“I retained Elizabeth in 2014 for a divorce matter involving 3 minor children. While I imagine that nobody enjoys going through the divorce process, I will say that I felt confident and well-informed throughout the often arduous process. Full credit for that goes to Elizabeth’s care and expertise in her handling of my case. My case ultimately settled during mediation but also required court presence concerning various motions. I can say that Elizabeth is as comfortable in a courtroom setting as she is in a mediation setting. When in court, she was a zealous (and successful) advocate, achieving great results for me. When in meditation, she really helped to brainstorm possible resolutions and provided me with very objective and well-reasoned advice, even when it wasn’t always what I wanted to hear. Divorce is a process that can bring out the worst in people (as I personally experienced and have witnessed in friends/family during a divorce), and my divorce was no exception. I will say that Elizabeth did a great job reeling me in when I needed it and helped me keep my focus on my children. She is level-headed and thoroughly pragmatic. I hope to not require her services in the future, but if I do I know that I have the trust and confidence in Elizabeth to look out for my best interests.”

“Kate is an outstanding attorney. The empathy and compassion she exhibited was a testament to her real understanding of my divorce situation. She was timely, efficient and easily available to discuss my case. I am very pleased with the outcome of my divorce. I highly recommend Kate.”

“I have worked with Liz for over a year. I went to her based on a recommendation from a lawyer friend of mine who said “If I was getting a divorce, this is who I would go to”. I have been eternally grateful for the advice. Not only is she easy to talk to but she is highly responsive, extremely knowledgeable about all matters concerning divorce, non-judgmental, and compassionate. The latter was very important as going through the legal process to finalize one’s marriage is emotionally difficult to say the least, especially when there is a child involved. Liz was also a staunch advocate I relied on, time and time again, and the skill set she obtained in her practice as a mediator, certainly was helpful in all aspects of my interactions with her.”

“Kate is caring, kind, patient and realistic.  I have been a client of Kate for many years now. She has been kind, caring and realistic with me. I am very happy that I have worked with Kate and foresee us working together for many years. She understands domestic violence and has been very sensitive to my case.”

“I highly recommend Elizabeth Kitchen-Troop as a divorce attorney. She is professional, prepared, knowledgeable, experienced in the court system and well respected by her peers and court judges. (She’s been voted by her peers as a “Super Lawyer” for many years.) I was (am) dealing with a contentious ex-spouse and Elizabeth was an incredible navigator through very choppy waters. She listened to my endless questions and concerns and I trusted her completely to give me honest answers. She is gifted at being firm but respectful and is able to stay temperate and professional when things could easily escalate. She takes the time to listen and present options, she communicates and negotiates well. She recognized the importance of my children and their best interests and put them first in the legal process, which made her gold in my eyes. Divorce is a highly personal and emotional process, and you want someone who can help you see through the chaos and positively impact the outcome. Elizabeth listens to what you want, advises you well and has your best interests at heart.”

“Kate is the best of the best. The circumstances surrounding my divorce were complex and very delicate, and Kate worked quickly, effectively and efficiently to protect me and my children and to ensure that I received what I was legally entitled to receive in my settlement. She offered me priceless legal advice while reassuring me throughout the entire process that my children and I would be okay. Kate felt more like a coach, advocate, and friend than a lawyer and I will always recommend her to any woman who finds herself in need of a family attorney.”

“I worked with Elizabeth on complicated parenting time, custody and division of marital property issues. She listened and advised, while providing realistic information in a caring, compassionate and professional manner. She was able to absorb lots of intricate details very quickly – highly efficient and effective in all of her interactions. Honest and trustworthy and I always felt she had my best interests in mind. A true partner and true advocate for my needs. I highly recommend her to handle even the toughest cases with ease.”

“Working with Kate through my divorce made this seemingly impossible time manageable. She demonstrated care and compassion for me and for my children, and she guided me through each step to act with integrity. Kate helped me to take the most ethical and financially responsible approach at a time when my emotions were running high. I would recommend her to anyone who is in need of her services.”

“Liz was amazing as a mediator. Her compassion, knowledge of the law, and professionalism helped us tremendously through our mediation process. She was efficient and didn’t waste our time (or money) – she helped us get what we needed as quickly and as painlessly as possible. I would highly recommend her services and I feel fortunate to have found her when we needed her.”

“Elizabeth Kitchen-Troop is an extremely knowledgeable, efficient, experienced, and compassionate divorce lawyer. She represented me through my divorce and mediation, during which her superior knowledge of the law was very evident. On several occasions she politely explained areas of the law to the opposing counsel, whose knowledge was clearly lacking. Elizabeth is an excellent communicator, always responded to my questions clearly and promptly, and came to our meetings well-prepared. Throughout the negotiations, she was calm but firm, and the well-being of our child was top priority. I am very grateful to Elizabeth for the guidance she gave and results she achieved. I highly recommend her.”

“It was important for me to find an attorney that was well respected within the Ann Arbor community, within the Washtenaw County courts, and among colleagues. In starting my search for a good fit, I received several recommendations from other attorneys and peers that Kate was the best. I couldn’t agree more; my divorce had several unique issues that Kate was able to navigate flawlessly. I greatly appreciated the guidance and level headedness she provided during my divorce.”

“Kate was recommended to me by several sources as an attorney who values the big picture of a post-divorce sense of family and acts in the best interest of the children.  I am a mother who has never put myself first, and she was an amazing advocate for me, the primary caregiver, which is what I needed.  Kate worked tirelessly on my behalf to leave me more financially whole than I had expected, thereby leaving my kids’ standard of living virtually unchanged.  Divorce is exhausting because it (thankfully) is unfamiliar terrain and requires a specialized skillset and vocabulary: Kate held my hand through tears, gave me tough love reality checks, and saved me time and emotional space, which allowed me to get a renewed professional toehold.  In the darkest hours of my life, she promised me that I would feel liberated and empowered when the divorce was finalized.”