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Guidance For Your Family Law Needs

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 for 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

Comprehensive Services Offered

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

We can also help with more than just legal issues. For example, see our page with ideas about how to spend your parenting time.

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.

We can provide guidance for other complex divorce issues, including the documents you will need in your divorce and how you will divide your retirement benefits after a divorce.

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 For Your Free Consultation

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

Our office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on 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.