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James W. Kraayeveld

James W. Kraayeveld

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  • Family Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence ...
  • Michigan
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Kendra Ortega
Kendra Ortega February 22, 2020
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
I would recommend Mr. Kraayeveld to any of my family or friends who need assistance in family law.
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I have been practicing family law for 28 years. It is my goal to provide each client with individual attention because each client and each case is different, and I enjoy the personal interaction with a client and working towards successful completion of each case to the benefit of each family.

I have seen a need to specialize in parental alienation cases which has led to an overall greater experience in child custody cases.

Secondly, I have specialized in complex divorce matters involving significant assets, business assets, determining complex income issues of executives, self employed, or those in the military for child and spousal support purposes.

Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Additional Practice Area
  • Child Custody Disputes
  • Free Consultation
    Up to first hour of consultation is free.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    VISA, Mastercard, Discover, American Express
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Michigan
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  • Dutch: Spoken, Written
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Kraayeveld Law Offices, P.C.
- Current
LDC Construction, Inc.
Valparaiso University School of Law
J.D. (1993)
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Calvin College
B.A. (1990) | Political Science; Dutch
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Distinquished Award
Martindale Hubbell
Distinquished Award
Martindale Hubbell
BV Rated
BV Rated (2011, 2012)
Professional Associations
Grand Rapids Bar Association, Family Law Section
- Current
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Grand Rapids Bar Association
- Current
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State Bar of Michigan  # P48875
- Current
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Kent County Friend of the Court Advisory Committee
Board Member; Vice Chair
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Articles & Publications
Low Costs Paternity Tests
Nota Bene
Issues in Law and Medicine
Speaking Engagements
Family Law, Grand Rapids
Legal Aid Clinic
Family Law, Grand Rapids
Legal Aid Clinic
Child Support, Grand Rapids
Legal Aid Clinic
Frequently Asked Questions, Grand Rapids
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Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered
Q. Should I wait to file motion for full custody?
A: Let's explore this in a most cost effective way first: have you checked with your ex if he is willing to agree to an alternate custody order? Keep in mind that your latest court order likely requires him to seek court permission before moving out of state. That may give you some bargaining power to get an amended custody order. Although you should hire an attorney to have the amended custody order drafted, an agreed upon order will save you a lot of money compared to filing a motion for change of custody. Good luck!
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Kraayeveld Law Offices, P.C.
300 State St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Telephone: (616) 345-5569
Fax: (616) 285-0909
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