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Henry S. Gornbein PLLC
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Attorney's Profile

COLLEGE:
Monteith College, Wayne State University
LAW SCHOOL:
University of Michigan
ATTORNEY SINCE:
1968
STATES ADMITTED:
Michigan
PRACTICE AREAS:
Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody, Alimony, Child Support, Post-Judgment Matters, Change of Domicile, Interstate Matters, Mediation, Collaborative Law and Arbitration, Paterity, Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements

Henry S. Gornbein practices matrimonial law in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He specializes in all areas of family law including divorce, child custody, parenting time issues, child support, paternity, spousal support, interstate and international custody issues, Hague Convention matters, domicile issues, as well as collaborative law, mediation and arbitration of all family law matters. He also drafts and litigates pre- and post-nuptial agreements.

Henry Gornbein believes that every situation is different. His role as an attorney is to education and guide the clients through the legal system, while looking for the best possible solution. Every case is handled in a manner where healing, moving forward, avoiding unnecessary confrontations or court battles are the primary goals. He has tried many cases, and believes that trials should be the last resort because of the economic and psychological costs and damage involved. Going to trial means that you lose control of your life because a stranger, the Judge or Referee, is deciding what will happen to you and your children.

Henry received his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School and a PHB from Monteith College, Wayne State University where he was President of the Monteith College Student Faculty Council and Member of the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honorary Society.

Attorney's Videos

A large part of my husband's income is cash and is never reported. How do I ensure I get what I deserve?
Divorce Law

After a judge rendered a decision on the petition, what happens next?
Domestic Abuse Law

Am I considered legally divorced in Michigan if my marriage was annulled?
Divorce Law

Are parties to a marriage responsible for separate debts incurred during the marriage?
Marriage Law

Are same-sex partners eligible for family abuse protective orders?
Domestic Abuse Law

Are there any special requirements for those individuals who have been previously married?
Marriage Law

Can a court award two kinds of alimony at the same time in Michigan?
Alimony Law

Can a grandparent ever get custody of a grandchild against a natural parent in Michigan?
Grandparents Rights Law

Can a paternity test be done before the baby is born?
Paternity Law

Can a person insert an anti-modification of alimony clause in the property settlement agreement in Michigan?
Alimony Law

Can a person limit their exposure to alimony by having a prenuptial agreement in Michigan?
Alimony Law

Can a prenuptial/postnuptial agreement decide future child support?
Marriage Law

Can a spouse be awarded temporary alimony during the pendency of the divorce proceeding in Michigan?
Alimony Law

Can a spouse be dropped from health insurance if they are still married?
Marriage Law

Can a spouse prevent a court from granting a divorce in Michigan?
Divorce Law

Can a spouse refuse to sign divorce papers in Michigan?
Marriage Law

Can a supporting spouse be compensated for increasing the earning capacity via education of the other spouse?
Alimony Law

Can a woman be charged with domestic violence in Michigan?
Domestic Abuse Law

Can alimony be awarded during a domestic violence hearing in Michigan?
Alimony Law

Can alimony be reinstated after its termination due to cohabitation in Michigan?
Alimony Law

Can an out of state divorce be enforced in Michigan?
Divorce Law

Can anyone get married to anyone?
Marriage Law

Can either parent establish paternity through a court in Michigan?
Paternity Law

Can grandparents adopt their grandchildren?
Grandparents Rights Law

Can I annul my marriage rather than getting a divorce in Michigan?
Divorce Law

Can I change attorneys in the middle of my Michigan divorce case?
Divorce Law

Can I file for divorce in Michigan while my spouse is stationed with the military in another country?
Divorce Law

Can I get alimony in Michigan if I have a common law marriage?
Alimony Law

Can I get child support if I am not sure who the father of my child is?
Paternity Law

Can I get some support for my child even though I am not married to the father of my child?
Paternity Law

Can I get visitation or custody, even though I was not married to the mother, and I am not on the birth certificate?
Paternity Law

Can I go back to my maiden name after my divorce in Michigan?
Divorce Law

Can I make my husband repay the money he cleaned out of my bank account?
Divorce Law

