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Real World Divorce: Michigan

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Though either parent may be targeted, parental alienation is a damaging dynamic for all


March 15 2017, Detroit Jewish News

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AAML - President's Award for Professionalism

 

During the summer of 2014 the Professionalism and Collegiality Committee was formed by then President-Elect Jim McLaren. This Committee was newly established to study and make recommendations and to present CLE’s on professionalism and collegiality.  (click here for entire article)

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Bloomfield Hills, MI Family Law attorney, Richard S. Victor, was presented an award by the national American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in recognition for the advancement of Professionalism in the practice of law in the United States at its annual meeting in Chicago, November, 2015

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Legal News
October 22, 2015

Family law attorney wings legal battle as well as battle for life

By Tom Kirvan (Legal News)
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Awards received at the Oakland County Bar Associations annual meeting in June, 2015 for 40 years of service to the Bar Association.

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March 20th, 2015

Commentary: Promoting professionalism through better communication.

By Richard S. Victor

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Noted Family Law Attorney Finds New Home With Firm

By Tom Kirvan Legal News   

At age 65, when most attorneys are contemplating the end of their career, Richard Victor is beginning a new phase in his legal life.

For years one of the most prominent family law attorneys in the state, Victor recently joined Hertz Schram, becoming Of Counsel with the firm that has offices in Bloomfield Hills and Detroit.

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Detroit Jewish News

The Champion of Grandparents' Rights
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The MiLW Blog April 24, 2014

Grandparents can seek visitation with grandkids

By Richard S. Victor
Richard S. Victor, PLLC
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Michigan Bar Journal - February 2014

Is the Presumption of Joint and Equal Custody/Parenting Time Best for Children?

By Richard S. Victor
Richard S. Victor, Richard S. Victor, PLLC

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Michigan Family Law Journal - April 2014

Have Our Changing Economic Times Impacted the Professionalism Within the Practice of Family Law

 

By Richard S. Victor
Richard S. Victor, PLLC

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January 27, 2014

DBusiness Magazine named and honored a very select group of Michigan’s top lawyers for 2014 in all fields of practice.

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Bloomfield Hills, MI, November 15, 2013

Announcing a special recognition appearing in the November, 2013 issue of dbusiness Magazine published by Hour Media LLC. Richard S. Victor was selected for the following honor for:

"Leading Michigan Lawyers"

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Richard S. Victor elected a Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers

Nationally known family law attorney Richard S. Victor, senior partner of Richard S. Victor, PLLC in Bloomfield Hills, recently was elected as one of only 95 attorneys in the country to the American College of Family Trial Lawyers (ACFTL) and was inducted into the College at its annual meeting in New Orleans.

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Lopez Divorce
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Thirty years ago, Richard Victor was in the national television spotlight, discussing a sensitive legal subject on the top-rated “Today Show” with co-host Jane Pauley and Dr. Joyce Brothers, once considered the most famous psychologist on earth.

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Parental Alienation - Children suffer the most from their parents' inability to resolve conflict in a healthy way.
 
Recent article in the Detroit Jewish News


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Richard S. Victor, PLLC founder, Richard S. Victor, former member of the National Board of Governors of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, along with five of the seven AAML attorneys from the state of Michigan who have ever been elected to serve on the Board of Governors in the 50 years since the Academy was founded in 1962. With them is the current national President, Ken Altschuler from Maine. Pictured left to right: Richard S. Victor, Ric Roane, President Altshuler, Edward Gold, Ronald Bookholder and Hanley Gurwin.

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Current AAML Michigan representative to the Board of Governors and Michigan AAML chapter President Ric Roane, Grand Rapids; national AAML President Ken Altshuler, Maine; and Richard S. Victor, former President of the Michigan chapter of the AAML as well as a former member of the national Board of Governors of the Academy. in 2006, Richard S. Victor was named the national “Fellow of the Year” by the Academy. He is the only attorney from the state of Michigan ever to be selected as the national Fellow of the Year.

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The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) presented its annual seminar on Thursday, May 7, 2009 at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. Welcoming special lunch speaker Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Marilyn Kelly (center) were (left to right) AAML Michigan Chapter President Michael Robbins of the Law Office of Michael A. Robbins and former National Board of Governor of the AAML and the Academy’s 2006 National Fellow of the Year, Richard S. Victor, of the Law Offices of Richard S. Victor, PLLC.

