Skip to main content
A Better Partnership

Family Law/Divorce

Intro

The most important consideration in your divorce is you. Our number one priority is ensuring that you are informed throughout the legal process. With locations throughout the state, including Detroit, Macomb County, Midland, Muskegon, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Holland and Kalamazoo, we can provide legal services to you anywhere in Michigan.

Chair

Nazli G. Sater

+1.248.784.5178

Email

Professionals

Order list by:
Photo of Lucy Araj
Lucy Araj
+1.248.784.5167
Photo of Roquia Draper
Roquia Draper
+1.248.784.5081
Photo of Richard Roane
Richard Roane
+1.616.752.2367
Photo of Nazli Sater
Nazli Sater
+1.248.784.5178
Photo of Laurie Velzen
Laurie Velzen
+1.616.752.2352

Speaking Engagements

Nazli G. Slater:
 
  • American Institute of CPAs: Fraud in Divorce, Nazli Sater
  • Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan: Child Custody, Nazli Sater

Richard A. Roane:
 
  • Family Business Alliance: Prenup Workshop, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Richard Roane, 2/14/2019
  • State Bar of Michigan's 2019 Summer Conference: The Heart of In Vitro Fertilization / Surrogacy Contracts, Peter Kulas-Dominguez and Richard Roane, 7/11/2019 – 7/13/2019
  • Family Office Exchange Webinar, Approaching Prenuptial Agreements Positively, Richard Roane, 9/18/2019
  • International Academy of Family Lawyers European Chapter Meeting: Who is a Parent and Who is a Child in a Same Sex Family – Legislation and Judicial Issues for LGBT Families Post-Separation from European and U.S. Perspectives, Lisbon, Portugal, Richard Roane, 3/24/2017
  • State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section Annual Legal Summit: One Year After Obergefell – Impact on Michigan Families, Richard Roane, 6/4/2016
  • No More Same Sex Marriage – Marriage is Marriage. Period!; A Marriage Equality Update after Obergefell; Richard Roane, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 7/2015; Kansas City, Missouri, 9/2015; Portland, Oregon, 10/2015; Novi, Michigan, 11/2015; Atlanta, Georgia, 12/2015
  • ICLE Family Law Institute: The Changing Face of Today’s Family and Its Impact on Family Law, Novi, MI, Richard Roane 11/12/2015
  • AAML Webinar: After Obergefell, Richard Roane, 11/2015

Roquia K. Draper:
 
  • Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education: Discovery in the Electronic Age, Roquia Draper, 2019
  • Michigan Supreme Court Judicial Conference: Remand-Proofing Your Attorney Fee Award, Roquia Draper, 2019
  • Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education: Requesting Attorney Fees in a Divorce Case, Roquia Draper, 2017

Peter Kulas-Dominguez:
 
  • State Bar of Michigan's 2019 Winter Conference: Collecting Attorney Fees in Family Law Cases, Peter Kulas-Dominguez, 2/2/2019 – 2/10/2019
  • State Bar of Michigan's 2019 Summer Conference: The Heart of In Vitro Fertilization / Surrogacy Contracts, Peter Kulas-Dominguez and Richard Roane, 7/11/2019 – 7/13/2019
  • State Bar of Michigan's 2018 Summer Conference: Collecting Attorney Fees in Family Law Cases, Peter Kulas-Dominguez, 7/19/2018 – 7/21/2018
  • ICLE's 17th Annual Family Law Institute: Handling Travel-Related Issues in Family Law Cases, Peter Kulas-Dominguez, 11/16/2018
  • ICLE's 16th Annual Family Law Institute: Military Divorce Tips, Peter Kulas-Dominguez, 11/9/2017
  • State Bar of Michigan's 2016 Winter Conference: Military Divorce Tips, Peter Kulas-Dominguez,  1/23/2016 – 1/30/2016
  • State Bar of Michigan's 2016 Summer Conference: Military Divorce Tips, Peter Kulas-Dominguez, 7/28/2016 – 7/30/2016

 

Your Initial Consultation

The most effective way for us to provide you legal advice is to schedule an initial consultation.  The purpose of our initial consultation is to discuss the specifics of your legal matter and provide you with sound legal advice on how to meet your goals and objectives.  All communications and information you share with us is in the utmost of confidence and privacy. 
 
We welcome you to contact one of our trusted attorneys to schedule a consultation.

In Metro Detroit contact Nazli Sater at 248.784.5178 or nsater@wnj.com. In West Michigan contact Richard Roane at 616.752.2367 or rroane@wnj.com.

Testimonials

"I just want to give you a sincere thank you for all you have done for me. The process was completely foreign to me. You helped me be comfortable with what was going on, but most of all you are extremely talented, compassionate and hardworking individuals. Thanks again." - Derrin
 
***
 
"Thanks for everything you did to ensure this divorce progressed smoothly and swiftly. You were very thorough and informative. I'm really happy I had you on my side in this process. Thank you again!" - Karen S.
 
***

“I had significant postdivorce issues that included parenting time, child support and uninsured medical costs.  After meeting with several lawyers from top firms, I knew quickly in my initial meeting with Nazli Sater that she was the lawyer I needed to hire.  Nazli developed a legal strategy to obtain my families' goals and successfully navigated us through the court system.  We were able to achieve an outcome that was better than I had anticipated. Nazli is an expert in family law and a highly skilled negotiator.  Nazli was very attentive, responsive and actually cared about my family.  I highly recommend Nazli Sater.“ - Bernice M.
 
