Shelley A. Kester

Shelley A. Kester

  • Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce, Domestic Violence ...
  • Michigan
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5.0/5.0
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Shelley gets a 10 in my book because I know how much she cares about her clients, and about achieving the right results for those who turn to her for legal advice. She is a good human being, and a great lawyer.
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Biography

Shelley Kester is an award-winning attorney, a community leader, a dynamic communicator and a caring individual. She is Chair of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Her practice includes nearly all aspects of family law, including divorce law and child custody. She was among the first in Northern Michigan to complete the Family Law Certificate Program through the Institute of Continuing Education and the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. She is President of wilson Kester, the Empowered Divorce Source. A frequent contributor to the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Ms. Kester is past president of the Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association and member of the Michigan State Supreme Court Bar. She is also a former member of the California State Bar. An active member of the State Bar of Michigan, Ms. Kester has served on its Domestic Violence committee, Practice Management Committee as well as subcommittees of the Family Law Section. Most recently, she served on the State Court Administrator's advisory panel to update Michigan's Friend of the Court's Parenting Time Guidelines. She is both a litigator and trained collaborative divorce attorney, having served as a board member of the Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan. She has received Governor appointments to the Children's Trust Fund Board and is Founding Chair of the Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center.

Practice Areas
Arbitration & Mediation
Divorce
Domestic Violence
Family Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Michigan
State Bar of Michigan
ID Number: P46312
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
President
Wilson Kester the Empowered Divorce Source
- Current
President of Wilson Kester the Empowered Divorce Source, a family law firm empowering its family law clients to find their voice and regain their strength for a better life. Shelley has practiced exclusively family law since 2000 and is a leader in the area of family law in Northern Michigan.
Professional Associations
State Bar of Michigan  # P46312
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
Wilson Kester
627 W Front St
TRAVERSE CITY, MI 49684
Toll-Free: (231) 922-6800
Telephone: (231) 922-6800
Fax: (231) 922-7230
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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