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Jude W. Pereira Partner

Jude Pereira Family Law Divorce Attorney
Grand Rapids
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Deb Tiejema, 616/336-6404

Family Law Experience

Jude Pereira is a partner in Varnum's Family Law Practice. He has experience in all areas of family law, including divorce and post-judgment of divorce matters, spousal support, child custody and support, parenting time, pre- and post- nuptial agreements, and related matters.  He has a significant focus in matters involving complex business valuations, hidden and/or undisclosed assets, and mental health illnesses as they relate to marital difficulties, custody and parenting time.

Jude represents clients throughout the State of Michigan, with particular emphasis in Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, and Kalamazoo counties. His goal is to assist clients in reaching fair settlements in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Jude's clients understand that if agreements cannot be reached, he will effectively and passionately represent their interests in the courtroom. Former clients best describe Jude as creative, zealous, compassionate, innovative, and hard working.


  • Wayne State University Law School
    Detroit, Michigan
    J.D., 1999
  • University Of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    B.A., 1994

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan - Family Law Section
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association - Family Law Section, Former Trustee
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Community Involvement

  • Serves as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (C.A.S.A.), an organization that represents abused/neglected children
  • YWCA Board, Director


  • State Bar of Michigan's Family Law Section's 2014  Mid-Summer Conference, Selected as a Presenter
  • State Bar of Michigan's Family Law Section's 2013 Mid-Summer Conference, Selected as a Presenter
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