Henry S. Gornbein is a partner with the law firm of Lippitt O’Keefe Gornbein PLLC in Birmingham, Michigan. His practice is exclusively devoted to Family Law. He is a former chairperson of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan; a former president of the Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; former Chair of the Long Range Planning Committee for the national American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; member of the Oakland County Friend of the Court Citizens Advisory Committee; winner of the Professionalism Award from the Oakland County Bar Association in 2004; author of the “Spousal Support” Chapter of Michigan Family Law; author of “Case of the Issue” for the Family Law Section Journal, State Bar of Michigan; blogger for the Huffington Post; creator and host of the award-winning cable television show, Practical Law, now entering its 17th year; and Podcaster for DivorceSourceRadio.com. His new book, Divorce Demystified, Everything You Need to Know Before Filing for Divorce, is available on Amazon as a softcover or eBook.
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