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Custody Battles Are Complex. Our Talented Team Will Navigate For You.

Traverse the Legal Tightrope with Success. Our Firm Has the Experience to Guide You.

Divorce Can Be Daunting. We Make It Simple by Starting with a Conversation.

Family Law Issues Can Be Crushing. We Want to Help You Find the Freedom to Move Forward.

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For Your Divorce or Other Family Matter, Contact an Experienced and Caring Grand Rapids Family Lawyer

When handling a family-related legal issue, your choice of divorce or family law attorneys can have long-term consequences in all aspects of your life. From getting divorced to dealing with parental alienation, family law matters require a personalized and strategic approach, so it is important to have a Grand Rapids family lawyer who is willing to take the time to determine your best path forward. At Kraayeveld Family Law, our exclusive focus is family law. We are committed to putting the time, resources, and personalized attention into each and every case that we accept. If you have any questions, we are more than ready to take the time to sit down with you to discuss the matter. Contact us today to set up a strictly confidential, no obligation initial consultation with an experienced Grand Rapids family law attorney. 



30 Years

Tenacious Grand Rapids Family Lawyers
Fighting for Clients with Divorce, Parental Alienation and Other Family Law Matters

The divorce and family law attorneys at Kraayeveld Law have over 30 years of combined experience representing clients in complex family law matters. We understand that many of our clients are coming to us in times of personal crisis. We also know that most of our clients want their issues resolved as they desire to obtain what is best for themselves and their children, and that their ultimate goal is to find a new lease on life with the help of a compassionate Grand Rapids family lawyer.

Our reputation as skilled and trustworthy family law attorneys is built on years of personalized and aggressive representation of our clients. We work closely with our clients to determine the best method for resolving their issues and we offer creative solutions that are custom-tailored to each client’s individual circumstances. While we are able to help most of our clients achieve favorable results through informal negotiations and mediation, we are also vigorous trial lawyers who will not hesitate to fight for our clients in court.

What I enjoyed most about Kraayeveld Law was the overall knowledge and passion they brought to our case. Courtney, Jim and Matt all conducted themselves in a highly ethical way. It was refreshing to see. They took time to research, gather evidence and cite laws prior to us going to trial.


Kraayeveld Family Law has really helped me feel relaxed with the whole process of my legal action. They have proven to be thorough, communicative, and efficient. Much appreciated!


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Exclusive Focus on Family Law in
Grand Rapids and West Michigan

At Kraayeveld Family Law, we focus exclusively on representing clients in the Grand Rapids and West Michigan areas in family law matters. Whether you are considering a divorce, enforcing the terms of a child custody or child support order, or need help with any other family-related legal issue, our legal team will help you navigate your options and move forward in the most constructive way possible.

When you meet with a Grand Rapids family lawyer from Kraayeveld for your initial consultation, you will receive strategic legal advice that is tailored to your situation. We will listen to you, examine the potential outcomes of your situation, and present your legal options in a simple and straightforward manner. While divorce and family-related legal issues are inherently personal, securing a favorable resolution ultimately involves applying the law to your unique set of circumstances. Through tactful negotiation or vigorous courtroom representation, your Grand Rapids family lawyer will leverage our extensive family law experience to help you move on with your life.

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As family law advocates with experience handling a wide range of legal matters, our Grand Rapids, MI attorneys understand that many people desire amicable, low conflict resolutions. We always put an emphasis on working closely with our clients to help them evaluate and work towards a well-suited agreement. In Michigan, there are a variety of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) options available, including family law mediation. With an ADR tool like mediation, parties may be able to avoid the time, stress, and cost of litigation. It can be an effective solution.

At the same time, we understand that a settlement is not possible nor appropriate in every situation. As a trial-tested Michigan family and divorce law firm, our Grand Rapids attorneys will never let your rights or your best interests take a back seat. We will put in the time, resources, and attention to detail to handle your case the right way. Our Grand Rapids family lawyers are always prepared to provide tenacious, aggressive representation to help you secure the best outcome.


Going through a family law dispute is never easy. These cases should be handled with the utmost care and compassion. Sensitivity is especially important for parents of young children. Whether you are getting divorced, separating, or are involved in an existing custody matter, our Grand Rapids family law attorneys have the specialized experience and knowledge that you can rely on. We handle the full spectrum of family law matters that parents may face—including cases such as child custody, child visitation, child support, paternity, adoption, and domestic violence.