Can I oppose a divorce in Michigan?
Divorce Law

Can I renegotiate the length of time I receive alimony in Michigan?
Alimony Law

Can I represent myself in family court in Michigan?
Divorce Law

Can I revise how my settlement agreement characterizes my payment for tax purposes?
Alimony Law

Can I start my case while I am pregnant, before my baby is born?
Paternity Law

Can my ex-wife collect back alimony when she did nothing about my non-payment for several years?
Alimony Law

Can my spouse tell me that I cannot see my kids?
Divorce Law

Can parents deny grandparent visitation in Michigan?
Grandparents Rights Law

Can paternity be established for my child if the father lives in another state?
Paternity Law

Can Registered Domestic Partners (RDPs) claim alimony payments on their federal and state tax returns?
Alimony Law

Can the name of the child be changed when paternity is established?
Paternity Law

Can the parents sign a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity form after the child is born?
Paternity Law

Can the Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity Affidavit be rejected?
Paternity Law

Can two people enter into an agreement about expense sharing if they are not married?
Marriage Law

Can you get a divorce if you are pregnant?
Marriage Law

Can you marry your fiance if his wife refuses to give him a divorce?
Marriage Law

Do grandparents have any rights of custody or visitation with their grandchildren?
Grandparents Rights Law

Do great-grandparents have visitation rights?
Grandparents Rights Law

Do I have to pay alimony in a divorce in Michigan?
Divorce Law

Do I have to share my pension after my Michigan divorce?
Divorce Law

Do I need court permission to take a paternity test?
Paternity Law

Do married people own each other's property in Michigan?
Marriage Law

Do persons under age 18 have to worry about paternity and child support?
Paternity Law

Does Michigan allow common law marriages?
Marriage Law

Does a divorce or annulment need to be filed in the same state the marriage was in?
Divorce Law

Does a married couple have to live apart to get a divorce in Michigan?
Marriage Law

Does domestic assault and battery apply to same-sex couples?
Domestic Abuse Law

How big a problem is domestic violence?
Domestic Abuse Law

How can a protective order help?
Domestic Abuse Law

How can I distinguish alimony from child support in Michigan?
Alimony Law

How can I file for grandparent rights in Michigan?
Grandparents Rights Law

How can I get a protective order in Michigan?
Domestic Abuse Law

How can I keep my spouse from selling property before we divorce in Michigan?
Divorce Law

How can I legally reconnect with my estranged grandchildren?
Grandparents Rights Law

How can I make sure I can see my grandchild?
Grandparents Rights Law

How can I obtain a copy of my marriage certificate in Michigan?
Marriage Law

How can I obtain a tax deduction for a support payment?
Alimony Law

How can I protect myself in Michigan from a husband who abuses me?
Domestic Abuse Law

How can parents protect their children from unfit grandparents?
Grandparents Rights Law

How can unmarried parents establish paternity in Michigan?
Paternity Law

How do courts determine whether grandparents get visitation?
Grandparents Rights Law

How do I ask my spouse for a divorce?
Divorce Law

How do I find a good divorce mediator in Michigan?
Divorce Law

How do I get divorce by default in Michigan?
Divorce Law

How do I get monthly support payments resumed and collect back support in Michigan?
Alimony Law

How do I know if I should sign a Voluntary Declaration of Paternity?
Paternity Law

How do I obtain a copy of the paperwork that shows paternity was established?
Paternity Law

How do I protect my credit when going through divorce in Michigan?
Divorce Law

How do I start a paternity case in Michigan?
Paternity Law

How do mediating spouses protect their legal rights in Michigan?
Divorce Law

How do stock options impact alimony, separate maintenance. and child support in Michigan?
Alimony Law

How does collaborative divorce work in Michigan?
Divorce Law

How does domestic violence affect children?
Domestic Abuse Law

How does marital fault affect alimony in Michigan?
Alimony Law

How does permanent spousal support work in Michigan?
Alimony Law

How does the administrative process work to establish paternity and child support?
Paternity Law

