Monika Holzer Sacks
Charter member and Past President, Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan
“Super Lawyer” and President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
AV rated by Martindale Hubbell for ethical standards and legal ability
Certified in Elder Mediation
Past president, Rotary Club of Ypsilanti, a Paul Harris Fellow, Lawyer of the Year in 2000 by Ann Arbor North Rotary
“I listen to my clients to hear their concerns and help them determine their long-term objectives. We then work together to find a resolution tailored to their circumstances, keeping the needs of the client and children in the forefront.”
Monika Holzer Sacks is resolution-oriented, not litigation oriented. She has 34 years of experience helping divorcing couples reach settlements through mediation, collaborative practice and, when necessary, traditional negotiation and litigation. She empowers her clients to resolve their problems and keep conflict at a minimum during this traumatic time when they are reconfiguring their families.
Monika’s goal is to make each client satisfied that the best possible outcome was reached, using the most appropriate process for their situation. She believes that understanding, effective communication and compassion can create a path for resolution.
Monika’s professional activities reflect her commitment to conflict resolution and increasing the availability and expertise of professionals in alternative dispute resolution. She authored a textbook, Divorce Cases in Michigan: A Systems Approach, for the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, for whom she lectures frequently.
She is a certified Elder Mediator and participates in the International Association of Collaborative Practice, the Association for Conflict Resolution, and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.
"Monika is a consummate professional and I would recommend anyone contemplating a divorce to consult her and her firm in a heartbeat." Physician and mother of 2, Lenawee County
"I hope others will benefit from the woman you are and the expertise you possess in the field of law." Attorney, Ann Arbor
"Everyone was very caring and sensitive about our case." Wife, Adrian
"I liked that you established reasonable expectations and updated them when our circumstances changed." Husband, Rhode Island
"Clients need to trust their attorneys, and I felt that Monika had my best interests in mind throughout my case. She and her staff were always reachable." Mother of 1, Ann Arbor
“Monika’s calm, professional demeanor and advice was invaluable during this difficult time.” Husband, Adrian
“I appreciated the care and concern Monika showed for my personal well-being.” Mother of 2, Dexter
“I felt I was heard and given good advice.” Husband, Whitmore Lake
“What won me over was the fact that Monika knew when to take off her legal hat and be a compassionate, caring friend.” Mother of 3, Ypsilanti
“Monika deals with the whole person, not just getting me my divorce.” Wife, Ypsilanti
“I always felt I had a very powerful ally going to bat for me. And your evening hours are so convenient for those of us who work during the day.” Wife, Ann Arbor
Our Family Mediation & Collaborative Practice Center in now operating in Ann Arbor. Click to learn more about the mediation and collaborative divorce services being offered.
"That was some pretty breathtaking lawyering. I can't think of too many others who could have negotiated a win/win situation under these circumstances, especially in that short amount of time." Mother of 3, Ann Arbor
“Thanks again for all your hard work. I know I’ve said this before, but I want you to know I’m glad you are my attorney.” Husband, Ypsilanti
“Among your many great services, what won me over was the fact that my attorney knew when to take off her legal hat and be a compassionate, caring friend.” Mother of 3, Ypsilanti