Elizabeth A. Hohauser
Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Troy, MI
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Attorney Liz Hohauser, founder of Elizabeth A. Hohauser PLLC, represents clients throughout Southeast Michigan. Liz is a litigator, with a focus on family law. She manages a diverse caseload consisting of custody, divorce, attorney grievance defense, general civil litigation, and juvenile law. She also represents people injured in car accidents.
Admitted to practice in the state of Michigan, she has over two decades of experience. Ms. Hohauser is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. As a woman who is divorced, she understands the unique financial, emotional and mental toll that divorce can have on an individual and is committed to make the process as positive as possible.
Ms. Hohauser attended Michigan State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1993. After working for several years as a teacher, she returned to school at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. She graduated cum laude with her Juris Doctor and was a member of the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review while in law school.
She gives back to her community by donating free legal services to those who have been subjected to human trafficking. A member of the Oakland County Bar Association, Ms. Hohauser is actively involved with the Law Related Education Committee, and regularly volunteers at a local elementary school with a desire and passion to help children be successful.
Recently, Liz has been collaborating with other professional women in the community to provide practical resources for people navigating the divorce process. Her first collaborative project was with Stephany Trajillo, a family therapist. Liz and Stephany created a workbook for families to do together. That workbook takes the adults and their children through a variety of activities meant to help them process their fears and communicate with each other during the emotionally turbulent time. The activities are specifically designed to help adults parent more effectively during a divorce. Liz knows that Michigan courts focus heavily on the best interests of the children during a divorce. The activities in her workbook are child focused (even the adult activities!) and any adult that completes them will have a very good understanding of positive ways to communicate and co-parent during a divorce. This positive communication and co-parenting will make the divorce go more smoothly with less trauma caused to the children involved and that means the adults will save money on lawyers and therapists!
Liz’s second collaborative project is a workbook about finances during a divorce. For this new book, Liz collaborated with Diane Young, a fiduciary financial planner, and Kathy Fox, a CPA. The new book is called “Taking Control of Your Money.” Liz has found that there is usually one person in a relationship at a disadvantage regarding money. Her most recent workbook provides information and activities to help level the financial playing field during a divorce.
Liz is committed to helping people resolve their issues as amicably as possible. That usually means helping her own clients to see the big picture and come to agreements with their ex out of court, either on their own or through mediation. But sometimes, like in cases that involve domestic violence, the judge needs to know what is going on. In those cases, Liz uses her vast knowledge and experience as a litigator to her client’s advantage to protect their assets, their mental health, and any children involved.
About Elizabeth A. Hohauser
First Admitted: 2000, Michigan
Professional Webpage: http://www.lawyer-liz.com/about-lawyer-liz
- Served as Vice-Chair and Chair of Law-Related Education Committee of the Oakland County Bar Association
- Oakland County Bar Association, Law Related Education Committee, Member
- Professionalism Award, Oakland County Bar Association, 2020
- Frank Murphey Honor Society, University of Detroit Mercy Law School
Pro bono/Community Service
- Pro bono divorce for Lakeshore Legal Aid client, 2020
Last Updated: 5/15/2022