Experienced Legal Counsel For Clients Throughout Western Michigan

At Quist Law Firm PLLC, we believe that people file for divorce or take on a tough custody issue in order to improve things for their families — not to blow things apart. During our years of providing divorce and custody litigation services, we have never seen a family benefit when the spouses’ anger or parents’ egos take over the process. Our job is to help you respond effectively to help you make the most out of your circumstances. We do not over-react to uncomfortable situations. Even the most amicable or uncontested family law matters can be difficult on the parties involved, and particularly on children. That is why we do everything we can to foster and create a family environment. We do everything we can to reach a fair and reasonable settlement outside of court, while aggressively protecting your rights and interests throughout the case. Our firm is dedicated to conflict resolution, whether through negotiations or litigation.


“In Michigan, the courts expect parties to settle divorce, custody and other family law matters out of court. We highly recommend mediation to save emotional energy and cost. However, not all parties come to the table willing to make it work. In the unusual event trial becomes necessary, I will fight to protect your rights.” Attorney Courtney Quist


From offices in Grand Rapids, Courtney Quist provides legal advice and representation for clients throughout Kent County, Ottawa County, Montcalm County and Newaygo County in Western Michigan. Call us at 616-454-9008 or contact our office by email to arrange a free initial consultation with one of our experienced Grand Rapids family law lawyers today.

Quist Law Firm offers a full range of Michigan family law services, including:

  • Divorce settlement mediation, contested divorce litigation
  • Child custody and parenting time
  • Child support and enforcement
  • Spousal support
  • Marital property
  • International custody disputes
  • Paternity law
  • Divorce judgment modifications
  • Custodial child relocation petitions
  • Prenuptial agreements

Post-Divorce Modifications

Judges understand that people’s lives change as years pass following a divorce judgment. Incomes grow and decrease. New relationships are forged. New job opportunities arise in different cities. Kids grow up. If you need to modify your judgment, don’t try to do it between you and your ex-spouse. The only legal way to protect yourself is to have the amendments drafted correctly and processed through the courts. Right from the beginning, let us handle the emotional and complex issues related to judgment modifications for custody, parenting time, child support and spousal support. We will make sure the modifications are acceptable to the courts and done correctly.

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A Note About International Child Custody And Immigration Issues

Many western Michigan families involved in divorce or family law matters are also concerned about immigration issues. We work with immigration professionals and child welfare specialists to resolve matters efficiently. We have experience handling international child custody matters and can help resolve complex issues between parties.

Call An Experienced Kent County Child Custody And Divorce Attorney

Wherever you are in western Michigan, call toll free 800-301-3471 or use our email form to arrange a free initial consultation. In Grand Rapids, our local number is 616-454-9008.

Our office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Evening and weekend appointments may be made by special arrangement. We offer competitive fees for services and move your case along efficiently to help keep your costs reasonable. We accept all major credit cards for your convenience.