How does the court hear evidence for a default divorce in Michigan?
Divorce Law

How is annulment different from divorce?
Divorce Law

How is collaborative divorce different from litigation in Michigan?
Divorce Law

How is divorce initiated in Michigan?
Divorce Law

How is paternity established in Michigan?
Paternity Law

How is the amount of temporary alimony determined in Michigan?
Alimony Law

How long does it take for a divorce to be final in Michigan?
Divorce Law

How long will it take to receive support payments?
Paternity Law

How long will the paternity test take?
Paternity Law

How often can a non-custodial parent be taken back for support modification?
Child Support Law

How will collaborative divorce affect my children?
Divorce Law

I am a grandparent and am being refused permission to see my grandchildren. Is there anything I can do in Michigan?
Grandparents Rights Law

I get family support from my former spouse. Is that considered taxable income?
Alimony Law

I have a protective order against my ex-husband, but he continues to call me and harass me. What can I do?
Domestic Abuse Law

I live in a fault state. What happens if I cannot prove fault?
Divorce Law

I think I am in an abusive relationship. What should I do?
Domestic Abuse Law

If a spouse retires, does this constitute a change in circumstances to justify a termination of alimony in Michigan?
Alimony Law

If I ask for a divorce and move out, do I still have to pay the rent and bills on that place?
Divorce Law

If I move out and file for divorce from a non-working spouse, must I pay her rent and bills if she does not work?
Divorce Law

If I start dating someone before my divorce is final, can it be use against me?
Divorce Law

If we marry in a non-community property state and move to a community property state, what is the status of the pre-wedding debts?
Marriage Law

In Michigan divorce cases, how do attorneys and judges contribute to parent alienation?
Divorce Law

In a collaborative divorce in Michigan, will I still go to court?
Divorce Law

In a divorce, I waived my survivor rights to my ex-spouse's accounts. He did not remove my name. Do I still collect?
Divorce Law

In my Michigan divorce case, what is the difference between court ordered and private mediation?
Divorce Law

In my Michigan divorce case, what is the preliminary injunction about?
Divorce Law

In my Michigan divorce case, will I have to pay for my spouse's attorney?
Divorce Law

In my Michigan divorce case, what happens in a temporary hearing?
Divorce Law

In my Michigan divorce case, what does the mediator do?
Divorce Law

In my Michigan divorce case, what happens after the filing of the complaint and the answer?
Divorce Law

In my Michigan divorce case, what do I do if my attorney wants to quit in the middle of my case?
Divorce Law

In my Michigan divorce case, is there a limit to the amount of times my ex-spouse can drag me in and out of court?
Divorce Law

In my Michigan divorce case, is mediation the same as arbitration?
Divorce Law

In my Michigan divorce case, how long does mediation last?
Divorce Law

In my Michigan divorce case, how do I reply to the petition?
Divorce Law

In my Michigan divorce case, how do I prove ownership of the dog?
Divorce Law

In my Michigan divorce case, does the mediator meet with the spouses separately or together?
Divorce Law

In my Michigan divorce case, can we decide ourselves how to divide our property?
Divorce Law

In my Michigan divorce case, can I use my spouse's affair against them?
Divorce Law

In my Michigan divorce case, can I and should I keep the house?
Divorce Law

In my Michigan divorce case, what is a petition?
Divorce Law

In my Michigan divorce case, what are the alternatives to going to court?
Divorce Law

Is a marriage ceremony required?
Marriage Law

Is a notarized letter enough for custody of my grandchildren?
Grandparents Rights Law

Is a severance paycheck subject to spousal support in Michigan?
Alimony Law

Is alimony ordered in Michigan when one spouse supported the other spouse through school?
Alimony Law

Is collaborative divorce expensive?
Divorce Law

Is domestic violence a crime punishable under criminal law in Michigan?
Domestic Abuse Law

Is it illegal to get remarried before my divorce is final?
Divorce Law

Is my marriage in another state or foreign country legal?
Marriage Law

Is my spouse entitled to a portion of my business in Michigan?
Divorce Law

Is there a right to a jury trial in divorce in Michigan?
Divorce Law

May married people open credit accounts that are not also in their spouses' names?
Marriage Law

