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TRENTON - DEARBORN - northville - Sterling Hts


Wayne Oakland Macomb Counties

Divorce Lawyer "near me" is a territory expansion of the "divorce lawyer" and divorce mediation legal services of Michael D. Eberth and Brent M. Lamkin of Nichols & Eberth, P.C. * Our divorce team is now providing full legal divorce and mediation services in the following areas: ​Allen Park, Brownstown, Flat Rock, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile, Lincoln Park, Melvindale, Riverview, Rockwood, Romulus, Southgate,Taylor Park, Van Buren, Woodhaven, and Wyandotte in Michigan. See our outstanding reviews! Click reviews/more reviews.

Brent’s legal practice is concentrated in divorce/family law, bankruptcy/debt settlement, and probate/estate planning/elder law. In addition, he has broad experience in handling many other types of cases throughout his 20 years of private legal practice. 
His family law practice includes divorce, mediation/negotiation out-of-court, paternity, post-divorce disputes, custody and parenting time cases. Brent has successfully guided his clients through the court process, including mediation and trial. The types of cases he has handled run the gamut: high-value asset cases and low-value asset cases; cases with children and without children; high conflict matters and low conflict matters. Because of this experience, he can better advise his clients on what to expect and how to strategically plan and better prepare to gain the best results.

Michael D. Eberth

Michael Eberth has joined Charles Nichols and started Nichols & Eberth Law Offices based in Dearborn (main office) and honed their legal skills in mediation, divorce & family law as one of their focused specialties. Then Michigan Mediation Centers were created as a result from years of mediation successes. 

Continuing legal education is not mandatory in Michigan. Therefore, many Michigan lawyers do not take continuing legal education throughout their career. The lawyers at Nichols & Eberth initiate their own continuing legal education to always be on top of everything relating to their legal practice. Brent attends continuing education seminars regularly in his areas of practice. Nichols & Eberth P.C., also has special internet access to the latest immediate updates on the laws in "real time" as the laws change and/or as they are amended. Nichols & Eberth always stays up-to-date on the state and federal laws to provide continual top rated legal services.


Brent M. Lamkin, Divorce, Family Law & Bankruptcy Lawyer

Brent also has a growing bankruptcy practice where he assists people in discharging their debts or working out repayment plans through the courts. He has filed many Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. Brent has been able to help some clients avoid bankruptcy altogether, and work out debt settlements with their creditors out-of-court. Brent has also handled Chapter 11 matters. Brent also successfully uses law to benefit his clients by helping to protect client assets throughout the process. He can also assist on ways to prevent the least damage possible to a clients’ credit rating and building it back up again.



PHONE: (313) 561-5700

Brent M. Lamkin

Michael Eberth, experienced divorce mediator (arbitrator).

Michael Eberth, divorce lawyer/family lawyer, has been practicing law since 1994.

Michael Eberth is an expert courtroom litigator. He has prevailed for his clients in many trials against his opposition. (Other attorneys will pass their client off to a litigation attorney if the case can not be settled out of court.) Michael is hands-on  until the legal case is finished. Michael also is in close communication with his clients throughout the entire legal case.

Michael Eberth specializes in all areas of family law including divorce, post-divorce disputes, custody and parenting time issues, paternity, prenuptial agreements and estate planning.

Michael Eberth, expert courtroom litigator.

Michael D. Eberth and Brent M. Lamkin of Nichols & Eberth P.C., are one of the most effective and experienced divorce lawyer teams in the Greater Downriver area in Michigan. Michael, a published author, lecturer, guest speaker for accredited law schools knows how to prevail for his clients. Michael has forged his skills as a master negotiator/arbitrator (see Divorce Mediation page) with proven strategies as a courtroom litigator as well as a wide vernacular of 'case law' within his legal specialties. Mr. Lamkin, with his 20 years of legal experience, is  comprised of family law, mediation, divorce, and litigation experience. Brent's successful family law experience completes a powerful Nichols & Eberth family law legal team that are unparalleled.  

A good divorce lawyer should also be a successful experienced mediator. Divorce mediation facilitation is a wise thing to do before going to court, especially before any court proceedings begin in a divorce (or legal separation). When a couple decides to initiate their own divorce mediation facilitation both parties can chose their facilitation mediator (also referred as an arbitrator) and avoid going to court if parties involved mutually agree upon a settlement (child visitations, assets, spousal support, pensions and other divorce settlement issues). Through divorce mediation the goal for an early settlement agreement will avoid valuable time, potential court and litigation costs, and stress to those involved. A good experienced mediator can truly shorten and streamline the process. In fact, most family law courts require an attempt at settlement facilitation prior to a trial of the divorce case (and the court chooses one for you). NOTE: Most divorce mediation usually takes 4-8 hours on average. So why wait for divorce court proceedings? Why wait to have the court choose your mediator for you? Why go to court if you can avoid court costs? Why pay for litigation? Learn more with a free consultation with Nichols & Eberth.

Nichols & Eberth divorce mediation facilitation has unique techniques resulting in proven quick success with decades of divorce mediation resolutions for divorce couples and legal separations. Through experience their time proven techniques has saved couples thousands of dollars in streamlining divorce mediation and even never going to court! Ask how, by calling (313) 561-5700