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On Friday, Sept 19, the International Kids Alliance Network (IKAN) along with attorney Richard S. Victor of Richard S. Victor, PLLC and the Victor Smile Foundation hosted the second in a series of nationwide children’s book charity events at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills to launch the book “You and Me Make Three,” which is based on the national parent education SMILE program, started in Oakland Country in 1989. During the event, the book’s publisher, Edna Cucksy (center) of Edco Publishing Co., presented the 2008 Hermes Creative Award to (left to right) illustrator Heather Drescher and co-authors Richard S. Victor, Wendy Lokken, and Gwendy Mangiamele. The book deals with the challenges of divorce and separation. Proceeds from the launch event will benefit Oakland Schools, the Oakland Schools Education Foundation, and CARE House.

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Matrimonial law has become a family affair for the father-and-son legal team of Richard and Daniel Victor. The duo, pictured in their Long Lake Road office, is backed by legal assistant Kathleen Germaine, a member of the firm for the past 18 years.

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Detroit Legal News

Detroit Legal News

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The Law Offices of Richard S. Victor, PLLC was selected by Forbes Magazine as one of the leading law firms in the state of Michigan (March 26, 2007 edition).

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Attorney Richard S. Victor and President George W. Bush share some time together discussing the importance of the family in America today

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Attorney Richard S. Victor meets with Justices of the Michigan Supreme Court. Pictured left to right are Justice Clifford W. Taylor, Justice Robert P. Young, Jr., Richard Victor, and Justice Stephen J. Markman.

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Attorney Richard S. Victor appeared as a guest on the "NBC Today Show" and discussed one of his national cases of interest with host Katie Couric.

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Meeting at the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer’s annual Continuing Legal Education seminar are Attorney Daniel R. Victor, Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, Marilyn J. Kelly, who was the guest luncheon speaker and Attorney Richard S. Victor, who was the Co-Chair of the CLE program.

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Oakland County’s SMILE Program conducted is monthly meeting on Monday, June 7, at the Oakland County Commissioners Auditorium. Gathering before the meeting are (left to right) Richard Victor, SMILE co-founder, of the Law Offices of Richard S. Victor, P.L.L.C. in Bloomfield Hills; Peter Simmonds and Gay Moran of Australia; and Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Edward Sosnick, SMILE co-founder.

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Attorney Richard S. Victor, awarded "Respect For Law Day Award" from Bloomfield Hills Optimist Club. Pictured, left to right: Mr. Victor's son Daniel, a senior associate in his Law firm, Mr. Victor, and Mr. Victor's wife Denise. The award was given on May 12, 2005, and Mr. Victor was honored to be the first attorney ever to be the recipient of this award from the Optimist Club.

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The American Academy Of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) conducted its Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 9 at Tam O'Shanter Country Club in West Bloomfield. Four of the five living Lifetime Achievement Award recipients from the State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section were at the meeting including (left to right) Edward D. Gold of Butzel Long P.C. in Bloomfield Hills (2001); Hanley M. Gurwin of Dickinson Wright P.L.L.C. in Bloomfield Hills (1991); West Bloomfield attorney Norman N. Robbins (1988); and Richard S. Victor P.L.L.C. in Bloomfield Hills (1999).

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Ask The Expert: Attorney Offers His Take On Soap Opera Scenario

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On March 12, 2008, at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Naples, Florida the children’s book “You and Me Make Three”, published by Edco Publishing Co., which is based on the parent education program SMILE (Start Making It Livable For Everyone) program, created by Oakland County, MI Judge Edward Sosnick and Bloomfield Hills, MI Family Law Attorney, Richard S. Victor was launched with a major book signing and charity benefit raising money for the Collier County teachers fund of Florida and the Collier County Education Foundation.

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After a study showing that grandparent drivers are safer drivers with children, Richard Victor, of Richard S. Victor, PLLC and founder of the national Grandparents Rights Organization was interviewed by the NBC Today Show and MSNBC for an article published nationwide on the study

Grandparent Drivers

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Richard S. Victor, founding partner of Richard S. Victor, PLLC's work on behalf of the rights of children has received national recognition. He has appeared on many local, network and cable television programs as a guest where either his cases or work has been discussed. Seen here is Richard Victor when he appeared as a guest on the Oprah show.

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Richard S. Victor was asked to speak to the graduating class at Michigan State University College of Law’s commencement when he was given the law schools National Alumni of The Year Award in 2000.

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