May wives and husbands sue each other?
Marriage Law

My ex-spouse is neglecting her responsibility of carrying health insurance on my child. Is there anything I can do?
Divorce Law

My ex-spouse threatened to file for bankruptcy. What happens to my payments in Michigan?
Alimony Law

My husband and I are getting divorced and he wants to relinquish his parental rights. How can we do this?
Divorce Law

My spouse is in jail and will not be getting out for at least 2 years. Can I file for the divorce myself?
Divorce Law

My spouse just asked for a divorce. What do I do first in Michigan?
Divorce Law

My wife is dating her boss, which can get her fired. Is this relevant for our custody battle in a no-fault state?
Divorce Law

Once I have a contact order, must my grandchild's guardian allow me access to my grandchild?
Grandparents Rights Law

Should I get credit in my own name, even though I am married?
Marriage Law

The father of my child will not admit paternity. What can I do in Michigan?
Paternity Law

Under what circumstances would a Michigan court award lifetime alimony?
Alimony Law

What are grandparents rights?
Grandparents Rights Law

What are grounds for an annulment in Michigan?
Divorce Law

What are grounds for divorce in Michigan?
Divorce Law

What are legal remedies for domestic violence in Michigan?
Domestic Abuse Law

What are some of the defenses for domestic violence or spousal abuse in Michigan?
Domestic Abuse Law

What are the advantages of choosing a collaborative divorce in Michigan?
Divorce Law

What are the differences in legal rights and benefits for those in a civil union vs. a marriage?
Marriage Law

What are the legal and economic benefits of marriage?
Marriage Law

What are the legal consequences when paternity is established in Michigan?
Paternity Law

What are the legal requirements for marriage?
Marriage Law

What are the most common financial mistakes made during divorce?
Divorce Law

What are the most important attributes of an effective divorce mediator?
Divorce Law

What are the rights and responsibilities of a minor parent?
Paternity Law

What are the rights of grandparents who temporarily care for their grandchildren?
Grandparents Rights Law

What can I do in Michigan to get my support increased if I think it is too low?
Paternity Law

What change in circumstances will support a petition for modification of alimony in Michigan?
Alimony Law

What does double dipping mean in regards to alimony?
Alimony Law

What does it mean to establish paternity?
Paternity Law

What factors are considered for grandparent visitation and custody?
Grandparents Rights Law

What factors does the court consider in determining alimony in Michigan?
Alimony Law

What happens if I do not sign the divorce papers?
Divorce Law

What happens if we reconcile and want to cancel the divorce?
Divorce Law

What happens once a man is named as the legal father?
Paternity Law

What happens to joint debts when we divorce in Michigan?
Divorce Law

What happens to retirement funds and 401k plans in a divorce?
Divorce Law

What happens when someone calls the police in Michigan for domestic violence?
Domestic Abuse Law

What if I need child support while the divorce is still in process in Michigan?
Divorce Law

What if my ex-spouse is delinquent in alimony payments. What can I do in Michigan?
Alimony Law

What if my spouse cannot be found or evades service of the divorce papers?
Divorce Law

What if my spouse is served with the divorce but does not answer?
Divorce Law

What impact could my dating have on post-separation support and alimony in Michigan?
Alimony Law

What is a certified divorce financial analyst?
Divorce Law

What is a common law marriage?
Marriage Law

What is a fault divorce?
Divorce Law

What is a marital settlement agreement in a divorce in Michigan?
Divorce Law

What is a paternity case?
Paternity Law

What is a postnuptial agreement?
Marriage Law

What is a prenuptial or ante nuptial agreement?
Marriage Law

What is a pro se divorce?
Divorce Law

What is a protective order?
Domestic Abuse Law

What is alimony in gross?
Alimony Law

What is an uncontested divorce?
Divorce Law

What is child neglect?
Domestic Abuse Law

What is collaborative divorce?
Divorce Law

What is domestic violence?
Domestic Abuse Law

What is legal separation?
Divorce Law

What is limited duration alimony?
Alimony Law

What is marital property?
Marriage Law

What is necessary to make a prenuptial agreement valid in Michigan?
Marriage Law

What is permanent alimony?
Alimony Law

What is post-separation support?
Alimony Law

What is rehabilitative alimony?
Alimony Law

What is the difference between community and non-community property in Michigan?
Divorce Law

