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Welcome to the complicated world of Michigan family law. Chances are if you are entering a case that involves family law then you are enduring some very trying times.Rest assured that Michigan divorce attorney Jannelle J. Zawaideh will not only handle your family law case with professionalism and expertise but with the sensitivity these issues deserve and require to maintain every aspect of a client’s well-being.

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Your initial consultation is FREE and gives you an opportunity to acquaint yourself with both the processes involved and the person that will be guiding you through them, and again, best of all it is totally free. Our intent is not to “capture” your business but to earn your trust. This consultation will provide you with the information necessary to get started, with valuable guidance on how best to present yourself and your case, and gives you a chance to ask important questions about Michigan family law, your rights, and your future attorney.

Specializing In Oakland, Livingston, Macomb, & Wayne County Divorce Matters

As a Michigan Family Law Attorney, our offices regularly deal with divorces in Oakland, Wayne, and Macomb County. In the midst of divorce subjects such as property division, child custody, child support, alimony or spousal support, annulments, and paternity issues are very common. Our family law Attorneys know the laws that could help make the difference in the Oakland, Wayne, or Macomb County Circuit Court system. Our Southfield Michigan Divorce Attorneys will take you through this emotional time of your life – working with you to reach an amicable and fair resolution. As Michigan Child Custody Attorneys, we understand the unique challenges of this area of the law and have the experience to ensure all your rights and interests are fully represented.

Whether your Michigan family law case involves marriage, divorce, or children there are a few recommendations we make to all clients. The first is to educate yourself. You will find on our site a wealth of information explaining the law as it relates to each issue and how participants in these cases can protect themselves, their rights, their property, and their children. This is a great resource for getting you started and ensuring that you understand your part in the process, but should you have any questions we are always available and willing to discuss specifics with our clients.


Without a Michigan Divorce Lawyer, your rights and interests will be compromised. There are too many factors, issues and steps for you to simply “go it alone”. Regardless of how well you and your former spouse get along and how “clean” you think the divorce will be – things change. And when they do, you need to be prepared. The divorce process commences with the filing of the petition for divorce, known as the Complaint. The filing fee for a divorce is $150.00. An additional $80.00 is due if children are involved. Click Here For More On Divorce In Michigan...

Child Custody

Whenever children are part of the divorce equation, finding a workable solution becomes all the more complicated. Issues regarding custody, visitation, support and decision making authority can make an already emotional event boil over.

As a Michigan Child Custody Lawyer who has handled numerous child custody cases – both initial and post-divorce modifications – our attorneys understand the complexity of the issues involved. Child custody is far more complex than simply deciding who gets the kid and when. It’s a decision that involves insurmountable levels of evidence, proof and testimony. In order to ensure all the necessary arguments are raised, you need the experience of a Michigan Child Custody Attorney. Click Here For More On Child Custody In Michigan...

Child Support

Are you getting enough in child support? How much should you be paying? Do you think you are paying too much? Have circumstances changed? What exactly are you required to pay for? When does child support end? How about college?

As Michigan Child Support Lawyers, these are just some of the many questions we encountered during the numerous child support and modification cases we handle. Although child support is ultimately determined using a mathematical formula, coming to that point with the correct information is both essential and complex. In order to ensure your child support situation is both correct and fair, you need the experience of a Michigan Child Support Attorney. Click Here For More On Child Support in Michigan...


Whatever the reason, sometimes you make a rash decision to get married one night only to find out in a day or two that you made a mistake. Getting an annulment is not as easy as simply erasing the yet-to-dry ink on the marriage certificate. There are many complex steps and evidentiary burdens of proof that must be shown to the court. This is why getting an annulment requires the legal expertise of a Michigan Annulment Lawyer. Click Here For More On Annulments In Michigan...

Property Division

Getting the divorce is the easy part, at least in comparison to the details that go along with it. Who gets the house and who gets the car? What about those wedding gifts, or the wedding ring? Is the property that I had before we got married marital property? And who can forget about the pet dog? All of these questions are about the same thing: Who gets what. And the answer comes from the legal process known as division of property. Click Here For More On Property Division In Michigan...

