John F. Schaefer

John F. Schaefer: Attorney with The Law Firm of John F. Schaefer

Biography

Adjunct Professor, Family Law, MSU/Detroit College of Law, 1972—.

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Member, Board of Directors, Michigan Chapter, 1981—; President, 1986-1987). Oakland Bar Foundation. Michigan State Bar Foundation (Judicial Review Committee 1997—).

Areas of Practice (61)

  • Business Dissolutions
  • Business Formation
  • Business Organization
  • Business Planning
  • Business Start-Ups
  • Business Transfers
  • Business Valuation
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Buying and Selling of Businesses
  • Child Custody
  • Child Custody Mediation
  • Child Support
  • Fathers Rights
  • Grandparents Custody
  • Grandparents Visitation Rights
  • Parental Rights
  • Parenting Time
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Third Party Custody
  • Visitation Rights
  • Corporate Formation
  • Corporate Organization
  • Entertainment Contracts
  • Entertainment Law
  • Alimony
  • Annulment
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Community Property Law
  • Divorce
  • Divorce Arbitration
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Divorce Taxation
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Domestic Relations
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Family Arbitration
  • Family Mediation
  • Gay and Lesbian Family Law
  • International Family Law
  • Interstate Support
  • Marital Agreements
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Marital Property Law
  • Marital Property Settlements
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Non-Traditional Family Law
  • Palimony
  • Paternity
  • Post Divorce Modification
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
  • Restraining Orders
  • Separation Agreements
  • Spousal Support
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Wealth Transfer
  • Wealth Preservation
  • Family Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
248-642-6655  Phone
(248) 642-7878  Fax
www.lfjfs.com
University Attended:
University of Notre Dame; Michigan State University, B.A., 1965
Law School Attended:
Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., 1968
Year of First admission:
1969
Admission:
1969, Michigan
Memberships:
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 1976 - present American Bar Association 1969 - present Family Law Section 1969 - present American Judicature Society 1969 - 1979 Detroit Bar Association 1969 - present Friend of the Court and Domestic Relations 1972 - present Committee; Chairman 1975 - 1976 Public Advisory Committee 1976 - 1979 International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 2000 - present Judicial Review Committee 1997 - 1999 Member (U.S. Senate Committee) Michigan Association of the Professions 1976 - 1985 Michigan Inter-Professional Association on Marriage, Divorce and the Family 1974 - 1981 Michigan State Bar Foundation Fellows 1977 - present Notre Dame Club of Michigan 2010 - present Oakland County Bar Association 1969 - present Family Law Committee 1973 - 1979 Family Law Committee; Chairman 1974 - 1977 Circuit Court Committee 1985 - 1988 Domestic Relations Task Force 2001 - 2003 State Bar of Michigan 1969 - present Family Law Committee 1971 -1973 Family Law Section 1973 - present Family Law Section Council 1974 - present Family Law Section Treasurer 1977 - 1978 Family Law Section Chairman 1978 - 1979 Attorney Grievance Commission Arbitrator 1976 - present Committee on Character and Fitness 1972 - 1975; 2006 - present
Languages:
English
Birth Information:
Detroit, Michigan, April 10, 1943
ISLN:
904007174

Peer Reviews

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  • Quality of Service

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  • Value for Money

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