What is the holistic approach to divorce?
Divorce Law

What is transitional alimony?
Alimony Law

What kinds of actions are considered domestic violence in Michigan?
Domestic Abuse Law

What legal rights do step-grandparents have?
Grandparents Rights Law

What papers do I need when I start a divorce case in Michigan?
Divorce Law

What requirements are there for awarding grandparents visitation or custody?
Grandparents Rights Law

What rights do grandparents have?
Grandparents Rights Law

What should I bring when I meet with the divorce attorney?
Divorce Law

What states have grandparents rights laws?
Grandparents Rights Law

What will happen to my property after I file for divorce in Michigan?
Marriage Law

What would I be giving up if I agreed to give my ex-wife sole custody of the children?
Divorce Law

When can grandparents exercise their rights?
Grandparents Rights Law

When can spousal support be ordered in Michigan?
Alimony Law

When does alimony get paid in Michigan?
Alimony Law

When does alimony stop in Michigan?
Alimony Law

When is it necessary to take a paternity test?
Paternity Law

When parents are not divorced yet, can one parent move with the children out of Michigan?
Divorce Law

Who can file for a protective order in Michigan?
Domestic Abuse Law

Who can perform a marriage ceremony?
Marriage Law

Who can tell me how much alimony I have to pay in Michigan or how much I should receive?
Alimony Law

Who is allowed to start a paternity case?
Paternity Law

Who is considered the dependent spouse in Michigan?
Alimony Law

Who is legally recognized as a child's father in Michigan?
Paternity Law

Who is responsible for debts incurred before the marriage?
Marriage Law

Who makes up the collaborative divorce team?
Divorce Law

Who pays taxes on spousal support in Michigan, the payer spouse or the payee spouse?
Alimony Law

Who should consider collaborative divorce in Michigan?
Divorce Law

Who should file in an uncontested divorce in Michigan?
Marriage Law

Who should not use mediation for a divorce?
Divorce Law

Why am I not receiving the full amount of the ordered child support or alimony?
Alimony Law

Why is it important to establish paternity?
Paternity Law

Why should divorcing couples consider mediation in Michigan?
Divorce Law

Will I get to keep my house, car, and property after my divorce in Michigan?
Divorce Law

Will I have to go to court at any time during my divorce in Michigan?
Divorce Law

Will I have to pay my ex-wife her alimony arrearage after remarrying and divorcing again?
Alimony Law

Will my husband's savings be taken into account in determining his alimony obligation in Michigan?
Alimony Law

Will my soon-to-be ex-wife be entitled to any pension I earn after our Michigan divorce?
Divorce Law

Will receiving a portion of my husband's pension affect child support payments in Michigan?
Divorce Law

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Henry S. Gornbein PLLC
http://familylawofmichigan.com

40900 Woodward Avenue, Suite 111
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304

(248) 230-2851

About Our Firm

Detroit area lawyer Henry Gornbein practices in all areas of Michigan family law including divorce, child custody, parenting time, child support, spousal support, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, interstate custody issues, domicile issues, as well as mediation and arbitration of all family law matters. Though he has tried many cases, Henry Gornbein believes that every case is different and the role of an attorney is to educate, guide the clients through the legal system, look for the best possible solution, and try and handle every case in a manner that leads toward healing and not needless confrontation or unnecessary court battles.

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The Michigan lawyer(s) at Henry S. Gornbein PLLC offer their Alimony Law services to residents of Wayne, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Macomb counties and the cities and towns of Detroit, Dearborn, Livonia, Westland, Inkster, Plymouth, Highland Park, Royal Oak, Warren, Southfield, Troy, Grosse Point, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills, Pontiac, Rochester Hills, Clinton Township, Shelby, Novi, Sterling Heights, Ann Arbor, Oakland, Hamtramck, Waterford, and St. Clair Shores.


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