Spousal Support & Alimony

Spousal support – formerly referred to as alimony – is the legal term used for describing the money one spouse is ordered to pay the other so that spouse can maintain a similar lifestyle to the one they have become accustomed to during the marriage. Going through a divorce can be both an emotional and financial nightmare. From what income should be counted, to how earning potential is determined and time frames are set – perhaps more than any other area of family law, spousal support requires a particular specialization. In order to ensure all of your interests and rights are fully protected, you need the experience of a Michigan Spousal Support Attorney. Click Here For More On Spousal Support In Michigan...


Paternity is simply the name given to the process of determining who the biological father of a child is. Specifically, paternity as a legal term only pertains to children born out of wedlock. The person who is determined to be the biological father is thereafter considered the legal father – unless other legal action is taken. Paternity is a serious legal issue that – if ignored – can compromise your legal rights. Whether there is a child within or outside of a marriage, having the court order a ruling as to paternity has legal consequences on such topics as child support, visitation and custody – just to name a few. Click Here For More On Paternity Matters In Michigan...

Prenuptial Agreements

A prenuptial agreement is a pre-marital contract that ensures what one brings into a marriage remains their personal property – it is incorrect to believe prenups are only for the rich and famous. In fact, prenuptial agreements are becoming a common part of the marital process, meaning before you get married you should at least discuss the concept with a Michigan Prenuptial Agreement Attorney. Click Here For More On Prenuptial Agreements In Michigan... 

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Representing divorce and family law clients in Oakland, Wayne, and Macomb County.

Macomb County

  • Armada
  • Armada Twp.
  • Bruce Twp.
  • Centerline
  • Chesterfield Twp.
  • Clinton Twp.
  • Eastpointe
  • Fraser
  • Harrison Twp.
  • Lenox Twp.
  • Macomb Twp.
  • Memphis
  • Mt. Clemens
  • New Baltimore
  • New Haven
  • Ray Twp.
  • Richmond
  • Romeo
  • Roseville
  • St. Clair Shores
  • Sterling Hgts.
  • Shelby Twp.
  • Utica
  • Warren
  • Washington Twp.

Oakland County

  • Auburn Hills
  • Addison Twp.
  • Berkley
  • Beverly Hills
  • Bingham Farms
  • Birmingham
  • Bloomfield
  • Bloomfield Hills
  • Brandon Twp.
  • Clarkston
  • Commerce Twp.
  • Farmington
  • Farmington Hills
  • Ferndale
  • Franklin
  • Groveland Twp.
  • Hazel Park
  • Highland Twp.
  • Holly
  • Holly Twp.
  • Huntington Woods
  • Independence Twp.
  • Keego Harbor
  • Lake Angelus
  • Lake Orion
  • Lathrup Village
  • Lyon Twp.
  • Madison Heights
  • Milford Twp.
  • Novi
  • Novi Twp.
  • Oak Park
  • Oakland Twp.
  • Orchard Lake
  • Orion Twp.
  • Ortonville
  • Oxford
  • Pleasant Ridge
  • Pontiac
  • Rochester
  • Rochester Hills
  • Rose Twp.
  • Royal Oak
  • Royal Oak Twp.
  • Southfield
  • South Lyon
  • Springfield Twp.
  • Sylvan Lake
  • Troy
  • Walled Lake
  • Waterford
  • West Bloomfield
  • White Lake Twp.
  • Wixom
  • Wolverine Lake

Wayne County

  • Allen Park
  • Belleville
  • Brownstown Twp.
  • Canton Twp.
  • Dearborn
  • Dearborn Heights
  • Detroit
  • Ecorse
  • Flat Rock
  • Garden City
  • Gibralter
  • Grosse Isle
  • Grosse Pointe
  • Grosse Pointe Farms
  • Grosse Pointe Park
  • Grosse Pointe Woods
  • <liclass="msonormal">Hamtramack
  • Highland Park
  • Huron Twp.
  • Inkster
  • Lincoln Park
  • Livonia
  • Melvindale
  • Northville
  • Northville Twp.
  • Plymouth
  • Plymouth Twp.
  • Redford
  • River Rouge
  • Riverview
  • Rockwood
  • Romulus
  • Southgate
  • Sumpter Twp.
  • Taylor
  • Trenton
  • Van Buren Twp.
  • Wayne
  • Westland
  • Woodhaven
  • Wyandotte

Contact me if you have any questions about any family law topics. I am an email away, and promise to respond as quickly as possible as I know this is a difficult time.