For you, as for most families, divorce can be a life tragedy. You and your spouse entered into marriage with plans for a happy and long future. Perhaps you have children who are young and vulnerable. Divorce can leave your children feeling afraid and uncertain about their future. It can also leave you feeling vulnerable and lost.

If you find yourself in such a situation, contact Jeanne Hannah. She is committed to helping divorced or divorcing clients reduce the pain involved in the process and restore dignity to their lives. Ms. Hannah is committed to mediation as a solution to custody, parenting time and property issues. You're going to be parents for a long time. The key to successful co-parenting after a divorce is eliminating as much of the acrimony and stress as possible. For your children's sake, build a new relationship that allows both parents to enjoy family milestones such as graduations, weddings and birth of a grandchild.


Jeanne Hannah limits her practice to divorce, child custody, paternity, child and spousal support, adoption and other family law issues. She helps both fathers and mothers obtain and exercise their rights to child custody and parenting time. She can offer you advice and guidance on some of the difficult issues that often accompany the decision to divorce, including:

►  Parental Abduction - Interstate and International

►  Jurisdictional Issues involving the UCCJEA - In Michigan and consulting in other states

►  Child Custody & Parenting Time

►  Child Support

►  Spousal Support (Alimony)

Division of Marital Property & Debt

►  Drafting Pre-Nuptial or Post-Nuptial Agreements

  Cohabitation Agreements

►  Paternity Disputes

  Post-judgment Modifications of Judgments and Orders

  Relocation of Custodial Parent - Bringing or defending a motion for relocation

►  Adoption

When you decide that divorce is the choice you need to pursue, you should have a compassionate divorce lawyer who will understand the issues you face and who will effectively protect your interests and help you get your life back on track. Jeanne Hannah will work closely with you and your family members to help you reach fair and favorable agreements on support, custody, and property division, while always protecting your rights, interests, and goals.

Jeanne Hannah will also tell you about alternatives to divorce litigation including mediation, facilitated negotiation, and arbitration. She will help you make a fresh start and will continue to work with you in the event that your circumstances change, or if you require modification of custody or support agreements.

For specific information about family law matters, see this PRACTICE AREAS PAGE, which has links to articles written by Jeanne Hannah to help you understand the issues.

If you have questions about how she can serve you and your family, contact Jeanne Hannah anytime. She serves clients in Traverse City, Leland, Beulah, Kalkaska, Bellaire, Charlevoix, and Petoskey and throughout Grand Traverse, Benzie, Leelanau, Kalkaska, Charlevoix, and Emmet counties.


To locate qualified Michigan family lawyers in your local area, all of whom are members of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, committed to the practice of family law, click HERE, or click on the image to the left.

The directory is a work in progress, and Jeanne M. Hannah is striving to help parents everywhere find the right lawyer to help them resolve family law issues.


Jeanne also provides valuable advice to answer your questions about Family Court issues that are important to you. A comprehensive description of how divorce cases proceed can be read here. Other valuable articles and links to important resources for divorcing parties can be found on the Articles Page and also on Jeanne Hannah's Blog Updates in Michigan Family Law.

Articles that may be of interest to you include:

  Jeanne's article on how to win a relocation motion

  Jeanne's comprehensive articles on the rights of parents in paternity cases / out-of-wedlock birth cases which may or may not involve adoptions

  Cohabitation and Real Property Ownership: The Problems with Joint Ownership When the Relationship Fails

  Can a Child Ever Choose Which Parent She Wants to Live With? by Jeanne M. Hannah, March 23, 2006

This website is intended to provide only a brief overview of family law in Michigan. If you have any questions regarding your family law matter, contact me today. I will discuss your legal needs and provide you with information to protect you and your family for years to come.

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Practice Areas: Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support, Temporary OrdersPrenuptial / Post-nuptial Agreements, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Post-Judgment Modifications

Jeanne M. Hannah, Family Lawyer
Postal address:5922 Deer Trail Drive, Traverse City, Michigan 49684 E-mail: jeannemhannah [at]

Practice Areas: Divorce  Custody  Parenting Time  Child Support Post-Judgment Modifications  Paternity  Adoption  Personal Protection Orders  Spousal Support  Property Distribution  Pre-Nuptial / Post-Nuptial Agreements Estate Planning Guardianships/Conservatorships  Neglect/Abuse Cases 

This web site is designed for general information only. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. You should consult with an attorney for individualized advice regarding your situation. Send mail to jeannemhannah [at] with questions or comments about this web site.

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