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Converting one household into two means financial strain. Peter G. Bissett, PLC brings years of experience finding creative options to make sure everyone involved can not only make ends meet, but thrive. Call today to protect your family's financial future.
PETER G. BISSETT
I am proud to represent clients in whatever family law issue they may be facing, whether it be a divorce, a paternity case, a custody or parenting time dispute, a child or spousal support issue, or enforcement or modification of a previous court order. I limit my practice exclusively to family law because family law cases are important to the people involved in a way that no other kind of cases are. It is very rewarding to represent clients who are dealing with issues that really matter - not just to them, but to those who depend on them.
I provide my clients with the information and support they need to make informed, rational decisions about their goals and strategies for resolving whatever issues they face. This goal-oriented approach helps ensure that my clients' cases are resolved as quickly and cost-effectively as they can be. Whenever possible, my clients and I first attempt to reach their goals through cooperation with the other side. If those efforts are not successful, we use the tools provided by the court system to attain my clients' goals with the least possible emotional wear-and-tear along the way. Either way, the focus remains the same: helping my clients through a difficult time in their lives and achieving the best possible resolution.
I have been a licensed attorney and member of the State Bar of Michigan since 2006. My practice focuses solely on divorce, custody, and parenting time proceedings. I work both in litigation and Collaborative Law Practice, and I am one of the longest tenured members of the Board of the Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan, the State body for Collaborative Practice. I am proud to have been honored with the Michigan Super Lawyer award in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. This award is voted on by other lawyers and is extended to less than 5% of attorneys practicing in Michigan. I am also a four-time recipient of the Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Stars award.
Prior to starting my own firm, I worked as an Associate Attorney at Carlo J. Martina, P.C. in Plymouth, Michigan and as a Staff Attorney at Lakeshore Legal Aid. At Lakeshore Legal Aid, I was the sole family law attorney in Macomb County providing full-time, free representation to low-income members of the community, the great majority of whom were victims of domestic violence. In this position, I developed experience in high-conflict family law cases and built on my significant prior litigation experience acquired representing clients in complex commercial and medical malpractice cases.
I graduated in the top 10% of my class at Wayne State University Law School, where I worked at the Free Legal Aid Clinic representing impoverished Wayne County residents in family law cases. While at Wayne State, I was selected to the nationally-ranked Moot Court team. I participated in several national tournaments, including the National Championship Competition, where my team placed in the top 18 teams in the U.S. Prior to attending law school, I majored in English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, where I graduated with Distinction.
I grew up in Huntington Woods, Michigan, where I returned with my wife, Rachel, in 2012 to raise our two daughters. We enjoy visiting the Detroit Zoo, Greenfield Village, and all the other great resources we have in our community.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
"I retained Peter as my divorce attorney and he was fantastic to work with. In the intake call, he was patient and thorough in explaining the process. He's focused on client well-being and pursues fair outcomes, especially regarding children. Fortunately, we eventually reconciled and avoided divorce, but Peter was supportive each step of the way and was a trusted attorney during this difficult time. Highly recommend."
"Peter was extremely diligent, thorough and responsive when dealing with my case. He was successful in getting it dismissed. If I have to use an attorney’s services in the future, I will definitely be contacting him."
"Peter Bissett?!! All I can say is truly AWESOME!! Very calm and understanding, something I needed during this time. Thank you for caring. He was more than a lawyer. He was like a counselor and friend. My emotions got the best of me at times but he always knew how to keep me calm."
"Peter did an outstanding job handling my divorce. He clearly explained the entire process, and was always in close communication. We had some financial issues between my ex spouse and I that needed to be cleaned up during COVID. Peter was very diligent getting all this completed during this very difficult time. Peter's billing rates were also very fair compared to similar attorneys, I would highly recommend."
"I called Peter initially because of location, but he provided outstanding work, with the result I was hoping for. His professionalism and communication skills made the whole process seem effortless, in what was a stressful environment. Should you require legal represent I would have no hesitation in referring Peter."
We are pleased to offer free, no-obligation consultations to discuss your family law needs. Let us see how we can help you!
200 E. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI 48083
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