Why Choose Us?

  • Family Law is All We Do
  • 18 Years of Experience in Family Law
  • Open and Honest Case Assessment
  • Attention to Detail
  •  Prompt Return of Client Calls and Emails
  • Expert Advice, Representation and Reputation

Family Law Is All We Do

Paynter & Associates is a Michigan divorce and Michigan family law office providing comprehensive legal advice and representation concerning Michigan family law. Whether your matter is simple or complex, Michigan divorce lawyer Ellen Paynter can help you. See below for a listing of the areas of Michigan family law that our office assists clients in pursuing in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne County.

Divorce in Michigan

Divorce in Michigan

What if my spouse refuses to sign the divorce papers? My spouse lives out of state, can we still divorce in Michigan? How quickly can we get a divorce in Michigan? Can we both use the same attorney?

See our Michigan DIVORCE page for for the answers to these questions and much more about divorce in Michigan.


Custody in Michigan

Custody in Michigan

Can my husband get custody of our children? How does the judge decide who gets custody of the kids? How old does my child have to be to decide who she wants to live with?

See our CUSTODY page for answers to these questions and detailed information regarding child custody in Michigan.

Paternity in Michigan

Paternity in Michigan

Michigan PATERNITY laws allow for the establishment of a legal father when a child is born outside of a marriage, or if the father is not the husbnd of the mother.

See our PATERNITY page for more information regarding Paternity in Michigan.

Child Support in Michigan

Child Support in Michigan

How is child support in Michigan calculated?  Can we agree to a child support amount? Will my new spouse's income be used to calculate my child support? 

See our CHILD SUPPORT page for answers to these questions and detailed information regarding Child Support in Michigan.

Spousal Support (Alimony) in Michigan

Spousal Support in Michigan

Will I have to pay alimony? Can a man receive alimony in Michigan? How is alimony calculated in Michigan?

See our SPOUSAL SUPPORT page for answers to these questions and detailed information regarding Spousal Support or Alimony in Michigan.

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements in Michigan

Prenuptial in Michigan

Do I need a prenup in Michigan? Will my prenuptial agreement be enforced by the Court in Michigan? How can a prenuptial agreement help me?

See our PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT page for answers to these questions and detailed information reagarding prenupital agreements and postnuptial agreements in Michigan.

Representing Clients in Macomb County, Oakland County and Wayne County, Michigan

Macomb County

  • Armada
  • Armada Township
  • Bruce Township
  • Centerline
  • Chesterfield Township
  • Clinton Township
  • Eastpointe
  • Fraser
  • Harrison Township
  • Lenox Township
  • Macomb Township
  • Memphis
  • Mt. Clemens
  • New Baltimore
  • New Haven
  • Ray Township
  • Richmond
  • Romeo
  • Roseville
  • St. Clair Shores
  • Sterling Heights
  • Shelby Township
  • Utica
  • Warren
  • Washington Township

Oakland County

  • Auburn Hills
  • Addison Township
  • Berkley
  • Beverly Hills
  • Bingham Farms
  • Birmingham
  • Bloomfield
  • Bloomfield Hills
  • Brandon Township
  • Clarkston
  • Commerce Township
  • Farmington
  • Farmington Hills
  • Ferndale
  • Franklin
  • Groveland Township
  • Hazel Park
  • Highland Township
  • Holly
  • Holly Township
  • Huntington Woods
  • Independence Township
  • Keego Harbor
  • Lake Angelus
  • Lake Orion
  • Lathrup Village
  • Lyon Township
  • Madison Heights
  • Milford Township
  • Novi
  • Novi Township
  • Oak Park
  • Oakland Township
  • Orchard Lake
  • Orion Township
  • Ortonville
  • Oxford
  • Pleasant Ridge
  • Pontiac
  • Rochester
  • Rochester Hills
  • Rose Township
  • Royal Oak
  • Royal Oak Township
  • Southfield
  • South Lyon
  • Springfield Township
  • Sylvan Lake
  • Troy
  • Walled Lake
  • Waterford
  • West Bloomfield
  • White Lake Township
  • Wixom
  • Wolverine Lake

Wayne County

  • Allen Park
  • Belleville
  • Brownstown Township
  • Canton Township
  • Dearborn
  • Dearborn Heights
  • Detroit
  • Ecorse
  • Flat Rock
  • Garden City
  • Gibralter
  • Grosse Isle
  • Grosse Pointe
  • Grosse Pointe Farms
  • Grosse Pointe Park
  • Grosse Pointe Woods
  • Hamtramack
  • Highland Park
  • Huron Township
  • Inkster
  • Lincoln Park
  • Livonia
  • Melvindale
  • Northville
  • Northville Township
  • Plymouth
  • Plymouth Township
  • Redford
  • River Rouge
  • Riverview
  • Rockwood
  • Romulus
  • Southgate
  • Sumpter Township
  • Taylor
  • Trenton
  • Van Buren Township
  • Wayne
  • Westland
  • Woodhaven
  • Wyandotte

Paynter & Associates

Main Office

7071 Orchard Lake Road

Suite 245

West Bloomfield, Michigan 48322

Satellite Office

100 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 200

Troy, Michigan 48084


Phone 248-851-7555

Fax 877-877-7955

Email elpaynter@gmail.com


SKYPE available upon request


Weekdays:  9am to 5pm.

Early Morning: By appointment only.

Evenings: By appointment only.

Weekends: By appointment only.

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