James J. Harrington, III specializes in Family Law and litigates throughout the State of Michigan. Family Law matters are 100% of his practice, which ensures optimum service to his clients. Mr. Harrington does not professionally discriminate in favor of “only men” or “only women”: he represents all categories of Domestic Relations clients who need quality legal services: men & women, young & old, long-term or short-term marriages.

His experience in family law spans nearly 50 years and has resulted in successful resolution issues: Property Division, Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody, and C.O.B.R.A. issues, as well as post-Judgment modifications or enforcement. Many attorneys do not have the experience or drafting skills to create a Pre-Nuptial or Post-Nuptial agreement; nor are they sensitive to the emotional issues associated with reaching a common understanding on the goals and objectives of a carefully crafted Pre-Nup or Post-Nup. Mr. Harrington’s approach to Marital Agreements is to take the role of Facilitator and Problem Solver, to insure that the objectives of client are achieved. There is no “one size fits all” Pre or Post Nuptial Agreement, and each contract reflects the unique circumstances of the parties.

Mr. Harrington has an outstanding appellate record in Family Law, including the landmark KOWALESKY v. KOWALESKY case, regularly cited by nearly every appellate Court deciding a business valuation claim. Likewise, Mr. Harrington successfully defended a Trial Court verdict in the Court of Appeals, involving a complex Home Schooling case.

Mr. Harrington has an open line of communication with the premier Family Law Appellate attorneys in Michigan, and any referral regarding Appeals will take into consideration the unique circumstances of each case.

James J. Harrington, III has been a Member of the Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers for nearly a decade. Admission to the AAML is subject to stringent criteria, including (a) written testing on National family law issues; (b) written testing on Michigan law; (c) written recommendations from Judges, opposing counsel, and other Fellows in the AAML; (d) the highest reputation for competency, civility, and ethical practice. There are less than thirty (30) actively practicing AAML members in the entire State of Michigan. Access to Fellows throughout Michigan provides invaluable insight into cases, Judges, and procedures outside the Metropolitan Detroit area.