Practice Areas

Francie L Novar, PLLC handles such general civil matters as: contract disputes;guardianship disputes; mental health hearings; personal protection orders; juvenile court matters; torts such as conversion (stealing), trespass, fraud, infliction of emotional distress; and, landlord-civil cases.

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Whether you need to file a complaint for child custody or need to modify an existing order, Francie Novar will zealously represent you.

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A majority of Francie Novar’s practice involves domestic cases. Most divorce cases are settled before trial, which is the preferred result not only because in a settlement the parties determine their own outcome, but also because settlement will normally save the parties time, money and unnecessary emotional distress. However, if your case does not settle Francie will provide aggressive representation, always with integrity.

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A guardian is a person appointed by the Probate Court to make personal decisions on behalf of another person who is unable to make informed decisions. A conservator handles the finances of a person who is unable to handle their financial affairs. Francie L. Novar PLLC offers a full range of guardianship and conservatorship services, including filing petitions, litigation and acting as the independent guardian and/or conservator.

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+Property Division
Property division during a divorce proceeding is not always straightforward. Sometimes assets are hidden or have been wasted by one spouse.  Francie Novar will leave no stone unturned when it comes to finding hidden assets.  Divorce involves equity and when it comes to dividing property you need an attorney who will fight hard to get you the best possible result. Francie Novar will provide you with aggressive representation when that is the road that must be taken.

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“I had served on a jury for a guardianship case and was impressed with Francie’s depth of preparation for court and level of dedication to her client.  I was later faced with a very tough guardianship case in my personal life, and it was Francie’s expertise and devotion to me and my granddaughter that resulted in a favorable outcome. ”

—Sherry Savage, client

“Our families would like to thank you for your care of Kathleen.  Your kindness and compassion is a credit to the legal profession.”
-Dennis Hagerty,  Attorney and nephew of a protected ward.

    Our Mission

    Francie L. Novar PLCC law practice is devoted to representing individuals in matters involving family law, probate & juvenile court matters, and general civil litigation.  The law practice of Francie L. Novar PLLC focuses on divorce, child custody, property division, child support, probate court, and general civil litigation.  The philosophy of our office is to provide aggressive legal representation with unwavering honesty and integrity. Francie Novar provides unsurpassed and responsive legal service to her clients.  She learns the needs, goals and problems of her clients and then establishes an appropriate course of action to achieve their objectives.  Francie L. Novar takes pride in developing a lasting professional relationship with individuals whom she has represented.

    Special note

    Francie has always held a special place in her heart for older people.  In her youth she was raised on a family apple orchard where she worked side by side with her grandparents and great-grandmother.  As an attorney she particularly enjoys working with the elderly – either in an advisory capacity or as their guardian.  Francie has volunteered with a senior citizens organization, Neighborhood Senior Services, in the Ann Arbor area.  On the opposite end of the spectrum, she has also participated in fundraisers for Big Brothers Big Sisters,YMCA and the Ozone House in Ann Arbor.

    Free Telephone Consultation – 734-761-9854