Parents deserve personalized family law representation because their legal needs and their situations are both invariably unique and complex. The family law approach that works best for another parent may simply not be very effective in your case. Whether you are a custodial parent, a non custodial parent, are negotiating a parenting plan, have questions about joint custody, or are navigating the Michigan best interests factors, we are more than ready to review your case, answer your questions, and help you determine the best plan of action.


A locally owned and operated family law firm, we have extensive experience practicing in family law cases and family law court in Michigan. We are proud to have deep ties to the community and the region. From our conveniently located law office in Grand Rapids, we provide family law services throughout West Michigan. Areas we serve include:

  • Grand Rapids;
  • Holland;
  • Georgetown;
  • Forest Hills;
  • Ada & Cascade townships
  • East Grand Rapids
  • Wyoming 
  • Kentwood
  • Rockford
  • Kent County
  • Ottawa County
  • Allegan county
  • Barry County
  • Newaygo County,
  • Ionia County,
  • Montcalm County
  • Muskegon County
  • Kalamazoo County

Our firm provides legal representation in family law appeals throughout all of Michigan. Our Michigan family appellate attorneys are prepared to provide online appointments to best suit your needs. Contact us now for a confidential consultation with a Michigan family appeals lawyer. 


How We Serve Our Clients

We represent our clients in informal negotiations, mediation, and courtroom litigation. We work hard to thoroughly prepare our clients case for trial, and we do not hesitate to take divorce and family law cases to court. Our reputation as aggressive trial lawyers frequently works to our clients’ advantage in settlement negotiations. We are committed to the principle that no two family law cases are exactly the same. You deserve individualized, tenacious legal guidance and support from a Michigan family law attorney who has put in the time, resources, and personal attention to truly understand your needs and your goals. 

Our family law attorneys work as a team and lend their respective strengths to representing clients in a wide range of matters including:


If you are preparing to go through a divorce, we can help you make informed decisions, and we will guide you through every step of the process. From advising you prior to separation and while anticipating divorce, to negotiating your property settlement and fighting for alimony and child custody, we will handle all aspects of your divorce strategically, aggressively, and with your long-term best interests in mind.

Child Custody

Whether you are divorcing, separating from your partner or dealing with a custody issue post judgment, the more effort you put into protecting your relationship with your children now, the less likely you are to face problems down the road. With extensive experience structuring mutually-agreeable parenting time plans and fighting for our clients’ custody and visitation rights in court, our attorneys know what it takes to make sure our clients can watch their children grow and be involved in their children’s lives on a frequent basis.

Child Support

In any divorce or separation, the calculation of child support is subject to Michigan’s Child Support Formula. While this formula is designed to make it easier for parents to calculate their support obligations, these calculations are often complex. We help our clients determine appropriate payment obligations and represent single mothers and fathers in child support modification and enforcement proceedings. These proceedings are often highly contentious, and obtaining a favorable outcome frequently requires aggressive litigation.

Parental Alienation

Parental alienation cases are among the most emotionally-charged and most contentious cases we handle. If you and your child are victims of parental alienation, or if you have been falsely accused of abuse, we can take swift legal action to protect you. Whether your child is exhibiting symptoms of parental alienation or you have not seen your child in months or years, we can use our decades of experience handling parental alienation cases in the Michigan courts to help you.


In addition to representing our clients in trial, we also provide representation in civil appeals. While not all decisions are subject to appeal, if you have grounds to challenge the outcome of your divorce, child custody dispute or other family law case, our attorneys can appeal your trial verdict to the Michigan Court of Appeals.


While most family law matters fall into the categories discussed above, unique circumstances call for unique solutions. If you are dealing with any family-related legal issue, we encourage you to give us a call. Our attorneys also have extensive experience in cases involving:

At Kraayeveld Family Law, our Michigan family law attorneys provide personalized, tenacious, and solutions-focused legal advocacy across the full range of family law matters. If you have any questions about your rights or your options, please do not hesitate to connect with us now to arrange your fully confidential, no obligation initial consultation. With a law office in Grand Rapids, we are well-positioned to provide family law representation throughout the entire surrounding region. 

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