Kurt E. Schnelz

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Birmingham, MI

Schnelz Wells, P.C.
 | 280 North Old Woodward Avenue, Birmingham, MI 48009
Phone: 248-258-7074
Fax: 248-258-7084
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Kurt E. Schnelz is a principal shareholder at Schnelz Wells in Birmingham, Michigan. Mr. Schnelz practices in various areas of law, including cable and multimedia law, commercial litigation, environmental law, estate planning, family law, probate, real estate law and telecommunications law. He serves clients in Birmingham and throughout the surrounding Detroit metropolitan region.

    In the area of family law, Mr. Schnelz has experience with alimony, child support, custody, dissolution, divorce, marital property, paternity, prenuptial agreements, same-sex family law, spousal support and visitation. He has litigated at the trial and appellate levels and is also trained in collaborative law methods such as arbitration and mediation.

    Mr. Schnelz has been licensed to practice law since 1985 and has more than 30 years of experience. He is admitted in all Michigan state and federal courts as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

    Active in the legal community, Mr. Schnelz serves on the State Bar of Michigan Board of Commissioners and is president of the Oakland County Bar Association. He is also a trustee of the Michigan Inter-Professional Association on Marriage, Divorce and the Family and is an active member of the Oakland County Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan and the American Bar Association.

    Mr. Schnelz holds a bachelor’s degree from Alma College and earned his law degree from Michigan State University College of Law. He is listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” and the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and is a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law


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    Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020

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    About Kurt Schnelz

    Admitted: 1985, Michigan

    Professional Webpage: https://www.swlawpc.com/About-Us/Kurt-E-Schnelz.shtml


    • Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers
    • Best Lawyers in America

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Michigan Inter-professional Association on Divorce, Marriage and the Family (MIPA), Trustee
    • American Bar Association
    • State Bar of Michigan
    • Oakland County Bar Association
    • Michigan

    Educational Background:

    • Alma College, Bachelor of Arts Degree
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    Office Location for Kurt E. Schnelz

    280 North Old Woodward Avenue
    Birmingham, MI 48009

    Phone: 248-258-7074

    Fax: 248-258-7084

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    Last Updated: 2/6/2020

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