Pitler Family Law and Amicable Divorce

Helping Families through the difficulty of divorce

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At Pitler Family Law & Mediation, P.C., we focus on helping families through the difficulty of divorce. We understand there is no such thing as an “easy divorce.” Even when parties have already decided how to divide their assets or have limited assets, the experience of a divorce can be very difficult. Therefore, it is very important to hire an experienced attorney who will work with you to insure that you obtain a settlement that is in the best interests of you and your children.

We have helped hundreds of clients resolve their family law issues and have learned that every client and every case is unique. We will take the time to listen to your problem, answer your questions, discuss the legal process and work with you to develop goals to help you reach a satisfactory result.

Through our experience, we have learned that parties are much happier when their divorce is resolved amicably. In order to provide the best alternatives for our clients, Randall Pitler has been certified in Collaborative Divorce Practice and is a court-approved mediator.

Finally, as a member of the Family Law committees of the State Bar of Michigan and the Oakland County Bar Association, the Collaborative Law Institute of Michigan and the Michigan Council for Family and Divorce Mediation, we keep on top of the changing laws concerning divorce, custody, visitation and child support and the latest techniques for dispute resolution.

Our Core Services

Michigan Divorce Timeline

Although each case is unique, we provide step by step timelines for each unique situation for Michigan Divorce.

Child Support

Our attorneys are experienced in child and spousal support issues and can answer any questions you may have.

Custody Information

Frequently, the most difficult issue in a divorce is determining “physical” custody. We’ll assist you from start to finish.

Parenting Time (Visitation)

Visitation should be flexible in determining a parenting schedule that equally divides time spent.

Changing of Domicile

We’re experienced in cases where a party wants to move the legal residence of the minor children more and 100 miles outside of Michigan.

Psychological Treatment of Children

We’re often asked whether a parent with joint custody has the right to request psychological treatment for a minor without consent of the other parent.

Post-Divorce Tips

We provide a list of things you may need to do once the divorce is complete.

Business Owners

There are a lot of misconceptions about divorce when it comes to Business Owners. Let us explain the most common myths.

Divorce Terminologies

We provide a glossary of terms often heard in connection with the divorce process.

Meet Our Team

Randall B. Pitler


Mr. Pitler earned his law degree from the University of Detroit School of Law in 1992 and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Michigan State University in 1988. Prior to entering law school, he served as a Community Development Specialist for U.S. Senator Carl Levin. In addition, Mr. Pitler spent several years in Los Angeles working in the entertainment industry on several television shows, including Divorce Court, Power of Attorney, Biography, Intimate Portraits and Modern Marvels. A graduate of West Bloomfield High School, Mr. Pitler is divorced and shares equal parenting time with his two children. He currently resides in Huntington Woods.

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan – Family Law Section
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Oakland County Bar Association – Family Law Committee
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan (Current President)
  • Collaborative Divorce Professionals of SE Michigan (Past President)
  • Michigan Inter-Professional Association
  • Women’s Divorce Resource Center (Board Member)

Recent Continuing Legal Education

  • Advanced Collaborative Law Training, Teams, Working Groups Leadership and Problem Solving, Dr. Susan Gamache, PhD. (2013)
  • IACP International Forum, Chicago, IL (2012)
  • State Bar of Michigan – Family Law Section Mid-Summer Seminar, The Homestead (2012)
  • Collaborative Divorce Master Class, Pittsburgh, PA (2012)
  • ICLE Family Law Institute (2011)
  • State Bar of Michigan – Family Law Section Mid-Summer Seminar, Mackinac Island (2011)
  • Advanced Collaborative Law Training (2010)
  • 9th Annual Advanced Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Institute (2010)
  • ICLE Family Law Institute (2010)

Volunteer Activities

  • Mediator, 48th District Court Small Claims
  • WXYT/WJR Call for Action/Ask the Lawyer
  • Volunteer Attorney, Family Law Assistance Project
  • Volunteer Mediator, Family Law Assistance Project

Jenn Grix


JENN GRIX has been a legal assistant at Pitler Family Law & Mediation, P.C. since 2010. Jenn attended the Paralegal Program at Oakland Community College. A graduate of Ferndale high school, Jenn currently resides in Oak Park. She enjoys CrossFit, traveling, reading, and spending time with her dogs, family and friends.