Elizabeth A. Hohauser
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Elizabeth A. Hohauser

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Practice Areas:

  • Family
  • Divorce
  • Custody

Biography

Attorney Elizabeth Hohauser takes a holistic approach to practicing law. She knows that any legal proceeding can negatively affect an entire family and she will help to make the process as stress free and understandable as possible.

Liz was a teacher before law school. Her decision to go to law school was based largely on her desire to help children. She is the biological mother to 3 and has been a foster mom. Liz's desire to help kids is apparent in the way she practices law. She pays special attention to the effect the legal system has on the family as a whole.

Liz is divorced herself. She know first-hand how emotionally difficult divorce can be. She and her ex-husband successfully co-parent their two children. Liz knows that a "good" divorce is less traumatic for children than a "bad" divorce and she is committed to helping people not only survive a divorce but successfully co-parent during and after the process. If you have been in an abusive relationship, Liz will fight to protect you and your children from further abuse.

Family has always been Liz's priority. Not just her family, other people's too.

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.

Initial consultations are always free.

Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1999
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Michigan State University, Michigan
    • B.A. - 1993

Bar Admission

  • Michigan, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2000

Honors

  • Professionalism Award OCBA, 2020 - Present