Overview

Amy Folbe concentrates her practice in the areas of matrimonial and family law and is the leader of the firm's Matrimonial and Family Law practice. She represents a broad range of clients in divorce, custody, and family law trials and proceedings involving a wide variety of issues. Amy has particular experience working with physicians and other professionals in complex prenuptial, postnuptial, separation, and divorce agreements. She is a compassionate advocate in all family law litigation matters who provides a unique level of one-on-one attention to all of her clients.

  • Advises spouses on divorce issues, including alimony and spousal support
  • Advises persons in connection with partnership agreements and cohabitation agreements
  • Represents individuals in proceedings involving child support, child custody, guardianship, paternity, grandparents’ rights, and parenting time issues
  • Analyzes complex asset and business valuations
  • Negotiates lump sum and creative property settlements
  • Represents clients in connection with personal protection order proceedings
  • Represents family law clients with international issues
  • Certified Mediator who mediates family law cases involving divorce, child support, child custody, parenting time issues and other family law matters
  • Serves as a member of the firm’s Committee on Women Attorney Initiatives and mentor for newly hired attorneys
  • Ombudsman representative for the firm’s Oakland County Office

Services

Experience

Prior Experience

  • Mayer Brown, Attorney, Chicago, IL, 1989-1995
  • Leo Burnett Advertising, Account Executive Program, Chicago, IL, 1984-1985

Clerkships

  • Justice Charles L. Levin, Michigan Supreme Court, Clerk, 1988-1989

Additional Languages

  • German

Credentials

Education

Admissions

Court Admissions

Recognition

Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2017-2024
    • Recognized in practice area of Family Law
  • Law Bulletin Media
    • Leading Lawyers, Family Law, 2017, 2020-2024
  • Leading Lawyers Magazine Michigan, 2017
    • Named as one of the:
      • Top 10 Leading Women Consumer Lawyers
      • Top 100 Leading Women Lawyers
  • 2020 American Lawyers Magazine Woman Leader in The Law
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, Family Law, 2010-2013, 2018-2019, and 2023-2024
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, 2001-2024

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Michigan Inter-Professional Association on Marriage, Divorce and the Family
  • Oakland County Bar Association
    • Family Law Division
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Family Law Section
  • American Bar Association
    • Family Law Section
  • Dartmouth Lawyers Association
  • Michigan State Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Jean and Samuel Frankel Jewish Academy of Metropolitan Detroit
    • Past President of the Board of Trustees
  • Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
    • Board of Governors
  • University of Michigan Hillel
    • Board of Trustees (Former Member)
  • Jewish Senior Life of Metropolitan Detroit
    • Board of Trustees (Former Member)
  • Jewish Vocational Services of Metropolitan Detroit
    • Board of Trustees (Former Member)
  • American Jewish Committee, Detroit Chapter
    • Board of Trustees (Former Member)
  • American Technion Society, Detroit Chapter
    • Board of Trustees (Former Member)

PRO BONO

Handles a wide variety of pro bono matters, including criminal expungements through the Legal Aid and Defender Association and name changes through the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF)

News & Insights

Events

  • Property Issues in Family Law, Family Law for Non-Family Lawyers
    Event | Dartmouth Lawyers Association CLE Conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada |
  • International Aspects of Family Law, Family Law for Non-Family Lawyers
    Event | Dartmouth Lawyers Association CLE Conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada |
  • Family Financial Planning for Troubled Times
    Event | Birmingham, MI | | | Presenter
  • Making the Most of Expert Valuations in Distributing Marital Property
    Event | Dearborn, MI | |

Publications

Recognized as a 2024 Martindale-Hubbell AV® PreeminentTM attorney, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.

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