With a nationwide reputation, we receive many referrals from leading executives, attorneys, accountants and judges around the country.


We are professors of matrimonial law and are routinely engaged by other family law attorneys to assist in complex matters.


Valuing business enterprises, executive compensation, and tracing assets and income to provide you with a complete financial analysis.


Our client's identities and their financial histories, as well as their entire files, are carefully guarded secrets.

Your peace of mind and financial security are our highest priorities.

The Law Firm of John F. Schaefer’s preeminent team of Michigan divorce attorneys regularly handle the most financially and emotionally complex family law related cases. With offices in Birmingham, Grosse Pointe Farms and Harbor Springs, and also handling cases across America, our partnership of sophisticated and experienced lawyers deliver solutions to our clients’ matrimonial problems. Our clients’ peace of mind and financial security are our highest priorities.

Our Firm Specializes In:

  • Complex Divorce Cases
  • Property Division
  • Child Support and Alimony
  • Custody and Visitation
  • Antenuptial / Prenuptial Agreements
  • Asset and Income Tracing

Bob Lutz Recommends John F. Schaefer Law Firm

When Robert Lutz found himself contemplating divorce, and which attorney to represent him, he chose Schaefer based on his reputation of professionalism and integrity.

“Well, the reason I chose the law firm of John F. Schaefer is because of reputation. At the time of that divorce, I was still working for Chrysler. I talked to Lee Iacocca, who was my immediate superior. He was Chairman, I was President. He said, ‘Well, if you’re thinking about divorce, let me tell you: Get a good lawyer. I highly recommend John Schaefer.’ Who did not represent Iacocca; he represented Iacocca’s wife.

And it is why today he would recommend the Law Firm of John F. Schaefer to anyone considering separation or divorce.

“I always recommend John Schaefer. Any high profile case, any of my friends, I always recommend John, because of his incredible professionalism, his realism, his diplomatic skills, his charm, and his ability to get you through it with a minimum of emotional and financial damage.