co-parenting children of divorce during summer vacation

Media Contact: Mary Linton, Woll & Woll P.C., 248.354.6070, mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Birmingham, Mich. – June 30, 2014 – School is out, summer has officially begun and kids and families across the nation are filling their calendars with camps and trips. But with more than four million 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 with a niche expertise in complex family law issues, offers summer survival tips for divorced parents. First, according to Woll, in […]
February 19, 2014

Jessica Woll of Woll & Woll, P.C. named a Leader in the Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

Media Contact: Mary Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070, mlinton@wollandwollpc.com Southfield, Mich. – Feb. 19, 2014 – Jessica Woll, managing partner of Woll & Woll, P.C., a Michigan-based divorce and family law practice with a particular expertise in complex family law issues, has been named one of Michigan’s 30 Leaders in the Law by the legal trade publication Michigan Lawyers Weekly. The Leader in the Law is awarded to lawyers for their significant accomplishments or achievements in the legal field, outstanding contributions to the practice of law in Michigan, leadership in improving the justice system in Michigan, seeking improvements to the […]
February 5, 2014

Is it possible to stay friends with an ex?

Divorce and family law attorney discusses platonic relationships after the spark burns out Media Contact: Mary Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070, mlinton@wollandwollpc.com   Southfield, Mich. – Feb. 4, 2014 – – 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? Jessica Woll, managing partner of Woll & Woll, P.C., a Michigan-based divorce and family law practice with particular expertise in complex family law issues, says it depends on the couple and if children are involved.   “When there are no children from the […]
February 5, 2014

The Oakland Press acknowledges 20th anniversary of Woll & Woll, P.C.

Media Contact: Mary Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070, mlinton@wollandwollpc.com   Southfield, Mich. – Jan. 24, 2014 – – Jan. 1 marked the 20th anniversary for family owned and operated Woll & Woll, P.C., a Michigan-based divorce and family law practice with a particular expertise in complex family law issues. The Oakland Press highlighted the firm’s success in serving men, women and families in Michigan for 20 years on Jan. 23.   The article explores the founding of the firm and the growth it has experienced the last 20 years. Read the full article here.   Here is the announcement made […]
February 5, 2014

Jessica Woll speaks to WWJ radio about divorce and kids during the holidays

Media Contact: Mary Linton, Woll & Woll, 248.354.6070, mlinton@wollandwollpc.com   Southfield, Mich. – Jan. 14, 2014 –Jessica Woll, managing partner of Woll & Woll, P.C., a Michigan-based divorce and family law practice with a particular expertise in complex family law issues, recently spoke to WWJ 950 all-news radio on holiday survival tips for divorced parents.   Woll stressed the need for parents to put the children first. To learn more from the interview, click here. In addition to the information Woll provided in the WWJ interview, she adds that in a time when childhood is fleeting, parents have to remain […]
December 13, 2013

Managing Partner of Woll & Woll named Top Lawyer for 2014 by DBusiness magazine

Southfield, Mich. – Nov. 18, 2013 – 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, was selected by her peers for inclusion in DBusiness magazine’s Top Lawyers for 2014 in the category of family business law. Ms. Woll has 20 years of experience as a litigator, counselor and negotiator serving families in Michigan. She has noted expertise in change of domicile cases and custody issues.  Additionally, she is leading the way in analyzing the complex issues of gay couples who are uncoupling in […]
October 8, 2013

Managing Partner of Woll & Woll lists signs that a spouse may be cheating

Surprise: lack of interest in an intimate relationship is at bottom of the list Southfield, Mich. – Oct. 8, 2013 – Jessica Woll, Managing Partner of Woll & Woll, P.C., a Divorce and Family Law practice in Southfield, offers key signs that could mean a spouse is not being faithful. Surprisingly, a lack of interest in an intimate relationship is at the bottom of the list. “As a divorce attorney, many of my cases involve infidelity so I have learned to identify patterns of behavior displayed by cheating spouses that go beyond intimacy,” said Woll. According to Woll, if a […]
August 9, 2013

First comes love, then comes student debt… then comes marriage? Maybe.

Student loans becoming a point of concern for today’s engaged couples Southfield, Mich. – August 19, 2013 – As rising student loans become an increasing topic of conversation and concern, the issue is spilling over into pre-marital discussions, according to Jessica Woll, managing partner of Woll & Woll, P.C., a divorce and family law practice in Southfield, Mich. “I had a client who was just finishing up medical school and came to me to review a prenuptial agreement that had been drafted by his fiancée’s attorney,” said Woll. “Given the stifling cost of medical school, my client was entering the […]