***
 
“I'm very happy and thankful for your devoted, aggressive when needed and responsive representation. I definitely made the right choice in selecting Warner Norcross & Judd and am extremely happy with the representation I received from Roquia and Nazli.” - Matt W.
 
***
 
“This difficult ordeal was made much easier because of you. From the very beginning you demonstrated a genuine concern for my well-being—this made me comfortable and confident being in your care. And the end result was just what I wished for! I'll be sure to call you and your firm for any future legal needs.” - Courtney H.
 
***
 
“I interviewed three other attorneys before selecting Nazli Sater to represent me during my divorce. Without a doubt, it was one of the best decisions that I have ever made. Through the entire process I had the attentive support of Nazli and I felt like I had her entire team behind me to take care of my every need." - Jeff S.
 
***
 
“As a male, initiating my divorce, I felt that my best chances for an equitable outcome were to retain the services of a female attorney. Ms. Nazli Sater with the firm Warner Norcross + Judd, LLP was recommended. At my initial consultation, I became quickly impressed with her conduct, professionalism and honesty. Throughout the entire process she always pursued actions that were in my best interest yet maintained a sense of realistic fairness. She is extremely knowledgeable and offered advice whenever appropriate. More importantly, she was very empathetic towards my situation and the difficult time I was experiencing. There was a demonstrated concern for me, not just as a client, but as a person. In retrospect, I truly appreciated her balance of legal skills and abilities combined with a genuine compassion.” - Nick M.
 
***

“My mother was involved in a very difficult divorce after 52 years of marriage. The support she received from Nazli, Lucy, and Cindy was terrific. These ladies really work as a team in terms of communication and accessibility. There was always someone that could be contacted directly and questions/issues were handled with extreme professionalism. Always the first consideration was my mother's perspective. Her wishes were always the driving concern with the legal team. There were several occasions when immediate action was required and Nazli was able to juggle her commitments (not sure how she even did it!) but she really came through at the absolute critical time for my mother. This high level of dedication and genuine concern for their clients is what I will remember most about working with this talented team!" - Kimberly P.
 
***
 
“I came to Warner Norcross + Judd in December 2012 after I realized my marriage was over. I was able to have Lucy Araj take my case on and felt from the start this would be an efficient and fast process. My ex-husband and I were able to work out most items on our own and with the advice of Ms. Araj, come to a mutual agreement on how to separate the marital assets. We were so confident in Ms. Araj's abilities that he never hired anyone to represent him. All of my questions and concerns about the process and outcomes were answered in a timely manner. Ms. Araj was able to complete the entire process within the quickest time frame allowed by the State of Michigan. I appreciate her help, advice, and guidance through this period of my life and I am happy to recommend Warner Norcross & Judd to anyone else looking for excellent representation. In fact, so far I have been able to recommend two others who have utilized this firm since and although their situations varied from mine, they have had nothing but great things to say about the firm and their process as well." - Melissa W.
 
***

Awards

Our commitment to providing unsurpassed counsel and service to our clients is at the core of everything we do, earning top ratings for us year after year. Here are some of the awards bestowed on attorneys in our Family Law Practice Group:
 

Nazli G. Sater

  • Named a Top Lawyer in Family Law by DBusiness in 2010, 2012-2013
  • Named to Michigan Super Lawyers 2009-2010, 2013-Present
  • Leading Lawyers, 2014
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized as 2015 10 Best Family Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
 
 

Richard A. Roane

  • Best Lawyers in America, Family Law, 2009-Present
  • Named the Best Lawyers' 2012 Grand Rapids Family Law Lawyer of the Year
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named as one of the Top 100 Michigan Super Lawyers 2010
  • Named to Michigan Super Lawyers 2007-Present
  • Michael Barnes Pro-Bono Service Award, 1995
     

 

Kevin G. Dougherty

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America, Family Law, 2013-Present
 
 

Wallson G. Knack

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Who`s Who in American Law
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation
  • Life Member, Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference
 
 

NOTICE. Although we would like to hear from you, we cannot represent you until we know that doing so will not create a conflict of interest. Also, we cannot treat unsolicited information as confidential. Accordingly, please do not send us any information about any matter that may involve you until you receive a written statement from us that we represent you.

By clicking the ‘ACCEPT’ button, you agree that we may review any information you transmit to us. You recognize that our review of your information, even if you submitted it in a good faith effort to retain us, and even if you consider it confidential, does not preclude us from representing another client directly adverse to you, even in a matter where that information could and will be used against you.

Please click the ‘ACCEPT’ button if you understand and accept the foregoing statement and wish to proceed.

Case Studies

Testimonials

Events

No data found

NOTICE. Although we would like to hear from you, we cannot represent you until we know that doing so will not create a conflict of interest. Also, we cannot treat unsolicited information as confidential. Accordingly, please do not send us any information about any matter that may involve you until you receive a written statement from us that we represent you.

By clicking the ‘ACCEPT’ button, you agree that we may review any information you transmit to us. You recognize that our review of your information, even if you submitted it in a good faith effort to retain us, and even if you consider it confidential, does not preclude us from representing another client directly adverse to you, even in a matter where that information could and will be used against you.

Please click the ‘ACCEPT’ button if you understand and accept the foregoing statement and wish to proceed.

ACCEPTCANCEL

Text

+ -

Reset