Effective representation in Family Law cases requires an attorney who understands the nuances of the law and has the experience you can trust. Karl Numinen’s knowledge and experience as a skilled family law lawyer has been recognized by his peers who have twice elected him to the Family Law Council of the State Bar of Michigan and by the Michigan Court of Appeals who selected him as a mediator for their Domestic Relations Settlement Program.  Mr. Numinen was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2012 and 2013 editions of “The Best Lawyers in America.”



Going through a divorce or a contested custody battle can be one of the most stressful events in your life. During the sometimes heated conflict that often accompanies divorce litigation, you need an experienced family law attorney who can guide you through the emotional chaos and help you make rational decisions in your – and your children’s – best interests. While there are no winners in divorce cases, our Firm offers the experience and understanding you need to get you through this difficult time with the best possible result for you and your children.

Karl Numinen served five years as an elected member of the Family Law Council of the State Bar of Michigan. He has handled hundreds of divorce cases and has earned a reputation as a very skilled and successful family law attorney. Karl is the author of numerous articles published in Grand Rapids Parenting magazine as well as an article titled “Property Holdings In Second Marriages,” which was published in a special edition of the Michigan Family Law Journal, in February, 1999.

A certified adoption attorney since 1995, Karl has handled a variety of contested adoptions at the trial and appellate levels, including winning a step-parent adoption case before a special panel of the Michigan Court of Appeals that resulted in the published opinion inIn Re: Caldwell, 225 Mich App 801; 571 NW2d 218 (1997), rev’d, 228 Mich App 116 (1998), cert denied, 457 Mich 865 (1998).

Other examples of appellate victories include:

Karl represented the mother in the successful defense of her custody case.  For the Court of Appeals opinion, click: Custody Opinion

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