Welcome To Shaw Law Group, PLC

Grand Rapids Divorce Lawyers Attorneys Focused on Defending the Rights of Men


When resolving family law disputes, gender shouldn't matter. Men and women should be treated fairly and equally. Unfortunately, in civil and criminal matters, particularly in cases involving divorce or custody, men often know the cards are stacked against them from the outset.

At the law firm of Shaw Law Group, PLC, of Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, Michigan, our local lawyers work hard to protect the rights and interests of men. Our attorneys provide experienced legal advice, strong advocacy and aggressive court representation for men who are preparing for divorce or dealing with other family law or criminal allegations.


The American Divorce Association for Men (ADAM) in West Michigan, has highly qualified attorneys who advocate for men's rights in divorce, child custody and parenting time, paternity, support, property settlement, post judgment modifications, and other family law matters. 

Men involved in family law disputes need strategic guidance and professional decision making through times that can be extremely stressful. The issues of husbands and fathers are part of an equation that demands recognition from the courts, as well as from other lawyers, wives, mothers, children, and all who are affected by family law issues.

You Should Know About ADAM

Featured Blog

    There are lots of reasons to stay married even when the relationship is not going well.  However, there are risks to staying in too long.  Here are some reasons. 1) Your spouse is more likely to steal 2) Both of you are more likely to be unfaithful 3) Longer marriages can lead to longer spousal support 4) Trust dissipates 5) Domestic violence is more likely 6) The level of animosity may increase 7) Your spouse may be waiting to start a divorce when circumstances favor her and not you. Shaw Law Group attorneys fight battles that could have been avoided. …
    4 MEDIATION FAQS IN DIVORCE & CUSTODY WHAT is mediation? – Mediation in divorce and custody cases is a meeting between the plaintiff, defendant, and a mediator.  It can be used to resolve all issues including custody, support and property division. WHEN should it be done? – Mediation can be done before or after filing and even after the case is over if new issues arise. WHO should do it? - The Mediator Matters! The mediator is a neutral person that tries to find issues that can be resolved by agreement or compromise. Most of the time, the mediator’s role is…
  • 5 Things A Divorcing Dad Needs to Know
    5 THINGS A DIVORCING DAD NEEDS TO KNOW Your child needs you.  This is particularly true when parents aren’t getting along.  Separation from your wife might be a blessing to your children, but don’t leave them until you can be certain that they will have the time with you that they need.  If she leaves and is keeping them from you, you must act quickly for their sake. After custody is set, even on a temporary basis, it is hard to change.  Don’t get fooled by an attorney that tells you that you can always go back later and get…
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TERMS: Although we will provide a free evaluation of your potential claim, it is understood that this service does not establish an Attorney/Client relationship. Unless arrangements are made for further consultation and a formal retainer agreement is signed by both you and one of our attorneys, our firm cannot assume any responsibility for taking any steps necessary to properly pursue your potential claim. It is also understood that the evaluation you will receive is an opinion based upon the information provided and that there may be additional information not provided by you that may change that opinion.

Protecting Men's Rights

  • Father's Rights

    Fathers' Rights

    When it comes to family law, men are often faced with unique challenges in the legal system. If you are entering divorce, custody, paternity or other family dispute, it is important that you know your rights as a father and a husband. You also want a clear understanding

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  • Child Custody For Men

    Child Custody and Visitation Issues

    If you know your child will be better off in your custody, you need to assert your rights as their father. At Shaw Law Group, PLC , a law firm for men in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we never assume that the mother is the best child

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Client Testimonials

  • Jim L., San Antonio, Texas

    I had Samantha as my attorney for almost 9 years. I would not trade her for Ivan Shaw for any other attorneys in the nation.
  • Frustrated Sheriff's Deputy, Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Mrs. Sam Vantol was very helpful in fighting for my rights as a father who wanted to be part of my children's life. As a father who has done nothing to cause disharmony between my children and I, it was still a up hill battle to be seen as a equal parent. Ultimately, Sam did get me more time with my Children, which was my only goal. I still think the states family courts have a long ways to go to see two parents as equal regardless of their sex. Respectfully, Frustrated Sheriff's Deputy
  • Milorad R., Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Divorce is the hardest thing I have ever done. Keith Koonmen, and his wonderful team made a difficult time in my life run smoother. He was very tactful, very professional, and always answered to my questions and messages quickly. I highly recommend him to anyone who is going through such a hard experience, and want things handled in a completely professional manner.
  • John C., Oceana County

    Samantha was fantastic, she helped keep me positive and was always there to talk when I called. If she was tied up at the time of my call she responded as soon as she could. Everyone in your firm that I dealt with was kind, courteous, and help make me feel at ease during that stressful time. You folks are fantastic!

    John C., Oceana County

  • Kevin F., Grand Rapids, MI

    I just want to Thank all of you for representing me so well in my Divorce. Today was incredibly boring and uneventful and just perfect. I didn't believe in the system after the 1st hearing and outcome but you helped me through it. Samantha, I especially want to thank you for listening and getting to the heart of what I wanted. You really understood and represented me good and helped me understand the system and everything going on. Kimberly, thank you for keeping me up to date with everything. I really, really, appreciate everything and everyone.
  • Mike C., Grand Rapids, MI

    Divorce is not pleasant under any circumstances, or conditions. I was very pleased with the understanding of my situation by both Ivan and Samantha, and valued their input, continuous support, openness, advise, and of course professionalism (even if at times I was a little on the edge...thanks for hanging with me!!). The outcome of the divorce took longer than anticipated, not due to any issue on our side, which was frustrating, but at the end of the day I felt the settlement was a good one. Life goes on!! Thanks Ivan and Samantha!!!!
  • Jason K., Broomfield, CO

    What I really liked was in the initial consultation after listening to my concerns and what I wanted and examined my case, I was not told what I wanted to hear but what I needed to hear and the explanation made a lot of sense. I didn't get what I originally wanted but I got a lot.
  • Dusty H., Ionia, MI

    Ivan made me feel comfortable and at ease during a very difficult time. I am so glad I chose them as my outcome could have been much worse. They knew exactly what to do and made the process easy. Thank you Shaw Law.
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Shaw Law Group, PLC

As soon as you know you are facing a divorce or a criminal charge, you should seek competent counsel immediately. It may only require a quick call to an experienced lawyer at Shaw Law Group, PLC at (616) 827-ADAM (2326). Our attorneys focus on men's rights, and can help you determine if there are steps that you should take right away to protect your interests in any family law or criminal matter.

Contact Info

Grand Rapids 
77 Monroe Center NW, Suite 507
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

(616) 827-ADAM (2326)

5955 W. Main
Kalamazoo, MI 49009

(269) 301-2326