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Judith A. Baxter, PLC | Grand Rapids, MI | Family Law

​A Successful Trial Attorney for 35 Years


Family Law Attorney in Grand Rapids, MI

Whether anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the frustrations of divorce, you want a competent, assertive lawyer by your side. Attorney Judith A. Baxter aggressively advocates for your rights and protects your family during all family law proceedings, including:

  • Adoption

  • Alimony

  • Child Custody and Visitation

  • Child Support

  • Child Support Modification and Enforcement

  • Divorce

  • Juvenile Delinquency and dependency Proceedings

  • Mediation

  • Pre and Postnuptial Agreements

Judith A. Baxter, PLC | Grand Rapids, MI | Domestic Violence

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Adopting a child brings happiness to families, but the biological parent’s change of heart or an immigration fiasco can turn a joyous occasion into a nightmare. Attorney Baxter assists families with the complex legal procedures and frustrating red tape of the adoption process so you can feel secure about welcoming your child into your home.


Divorce should not lead to a financial crisis. Attorney Baxter will help you obtain the spousal support you rightfully deserve.

Child Custody and Visitation

Attorney Baxter advocates for your parental rights so you can raise your children in a fit and healthy home. 

Child Support

Both parents share in the responsibility of raising your child. Attorney Baxter supports your child’s right to receive the financial support required for a healthy, happy upbringing divided fairly between parents.

Child Support Modification

Child support payments remain the same unless (and until) the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or non-custodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, The Law Offices of Judith A. Baxter, PLC can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify child support payments accordingly.


Through mediation or litigation, attorney Baxter fights for your rights to get the best possible settlement or judgment, including fair distribution of assets and division of the marital home. She assists parents with child support payments and child custody rights.

Juvenile Delinquency and Dependency Proceedings

When Michigan authorities interfere with your parental rights, you need a strong advocate who understands the bureaucratic red tape. The Law Offices of Judith A. Baxter, PLC is skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of Michigan to protect your parental rights and your child’s future prospects. 


Mediation puts the decisions in your hands and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than going to trial. Attorney Baxter can help you obtain the best possible divorce settlement.

Prenuptial Agreements

​Love can blind you to the potential for financial loss should your marriage fail. Attorney Baxter expects the unexpected and drafts premarital agreements that protect both spouses' financial interests.

Do not face the court system alone.
Contact Judith A. Baxter now.
Protect your rights.
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