Michael A. Robbins

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Michael A. Robbins has been practicing law in the State of Michigan since 1982. His practice concentrates exclusively in the area of Family Law. Family law includes such areas as divorce; child custody; parenting time; spousal and child support; property division; division of retirement benefits; tax consequences of divorce; mediation and arbitration; annulments; paternity; prenuptial and postnuptial agreements; change of domicile; grandparent's rights; domestic violence; and post-judgment proceedings.

Michael A. Robbins is past chairperson of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, past president of the Michigan Interprofessional Association and past president of the Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Mr. Robbins has not only been named one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in family law, but was also showcased in Newsweek as one of the Eight Leaders in Family Law in the United States. He has also been named one of the top 100 lawyers in Michigan by the New York Times and Super Lawyers. He is a frequent lecturer on the subject of "Family Law" in Michigan. He has appeared as a guest on such television programs as "Good Morning America", "The Today Show" and "CBS Good Morning". He has taught Family Law and has authored numerous articles in the area of Family Law. Based upon Mr. Robbins' extensive experience in the area of Family Law, he often assists the courts as a mediator and arbitrator in the resolving Family Law disputes.

Mr. Robbins has a unique philosophy in handling Family Law matters. He believes that every client deserves individual attention and the best representation possible. Based upon this philosophy, he has developed a successful Family Law practice. He also recognizes the emotional trauma and pain individuals suffer when going through a divorce. As a result, he offers his clients the time and the experience necessary to guide them through one of the most difficult experiences in their life. In every case, Mr. Robbins, first attempts to bring about a quick, civilized, fair and inexpensive resolution. However, if that cannot be accomplished, Mr. Robbins offers aggressive professional representation. Mr. Robbins has developed a reputation not only as an expert in the area of Family Law, but also in attending to the individual needs of his clients.

State Bar of Michigan Oakland County Bar Association.

Areas of Practice (90)

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Parenting Time
  • Spousal and Child Support
  • Property Division
  • Division of Retirement Benefits
  • Tax Consequences of Divorce
  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Annulments
  • Paternity
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
  • Change of Domicile
  • Grandparent's Rights
  • Domestic Violence
  • Post-Judgment Proceedings
  • Family Law
  • Adoptions
  • Agency Adoptions
  • Alimony
  • Annulment
  • Assisted Reproductive Technology
  • Child Abduction
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Child Advocacy
  • Child Care
  • Child Custody Mediation
  • Child Dependency
  • Child Protection
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Child Support
  • Child Welfare
  • Childrens Rights
  • Civil Unions
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Community Property Law
  • Day Care
  • Divorce Arbitration
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Divorce Taxation
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Domestic Relations
  • Domestic Torts
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Family Arbitration
  • Family Mediation
  • Fathers Rights
  • Foster Care
  • Gay and Lesbian Family Law
  • Grandparents Custody
  • Grandparents Visitation Rights
  • Independent Adoptions
  • International Adoptions
  • International Child Abduction
  • International Child Custody
  • International Family Law
  • Interstate Adoptions
  • Interstate Child Custody
  • Interstate Support
  • Juvenile Dependency
  • Juvenile Law
  • Legal Separation
  • Marital Agreements
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Marital Property Law
  • Marital Property Settlements
  • Matrimonial Bankruptcy Law
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Military Divorce
  • Name Changes
  • No Fault Divorce
  • Non-Traditional Family Law
  • Orphans Court Practice
  • Palimony
  • Parental Kidnapping
  • Parental Rights
  • Post Divorce Modification
  • Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Private Adoptions
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
  • Restraining Orders
  • Same Sex Marriage
  • Spousal Support
  • Step Parent Adoptions
  • Surrogacy Law
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Third Party Custody
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Visitation Rights

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
248-430-6139  Phone
248-646-7980  Phone
248-646-7989  Fax
University Attended:
University of Michigan, B.A., General Studies, with high distinction, 1977
Law School Attended:
Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 1981
Year of First Admission:
1982, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; 1982, Michigan; U.S. Supreme Court
State Bar of Michigan (Family Law Section; Past Chairperson, 1994-1995); Michigan Inter-Professional Association (President, 1999-2001); American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Member, 1996—; President of the Michigan Chapter 2008-2009); Best Lawyers In America (Member, 2011—).
Birth Information:
Detroit, Michigan, May 3, 1956
Reported Cases:
Atkinson v. Atkinson, Michigan Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, 1986.
Published Works: Divorce in Michigan, 1986; Joint Custody, 1989; Joint Custody, 1996; Visitation/Parenting Time An Overview, 1989; The Child Custody Questionnaire, 1989; Outline to Domestic Relations Orders, 1989; Outline to Domestic Relations Orders, 1994; Third Party Rights Regarding Custody, Visitation and Support, 1991; The Power of the Press, 1994; We are What we are Perceived to be, 1995; A Step Back in Time, 1995; The Side Effects of Divorce, 1995; What is a Parent?, 1995; A Family Court for Michigan, 1995; Preparing Your Clients for the Custody Battle, 1995; New Third Party Custody Bill, 1995; How to Prepare and Try a Family Law Case, 1999; Divorce Reform Ideas in the New Millennium, 1999; Disputes in Arbitration Orders and Agreements, 2000; Antenuptial Agreements - Enforceable or Unenforceable?, 2000; Coping With the Tragedy of September 11, 2001, 2001; The Side Effects of Divorce, 2001; Tips for Divorcing Parents, 2002; Michigan Family Law - Marriage and Annulment, 2003; The Debate Over Same Sex Marriages, 2004. Classes/Seminars Taught: Faculty Member, Instructor in Family Law, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan; Guest Lecturer, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Michigan Inter-Professional Association; Parents Without Partners; Grandparents Rights Organization; Father's For Equal Rights; Southfield County People's Law School; Macomb County People's Law School; Guest Lecturer, State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section; Southfield Bar Association; Family Law Section Seminar; Rochester Bar Association; Guest Lecturer, Michigan Trial Lawyers Association; Guest Lecturer, Institute of Continuing Legal Education; Michigan Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (1 review)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Principal on 03/30/12 in Family Law

    I have know Michael for over 20 years. He is an excellent lawyer with outstanding integrity. Michael is leader having served as a past chair person of the Michigan Family Law Section and as a member and past president of the Michigan Chapter of the A... Read more

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    I have know Michael for over 20 years. He is an excellent lawyer with outstanding integrity. Michael is leader having served as a past chair person of the Michigan Family Law Section and as a member and past president of the Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He writes articles and speaks frequently at family law seminars.Michael is considered an expert in family law and is well respected by both the bench and private bar. Read less

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan