Birmingham, MI:

The Law Firm of John F. Schaefer

The Law Firm of John F. Schaefer
  • Birmingham, MI
  • 380 North Old Woodward Avenue, Suite 320, Birmingham, MI 48009-5322
  • Recognized as one of the nation's premier domestic relations firm, having established a reputation for resolving complicated matrimonial disputes and obtaining outstanding results for our clients.
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About our Birmingham, MI: office

The Law Firm of John F. Schaefer is recognized as one the nation's premier domestic relations firms, having established a reputation for resolving complicated matrimonial disputes and obtaining outstanding results for our clients. Whether representing corporate executives, small business owners, radio and television personalities, professional athletes, or homemakers, we handle our clients' private family matters with as much honor and decorum as is possible.

We have the ability to understand tax returns, cash flows, financial statements, retirement plans, business valuations, taxes, stock options, and a plethora of other financial components. Our firm brings to the table the highest level financial acumen and thoroughness. We have unique abilities to comprehend the complex finances, businesses, and economic needs of our clients.

While the majority of our cases arise in the southeastern Michigan counties of Oakland, Wayne, Macomb, Washtenaw, and Genesee, we regularly handle cases across the state of Michigan, throughout the Midwest, and up and down the eastern seaboard of the United States. In the last several years, we have represented clients in southern California, Chicago, Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York, eastern Long Island, Palm Beach, Miami, and other parts of south Florida.

We recognize that most people seeking a consultation about family matters have had little experience interacting with attorneys. Our partners are committed to attentively providing you with peace of mind by thoroughly addressing all of your questions and concerns while providing you the highest-quality professional advice and services available. We firmly believe that family law matters can be resolved in a private, dignified, and amicable manner that preserves the integrity of the parties.

Consulting with a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that a divorce is inevitable. Many of our clients seek our advice to facilitate reconciliation or simply to understand their rights.

Our goal is to restore order and security to your life from what may feel like chaos and confusion. We are committed that every person who walks through our doors leaves with a thorough understanding of the entire divorce process, including answers to all questions about the legal process, matters pertaining to minor children, property division, child support, spousal support, health care issues, tax issues, and attorneys fees.

All three of our partners are parents ourselves, and first and foremost in our minds always is the welfare of our clients' children. The welfare of your children is of paramount importance.

When it comes to protecting your financial security, our financial acumen and business experience is unparalleled. In every case, we develop a detailed analysis of assets and liabilities, income and cash flow, and expenses and lifestyle. Impeccable thoroughness and accuracy are the cornerstones of our work.

Through our knowledge, strength, and compassion, we will be your partners in revitalizing your life and planning for your future.

Office Details

Contact Information:
248-642-6655  Phone
248-633-8712  Phone
248-642-6655  Phone
248-642-7878  Fax
248-642-7878  Fax
Mailing Address:
380 North Old Woodward Avenue, Suite 320, Birmingham, MI 48009-5322
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Areas of Practice (128)

Specific Areas of Practice for our Birmingham office:

  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Appeals
  • Business Law
  • Business Dissolutions
  • Business Formation
  • Business Transfers
  • Business Valuation
  • Buying
  • Buying And Selling Of Businesses
  • Closely Held Business Estate Planning
  • Children
  • Adoption Law
  • Child Custody
  • Child Custody Mediation
  • Child Support
  • Fathers Rights
  • Grandparents Custody
  • Grandparents Visitation Rights
  • Parental Rights
  • Parenting Time
  • Step Parent Adoptions
  • Termination Of Parental Rights
  • Third Party Custody
  • Visitation Rights
  • Civil Practice
  • Federal Civil Practice
  • Contracts
  • Breach Of Contract
  • Corporate Contracts
  • Corporate Formation
  • Family Corporations
  • Foreign Sales Corporations
  • Entertainment And The Arts
  • Entertainment Contracts
  • Alimony
  • Annulment
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Divorce Arbitration
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Taxation
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Relations
  • Domestic Torts
  • Domestic Violence
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Family Arbitration
  • Family Mediation
  • Interstate Support
  • Marital Agreements
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Marital Property Law
  • Marital Property Settlements
  • Name Changes
  • Non Traditional Family Law
  • Palimony
  • Paternity
  • Post Divorce Modification
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders
  • Qdros
  • Separation Agreements
  • Spousal Support
  • Franchises And Franchising
  • Automotive Franchises And Dealerships
  • Dealership Law
  • Guardianship And Conservatorship
  • Adult Guardianship
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • Incompetency Proceedings
  • Labor And Employment
  • Employment At Will
  • Employment Breach Of Contract
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Termination
  • Executive Severance Contracts
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Leases And Leasing
  • Legal Ethics And Professional Responsibility
  • Attorney Fee Disputes
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Federal Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Nonprofit
  • Charitable Organizations
  • Private Foundations
  • Partnership Law
  • Family Limited Partnerships
  • Family Partnerships
  • Partnership Formation
  • Dissolution
  • Probate
  • Probate Administration
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Acquisitions
  • Real Estate Contracts
  • Finance
  • Leasing
  • Residential Real Estate Acquisitions
  • Estate Sales
  • Trusts And Estates
  • Contested Trusts And Estates
  • Decendents Estate
  • Estate Administration
  • Planning Law
  • Settlements
  • Family Trusts
  • Family Wealth Transfer
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Living Trusts
  • Personal Planning
  • Power Of Attorneys
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Trust Administration
  • Trust Litigation
  • Trust Planning
  • Wealth Preservation
  • Wills
  • Contested Wills
  • Inheritance
  • Living Wills

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Client Reviews

  • 3.3/5.0 (2 reviews)
  • (1 recommendation)
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  • Recommended 3.8/5.0 Review for The Law Firm of John F. Schaefer on 02/23/10 in Family Law.

    I ended up getting passed around to less qualified lawyers in the firm. We eventually ended up losing on key points in my divorce case.

    I ended up getting passed around to less qualified lawyers in the firm. We eventually ended up losing on key points in my divorce case. Read less

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  • No Recommendations   2.8/5.0 Review for John Schaefer on 02/28/11 in Family Law.

    Paid a lot of money for nothing.

    Paid a lot of money for nothing. Read less

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Birmingham, Michigan

  • Birmingham, MI
    380 North Old Woodward Avenue, Suite 320
    Birmingham, MI 48009-5322

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