Meet Family Law

Lisa D. Stern

In the metro Detroit area and throughout Michigan, the lawyer you can trust with your family law issues is Lisa D. Stern in Bloomfield Hills. Lisa D. Stern was voted Best Divorce Attorney in 2010 by readers of Hour Detroit Magazine.

Since 1995, Lisa Stern has placed a special focus on your unique child custody and child visitation legal difficulties. Whether problems arise before, during, or after your divorce, our skilled attorney works hard to protect your rights and to seek practical, lasting solutions.

Practice Areas

Complex divorce

If you have significant marital assets, you probably feel concerned about what will happen to them in your pending divorce.

Child Custody

Your children are the most important part of your life. When it comes to child custody, the outcome will affect their lives and well-being for a long time to come.

Divorce Appeals

The landscape of divorce is forever changed due to the recent pandemic. Access to the courts is far more restrictive.

Second Parent Adoption

People are occasionally required to change residences, in and out of state, for all kinds of reasons: remarriage, a business transfer.

Spousal Support

Spousal support, also referred to as alimony, is a common issue in a divorce. Spousal support is not based upon a formula and determination.


Filing for divorce often involves a mix of emotions and competing concerns. Lisa D. Stern understands that every divorce case is unique, just as is every person with whom she works. She will approach your case with care and compassion, providing clear, straightforward legal guidance to help you through this challenging time.

Lisa knows the decisions you make now have a significant impact on your future. Her aim is to assist you in making informed decisions about critical issues in matters including child custody, property division, and financial support. She will work tirelessly to address your needs and protect your rights throughout the process.

How Lisa D. Stern Can Help with Your
Michigan Divorce Case

When you’re going through a divorce, having an attorney like Lisa D. Stern can make all the difference to the outcome of your matter. Lisa brings her considerable legal knowledge to every aspect of your case so that you’re well-equipped to make the best decisions for you and your family. Lisa can help you by:

  • Explaining Your Rights and Legal Options: Lisa can assist you with understanding the laws related to your specific issues. She can break down the legal jargon into clear terms, helping you understand both the process of divorce and what to expect. This knowledge is essential for making informed decisions about your future.
  • Handling Child Custody and Support Matters: Deciding on custody, parenting time, and support matters can be difficult. After many years of child-centric practice, Lisa can help you work toward an arrangement that focuses on the best interests of your children. She can also assist you in calculating child support and securing a fair outcome, considering factors like income and your children’s needs. Lisa not only knows the law as it relates to custody and parenting time but also the specific courts and judges before whom your case will be argued.  Lisa’s close connection with the local courts allows her to provide her clients with additional insight into potential outcomes.
  • Managing Property and Asset Division: Dividing property and assets can be among the most challenging parts of many divorce cases. Lisa can help you understand how Michigan law applies to your situation and work toward a strategy which maximizes your award.
  • Developing Alimony or Spousal Support Strategies: Depending on your situation, your case may include issues regarding alimony, also referred to as spousal support. Lisa can help you determine whether spousal support is expected and, if so, how much and for how long. Lisa is well-versed in the art of negotiation and will attempt to resolve your case without trial.  If, however, negotiations stall or fail, Lisa is a skilled litigator who will fight for what you deserve.
  • Providing Representation in Court: If your divorce case requires a court appearance, Lisa can present your case effectively and advocate for your interests. Her experience in court can be a significant advantage, especially in complex or contentious cases. With Lisa’s skills in litigation, you can feel confident that your case is in capable hands.

Lisa D. Stern handles each divorce case with diligence and respect. She believes in maintaining open communication so you remain informed and comfortable with every step you take. She recognizes the emotional and financial toll a divorce can take, so she and her team strive to make the process as smooth as possible for you.
Remember, you’re not alone in this. Lisa D. Stern is here to support you during this pivotal time. Let’s work together to start your new chapter on a positive note.

The Experience You
The Compassion You

The Experience You Need.
The Compassion You Deserve.

Lisa D. Stern aggressively advocates for your goals while remaining sensitive to your emotions at these difficult times. Her pursuit of excellence in representation and compassion for your personal situation shines through in every area of her practice.

Lisa Stern is a graduate of Wayne State Law School and is currently a member of the Michigan State Bar Family Law Section, Oakland County Family Law Section, and Wayne County Family Law Section.

Awards and Recognition

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