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Grand Rapids Divorce Lawyers Attorneys Focused on Defending the Rights of Men

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When resolving family law disputes, gender shouldn't matter. Men and women should be treated fairly and equally. Unfortunately, in civil and criminal matters, particularly in cases involving divorce or custody, men often know the cards are stacked against them from the outset.

At the law firm of Shaw Law Group, PLC, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, our lawyers work hard to protect the rights and interests of men. Our attorneys provide experienced legal advice, strong advocacy and aggressive court representation for men who are preparing for divorce or dealing with other family law or criminal allegations.

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The American Divorce Association for Men (ADAM) in West Michigan, has highly qualified attorneys who advocate for men's rights in divorce, child custody and parenting time, paternity, support, property settlement, post judgment modifications, and other family law matters. 

Men involved in family law disputes need strategic guidance and professional decision making through times that can be extremely stressful. The issues of husbands and fathers are part of an equation that demands recognition from the courts, as well as from other lawyers, wives, mothers, children, and all who are affected by family law issues.

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Featured Blog

  • NEW YORK TIMES REMINDS US THAT SOCIAL MEDIA CAN BE DIVORCE EVIDENCE CENTRAL
    In this recent New York Times article titled "In a Divorce, Who Gets Custody of Electronic Data? The Lawyers" potential divorce clients are warned about putting embarrassing personal information about themselves on their computers.  It is also important to remember that being aggressive with an electronic investigation of your spouse may create a real advantage.
  • 4 MEDIATION FAQS IN DIVORCE & CUSTODY
    4 MEDIATION FAQS IN DIVORCE & CUSTODY WHAT is mediation? – Mediation in divorce and custody cases is a meeting between the plaintiff, defendant, and a mediator.  It can be used to resolve all issues including custody, support and property division. WHEN should it be done? – Mediation can be done before or after filing and even after the case is over if new issues arise. WHO should do it? - The Mediator Matters! The mediator is a neutral person that tries to find issues that can be resolved by agreement or compromise. Most of the time, the mediator’s role is…
  • BE AWARE OF EX-PARTE ORDERS
    We frequently are asked if it is best to wait and let one’s spouse file the divorce first. There are many considerations we look at before making a recommendation but there is one reason that can strongly suggest that filing first would be beneficial. That reason is EX-PARTE Orders. Ex-parte orders are orders the court enters without notice to the other party. The court can use this power to set custody, parenting time, and restraints on the use of assets including cars, homes, bank accounts and business assets. These orders are more common at the beginning of cases because it is…

Protecting Men's Rights

  • Father's Rights

    Fathers' Rights

    When it comes to family law, men are often faced with unique challenges in the legal system. If you are entering divorce, custody, paternity or other family dispute, it is important that you know your rights as a father and a husband. You also want a clear understanding

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  • Child Custody For Men

    Child Custody and Visitation Issues

    If you know your child will be better off in your custody, you need to assert your rights as their father. At Shaw Law Group, PLC , a law firm for men in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we never assume that the mother is the best child

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Client Testimonials

  • Frustrated Sheriff's Deputy, Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Mrs. Sam Vantol was very helpful in fighting for my rights as a father who wanted to be part of my children's life. As a father who has done nothing to cause disharmony between my children and I, it was still a up hill battle to be seen as a equal parent. Ultimately, Sam did get me more time with my Children, which was my only goal. I still think the states family courts have a long ways to go to see two parents as equal regardless of their sex. Respectfully, Frustrated Sheriff's Deputy
  • Milorad R., Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Divorce is the hardest thing I have ever done. Keith Koonmen, and his wonderful team made a difficult time in my life run smoother. He was very tactful, very professional, and always answered to my questions and messages quickly. I highly recommend him to anyone who is going through such a hard experience, and want things handled in a completely professional manner.
  • John C., Oceana County

    Samantha was fantastic, she helped keep me positive and was always there to talk when I called. If she was tied up at the time of my call she responded as soon as she could. Everyone in your firm that I dealt with was kind, courteous, and help make me feel at ease during that stressful time. You folks are fantastic!

    John C., Oceana County

  • Kevin F., Grand Rapids, MI

    I just want to Thank all of you for representing me so well in my Divorce. Today was incredibly boring and uneventful and just perfect. I didn't believe in the system after the 1st hearing and outcome but you helped me through it. Samantha, I especially want to thank you for listening and getting to the heart of what I wanted. You really understood and represented me good and helped me understand the system and everything going on. Kimberly, thank you for keeping me up to date with everything. I really, really, appreciate everything and everyone.
  • Mike C., Grand Rapids, MI

    Divorce is not pleasant under any circumstances, or conditions. I was very pleased with the understanding of my situation by both Ivan and Samantha, and valued their input, continuous support, openness, advise, and of course professionalism (even if at times I was a little on the edge...thanks for hanging with me!!). The outcome of the divorce took longer than anticipated, not due to any issue on our side, which was frustrating, but at the end of the day I felt the settlement was a good one. Life goes on!! Thanks Ivan and Samantha!!!!
  • Jason K., Broomfield, CO

    What I really liked was in the initial consultation after listening to my concerns and what I wanted and examined my case, I was not told what I wanted to hear but what I needed to hear and the explanation made a lot of sense. I didn't get what I originally wanted but I got a lot.
  • Dusty H., Ionia, MI

    Ivan made me feel comfortable and at ease during a very difficult time. I am so glad I chose them as my outcome could have been much worse. They knew exactly what to do and made the process easy. Thank you Shaw Law.
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Shaw Law Group, PLC

As soon as you know you are facing a divorce or a criminal charge, you should seek competent counsel immediately. It may only require a quick call to an experienced lawyer at Shaw Law Group, PLC at (616) 827-ADAM (2326). Our attorneys focus on men's rights, and can help you determine if there are steps that you should take right away to protect your interests in any family law or criminal matter.

Contact Info

New Location 
77 Monroe Center NW, Suite 507
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

(616) 827-ADAM (2326)